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“Varied and interesting menu”
Review of Kismot

Kismot
Ranked #67 of 2,803 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $24
Cuisines: Indian, Bangladeshi
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: Southside & Holyrood
Description: 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
Reviewed November 4, 2018

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 their signature dish "The Kismot Killer" is brought out, which adds to the feeling that it's a family owned restaurant.
What really makes this place special for me is the varied approach they take to the menu, which has all the standard fare you'd expect from a curry house, and then an interesting collection of house specialities such as the marshmallow naan and Irn Bruna.

Date of visit: October 2018
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1  Thank Andrew L
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Reviewed November 3, 2018 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.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Peter P
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Reviewed November 3, 2018

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 awaited, and we were shown to our table. True, there’s no magical, mysterious atmosphere going on here. The lights are fully up, the TV screen has Kismot’s media exploits - James Corden and co on a panel show challenging each other to eat their hottest death curry; appearances on BBC News; visits to the farm in Nagaland where they source their chillies (all quite interesting) and a spare table loaded up with dozens of sets of cutlery don’t really lend themselves to a romantic aura.

However, if you’re here for a good time and some great food, you won’t be disappointed. Kicking off with veggie pakoras, fresh salads, popadoms and an array of pickles and sauces, and following up with some delicious curries - lamb ada (nice refreshing ginger kick in this) and a honey chicken (son has a sweet tooth!) accompanied with sumptuous naans - peshwari is particularly tasty - we had come for a good feed and by heck, we got it!

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank rybblevalley
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Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018 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 family run business with the son out front and parents cooking and you can feel that homely feel. The waiter was so attentive to your every need without being pushy.
I ordered the chicken Lahore and my partner got Madras which was quite spicy but there is well laid out explanations of the heat of each food and he likes it hot.
There is a special Kismot Killer as seen on tv which is around £25 of an extremely hot vege curry which they video you eating and if you finish you get the meal for free! Be careful it’s not for the faint of heart.
The food was absolutely delicious and plentiful and the meal was not at all expensive. I thoroughly recommend eating here. You won’t regret it.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jessica B
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