Restaurants, Indian

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Cook and Indi's World Buffet

410 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD

Glasgow's love affair with buffet-style dining is boundless, and it has found the ultimate mistress at this popular buffet-orama in the midst of Sauchiehall's staggering nightlife district. In the premises formerly Slumdog, Cook and Indi have managed to…

Suruchi

14a Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DH

One of the best-kept secrets of the Old Town, nestled above a sandwich franchise and a music shop on Nicolson Street, Suruchi provides an inconspicuous oasis of calm in the bustling district of Newington. As Scotland’s first Thali restaurant, this…

Akbar's

573–581 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G3 7PQ

From the huge crystal chandeliers and neon pink highlights in the upscale dining room, to the ‘King of Curry’ strapline on the menu, there’s nothing understated about Akbar’s. The Charing Cross restaurant is the sole Scottish outpost of a Bradford-based…

The Mosque Kitchen

31–33 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9BX

Whether the original Mosque Kitchen is actually here or by the Central Mosque a few streets away is largely immaterial. All that matters if you are meeting someone is that this is the one on Nicolson Square, and that Friday lunch starts late after…

Punjabi Junction

122–124 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 5DT

Set up by the Sikh Sanjog charity and staffed by volunteers, Punjabi Junction has a 'down home' simplicity that Leithers are happy to lay claim to. The interior has an endearing blue and orange railway theme and the menu is succinct and full of…

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Mother India

28 Westminster Terrace, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G3 7RU

After a decade and a half, having spawned a dynasty stretching to the East Coast, the original Mother India is the Chesterfield sofa of the local curry scene – well worn and a bit battered round the edges but still a much loved and sought after piece of…

The Original Mosque Kitchen and Café

Edinburgh Central Mosque, 50 Potterrow, Edinburgh, EH8 9BT

Debates over its actual ‘Originality’ rage on, with the (unconnected) Mosque Kitchen over the road claiming copyright, but the Original Mosque Kitchen remains a popular spot, still resolutely lo-fi, ladling curries from school dinner drums on to paper…

Indian Cottage

120 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, G11 6NY

Formerly Rasoi Indian Kitchen, new management have taken over this tableclothed curryhouse near Partick Cross and created an enticing restaurant with quality food and eye-opening deals on offer much of the time. From occasional half price meals through…

Kalpna

2/3 St Patrick's Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9EZ

Vegetarian dining can be a minefield of narrow and samey choices. Not the case at Kalpna, whose menu declares a dedication to the pleasures of Indian vegetarian food. The interior is curiously decorated with mirrored mosaics and plaster relief under…

Kama Sutra

331 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3HW

Don’t be put off by the entrance – hinting at a restaurant that puts a cheesy theme first – for inside is a colourful, spacious yet pleasantly intimate space. Menus may proclaim 'the food of love', yet the twisted metal table dividers and heavy wooden…

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New Saffrani

11 South College Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AA

Lurking in the deep shadow of Old College, New Saffrani is indeed new, having supplanted its predecessor in the autumn of 2013. A spartan and somewhat makeshift interior belies the commitment of a young team with a clear eye on the market and ambitions…

Tanjore

6–8 Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9HX

Although a relative newcomer, Tanjore is becoming an increasingly popular spot for diners in the know. And quite rightly so. Tanjore exquisitely exhibits the best of south Indian cuisine, a lot of which is not to be found on menus in other Indian…

10 to 10 In Delhi

67 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9BZ

Like stepping into someone’s front room, complete with lots of brightly coloured cushions to sink into, 10 to 10 in Delhi is homely, comfortable and somehow manages to fit in more customers than it looks like there is space for. Their quiet hubbub of…

Vinyasa

34 St. Marys Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SX

Taking its identity neither from Indian place nor produce, Vinyasa is less predictably named after a style of yoga. It’s quite appropriate really, as the experience of eating in this rather upmarket, still newish addition to Edinburgh’s curry scene is…

The Wee Curry Shop

41 Byres Road, Glasgow, G11 5RG

The Wee Curry Shops, mini-offspring of the mighty Mother India, have lost a sister branch on Ashton Lane – which has become the group's Glasgow Curry Shop, displaying something of the history of this city's love affair with all things spicy. The…

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Assam’s

57 West Regent Street, Glasgow, G2 2AE

A spacious restaurant that offers good-value food in a more upmarket setting than the prices would suggest, Assam’s is conveniently located for office workers and shoppers to take advantage of its many special offers. It’s decorated in restful neutrals…

Balti Club

66 Woodlands Road, Glasgow, G3 6HA

This long-standing takeaway, with a few stools inside, serves up a range of pakora, curries and grills, as well as standard burgers and pizzas and other crowd-pleasers like kebabs (the naan-wrapped king chicken tikka kebab is a winner). The Indian…

Bindi

45 St Patrick's Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9ET

Entering Bindi you are met with welcoming smiles and a pleasing waft of incense and spices. Charismatic owner/chef/host Bindiya Kanani has created something special here: a marriage of vegetarian East African and Indian flavours that draws on family…

Bon Appétit

1150 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8TE

After a brief hiatus last year to get a slick refurb and rebrand, Bon Appétit is back, and it is smarter, stronger and healthier. From the reassuringly open kitchen, cheery staff serve up the same quality curries from a fairly compact Indian selection…

Ignite

272–274 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8DT

Not far from Haymarket you'll find an inviting venue for a pre- or post-journey bite. Inside Ignite, Moroccan-style pendant lights and burnt-umber walls make the restaurant feel cosy – far from the hustle of a busy commute. Extending the metaphor of…

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Kismot

29 St Leonard's Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH8 9QN

Masala Twist Tikka and Tapas Bar

261 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 3PS

Look past the tongue-twisting name and you’ll see this is not a novelty party bar but rather a tidy little restaurant with a lot to recommend it. A whisper of incense scents the air, the ceiling is swagged with strings of fabric birds and a small shrine…

Mezbaan South Indian Restaurant

14/14a Brougham Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9JH

Mezbaan has been going for nine years, serving up dishes from its South Indian arsenal that sets it apart from the mostly North Indian restaurants found in Edinburgh. Inside it looks stark, even minimal. Among the starters, the not-so-mini masala dosa…

Nayaab Indian Restaurant

309 New Kings Road, London, SW6 4RF

Organic Indian food is the speciality at Nayaab, a popular Fulham eatery on the bustling new King's Road. The white-walled restaurant is bright and spacious, with a laid-back local atmosphere that livens up on Sundays with live traditional music. Food…

Noor Takeaway

56 South Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9PS

Takeaway review Tucked into the student area of South Clerk Street, Noor offers a wide range of Indian and Pakistani dishes. Guaranteeing freshness and healthy ingredients on their website, these promises are delivered in their very palatable, if a…