Namaste Kathmandu

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Nepalese

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Good Vegetarian Options
We are pleased to introduce you to a new taste that is reflective of unique Nepalese and north Indian cuisine. Born in the mountain of the Himalayas. north Indian and Nepalese cookery has become a favorite style of food throughout the world.
The cuisines of Nepal offer a whole range of mouth-watering recipes to the adventurous connoisseurs. Every region of these vast nations has its own favorite ingredients,flavoring and methods of cooking and the variety of dishes are extensive.
Having created our own history in Edinburgh by serving Nepalese and northern Indian food under one roof, Namaste Kathmandu is where you can have quick and wholesome meal or a full course dining. You will find things you need, right down to the appetizer and drinks, to capture the flavors of Nepal and its neighbor. Our chef"s team have many years of experience in preparing exotic and signature Nepalese and Indian dishes.
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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service.

CM
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great spot in the center of Edinburgh - walking distance to our Grassmarket hotel. Food was good -my butter chicken especially- and service was very good

RB
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful. Best Nepalese food I've had since actually going to Nepal. Very fresh, flavorful, overall excellent. Highly recommend!

d
London
31 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food. Attentive and accommodating staff. Bookable during the Fringe. Only reservation is that the veggie main dishes are slightly pricey for what you got. I'd definitely come back if back in town.

EL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We were very disappointed by the quality of food. We have eaten at many Indian restaurants in the UK and US and this was the worst food in terms of taste. They charged several pounds extra for things that are normally included: rice, pappadums, and even sauce for the pappadum. Our bill was very high as a result.

DE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had visited while ago and remembered how good food was...wasnt dissapointed and if in Edinbugh would certainly return...great food and friendly but unobtrusive staff

PC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was quite good. However, the server patronized us. We ordered two main dishes and asked for them to be prepared as spicy. One of the dishes seemed blander than the other. Without telling us, our server had the blander dish prepared with medium spice rather than spicy without telling us. He revealed this to us as he cleared our dishes. We were not happy. If the server was concerned about our choices, he should have consulted with us when we order and let us decide. Treating us like children with such sneaky behavior is unprofessional at best..

OT
Munich
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good taste, fresh Herbst, nice Ambient ...

SA
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Just a word ...go for it....delicious food.
Service was perfect, waiters are nice and they take time to explain.

PT
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meal out with some old friends. The chat completely stopped when the food came. Mmmm. Will go back

AJ
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for a special occasion with friends 6 of us alltogether, the service was fantastic, very friendly, attentative and customer focused. The food was really good especially if your looking for a change, I would go there again without hesitation, we had a really good night.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service, good food!
Make sure to ask for traditional Indian or nepalese food (if you're into it) because they change I their courses according to the UK standards.... lot of added sugar, which is not necessary!

good place!

DC
Newcastle
9 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great restaurant with great service and food
worth a visit if in Edinburgh

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing really loved it was so delicious hopefully be back next year

w
London
51 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was fine, service very friendly, and the restaurant is useful for relatively late in Edinburgh - though they advertise bookings at 11pm, which I reserved for, but they telephoned to tell us that last orders had to be before 11. Hmm. Nonetheless they were helpful and welcoming.

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Booked online but phoned ahead before arrival to alter the time, which was accommodated without issue. The food was excellent with a notably extensive menu of vegetarian dishes as well as meat. It also has a split menu between Nepalese and Indian, allowing the opportunity to try new things while having plenty of old favorites to fall back on. Trying the Nepalese dishes for the first time was a revelation; very fresh ingredients and interesting flavours. Highly recommended.

BV
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Have been a number of times before so thought I would introduce friends to Namaste. I was not disappointed and my friends were suitably impressed.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Booked at the last minute, for dinner with our children. The staff were pleasant, attentive and helpful. The food was good, and the ambience very good. A little expensive overall however.

N
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Booked for dinner on a busy night, and did not have to wait even though the restaurant appeared full. Service was OK and friendly and the food was nice except for being served a frozen samosa! True it was replaced with no fuss, but they didn't take it off the bill. The menu has gluten and dairy - free options.

BB
Edinburgh
42 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was delicious and a good selection of vegetarian options. We managed to get a short notice booking during the Festival and the restaurant was very busy but the staff were still attentive and the service and quality of food excellent. We will definitely be back.

