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“Wonderful food, service, atmosphere”
Review of Namaste Kathmandu

Namaste Kathmandu
Ranked #178 of 2,460 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $26
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Nepali
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Old Town
Description: Namaste on Edinburgh's Forest Road has reopened as Namaste Kathmandu with the same well-respected chef but a new look and menu. A cosy entrance lounge bar leads to a smart, peaceful dining area decorated with fine Nepalese art. For Namaste Kathmandu specialises in North Indian and Nepalese food. Most people come here for the latter, regularly ordering the kathmandu king pawns in papaya, murgh tikka masala, and banepa ko lamb mysore. At the end of the menu is a small but noteable choice of Nepalese dishes such as momo or dumplings (popular in Nepal itself), and chicken dish bhuteko kukhura, A good choice of restaurant for a quick wholesome meal or a leisurely three-course exotic feast. Downstairs there's second smaller and quieter space.
Philadelphia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
“Wonderful food, service, atmosphere”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

We enjoyed a fantastic meal here after stumbling on the place at semi random (we were staying at the Hotel du Vin, saw the sign from our window, looked it up on TA...). Although quite familiar with Indian food we had never tried Nepalese, and we found it to be really delicious and very rich. The dish made from back beans (I forget the name) was especially outstanding, but everything we ordered was good. The service was impeccable and the young man who waited on us also brought out a picture book of his beautiful country for us to look at. He has a degree in engineering and is taking another degree in sustainable energy systems so that he can return to Nepal and help with their power infrastructure which is a big issue. Not sure I have all the details of this accurate, but the point is that we learned about the country and people of Nepal while enjoying their superb cuisine. Food for the mind and spirit as well as the body. Highly recommended!!

  • Visited September 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“average food and service”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

went on last Friday night after reading the reviews. was bit excited when came into the restaurant good de core. staffs are really helpful, ordered murgh makhni was ok nothing great , but staff were ready to help when i said its not as great they said they would change the dish or theyy would give other dish instead really helpful.

  • Visited September 2013
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Lockerbie, United Kingdom
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“Great ambiance, great service and great food”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

We had dinner last night at the Namaste Kathmandu In Edinburgh with some friends and we had a lovely evening. The food was gorgeous and the ambiance and service were great. We will definitely go back in the future.

  • Visited September 2013
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“Great”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

Called in here on a very wet Friday night without a reservation and got a table easily. The staff were very nice and the meal was fantastic... we had chicken momo and sherpas checha for starters they were to die for and there was 6 momos with dips that were great. We had pudini chicken, murgh makhani with the freshest special rice I have had anywhere and a onion nan that was very different from usual.....4 bottles of Katmandu beer knocked the price up a bit with the whole lot coming to £61....will def call back here next time we are in Edinburgh.

  • Visited September 2013
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3 Thank polly45
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“Satisfy your senses”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

Butter chicken or any korma with kashmery naan its the perfect combination if you like a sweet touch in your meal :) who said that authentic asiatic food must be hot?

  • Visited August 2013
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