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Gurkha Kitchen

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Indian, Asian, Nepalese
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33 North Road, Lerwick ZE1 0NT, Scotland
+44 1595 690400
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:15
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:15
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Queensland, Australia
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55 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I have enjoyed dinner recently on two occasion at Gurkha Kitchen. Both times were partly business but also to catch up with friends. The first time we shared two different chicken dishes and the coconut filled naan bread. Tasty. For the second meal one of the diners was a vegetarian so we chose three different vegetarian meals to share plus... More 

Thank Tasro
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

A colleague and I came here for dinner while working in the area. I ordered the Himalayan chicken and mushroom rice and I must say it was one of the most delicious creamy dishes I've ever had. I was so disappointed when I couldn't finish it because I was so full. We also got poppadoms and a selection of dips... More 

Thank Andrea I
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

What a horrible little grotty excuse of a restaurant. Terrible food (buffet), curry with no spice, Nann bread which looked like pizza and tasted terrible, overpriced flat soft drinks, peeling paint from the walls, dirty decorations and empty beer bottles on the floor. Wouldn't go back unless I was really desperate! Those who are raving about it clearly have very... More 

3 Thank m.obrien83
Shetland Islands, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

the most delicious dishes, great service and reasonable prices. we were served quickly and were given complimentary poppadoms too!!

Thank Emma W
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81 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Just love this place - staff attentive - food /menu - lots of choices and all very tasty -one of my favourite Nepalese restaurants - well worth a visit -

1 Thank Budgetglobetrotters
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

I've been coming to this place for years now and I've never had a bad meal. The staff over the years has always been very friendly to me and now know me by name and offer me little freebies when I am in. I miss some of the older staff that has moved on now but I really like the... More 

Thank LerrikLass23
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Really nice food and staff great too. We have been to sit in for meals on many occasions and also use the Restraunt for take away food also and never disappointed.

Thank garypmcmillan
Daventry, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Dinner for 2 on a sunny night in Shetland - the owner was delightful and was thrilled we had been to his homeland and tasted 'the real thing' His food was pretty authentic and not over-westernised. very tasty, good choice and healthy portions. lots of Gurkha memorabilia on the walls to add interest. Certanlly worth trying and reported locally to... More 

Thank scottydoc
Where ever i may roam
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

If you like to be adventurous and have an appreciation for good quality food from different cultures then this is a treat. You can choose Indian or Nepalese cuisine but my recommendation is the latter as the variety and quality is exquisite. They use only fresh produce and prepare and cook per order which makes for really good fresh food... More 

Thank The_rally_dudes
Glasgow, Scotland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Subtly lovely food. Had the very tasty Mixed Balti. Very quiet when in but lovely service. Driving so couldn't try the Gurkha beer which looked good. Hope to be back

Thank DerekB13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$39
Indian, Asian, Nepalese
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:15
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:15
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:15
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:15
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:15
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:15
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 North Road, Lerwick ZE1 0NT, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Shetland Islands  >  Mainland  >  Lerwick
  • Phone Number: +44 1595 690400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?