OT
Selkirkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food - all six of group thought so. Restaurant a bit dark and too warm but quality of food and service made up for it

H
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The meal was nice, service was fast and the price was good. It was busy festival time, good buzz, but would have been good to have known that we only had a set time at the table (an hour) before we were advised the table was needed. Apart from that great place!

V
Hampshire
7 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice simple tasty food, relaxed service. With a visit

OT
Perthshire
7 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

During the festival this restaurant is in a really good position , close to many Fringe venues.

The restaurant is simply decorated but clean.

The cooking was good , slightly disappointed that there were so few Nepalese dishes.

Access to the WC is down quite a steep stair

LC
Omaha
13 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food here was delicious -- creative presentation and stellar ingredients. The service was some of the best I have ever had; our server was knowledgable, unobtrusive, and helpful (and she knew about wine!). I loved the hip, casual aesthetic of the restaurant.

HB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice evening, everything was cooked perfectly. Complimentary valet parking was a real bonus.

M
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

My wife can't eat warmed-up food as she has a Hystamin intolerance. We are not sure, whether our Food was precoocked and reheated, but for sure she had a difficult night after dining in the restaurant, which means that something was not fresh fresh fresh.

KD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food and although had to wait a bit for it to arrive, well worth it. Some of the best Indian vegetarian food I have eaten anywhere. Staff were very kind as we were a big group! Extremely good value and would highly recommend. Special occasion and it was a lovely evening.

OT
Edinburgh
9 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

when we arrived we were taken to her seats, it was very busy as during the festival, service was prompt, and we were well attended. food was lovely and well presented. Delicious flavours, and portions adequate. would definitely return.

JT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2016
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Great Indian food - an interesting menu and really well served - very tasty. Only issue with the restaurant was that we booked through OpenTable but when we turned up they did not have a table for us and we had to wait 20 minutes to be sat. They were apologetic, but they had just given a table away to someone who had not booked, so not sure they refer diligently to their booking information.

L
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of best Indian food we've ever had. Service was very attentive and discreet. Food was awesome. I especially liked the Nepal items on the menu. Everything was delicious. We would definitely be back.

PV
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Outstanding flavors.
Definitely recommend and want to go back!

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived here on the basis of great reviews online. I would like to add to those great reviews. By the end of our meal I seriously wanted to sneak into the kitchen to find out how they were making everything taste so delicious - I am a keen cook at home and if I could serve up even one of the dishes we tasted I would be a happy man!

I recommend this restaurant to foodies - both veggie and non-veggie (I like the fact that the phrase 'non-vegetarian' is used on the menus). Expect to be delighted. Expect to be well looked after by the serving staff. Expect to have a great restaurant experience.

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was a good choice of restaurant for a large group we were looked after very well by the team in store , service was very good and efficient and our meals arrived promptly to enable all the group to eat a hot meal together. The menu was varied and the dishes are explained as to content and spices used, all the meals were cooked to a high standard all very flavoursome and some the best people had eaten especially the Chicken Jalfrezi and Crab meals. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Edinburgh in a large group who want to eat and enjoy a good meal.

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really good selection of Nepalese and Indian food. Tried some really special appetizers during dinner, all the flavors were really unique and didn't blend together the way I think things like curry tend to. Love the chef, whomever he is. Recommend any of the marinated lamb highly. Was worried about booking online but everything went really smoothly and they set out a lovely table for us. Would eat here again and again.

OF
Cornwall
34 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent warming feats that set us up after the pouring rain and wind.

BC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow !--every little detail is so well done--the staff are a real team--value for money --you cannot fault it either
The service is by far the very very best we have ever received ---this weekend we did 5 voucher deals--lunch dinner afternoon tea the lot --but by far this little place was by far --in another class
I urge people to go---try it and see---the food is delightful the staffs manners are just impeccable ---

D
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2015
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A wonderful evening and good service. The food is excellent but be careful its easy to order too much especially if you don't eat a massive amount like us. We shared a starter and then the rice with our main courses and it was more than enough to go along with an amazing bottle South African Pinotage!

M
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very enjoyable meal with excellent, friendly service.

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the ambience and the food was amazing. Every dish served to the 6 of us was so tasty and fresh.
Service was efficient and friendly too. Love it!

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