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Kalpna

2/3 St. Patrick Square, Edinburgh EH8 9EZ, Scotland
+44 131 667 9890
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
2/3 St. Patrick Square, Edinburgh EH8 9EZ, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 470 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very slow service even on weekdays. Had to wait almost 25mins to get my food after placing the order. (plus the wait to get a table and for the staff to come and get my order) . Ordered plain, mysore masala and cheese chilli dosa....More

1  Thank NehaNakshigara
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went there for a lunch buffet and it was awful. There was no taste, very oily, Naan was too dry and the Salad was ok. They only take cash which isn't good for anyone who has a travel credit card. Our buffet options were...More

1  Thank Nikki M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been before a few years ago but it has gone downhill. The food was poor and lacked that home cooked feel. The dosas lacked a sufficient amount of sauce and the aloo gobi was pretty plain. The beer was expensive which we resented given...More

3  Thank 100dawn100
Reviewed 1 week ago

Freindly service and such delicious food. I have been veggie for 35 years and was in vegetarian heaven! Thank you for a really outstanding meal! I would definitely visit you again.

Thank tanyam311
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

2 friends and I all chose Mysore masala dosa and they were fresh and delicious. I had room for a mango kulfi, also excellent. This is healthy food, full of flavour, that doesn't weigh you down. The atmosphere is friendly and busy with maybe not...More

Thank Becca G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having wanted to eat here for over 20 years I was excited about eating here last night before a show. The service was quick, friendly and efficient (and they know it by putting 10% straight on the bill). The food on the other hand was...More

5  Thank Graham S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the thali which was absolutely delicious. All dishes were cooked perfectly, and it came with pakoras, pappadums and even a desert (Kheer). Only grudge was that the kheer was a little too sweet. Apart from that everything was great, and service was excellent...More

Thank observe17
Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe it was the Edinburgh Festival but the staff were rushed. A waiter dripped wine onto me and forgot to provide cutlery, but the big disappointment was the food. The main courses were largely liquid, with very little taste. Like what you might get in...More

5  Thank Paul M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What used to be an excellent lunchtime buffet is now unrecognisable where the food is concerned. Bland quorn korma and another meat substitute curry - not what vegetarians used to go for. Food was lukewarm and bland. Having not been for a couple of years,...More

4  Thank Dav0406
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I will visit this restaurant once again. We had our lunch here on two days. The dishes were authentic, had variety and delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed it and would strongly recommend this. If you are a vegetarian and love Indian food, this is heaven for...More

Thank MNaBhx
Nearby
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
...More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Buffet
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:30
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
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