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Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant

25-27 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BP, Scotland
+44 131 225 2832
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“curry” (130 reviews)
“rice” (96 reviews)
“naan” (57 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Nepalese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
25-27 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BP, Scotland
Neighbourhood: Old Town
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant serves Indian and Nepalese food. As we had never eaten Nepalese food before, we were eager to try it and asked the server for recommendations. We ordered the dishes he suggested (two main courses and an appetizer) and thoroughly enjoyed everything. The food...More

Thank Brenda B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I regularly come here with my boyfriend and in our opinion they do the best curries in town! Everything is delicious and fresh and the staff are always so attentive. Prices are very reasonable for the quality that you get so don't miss out on...More

Thank Natj93
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are here whilst on a weekend visit to Edinburgh. We popped in around 7pm on a sunny Saturday evening and the restaurant was busy. We waiting around 5-10 minutes for a table and then were seated. The food was simply stunning - everything so...More

Thank TySeren
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place was busy which to me was a sign of good food. Get there early for dinner you may have a wait. They seem to take reservations but the whole process seemed chaotic. I just got there early, & it worked. The food is...More

1  Thank Havanilla
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with family & friends in total 6 of us for dinner , we had starters and mains ( see photos ) all of which delicious 😋 the menu is not vast but there is something for everyone and my daughter is vegetarian and she...More

1  Thank R3632DGnicolac
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good Nepalese food. I had an awesome moment there. It was nice and calm, and the food was perfect.

1  Thank Marie Anne F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and very friendly staff. We had vegetarian dumplings, veggie curry, tandoori chicken and garlic naan. Everything tasted superb.

1  Thank RagnhildurEva G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not much to say words fail me. Just had a Nepalese foodgasm. Waiter was very polite. A place to feel home with extremely good food. Thanks!

1  Thank Frederik P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in for a late lunch, and were delighted from start to finish with our meal. Each dish was freshly prepared, the flavours of each distinct, balanced and true. Portions were generous, the service very good. Had we had more time in Edinburgh we most...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our 3rd visit here, always visit when we stay in Edinburgh. Busy on a Saturday night, friendly welcoming staff. Mixed starter to share tandoori chicken tikka and a hot fish curry for mains, and a wee bottle of pinot. Another great meal highly recommend a...More

Thank dundeetravellermrshc
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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Does your restaurant provide live authentic music?
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!
Is the gluten free food cooked separately to the food that contains gluten?
28 August 2016|
Response from Gurkha C | 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
Does it have a takeaway service ????????????
19 October 2015|
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Response from Gurkha C | 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$8 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant is a 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. To join us please make a Online Reservation using our Online Booking Form. Gurkha Cafe & Resaurant has an extensive variety of extraordinary Nepalese delicacies as well as Indian all time favorite which are all prepared for a fantastic palate.