We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Shezan Indian Cuisine

24-25 Union Place | City Centre, Edinburgh EH1 3NQ, Scotland
+44 131 557 5098
All photos (87)
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (87 reviews)
“poppadoms” (81 reviews)
“pickle tray” (29 reviews)
Closed Now
Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
24-25 Union Place | City Centre, Edinburgh EH1 3NQ, Scotland
All Details
Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: The Shezan Indian Cuisine
1. Outstanding quality & Service
"We enjoyed a meal as a family of 5 for my wife’s birthday and Shezan"
See reviews that mention Outstanding quality & Service
2. Homemade Indian Cuisine
"Even small, side dishes are carefully prepared & presented."
See reviews that mention Homemade Indian Cuisine
3. Best Indian Food in Scotland
"Surprised to find such a good , tasty Indian meal in Edinburgh ."
See reviews that mention Best Indian Food in Scotland
Write a ReviewReviews (939)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 893 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Been here before was good we oll enjoyed it but this time was tribble manager have very bad attitude he needs to understand the customer on the table should get priority then the people at the door got menus after half an hour food after...More

Thank Amanda C
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Shezan on a driech February Saturday night with my sister and daughter. The restaurant was very busy but the friendly staff found us a table after only a couple of minutes wait. Started with a large pile of poppadoms complemented with 8 different...More

1  Thank drzoom11
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Second time here and very pleased with food. Huge peshwari nan to go with it and the service was very attentive and friendly. Thanks Jay.

1  Thank Ken G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

“Take your time” our server said, the first time I can ever remember being told this in a restaurant. It matched the mood and ambience of the place, an absolute charm! The food was fantastic, the tastes strong and complementary and the lamb Karahi was...More

Thank Dervilla O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked in off the street on Saturday night, hadn't booked. Just had a couple of poppadoms as a starter (without pickles). One was fine, the other tasted as though the oil used to fry it was rancid. When this was mentioned to the staff, they...More

Thank Catherine_RW
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a Thursday evening after seeing good reviews on Trip Advisor. Really delicious curries and naan bread. We had the butter chicken and chicken balti and they were both some of the tastiest curries we’ve ever had. The staff were so lovely and...More

1  Thank pmr91
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here on a Saturday evening - restaurant was fairly busy but we got seated OK with no problems. Was greeted with a friendly waiter who showed us to our seats. We had starters and mains with some sides. We had some Poppadoms whilst we...More

Thank mattjwood
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to the Shezan for some time. When we booked our table, we asked if they could accommodate some specific dietary needs that we had and the manager was very willing to help, only asking for a few days’ notice of...More

Thank trevorandsandra
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ended up here on Saturday night before a show at the playhouse, didn't book as weather had been awful and didn't know where would be open. Managed to get a table no problem and the food and staff were both excellent. We were served mostly...More

Thank sandylaura
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my husband had heard that this was a highly recommended place to eat but difficult to book. As the weather was bad and our hotel across the road we took a chance a fortunate to get a table. The service was excellent and...More

1  Thank doxter
Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to
malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton
have long been transitional neighbourhoods with a
mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village
found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything
but overt along bustling epicentre Broughton Street;
even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and
art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The
Nearby HotelsSee all 151 hotels in Edinburgh
Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh
343 reviews
.07 km away
Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre
2,157 reviews
.07 km away
Twelve Picardy Place
350 reviews
.11 km away
The Glasshouse, Autograph Collection
444 reviews
.16 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Ada Restaurant
457 reviews
.06 km away
Mamma Roma Restaurant
630 reviews
.04 km away
Taste of Italy
863 reviews
.06 km away
Phuket Pavilion
594 reviews
.02 km away
Nearby Attractions
Edinburgh Playhouse
899 reviews
.07 km away
Mansfield Traquair
37 reviews
.31 km away
Sherlock Holmes Statue
81 reviews
.03 km away
El Corazon de Midlothian
28 reviews
.32 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
alan j
17 November 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from ScotlandInverness | Reviewed this property |
we eat a lot of Indian food and as said in my review ,this has been the best we've tasted and other persons comment "mainstream" we didn't find that but then again everyone like or expects different things. enjoy
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
2:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
2:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
2:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
2:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
2:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
2:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
2:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24-25 Union Place | City Centre, Edinburgh EH1 3NQ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Broughton & Calton
  • Neighbourhood: Broughton & Calton
  • Phone Number: +44 131 557 5098
  • E-mail
Just a stone’s throw from the capital’s main hotels and attractions, Shezan Restaurant is an ideal dining place to experience top quality Indian and Punjabi cuisine at affordable prices.With a solid reputation built up over the past 30 years, the family-run Shezan Restaurant is well renowned as the capital’s best loved Indian eatery and has even bagged a string of awards for it’s delectable dishes.Shezan’s menus – inclusive of à la carte and pre-theatre dishes – are impressive and contain over 100 homemade Punjabi delights as well as wines and champagnes from around the globe.So, if you are spending an evening at the nearby Edinburgh Playhouse, staying in a hotel on business or just passing by, pay Shezan a visit today for a culinary experience like no other – top service and food guaranteed.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing