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“Good Indian food”
Review of Kalpna

Kalpna
Ranked #434 of 2,506 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet, Reservations
Neighborhood: Southside & Holyrood
edinburgh
Level 6 Contributor
250 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Good Indian food”
Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

Went with vegetarian friends!
waiters could be more customer friendly!
£2.70 for a small glass of mango lassi was verging on a rip off! Had the taali which is a 3 course one plate with starters-average, mains- good, desert- too sweet!

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scotland
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Working lunch with colleague”
Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

I stopped in for the buffet lunch and it was awesome - lovely fresh tasty food, more salads and starters than a previous trip in fact. At £8 it's really not bad (£1.75 for a draft coke a bit much so we stuck to water). Overall great feed and will definitely return.

  • Visited September 2013
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Norfolk
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good food, but restaurant past its glory days....”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

I discovered this restaurant more than 20 years ago when I worked in Edinburgh for a while, and the tasty food was a wonderful contrast to the typical curry house fare then available. A recent visit, however, proved rather disappointing. Although the food was still pretty good, some of the portions were far from generous for the cost (the large dhosas being the exception), and our meal turned out to be expensive for what it was - I have had similar food as good elsewhere and paid a lot less. The place only accepts cash (at least it did when we were there), and the waiter was reluctant to return my change, even though the place already imposes a 10% service charge. There was not much of an atmosphere - as previous reviewers have said, no music apart from the odd loud bangs from the kitchen.

This is one restaurant we shall be giving a miss on our next stay in Edinburgh.

  • Visited September 2013
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Best food”
Reviewed September 13, 2013

We arrived on Saturday night and was met with a welcome smile offered two places to sit and then the fun began drinks first two sweet lassis (yum) and then the food arrived absolutely delicious. No bloated feeling after just left with the memory of all the flavours our dishes had. I particularly enjoy their homemade cheese dishes but you could not be disappointed with any. Just a delightful experience.

  • Visited September 2013
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Benicia, California
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Excellent food, so-so service”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

Very, very good Indian vegetarian. So flavorful and satisfying. We had thalis, and they were just the right amount and variety of food. So good, but bizarrely, the curries were just barely warm, and the naan and rice were cold. Overall, I would recommend it, but I wish they would fix the service problem.

  • Visited September 2013
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