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The Shezan Indian Cuisine

$$ - $$$Indian, Asian,
24-25 Union Place | City Centre, Edinburgh EH1 3NQ, Scotland
+44 131 557 5098
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
24-25 Union Place | City Centre, Edinburgh EH1 3NQ, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It was a good thing that we had booked despite the relatively early hour of 5.30pm as this restaurant was already buzzing and having to turn away "walk-in" customers. Always a good sign. And it totally lived up to expectations with high quality Indian food,...More

Thank JonMurchie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friday 1 December, host went to great effort to seat us at short notice despite the restaurant being very busy. The food was very good. Service was great especially from our server Noman who was helpful with explaining the menu and getting us a drink...More

1  Thank Cormac C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friday 24 November, had an excellent meal at this very busy restaurant. Quick to find us a table on a busy night and great service from staff, especially Noman. Good choice on menu, two bowls of rice served 3 of us and 1 huge nana...More

1  Thank Sue B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a family meal on a Friday night. All the food was really good. Just watch out, the nan breads are huge - probably 1 is enough for 3. Rice can be shared between 2. Service was excellent. Staff very attentive

1  Thank Gillybean93
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pre theatre meal was seriously good. Good choices from the menu. The portion sizes were good. Service from the staff was good with Rakim in particular very helpful. We look forward to returning when we next visit the theatre as it is so convenient.

1  Thank charlie c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waited ages for our food, even though the restaurant wasn't full. the food was ok, but was warm, not hot, as if they'd forgotten to bring it out. Otherwise clean and attractive place

Thank Jacky M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Aweosme food spicy but good Cozy place spacious place and good location. The staff was really polite and flexible

1  Thank Jóhann E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited today and enjoyed North indian Chilli Chicken and Roti. Food has a nice fresh taste...Gravy was good and one Roti was big enough to for a complete mail. I did try the ice cream too and Pistachio was quite good. My server was...More

1  Thank mohittandon8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lucky to get a table, very busy restaurant near the theatre. Best to book a table. Staff nice and the food very good. Service a little slow but we didn't mind as it was busy and we weren't in a hurry.

1  Thank upmost
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love outstanding Indian food served in a delightful, friendly setting, Shezan is a must. The food is outstanding and seems to keep getting better with each visit. The staff are throughly professional and attentive, going out of their way to make guests feel...More

1  Thank nmcg207
Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to
malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton
have long been transitional neighbourhoods with a
mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village
found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything
but overt along bustling epicentre Broughton Street;
even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and
art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The
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alan j
17 November 2016|
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Response from ScotlandInverness | Reviewed this property |
we eat a lot of Indian food and as said in my review ,this has been the best we've tasted and other persons comment "mainstream" we didn't find that but then again everyone like or expects different things. enjoy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24-25 Union Place | City Centre, Edinburgh EH1 3NQ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Broughton & Calton
  • Neighbourhood: Broughton & Calton
  • Phone Number: +44 131 557 5098
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Just a stone’s throw from the capital’s main hotels and attractions, Shezan Restaurant is an ideal dining place to experience top quality Indian and Punjabi cuisine at affordable prices.With a solid reputation built up over the past 30 years, the family-run Shezan Restaurant is well renowned as the capital’s best loved Indian eatery and has even bagged a string of awards for it’s delectable dishes.Shezan’s menus – inclusive of à la carte and pre-theatre dishes – are impressive and contain over 100 homemade Punjabi delights as well as wines and champagnes from around the globe.So, if you are spending an evening at the nearby Edinburgh Playhouse, staying in a hotel on business or just passing by, pay Shezan a visit today for a culinary experience like no other – top service and food guaranteed.
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