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Gurkha Kitchen

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33 North Road, Lerwick ZE1 0NT, Scotland
+44 1595 690400
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:15 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:15 pm
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2016

A colleague and I came here for dinner while working in the area. I ordered the Himalayan chicken and mushroom rice and I must say it was one of the most delicious creamy dishes I've ever had. I was so disappointed when I couldn't finish it because I was so full. We also got poppadoms and a selection of dips... More 

Thank Andrea I
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

What a horrible little grotty excuse of a restaurant. Terrible food (buffet), curry with no spice, Nann bread which looked like pizza and tasted terrible, overpriced flat soft drinks, peeling paint from the walls, dirty decorations and empty beer bottles on the floor. Wouldn't go back unless I was really desperate! Those who are raving about it clearly have very... More 

4 Thank m.obrien83
Shetland Islands, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 26, 2016

the most delicious dishes, great service and reasonable prices. we were served quickly and were given complimentary poppadoms too!!

Thank Emma W
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81 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed September 25, 2016

Just love this place - staff attentive - food /menu - lots of choices and all very tasty -one of my favourite Nepalese restaurants - well worth a visit -

1 Thank Budgetglobetrotters
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

I've been coming to this place for years now and I've never had a bad meal. The staff over the years has always been very friendly to me and now know me by name and offer me little freebies when I am in. I miss some of the older staff that has moved on now but I really like the... More 

Thank LerrikLass23
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 14, 2016

Really nice food and staff great too. We have been to sit in for meals on many occasions and also use the Restraunt for take away food also and never disappointed.

Thank garypmcmillan
Daventry, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2016

Dinner for 2 on a sunny night in Shetland - the owner was delightful and was thrilled we had been to his homeland and tasted 'the real thing' His food was pretty authentic and not over-westernised. very tasty, good choice and healthy portions. lots of Gurkha memorabilia on the walls to add interest. Certanlly worth trying and reported locally to... More 

Thank scottydoc
Where ever i may roam
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70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2016

If you like to be adventurous and have an appreciation for good quality food from different cultures then this is a treat. You can choose Indian or Nepalese cuisine but my recommendation is the latter as the variety and quality is exquisite. They use only fresh produce and prepare and cook per order which makes for really good fresh food... More 

Thank The_rally_dudes
Glasgow, Scotland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Subtly lovely food. Had the very tasty Mixed Balti. Very quiet when in but lovely service. Driving so couldn't try the Gurkha beer which looked good. Hope to be back

Thank DerekB13
Ellon, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2016

We booked a table for 6 at 7pm on a Saturday evening. When we got there we were shown our seats and the waiter asked us if we would like a drink and some aperitif's. At this point it is important to add that the Gurkha would not go wrong with being brought up to to date internally and externally.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $39
Indian, Asian, Nepali, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:15 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:15 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:15 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:15 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:15 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:15 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 North Road, Lerwick ZE1 0NT, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Shetland Islands  >  Mainland  >  Lerwick
  • Phone Number: +44 1595 690400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?