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Kalpna Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurant

2/3 St. Patrick Square, Edinburgh EH8 9EZ, Scotland
+44 131 667 9890
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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Indian, Asian, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2/3 St. Patrick Square, Edinburgh EH8 9EZ, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very good food! I went without reservation so I had to wait for 10-15 min to get place but staff was quite supportive.

Thank HiranRajesh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was there last Sunday with my family and friends for a Father’s Day dinner and the food was fantastic and the service was really well handled well but I was shocked to know that the service charge doesn’t go to the staff . I...More

Thank davisscot
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I planned my family dinner today at Kalpana Indian restaurant. I reserved my table for 7:30 to 8:00 o’clock. When I reached there they already gave my table to other. Never mind I compromise that and had another table in front which doesn’t suit me....More

Thank avishek g
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a committed carnivore who is married to someone who doesn't eat Meat. This means that my Wife often has to compromise when we go out to eat. Consequently, I am always looking for ways to return the favour, so I was delighted when...More

Thank graeme t
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a really lovely meal in Kalpna before going to the Festival Theatre to see a show. The restaurant itself has been part refurbished since our last visit and is now more comfortable and airy with new furniture and some renovation of the restaurant...More

Thank Zonka111
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was there last night around 9:30 The food was really good and the waiters were really helpful and also the vegan thali was outstanding and the dosa aswell. Loved the ambience and the staff service. Keep it up 👌🏻👌🏻

Thank briansc0t
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delighted to see the restaurant packed on a friday evening with more non indians than indians! A very good thali option. We were looking for jain food and were disappointed with very little capable of being done...so jains are better advised to preinform them in...More

Thank A S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were going for a meal here before going on to the festival hall to see Shen Yun, the traditional Chinese dance company. I had my doubts to begin with as this is a Vegetarian/Vegan Indian restaurant and I wasn’t sure what I was going...More

Thank papryde
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

great food fantastic ambience and friendly staff taste still lingers ...would definetely visit again

Thank prashanth n
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Had a great meal by the window on a sunny early evening, having walked through The Meadows. Lovely decor. Masala dosa and salted lassi authentic and delicious. Would definitely return when I am next in Edinburgh. Absolutely recommend.

Thank ddhas
Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around
university buildings in Southside, the sort of
neighbourhood that supports a long string of
second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for
just a few pounds. In August the student population is
replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here
for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and
arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
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26 November 2017|
Response from Susan S | Reviewed this property |
We went in August and found it to be nice. We were there at lunch time and we had everything we needed and found it a relaxed and friendly place. I would definitely go back
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Buffet, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2/3 St. Patrick Square, Edinburgh EH8 9EZ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 131 667 9890
  • E-mail
Open since 1975, Kalpna Indian Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurant stands as one of Edinburgh’s most established Institution. During this time it has won several awards for excellence in Indian and Vegan and Vegetarian categories. In our dishes we use only the freshest ingredients, which, wherever possible we have sourced locally. We have a new look but have kept many of the much loved favourites from our old menu. We remain a family run restaurant serving high quality Indian vegan and vegetarian food to the people of Scotland for over a quarter of a century and many of our customers have been visiting the restaurant since their childhood. The restaurant is often referred to as an institution rather than a Restaurant. The owner is passionate about vegetarian and vegan lifestyle and our family is dedicated to introducing people to the pleasures of Indian vegetarian food. The chefs at Kalpna draw on their vast experience in Punjabi, Gujrati and South Indian delicacies.
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