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Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant

) #76 of 1,870 Restaurants in Edinburgh $$ - $$$ Indian, Asian,
25 / 27 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BP, Scotland
+44 131 225 2832
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Indian, Asian, Nepalese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
25 / 27 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BP, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

Booked a table for 18:00, ordered shortly thereafter, then waited...and waited. 19:00 came around and we had only received drinks and papadum and chutneys. After 19:00, the first hot starter arrived...Chicken and Veg Mo: Mo. Very nice! Mains were the standard Chicken Tikka Masala, Chicken...More

Thank Ghost4314
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

When someone said they have found a great place to eat in a city like Edinburgh So with some trepidation we ventured in but we needn't of worried greed with a professional service shown to our table and menu I won't bore u with what...More

Thank Monkyboy
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was about our 7th or 8th visit to GC and we loved it just as much and will continue to recommend it to friends visiting Edinburgh. The service was a little bit slow this time, but it's the middle of the fringe, so to...More

Thank CharlieCentral
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Having tried many other Indian/Nepalese restaurants in and around Edinburgh this is the one we keep returning to. The Mo Mo steamed dumpling starter is heaven on a plate and having tried a varied selection of "mains" on the menu I have never been disappointed....More

Thank bigpetemon2
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were seated right away at a table. The restaurant was crowded. We ordered and got water right away. It look 20 minutes for our appetizer to come out and another 10 minutes for our entrees. The food was good but slow. The staff is...More

Thank Colette C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In Edinburgh for the tattoo and the fringe, so used trip advisor to pick a good Indian restaurant. Staff were good and accommodating as we pushed back our reservation an hour with problem. Got to say though we found the food very average and expensive...More

Thank blade128
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful food, every dish was full of well matched flavours. Everyone on our table were delighted with the meal and experience

Thank tony&marilyn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived at about 7pm and was seated immediately. The restaurant has a seating section in front and a larger area at the back. Ordered the Sheekh Kebab, Butter Chicken and Mango Lassi. The kebab was good though a bit too spicy for personal preference. The...More

Thank Plus2kids
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second visit for myself, this time with my wife Sandra before the Edinburgh Royal Military Tattoo. The food is superb and the service very good. If you like Nepalese food and you're in Edinburgh, don't miss out. My only criticism would be to install a...More

Thank Edward W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went in there very spontaneously, and it was so worth it. Nice and quite spicey, and a lovely atmosphere as well. Totally recommend it for lovers of indian food.

Thank RojoTorino
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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3 September 2016|
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Response from A9453XZrobertf | Reviewed this property |
Don't know. There was none when we were there. But great atmosphere and food!
28 August 2016|
Response from Gurkha cafe R | Property representative |
Thank your for question. we always try to make sure different allergen requirement meet nicely. we practice best to avoid any allergic you have. Thank you
19 October 2015|
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Response from Gurkha cafe R | Property representative |
No, we don't have any takeaway service. Thank you
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 / 27 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 2832
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Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant is an authentic Nepalese and Indian restaurant based in the heart of Edinburgh. This popular restaurant offers a unique journey through the Nepalese cuisine. As well as maintaining the authenticity of the food, Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant strives to elevate the friendly and relaxed dining experience by following the changing food trends in Nepal. Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant has an extensive variety of extraordinary Nepalese delicacies as well as Indian all time favorites which are all prepared for a fantastic palate.
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