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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
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2/3 St. Patrick Square, Edinburgh EH8 9EZ, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been going to the Kalpna for 30 years! It’s still as good as ever and the buffet lunch - all you can eat for £8.50 is fantastic. It may be vegetarian but don’t let that put you off if you are a carnivore....More

Thank Findlay R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

When I first came to Edinburgh as a young vegetarian almost 30 years ago, Kalpa was a legend! Unique decor and a whole amazing veggie menu. I've been back regularly over the years as it's so well placed for pre-concert dining. But this time I...More

Thank Melanie O
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

This is in my opinion the best vegetarian restaurant in Edinburgh. I even made this TripAdvisor account just to make this review as I was so impressed. I visited Kalpna on January 17th 2018 with my partner and arrived at peak time of 8pm. From...More

Thank Jakeachu
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

It was my first day back in Edinburgh after the holidays, and surprisingly enough I've never gotten such a bad flu even from the street food in my home city. I was bedded for 4 days with exorbitant pain amidst university lectures. The buffet they...More

Thank Akshay97
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Went to Kalpna for a family birthday celebration. The venue was picked by a vegetarian member of the family. A number of the wider family were sceptical about a veggie Indian meal......turns out they thoroughly enjoyed it. The restaurant is small so booking essential. It...More

2  Thank SandyCam
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Annie D
Reviewed 4 December 2017

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 16 November 2017

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 26 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
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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25 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
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:30
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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