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17 - 19 Eskbank Road, Dalkeith EH22 1HD, Scotland
+44 131 663 9800
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Moss, Norway
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Found this by chance, a large family from abroad, 3 generations, very hungry after an afternoon at the nearby Butterfly Farm. Got a family table in a quiet back room which suited us fine. Large selection of Bangladeshi/Indian food, also a few western dishes. Excellent service with good advice from staff. All the food was excellent. The vindaloo could have... More 

Thank Macstrand
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Late review. Here on hogmany 2016 in a group of 8. Service and food was outstanding. Could not find a fault on any aspect of our visit. We changed the number attending the few days before we arrived. 2 up to 4. Then up to 6. Then changed again to 8 at last minute !!! Itihaas were very accomodating. I... More 

Thank KevinL-Edinburgh
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great food, friendly and very helpful staff, and overall a great experience. We were 9 people whom all had a great time. This place is marked on my map for future visits.

Thank Runar S
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Ordered from the lunchtime menu, the two course option for £8.95 starter was fine, my main course had 4 small chunks of chicken in the dish. When we were asked ' is everything ok' I replied that I was disappointed with the quantity of meat as I basically had a dish full of sauce, also my husband had the thali... More 

1 Thank Rebecca M
Oslo, Norway
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

After a family trip to the Butterfly world, 10 hungry people (7 adults and 3 kids) needed something good to eat. After a round of Google-searches and a look at different restaurant ratings the decition was made to head for Itihaas in Dalkeith. A very good decision! We were served by Robert who gave good advise on menu choices, and... More 

Thank martinfstrand
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Itihaas for a Valentine's meal. The food was excellent with a particular highlight being the haggis pakora starter. We sometimes find the portions at Indian restaurants can be a bit too much, but thought the mains at itihaas were the perfect amount. All in all, a very good experience. Thanks to Robert and the rest of the... More 

Thank plowejnr
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did not take any photos but I wish I had. The colours and presentation were lovely. It is truly the best beef, lamb and king prawns served, I do like to try everything so my wife and I share our different starters and mains. The staff are so friendly and helpful. This must be the best Indian in Scotland.

Thank Douglas M
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This afternoon after the rain stopped, I decided on a whim to have dinner at Itihaas, a Bangladeshi/Indian restaurant across the street from Morrisons. It was early – around 5:30 p.m. - and the beautiful restaurant with its white tablecloths, water goblets, and silverware, was empty. I was graciously welcomed and given a corner table, which I preferred, being a... More 

1 Thank FayFuji
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Itihaas is a reasonably sized, yet still very intimate, curry house a very short walk from Dalkeith town centre. With a wide selection of commercial & more specialist curries and Indian cuisine on offer there is plenty to choose from for both the "play it safe" and more adventurous diner. Service is to a very high standard and the food... More 

Thank BenJamInnVG
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Placed order for 5pm on a Saturday evening for delivery at 8pm given known how long it takes to have food delivered from past experience. Friend due to arrive for curry and catch up at 7.30pm. Perfect timing for ordered food being delivered at 8pm........, you would have thought! 6.30pm knock at door with guy standing there with my for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Balti, Asian, Eastern European, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 - 19 Eskbank Road, Dalkeith EH22 1HD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Midlothian  >  Dalkeith
  • Phone Number: +44 131 663 9800
A multi award-winning family managed Indian and Bangladeshi restaurant established in 1997. Open 7 days a week.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?