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Southside & Holyrood
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29 St. Leonards Street, Edinburgh EH8 9QN, Scotland
+44 131 667 0123
16:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 16:30 - 23:30
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good authentic Indian & Bangladeshi food. Family run, inexpensive and quick, polite service. Nice prep and seasoning. Good sign when most of the customers are Indian. Seemed popular with students too. Semi-casual, but clean and well-lighted. Can get a little crowded after 7:00.

Thank Hoyet H
West Malling, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a smashing curry at a great family-run restaurant. Welcoming, helpful staff and super food. We tried all the Scottish-styled curry options and were not disappointed

Thank stuartintrosley
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Favourite curry house in Edinburgh. Reasonably priced and always come away with a smile, staff are fantastic. Love their alternative options too such as veg haggis and irn brhuna!

Thank WhiskyLover666
Dewsbury, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

To put this review in to perspective, we live close to the curry capital of Bradford and visit the curry mile in Manchester on a regular basis. My husband & his family are one of the UKs leading wholesalers of products and packaging to the restaurant and takeaway trade and so he is familiar with the tricks of the trade... More 

4 Thank Sophie M
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Kismot before the theatre with my boyfriend on Saturday evening. This restaurant has a great atmosphere and the staff are absolutely lovely. I had a lamb protein passanda and my boyfriend decided to try the Ironbruna, both were really delicious and we will definitely be coming back next time we are Edinburgh. This is a great family run... More 

2 Thank s_ward91
Glasgow, Scotland
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

It would be boring of us to try to outshine the thousands of positive reviews about Kismot. Our simply summary is that the're right! Our experience was extremely positive: great food, prompt service and happy family-run establishment. A busy night after the rugby international at Murrayfield, yet smiles were all around! The only shame being that we had to leave... More 

2 Thank Seebees
Aberdour, United Kingdom
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We had a takeaway from here on a Saturday, they open at 5pm and I collected said curries at 5pm( I ordered on Friday)! We have had many delicious meals sit in and takeaway from here and can honestly say I have never been disappointed with the quality of meat and delicious flavours provided by the absolutely brilliant family team... More 

2 Thank Liz W
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely staff who are very welcoming and helpful. The food was beautiful, one of our party was gluten free and the staff were very knowledgeable and advised what was suitable or not (mist dishes were). Deff worth a visit. It is a bit out of centre of town so if you don't drive you will need a taxi.

1 Thank Londoner123London
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

My friends and I went here on a Friday night without a booking. There was a great atmosphere in this family owned restaurant. It was rammed but the charming waitress (daughter of chefs) at the front of house looked after us fantastically and managed to squeeze us in a table for three. She was very apologetic for making us wait... More 

2 Thank Chris M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

There was 7 of us on Friday night travelled from Manchester and the gaffer kindly let us in. Great meal even thou it was late night great staff and service. Highly recommended the food was spicy but could taste the flavour. Great family business 😆

2 Thank Currylicious

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$24
Indian, Asian, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:30 - 23:30
16:30 - 23:30
16:30 - 23:30
16:30 - 23:30
16:30 - 23:30
16:30 - 23:30
16:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 St. Leonards Street, Edinburgh EH8 9QN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 131 667 0123
Wee Family run Indian and Bangladeshi restaurant.Mum and Dad cooking with the kids at the front of house.Bring your own bottle (no corkage charge, wine and beer only)Food cooked and served with alot of love and affection.Try our mums homestyle cooking chicken and lamb on the bone (what we have for dinner at home !) Dont forget the chocolate nan bread and other dishe's only available at our place my friends ! ! ! :)Open every day 4.30pm to 11.30pm

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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 Southside are two great parks. The Meadows is a vast flat and sporty space where football, rugby, tennis, cricket, croquet, and golf often all take place side by side. Kids in its big playgrounds add to the joyful noise. Far bigger and much wilder, Holyrood Park extends to the east and provides a real hike up Arthur’s Seat, but the district is best known as the site of Scotland’s Parliament and its premier Royal Palace—and their steady stream of sightseers.
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