Authentic and delicious Indian and Nepalese cuisineView (Edinburgh.co.uk)
Indian restaurant in Edinburgh, Namaste Kathmandu, a gem of restaurant is situated In the heart of Edinburgh's city centre. Here you can sample a range of authentic and delicious Indian and Nepalese cuisine. The intimate setting and top quality food are a winning combination that makes a visit to Namaste Kathmandu one you won't forget.
The Namaste Kathmandu is such a place...Evening News (The Edinburgh Paper)
With the first cold breath of winter blowing icily across the country, there's probably no better time to be looking for a nice cosy bit of comfort on a night out.
The added chill of what looks to be a long, dark economic freeze also means that finding a restaurant that can provide good food and good value is more essential than ever.
The Namaste Kathmandu is such a place, a little haven of happiness tucked away behind unassuming black glass windows on Forrest Road.
The dark exterior is, it has to be said, not the most enticing, but to step inside the brightly lit North Indian and Nepalese restaurant is to feel instantly at home.
Billed as 2008’s new kid on the block..Hitlist 2008/09 and 2009/10
Billed as 2008’s new kid on the block, this spacious restaurant near the university is steadily carving out a reputation for relaxed and contemporary Indian dining. The look is clean cut; beyond big plate glass windows, blonde wood style gets a Nepalese spin with injections of warm colour and authentic brassware and art pieces. Chef Bimal Basnet has the kitchen purring like a well-oiled machine, while front-of-house staff are genial and knowledgeable. Well-executed favourites are here aplenty – samosas, pakoras, tandoori dishes and curries in please-all degrees of heat and spice – but it’s the specialities from the chef’s native Nepal which draw those hankering after the tastes of those gap year travels, or seeking a reminder of home. Momo (dumplings stuffed with minced chicken or vegetables and fried or steamed) pair beautifully with the gentle freshness of a tomato and sesame dip, while seafood mains such as Punjabi machli (juicy red snapper) respond equally well to the signature subtlety in the use of herbs and spices. Lunchtime brings a choice of thalis, king prawn, chicken, lamb or vegetarian all for under a tenner, and they also do takeaway with free local delivery.
Namaste Kathmandu was absolutely fantasticAnonymous
Namaste Kathmandu was absolutely fantastic. I am a coeliac (gluten intolerant) and so am used to not having very much choice. I could have anything on the menu baring the Naan breads! It was absolutely fantastic. The food was also excellent and more than I could eat. I would highly recommend it.
Food is fantastic..HA
Second visit to Namaste Kathmandu - both very enjoyable. The food is fantastic, but some different Nepalese dishes to try - yum! Very reasonably priced too, highly recommended.
Tasty Food, Pleasant staff..RM
Namaste Kathmandu, Edinburgh: Tasty food, pleasant staff. A member of our group had been to Kathmandu and said the food reminded him of it there, so I guess it's authentic! Well worth a try.
The food is outstanding, the Piro Khasi Ko Masu Lamb is one of the most flavourful delicous dishes I have ever tasted (if a little hot) and the waiting staff cannot do enough for you. We would highly recommend Namaste Kathmandu restaurant to anyone living in or visiting Edinburgh.