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#764 of 1,829 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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295A St. Johns Road, Edinburgh EH12 7XF, Scotland
+44 131 334 9998
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:30
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Sun 13:00 - 23:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:30
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Delicious meal. Great bargain on the lunch time menu plus BYOB Recommend a visit and looking forward to going back for more tasty food

Thank Louise79G
Bath, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Served great food with a huge choice of vegetarian meals. The waiters weren't very friendly and we didn't feel welcome. However, the food more than made up for this.

Thank kerry h
Maraval, Trinidad
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280 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on a Saturday evening for an evening dinner. Pleasant atmosphere and very good food. We had all vegetarian dishes from the menu which had quite a good selection. The service was quite laid back and not rushed which suited us. The restaurant was only half full so quite quiet for a Saturday evening. We learned that Abida is... More 

Thank hickmagp
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99 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Ate here with some good friends, they live near there and we where invited by them. We arrived on time and where told that our table was not ready. There where empty covers so we all found that strange however we where seated within a few minutes. While waiting I noticed a customer with a list of drinks ordering at... More 

Thank chrizz66
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We had been to Abida a few times to eat in and found it ok so thought a takeaway would be the same. How wrong we were. We had to wait an hour for food, even though they told us it would be ready in 30 mins and when we opened it not only was food cold but absolutely dreadful... More 

Thank Susan0096
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Nice staff, decent food. Worth a visit or a takeaway. Freshly cooked and very tasty. Would recommend.

Thank Noeleen H
Stirling, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Decided to get a takeaway from here, based on all the positive reviews. I wasn't disappointed, very tasty food, decent portions, and friendly, smiling staff. Good value for money, I would recommend without hesitation.

Thank tazaa
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Visited with friends who recommended. A chatty, friendly waiter helpfully made recommendations for us. I had a wonderful fish curry. Different tastes with every mouthful from fragrant to hot. Will be back!

Thank Marianne10042014
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

My friends had visited before and couldn't recommend enough, was quite quiet for a Saturday night. Everything was very good - the service with a smile and a joke, the food is superb and it has a nice friendly atmosphere. Would definitely recommend and will be back. I'm sure it won't be long before we try the takeaway

Thank Peter M
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 February 2017

An extensive menu of asian food well cooked and served by very helpful and friendly staff. Their takeaways are are just as good. Can recommend the Chai Tea.

Thank David M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 295A St. Johns Road, Edinburgh EH12 7XF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 334 9998

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?