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Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Southside & Holyrood
Indian, Asian, Bangladeshi, Halal
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29 St. Leonards Street, Edinburgh EH8 9QN, Scotland
+44 131 667 0123
16:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 16:30 - 23:30
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My niece, Emily and I went for dinner, we were warmly welcomed. Our waiter was very helpful and advised us which food was suitable for vegans. We ordered way to much as it all sounded great!! The food was lovely!! What we couldnt managed was packaged up for us to take home. It was an overall great experience, welcoming, very... More 

Thank ClaireLamb
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The deshi chicken here was one of the best bites of food I've had in my entire life. The family was very kind and chatty (it was a bit slow when we went) and the atmosphere was very relaxed. The server said it was his first day and he did very well, even though he seemed a little overwhelmed.

Thank ASGx
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family run local Indian/Bangladeshi Restaurant.We had the special made by the mother of the family.It was top draw Chicken cooked on the bone.No license So beer is bought in the pub next door with no corkage.Very friendly and enjoyable place.If back in Edinburgh would certainly revisit.

2 Thank Stephen B
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited here before Christmas with my husband and sister. It is a family run business and we were served by Salma. Nothing was too much trouble. We ordered a Jaipur, Rogan Josh and Madras. The food was delicious and the service was brilliant. We would come here again when in Edinburgh. Thank you for a lovely meal and for... More 

1 Thank r0bandrew
Shaftesbury, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a Christmas tradition we always have a curry on Boxing Day with all the left overs from Christmas Day. As we were visiting Edinburgh for Christmas we decided to go out for a curry instead. After visiting Kismot during the Festival we knew that this would be the place to go and we weren't wrong. The curries were delicious... More 

1 Thank Tom M
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, Friendly and attentive service, Good atmosphere, recommended the Rogan Josh, Ideal place to take friends who love good curries

1 Thank noggin783
Weymouth, England, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

In spite of problems in finding our reservation we were found a table and had a very enjoyable meal. I was a guest with some regular customers and it lived up to the recommendations I was given. Very attentive staff in the family run restaurant, extremely tasty food, you can have hot or mild and not over priced. Bring your... More 

2 Thank Bill M
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

5 of us came here last night for our works Xmas night out, we all loved the food, prawn puri is amazing! The also cooked North Indian garlic chilli chicken for me even tho it wasn't on the menu. Then we decided to end the meal by ordering the killer, OMG we struggled, but we all had some and it... More 

2 Thank Graeme L
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

My partner and I were recommended to come along to Kismot to try their world famous curries and wow, were they amazing. We were served by the wonderful Ashek and went he whole hog with appetisers, starters and mains. Everything was freshly made and delicious. If you're a fan of spice this is definitely the place for you. Perfect if... More 

1 Thank AmyMelody1
London, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Fast service and a really good curry. Big portions which match the price. The peshwari naan was one of the best I've had!

Thank Luci_Fer_72

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$24
Indian, Asian, Bangladeshi, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
16:30 - 23:30
16:30 - 23:30
16:30 - 23:30
16:30 - 23:30
16:30 - 23:30
16:30 - 23:30
16:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 St. Leonards Street, Edinburgh EH8 9QN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 131 667 0123
Wee Family run Indian and Bangladeshi restaurant.Mum and Dad cooking with the kids at the front of house.Bring your own bottle (no corkage charge, wine and beer only)Food cooked and served with alot of love and affection.Try our mums homestyle cooking chicken and lamb on the bone (what we have for dinner at home !) Dont forget the chocolate nan bread and other dishe's only available at our place my friends ! ! ! :)Open every day 4.30pm to 11.30pm

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Staying in Southside & Holyrood

Neighbourhood Profile
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 Southside are two great parks. The Meadows is a vast flat and sporty space where football, rugby, tennis, cricket, croquet, and golf often all take place side by side. Kids in its big playgrounds add to the joyful noise. Far bigger and much wilder, Holyrood Park extends to the east and provides a real hike up Arthur’s Seat, but the district is best known as the site of Scotland’s Parliament and its premier Royal Palace—and their steady stream of sightseers.
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