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2/3 St. Patrick Square, Edinburgh EH8 9EZ, Scotland
+44 131 667 9890
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2/3 St. Patrick Square, Edinburgh EH8 9EZ, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

... great service and friendly staff. Delightfully idiosyncratic decor and good value for money. Steep stairs to the toilets.

Thank Annie D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed our evening meal. Absolutely no problems over service despite what others have said and it was also good that we did not feel pressured to vacate our table after we'd finished eating. My major criticism is that the place needs a major refresh, especially...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we called in last night for dinner, the staff were extremely helpful and friendly really good choice of dishes and as a vegan, i found enough dishes to choose from. a couple of the dishes we had were really good, the cauliflower with potato and...More

Thank tosherinp60
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

First visit here. Bit partial to a veggie meal now and again so thought we’d give it a try - not disappointed, hunger satisfied without that bloated feeling often associated with Indian food. Staff and service friendly and attentive. Food seemed to be cooked to...More

Thank Douglas E
Reviewed 19 October 2017

I have visited Kalpna many times now, and cannot fault this restaurant. A visit also prompted me to use their take away service, which again delivered fabulous dishes. Kalpna offer a wide range of dishes that you will not stumble upon every day. You can...More

Thank BlotOnTheLandscape
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

It was my first time eating in vegetarian/ indian restaurant and as a meat lover I found the food absolutely delicious! However, when it came to paying the bill the waitress couldn't split the bill properly and eventually she came back to us asking to...More

1  Thank misiocky
Reviewed 15 October 2017

I visited this place when I was visiting Edinburgh recently, and had a lovely meal. The food was excellent, and aloo ghobi was particularly good. There was a nice atmosphere, and the service was friendly and helpful. I totally over-ordered, and the waitress kindly offered...More

Thank ClodaghM23
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

A lovely and friendly restaurant with excellent Indian cuisine. Nice staff, and everything is vegetarian and vegan friendly. Highly recommended - I'll definitely be coming back.

Thank intergalactic_gecko
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Having been a huge fan of The Kalpna for some 30 years it is with some regret that I have to write this review. We turned up on time for our confirmed booking, Friday evening at 19.30, (I telephoned it myself) which seemed to come...More

3  Thank Auld_Jethart
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Great restaurant, 5 mins walk from Royal Mile. Huge vegetarian selection - recommend the Thali option.

Thank ash176
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
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26 November 2017|
Response from Susan S | Reviewed this property |
We went in August and found it to be nice. We were there at lunch time and we had everything we needed and found it a relaxed and friendly place. I would definitely go back
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Buffet
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2/3 St. Patrick Square, Edinburgh EH8 9EZ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 131 667 9890
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