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“First Class” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Itihaas

Itihaas
Ranked #4 of 30 Restaurants in Dalkeith
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian, Balti, Asian, Bangladeshi
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Buffet, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A multi award-winning family managed Indian and Bangladeshi restaurant established in 1997. Open 7 days a week.
Penicuik, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“First Class”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

Having won a voucher on Facebook for Itihaas I visited after a two year gap. It was always good but they've moved it up several notches. A menu with dishes I hadn't come across before tempted me to try a lamb shatkora - melt in the mouth lamb in a rich sauce with a strong hint of citric flavours. My wife's initial reaction to her prawn jalfrezie was that this was going to be hot but after a couple of forkfulls she reappraised it as the best curry she'd had in years.
With service that was attentive without being overbearing this was Indian dining at its best. I will not wait another two years for my next visit.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lancashire
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good banquet for two”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

Well deserved good reviews from many locals and travellers. Cheerful staff, good decor and splendid food.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank goodchildbirth
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Atlanta, Georgia
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“Fantastic Bangladeshi/Indian Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

Stunning good food, great, friendly service, all the way from the proprietor to the bus boy. Don't miss it if you are nearby.

Visited July 2013
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Thank traveler5286
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Matin K, Owner at Itihaas, responded to this review, July 20, 2013
Thank you so much for your fantastic review of itihaas award winning restaurant ,we at itihaas value and appreciate your input ,it's wonderful to read such a lovely review all the way from Georgia please visit us again when come to this part of world again A warm welcome waits you
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Toronto, Canada
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“An excellent meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

We had tapas at Itihass on July 18th 2013 here for the open and the service and the Tapas menu was very good we did not need a full meal and the smaller portions were just right. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone in the Dalkeith area. Lively ambiance ,attentive service and great food. Well done Itihass.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sandipaterson
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Matin K, Owner at Itihaas, responded to this review, July 20, 2013
Thank you very much for the excellent review ,we appreciate you have taken your time to write this superb review ,we look forward to welcome you again
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“Another great takeaway”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

Have had several takeaways from here now and never had any complaints. Food is already fresh and plenty of meat within selected dishes. Think it's about time some kind of loyalty card is produced to allow a discount after so many visits. Not the cheapest takeaway around but their quality is second to none. Recommended for take away or sitting in.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Matin K, Owner at Itihaas, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Thank you ,we are very glad that you have written a excellent review on tripadvisor ,we value an appreciate your input ,thanks for your suggestions please join us FB itihaas Dalkeith
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