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The Shezan Indian Cuisine

$$ - $$$
Broughton & Calton
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24-25 Union Place | City Centre, Edinburgh EH1 3NQ, Scotland
+44 131 557 5098
12:00 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great food and good service. Prices were reasonable. Located near to the centre and when we visited the restaurant was busy and it was only 6pm.

1 Thank Paula V
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Horrible greasy food, stale curries , service took forever and we even found hair in the kababs. Avoid like a plague. Severely understaffed. Waiters smelling like their clothes haven't been washed.

2 Thank Pulkit D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here after a few drinks with a friend, had a great meal, the naan breads are massive! Very nice restaurant, good service, would definitely come back soon....

1 Thank Karmongrel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and excellent service from Bushra. The portions are just right and very highly quality. Highly recommend 👍🏻

1 Thank Stephen S
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Poor service with ok food in small portions. We booked a table for 4 at 7pm on Saturday 11 March 2017, restaurant wasn't that busy when we were shown to our table, ordered drinks, no food menus on the table so after 10 mins of sitting waiting got the attention of a waiter and asked for menus which he came... More 

4 Thank Matthew D
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I visited this lovely restaurant last Saturday 4th March 2017, Although it was a very busy night for the staff we were welcomed as usual by marvelously attentive staff as if we were the only customers, a great achievement considering we always like a late Dinner early supper and therefore arrive about 21:30. Although the restaurant was... More 

2 Thank Bruce H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Most importantly the food was good and service was swift, which was important as we were there before going to the cinema. However the surroundings were stark and not very smart. And if I'd known they were going to play an 80s disco mix at full volume I certainly wouldn't have gone. YMCA is not exactly ideal background music to... More 

2 Thank Mark P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely restaurant! Service, food, atmosphere ...... it has it all. Pre-theatre meal had a great selection to choose from, perfect before spending an evening at the Playhouse (which is directly across the road, so the location of this restaurant was perfect too). A sharing selection of popadoms, spicy sauces, chicken and vegetable pakora all delicious and presented well.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was looking for an Indian in Edinburgh and walked in and was told it would be 30 minutes. It wasn't. The staff were welcoming, efficient despite the place being packed with pre theatre guests. I had a mango lassi , mixed pakora to start and a spiced korma which tasted wonderful with a chana side dish. Sorry these aren't exact... More 

1 Thank Mike S
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here on their TA feedback, was not disappointed. Staff were very friendly, the restaurant is clean and well set out. We ordered drinks, then food, which was super quality. Starters, Main course, but no pudding as we were full up. I got a Korma, which was fantastic and my husband got a hot curry, which he said was great.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
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
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.

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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 top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.
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