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Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant

$$ - $$$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 2 days ago

The food was simply delicious and the staff were all very friendly! Every single dish we ordered was great and the atmosphere is very relaxed. If you are in Edinburgh for a visit, this restaurant is a must!

Thank AleeTD86
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited this wonderful restaurant with family last night for our daughter's birthday. Every one of us thoroughly enjoyed our delicious meal. Choices were perfect considering our party included some vegetarians and vegans. The staff were wonderful and helpful. They produced a birthday cake and...More

1  Thank Jo C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Staff were very friendly and welcoming. Good menu, good portions and very tasty. We were in a hurry so the staff were very efficient and served us quickly. I will definitely be back next time I visit Edinburgh!

Thank Val F
Reviewed 6 days ago

We got here early and were fortunate because the restaurant filled up quickly after that. There is a small front room but a much larger one in the rear of the restaurant.It is a very quaint restaurant and nicely decorated. The servers were so sweet,...More

Thank LeeMike
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First things first: Book in advance! Very flavoursome food, the lamb shank was delicious! Well actually everything was!!! Couldn't stop going eating! Friendly staff and lovely buzz about the place.

Thank Laurence M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So we weren't expecting to find a top restaurant right on this main tourist thoroughfare, but the locals sitting inside and sublime smells drew us in for dinner. The Korma was much deeper and more complex than anything we get in the US, and the...More

Thank JillianG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy online booking. Waited a few minutes before seating but this was only to be expected as the place was obviously popular and very busy. Delicious meal for two consisting of pops and pickle tray followed by Chicken Vindaloo (not on the menu, but ask...More

Thank moltke1914
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is worth a visit. My friends and I shared a few appetizers and meals. Everything was fresh, tasty and eye appealing. The service team was helpful and efficient. If you are looking for Indian food Gurkha will not disappoint!! Go!

Thank Tim L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow... looks very small and cafe on the title is deceiving ... it's a lovely restaurant ... nice ambience ... good service and amazing food ... please try it out The apricot naan bread and the pineapple and coconut rice were fab!

Thank Cce2572
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time I've had an excellent meal here. The food is tasty with great Mo Mo's. Will be back!

1  Thank James T
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$13 - US$40
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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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