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$$ - $$$Indian, Asian,
29 St. Leonards Street, Edinburgh EH8 9QN, Scotland
+44 131 667 0123
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Indian, Asian, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
29 St. Leonards Street, Edinburgh EH8 9QN, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I love eating at Kismot, everyone there really makes the effort to make you feel at home and one of the family. Made even better by the best curry and cuisine i ever did try :)

1  Thank Dale N
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Came in here yesterday on a stag do and overall we have a good dinner. The food was very tasty and the theatre provided by the staff for the Killer Kismot Curry was very entertaining. Only downside was the time taken to be served dinner....More

1  Thank nlloyd007
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Came quite early for dinner (~5pm) and it was pretty quiet. We were greeted enthusiastically and the food we ordered (veggie haggis irn bruna and chicken tikka rogan josh) was absolutely delicious and pretty quick too. The killer salt chips were quite spicy - maybe...More

1  Thank Jemimah A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been a regular customer while I lived in Edinburgh, it's high on my list of places to visit when I make it back to the city. I've always found the staff to be friendly and enthusiastic, particularly in the spectacle they put on when...More

1  Thank Andrew L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was amazing, ideal portion and fair pricing. The restaurant is clean and the service is excellent. Really has the friendly atmosphere and you can feel that the Ali family does everything for you. We will definitely be regulars here.

1  Thank Peter P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a super meal here on a Friday night in early November. Though just a few minutes’ walk from the Royal Mile, you feel you’ve got away from the tourists here, which for us at least was a nice breather. A very friendly welcome...More

1  Thank rybblevalley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

their menu is interesting and food is very well cooked although our rice was clearly microwaved. service is extremely unprofessional.

Thank Fedra A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Kismot on a cold evening in October. Booked a table and the waiter was expecting us. The place is comfortable and cosy. The waiter was extremely welcoming and told us to make ourselves at home which I think was very sweet. It is a...More

Thank Jessica B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended. Great service and great food. Family of four greeted great on arrival and then service was great as always. Food was top notch and very flavoursome. If your in Edinburgh visiting and in mood for traditional Indian cooked with care then this is...More

1  Thank johurst74
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten in Kismot several times and never been disappointed. This visit was exceptional with food and service on a par. If you like a curry this restaurant is a must try . We will definitely be back. Thanks Kismot

1  Thank Cuzack01
Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around
university buildings in Southside, the sort of
neighborhood that supports a long string of
second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for
just a few pounds. In August the student population is
replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here
for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and
arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$16 - $24
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 11:30 PM
4:30 PM - 11:30 PM
4:30 PM - 11:30 PM
4:30 PM - 11:30 PM
4:30 PM - 11:30 PM
4:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 St. Leonards Street, Edinburgh EH8 9QN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighborhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 131 667 0123
Wee Family run Indian and Bangladeshi restaurant.Mum and Dad cooking with the kids at the front of house.Bring your own bottle (no corkage charge, wine and beer only)Food cooked and served with alot of love and affection.Try our mums homestyle cooking chicken and lamb on the bone (what we have for dinner at home !) Dont forget the chocolate nan bread and other dishe's only available at our place my friends ! ! ! :)Open every day 4.30pm to 11.30pm
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