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  • “My chicken was pretty spicy, but it also had an amazing range of flavours and the chicken was as tender as I've tasted.” in 2 reviews

  • 5.0 star rating
    21/11/2013

    One of my favorite restaurant in the world ! Best Nepalese/Hymalayan I ve tried so far !
    Just beware of spicy level, it's very different from indian cusine
    If you don't spice a bit it is a bit too sweet
    Like the decor a lot !

  • 3.0 star rating
    22/1/2014

    Slow, somewhat confused service (it was not crowded at all, either). I got the Bhindi Dopiaza, a sort of okra dish, and it was pretty fresh-tasting and seemed healthy enough. A lot of veggie options on the menu. Not too bad a price.

  • 3.0 star rating
    10/10/2013

    Solid 3.5 stars. The drinks, lassi and cocktails were surprisingly good. They also had a very diverse selection of naan - garlic, potato, onion, cheese, you name it. Pretty interesting! I had the chicken tikka masala which was yummy and just the right amount of sweet. The basmati rice was also very fragrant as well. My husband had a lamb dish that had a bit of a kick to it. He loved it. For appetizers we got the chicken drumstick dish. It was yummy, but not amazing. Overall, the food was quite good. Service is slow though since they seemed to only have 2 waiters on hand. One serving the front of the room, and one serving the back. It took several asks to get anything.

  • 4.0 star rating
    16/7/2010

    I first ate at Namaste Kathmandu several months ago with friends as we thought it was a Japanese restaurant with it being called 'Namaste', and so we were quite confused when it materialised that this is an Indian and Nepalese place. Oh well, it was still a delicious meal.

    Situated just around the corner from the main University Campus George Square, Namaste Kathmandu is a convenient place to reach and would be a great place to go for dinner or lunch.

    Namaste Katmandu's menu offers a selection of authentic Nepalese and Indian dishes including dumplings and curry's, and their menu is split into Nepalese and Indian meals so you know what type of curry you are ordering. I had a Nepalese vegetarian soup to start which was really tasty and clearly made with fresh ingredients. For my main, I ordered the Fish Tikka Curry, which was marinated sword fish and it was tasted really amazing, full of flavour and super fresh - yum!

    They have a huge selection of vegetarian dishes on the menu so there is something for everyone. It is also pointed out on the menu which curry's are mild and which are hot, which is incredibly handy and means you won't get your head blown off with an unexpected chili. The prices are really reasonable at Namaste Kathmandu, with most main dishes priced at round eight pounds.  A lovely place to go for gorgeous tasting food.

  • 1.0 star rating
    14/1/2013
    1 check-in here

    I have experienced a LOT better than this, and a lot cheaper too. Our food was lukewarm and lacking in meat, especially for the price paid. I'd avoid like the plague, to be honest.

  • 5.0 star rating
    15/6/2010

    I really love Indian food, and there's nothing like that feeling of culinary satisfaction when you're presented with an awesomely tasty meal, with the perfect mixture of flavours and spice levels you require for your fusspot palate. Namaste offers up all of these delightful factors for your consumption, plus the food looks great when it's presented, with the traditional brass looking bowls and serving spoons. This is well above average Indian cuisine, and really reasonably priced considering that fact. I love the Karahi dishes, and the classic Rogan Josh, but there are a range of both Indian and Nepalese dishes to select from.

    The staff at Namaste are super friendly and accomodating, and there's a fair amount of seating room, although you might have to book ahead at weekends. The interior, although nothing super fashionable or over the top, is comfortable and feels welcoming. You're also minimal steps away from various Grassmarket drinking joints if you fancy imbibing a few after dinner.

  • 4.0 star rating
    7/4/2010
    First to Review

    Finding something different amongst the hundreds of chinese, indian or italian restaurants in Edinburgh can be a challange - however, located near the city's university, Namaste Kathmandu may just be the place you were looking for.

    Specialising in both Indian and Neplaese dishes, there is no chance of you not finding something you want to try on either the main or lunch time menu's - or at least, thats what I found! The Daal which I ended up settling for way fantastically presented, and thankfully tasted as good as it looked!

