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Indian and Bengali restaurant. Opened 1991. Based on Charles Rennie MacKintosh decor. Highly recommended by many news papers and guides. Open 7 days a week 5pm to 11pm. Carry outs welcome.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Indian, Asian, Bangladeshi
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We have been on the hunt for a good curry in Edinburgh over the last couple of years, and have been left wanting with a few places we have tried- However, this food was absolutely excellent - spot on! and the delivery driver was lovely....looking forward to booking a table when lockdown is over, and we will definitely be back for more takeaways :-) many thanks.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed March 6, 2021 via mobile

Persian vegetables: a great alternative veggie dish for me. Quite spicy, which is how I like my food, with a subtle sweetness (there’s pineapple in it). I had this for the first time this week and loved it. Irene stuck with her chicken dish: Persian...Murgh. Just because she says it is always good and always reliable. The guys at Pataka always take care of our special requests. Light on chillies for Irene and since she’s been ill, also less oil. Thank you so much. Great food as always.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed March 1, 2021 via mobile

I really highly recommended this place it's been there for long time long enough for you cooking excellent meal always makes great meal very tasty and fresh

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed February 14, 2021

As soon as I finished my meal, I came straight to trip advisor. This was absolutely delicious. I will be ordering from here a lot. So glad I decided to order here.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed January 29, 2021 via mobile

Because of lockdown we ordered takeaway, we enjoyed so much,food absolutely delicious, huge portions, original taste of India! Highly reccommend! Thank you Pataka for your yummy service!

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed January 29, 2021

Currently unable to sit in restaurant due to Covid restrictions however enjoying a take away out now and again. The curries are consistently so tasty and fresh... never had a bad meal from Pataka. Service is excellent too. Thank you to all staff for continuing...to provide such a great service to us, your grateful customers.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed December 14, 2020 via mobile

As a rule, Irene and I eat in a restaurant rather than have a takeaway. But what can you do in these bleak days of being locked out of restaurants by our bosses? So last night we had a takeaway from Pataka. And it was...excellent. Hi quality food to the doorstep within about 30min. We have missed you gentlemen. The food was superb. Just as good to eat at home, though we’d much prefer to get your company and a bit of chat at the restaurant. Here’s hoping that we’ll be eating in again soon. Irene had chicken Persian Murgh. I had my old favourite ginger saag dall.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed October 11, 2020 via mobile

Excellent food we tried there highly recommend lamb dishes it's so tasty highly recommend this dishes staff are very friendly and welcoming highly recommend

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 10, 2020 via mobile

Excellent once again. Prawn dupiaza this time. Irene opted for one of her standards. But I don’t think I have had the dupiaza here before. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you gentlemen. We’ll be back in a couple of weeks after Nicola’s mini lockdown in Lothian....Keep up the good work.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 6, 2020

Great food, great service. Had starters and mains for an evening meal and couldn’t fault either (And I lived in Bradford for 5 years), extra points for the cracking “yellow yoghurt sauce”

Date of visit: October 2020
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August 29, 2019|
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Response from Pataka190 | Property representative |
Yes it is advisable to book on a Friday or Saturday.
February 14, 2019|
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Response from GraemeS203 | Reviewed this property |
Actually, I think you’d be better to phone them. Esme’s description is accurate but I think it’d be tricky for a wheelchair to negotiate the turn. 0131 668 1167. They are very helpful and honest. If they say it’ll be ok... More
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