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$$ - $$$Indian, Asian,
29 St. Leonards Street, Edinburgh EH8 9QN, Scotland
+44 131 667 0123
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Indian, Asian, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
29 St. Leonards Street, Edinburgh EH8 9QN, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having recently turned vegetarian I have to admit my ignorance of vegetarian choices on menus. But Indian restaurants tend to be very veggie friendly places. I am in a ‘curry club’ and Kismot is one of our favourite restaurants. This was my first time here...More

1  Thank Vince1973
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been there 2nd time and to be honest we were quite disappointed this time . My partner loves Indian food so we visit Indian restaurant a lot . This time we went there with our friends who came to visit us from Sydney . The...More

Thank zeus43
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visit this restaurant regularly and we are always provided with a first class service and tasty, delicious and home made food. Have tried other, more expensive Indian restaurants but nowhere beats Kismot for taste, value for money and service!!

1  Thank Dicombe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I recently had dinner here and we were not disappointed. Mom and Dad were in the kitchen and were very friendly and hospitable. The waiter, their daughter, suggested that we go next door if we wanted to buy any beer. Overall the...More

1  Thank rrodriguez2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Working at the Home Build & Is Renovating Show in Edinburgh we decided to go out for a curry. Chose the Kismot through the reviews left on trip advisor. I called up and booked a table in advance and was advised you could bring your...More

1  Thank moira d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Veg.Jalfrezi..was superyumm.hot n spicy, just like i wanted it.!! You made my day at edinburgh. What a lovely dinner!

1  Thank Ankita P
KismotEdinburgh, Owner at Kismot, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello there! Thank you for dining with us and also for the lovely comments! Hope to see you again soon! Love from the family @ Kismot

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Friday evening: the restaurant is fool, service is fast and attentive, food very good. This is a Bangladeshi and Indian restaurant, starters and curries are very tasty and good, pilau rice just a bit bland and overcooked, portions generous and well-presented, the place casual and...More

1  Thank giulia a
KismotEdinburgh, Owner at Kismot, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello there! Thank you for dining with us and for your great review, we appreciate the positive comments. :) We will be sure to take your comments regarding the pilau rice on board. Hope to see you again soon! Love from the family @ Kismot

Reviewed 7 October 2017

The food is fantastic - traditional but not afraid to include their own unique twists! The staff are as friendly as I've ever encountered in any restaurant - they never seem rushed and don't shy away from friendly banter. The atmosphere was relaxed, not at...More

Thank Sc0z
KismotEdinburgh, Owner at Kismot, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello there! Thank you so much for the kind review, it means a lot to the family! Glad to see you notice we are family run as we have mum and dad in the kitchen working tirelessly every night cooking their great food. See you...More

Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

I loved my visit to kismot, the food was incredible, especially the Irn bruna! Naz and his family are so friendly and look after their customers very well. I'll be coming back every time I visit Edinburgh now.

1  Thank Tiffany J
KismotEdinburgh, Owner at Kismot, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello there! Thank you for the lovely review and comments on the food and staff! We are looking forward to seeing you on your next visit to Edinburgh! Love from the family @ Kismot

Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

We arrived to an empty restaurant and a super friendly guy (owners som) who seated us and was very attentive. The menu has some differences which we soon discovered when our food arrived. Tons of food with loads of flavour. Even the dipping sauces were...More

1  Thank Robert G
KismotEdinburgh, Owner at Kismot, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello there! Many thanks for your lovely review, we are very glad you enjoyed your experience with us and also noticed our unique twists! Hope to see you back soon :) Love from the family @ Kismot

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 16 - USD 24
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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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