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105 High Street | First Floor, Edinburgh EH1 1SG, Scotland
+44 131 558 1497
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
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“thai food” (34 reviews)
“rice” (25 reviews)
“curry” (24 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
105 High Street | First Floor, Edinburgh EH1 1SG, Scotland
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Reviewed today

Was disappointed to find service charge of 10% added to the bill with no mention of it on the menu. Service really poor, bare minimum spoken to us, food just put on table with no 'enjoy it' even ! No one asked if we wanted...More

Thank Harobed W
Reviewed 3 days ago

Thought we'd try this restaurant after the theatre. Service was poor and staff were indifferent to whether we were there or not. Food was good. 1 Thai meal and 1 Indian meal. After the meal no one came to ask if we wanted anything else,...More

Thank BrianFQ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice food, wasnt expecting to be nice but it was very tasty! Staff were a bit cold and we had to request the early bird menu as it wasnt given to us. Other than that really good food, we enjoyed it very much.

1  Thank Brunouno1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is not often we go out as a family for a meal and so when we do, it is somewhat of a special occasion. We went into the Shamoli without prior knowledge or prejudice and so our account is as we experienced. So, we...More

Thank Garry H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and also very good service. Ambiance was nice. Highly recommend for perfect Indian cuisines.

2  Thank Deep B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worst buffet in whole of Scotland. Nothing was cooked properly including naan breads. Not enough dishes. In short, not worth the money.

Thank Haider S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Easy seating. great staff, they catered to an awkward friend of mine. had good food and a great time. would recommend a visit

Thank 126hr
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Very nice people and great food! First look from the outside we weren’t sure but after going up the stairs to the restaurant it was beautiful and elegant in there! Definitely recommend and it’s located on the bottom part of the royal mile so perfect...More

1  Thank Hannah P
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Whilst from the street this place may not look much once you go up the steps and into the restaurant you won't regret it. The food is excellent and matched by the great service. I would recommend this gem of a place and the location...More

2  Thank _aberdeenmum_2girls
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

The sauces were amongst the nicest most fragrant we have ever had. The rice looked quite plain. The desert portions were very small. There was a disagreement amongst the staff as to how the fixed price menu worked and also if we could share a...More

1  Thank theartofstu
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$85
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, 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, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 High Street | First Floor, Edinburgh EH1 1SG, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 558 1497
  • E-mail
Shamoli specialises in food from North India and Thailand - perfect for groups who are split in what kind of Asian food they would like. There are a range of Thai stir fries and also Thai curries including Chicken Panang a dish which combines coconut sweetness with a few sparks provided by red chillis. Punjabi Lamb Korai is one of the meat based dishes from the North Indian half of the menu. Average prices are £7.95 for a set lunch, £19 for an evening meal and house wine is £13.95 a bottle. They have child-friendly facilities and a takeaway service.
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