Indian in South Edinburgh


A long-standing Edinburgh favourite, Kalpna is one of the best Indian restaurants in the country, vegetarian or otherwise. The cuisine is mostly Gujarati, with a smattering of dishes from other parts of India. The a…
Chinese in West End & Dean Village


Edinburgh’s oldest Chinese restaurant, dating from 1956, is a no-frills, no-nonsense place, offering an extensive menu of Cantonese and Peking dishes with classic favourites such as shredded beef with chilli sauce a…
Indian in West End & Dean Village

Omar Khayyam

This is a modern Punjabi restaurant with attentive, waistcoated waiters, stylish modern decor and an unusual water feature trickling away in the middle of the dining room. The food is always fresh and flavourful, ra…
Thai in Stockbridge

Nok's Kitchen

Nok's dishes up a menu of authentic and beautifully presented Thai food in the romantic atmosphere of a 17th-century town house, decorated with Thai paintings, statues and wood carvings.
Asian in South Edinburgh

Kebab Mahal

Sophisticated it ain’t, but this is the Holy Grail of kebab shops – quality shish kebab and tandoori dishes washed down with chilled lassi for around eight quid. It’s a basic cafeteria-style place with a stainless-s…
Japanese in West End & Dean Village


The neat, geometric decor in this pleasingly smart little sushi bar is mirrored in the neat, geometric portions of market-fresh tuna, salmon, scallop and octopus prepared to order by the smiling Mr Yuen. Other optio…
Thai in South Edinburgh

Thai Lemongrass

From the waiter’s prayerlike gesture of greeting to the gold Buddha gazing down on the diners, everything about this restaurant feels authentically Thai. The rustic decor of terracotta tiles, yellow walls and cane t…
Indian in South Edinburgh

Mosque Kitchen

Expect shared tables and disposable plates, but this is the place to go for cheap, authentic and delicious home-made curries, kebabs, pakoras and naan bread, all washed down with lassi or mango juice. Caters to Edin…
Japanese in West End & Dean Village

Kanpai Sushi

What is probably Edinburgh's best sushi restaurant impresses with its minimalist interior, fresh, top-quality fish and elegantly presented dishes – the squid tempura comes in a delicate woven basket, while the sashi…
Indian in Old Town

Mother India's Cafe

A simple concept pioneered in Glasgow has captured hearts and minds – and stomachs – here in Edinburgh: Indian food served in tapas-size portions, so that you can sample a greater variety of deliciously different di…