    With a large dining area, as well as a private function room (for up to thirty guests), Kathmandu is a great place for a different night out.

  • 5.0 star rating
    17/7/2010

    Namaste Kathmandu serves excellent Nepalese and Indian food.  The combination of these two similar cuisines makes for a more interesting experience and you can compare where the two types of food differ.  I've not eaten much Nepalese food so I went for the Bhute Ko Kukhura which was chicken marinated in a whole range of spices.  My mate went for the fish Tikka which looked delicious and creamy.  Our meals seemed to take no time to arrive and tasted great when they did.  My chicken was pretty spicy, but it also had an amazing range of flavours and the chicken was as tender as I've tasted.
    Our meals, along with some boiled rice, cost less than a tenner which was a brilliant deal considering the quality and portion sizes of the food.  We'll hopefully be here again.

    • Qype User sheehl…
    • Edinburgh
    • 9 friends
    • 107 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    2/2/2009

    Was hear at the end of 2008 and was very impressed. There are so many identikit curry houses in every city in UK and Namaste stands out for me as being a bit different from the rest.

    The menu has a lot of the old favorites but it also has some more interesting options as well.

    Can't remember exactly what we all had but everyone enjoyed their choices.

    The service here is excellent - very friendly and attentive staff. Nice choice of beers too.

    Worth a try for a curry that is a bit different.

    L

    • Qype User manso…
    • Edinburgh
    • 6 friends
    • 46 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    28/4/2009

    This is definitely different. I was there for lunch a couple of weeks ago and had the nepalese meat thali. Lovely mixture of curries and bread.

    Not too expensive. Pity the place was so empty - Friday lunchtime but I guess it was university holidays.

  • 3.0 star rating
    15/8/2010

    I went here with a friend on arriving in Edinburgh and I'm not sure where it's because I had such a wonderful experience at the amazing Gurkha's Diner in Balham but I was unfortunately left a little underwhelmed.

    The food was good. I had the Pudini Chicken and my friend had the Lamb Palak. Unfortunately they got confused with our dishes and announced them incorrectly so we ended up with the wrong dishes. However, we'd intented to share anyway so no bother really but coupled with the fact that they brought us the wrong side dishes, it wasn't so good!

    I always appreciate attentive service in a restaurant but here it was a little too much for me. To check once, maybe twice, during a meal is usually enough. However, our waiters checked in with us five times and just made me feel a little under pressure. My friend was performing in a show a little later on so we decided to only have a glass of wine each (I like to drink but didn't think the best part of a bottle of wine on my own after a 5 hour train journey was the best idea!) However, the waiter almost told us off for not purchasing a whole bottle which was a little off-putting!

    There's a good choice of food on offer with both Nepalese and Indian dishes and all the food tasted great and is good value for money. It's just a shame the service lets it down a little.

  • 3.0 star rating
    3/2/2011

    The food here was good - bhindi was flavourful, mango lassi was just the right consistency, papamdums and rice were good accompaniments. That aside, I found the service here was a bit poor and inattentive- it took us 20 minutes to get the bill and I found that our waiter constantly trying to upsell us on everything from beer to appetizers. Felt like eating at a used car lot.

  • 3.0 star rating
    9/5/2013

    The first time I ate the food from namaste was by ordering take away I've recently been to the restaurant to eat in as well my opinion about the restaurant remains unchanged. The food is quite delicious and is well presented, the selection is fantastic as there is a large variety and had both Indian and Nepalese cuisines. The restaurant could do with a bit of brightening up as it's quite dim inside. My only quarrel is that it is slightly pricy and I have have better food for much less. Nonetheless it is different from the usual variety that is available in Edinburgh. I would recommend the paneer makhni and the prawn malabari! My favourite dishes Yum!

  • 3.0 star rating
    28/4/2010

    Looking for something to eat around downtown Edinburgh we found this Nepalese place among Pubs and food chains. Good warm food, at reasonable prices. I had a mild chicken order and didn't get disappointed . When you there order the Nepalese section of the menu as the Indian part you can find anywhere else

    • Qype User behemo…
    • London
    • 0 friends
    • 5 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    18/10/2010

    you can order delivery online hungryhouse.co.uk/namast…

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