Where to Eat in Edinburgh

A guide to the Best Asian and Indian Cuisine in the city

It’s fair to say Edinburgh has a multitude of fine dining restaurants and café bars which are amazing, but how can you decide where to eat? This guide should give you some insight into the styles of Asian and Indian food on offer in the city.


Japanese Food

Kanpai – 8-10 Grindley Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9AS

At Kanpai you can choose to eat at their sushi bar and watch as the chefs toss the food into the air with juggler’s flair, preparing it just to your specification while allowing you to watch their exceptional cooking show.

Yes Sushi – 89 Hanover Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1EE

A contemporary Japanese eatery which serves freshly prepared healthy dishes including vegetable tempura, chicken dumplings and tuna.


Indian Restaurants

The Indian Cavalry Club – 22 Coates Crescent, Edinburgh, EH3 7AF

The interior takes you back to Colonial times of India, this restaurant has been around for over 20 years and is an iconic Edinburgh restaurant. Open each day with set menus and pre-theatre menus, they serve some of the best Indian food around.

Lancers Brasserie – 5 Hamilton Place, Stockbridge, Edinburgh, EH3 5BA

Situated a short walk from the city centre this restaurant serves North Indian and Bengali cuisine. They offer an amazing 3 course business lunch menu which comprises a starter, main course and beverage for approximately £8.50 per person. The brasserie has a good reputation, set in elegant surroundings and is worth a visit when you are in Edinburgh for lunch, dinner or even a take away.


Chinese Restaurants

Karens Unicorn Chinese Restaurant – 8b Abercromby Place, New town, Edinburgh EH3 6LB

Traditional Cantonese cuisine which is as creative as the name! Wonderful house specials include salty, spicy squid and halibut in black bean sauce. If you seek all the flavours of Chinese food with a twist – try this restaurant and you won’t be disappointed.

Cool Jade – Downie Grove, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH12 7AU

Cool Jade is situated close to Edinburgh Zoo and the Holiday Inn hotel just outside the city centre. It is worth a visit if you are looking for a great Chinese restaurant in this area. With stylish surroundings and private dining facilities it serves quality Chinese cuisine every day of the week.

There are many more restaurants to choose from in Edinburgh, it’s best to take a look first online prior to your visit and see which suits your own taste buds and your party’s requirements.




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