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Kalpna

Newington · Indian · ££££
Excellent
4.8/6
27 Reviews

About Kalpna

Thanks to an intrepid chef who traveled through the Indian subcontinent before establishing himself in Edinburgh, Kalpna boasts a menu that draws together regional Gujarati, Punjabi and South Indian cuisines. Globetrotter Ajay Bhartdwaj knows the value of fresh ingredients however, and makes sure his kitchen is stocked with locally-sourced ingredients when he creates his incredible dishes. A word to the wise, Kalpna is an Indian restaurant specialising in vegetarian cuisine, as is common in South Asia, so this is a godsend for students from nearby University of Edinburgh or Newington and Southside residents looking for a non-meat alternative. A good way to take the temperature, quality-wise, of what’s on offer is to opt for the Gujarati thali platters, otherwise take your pick for a satisfying Indian meal.

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Address

Kalpna
2-3 Patrick Square, Newington
Edinburgh EH8 9EZ

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Chef's Choice

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Starters

SEV DAHI POORI

Popular roadside fare from India. Crispy pooris with potatoes, chickpeas and onion, topped with honey flavoured yogurt, tamarind-date sauce and green coriander chutney. Served cold.
£3.95

HARABHARA KEBAB

Pan fried spinach patties filled with homemade cheese and ground herbs.
£4.95

TANDOORI MIX

Vegetables, baby potatoes & paneer coated in a spicy yogurt marinade and cooked in a tandoor.
£4.95
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Mains

BUTTER MASALA DOSA

A unique rice pancake cooked with butter & stuffed with spiced potatoes, peas, coriander & served with sumbhar, coconut chutney, salad.
£7.95

MYSORE MASALA DOSA

A rice pancake with hot-spiced vegetables stuffing, served with Sumbhar, coconut chutney, salad.
£7.95

PALAK PANEER DOSA

Rice pancake cooked in butter & stuffed with fresh spinach, grated paneer, garlic chilli, potatoes, onion, and coriander and served with sumbhar, coconut and green chutney.
£10.95
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Rice Dishes

GARLIC RICE

Rice sautéed with mustard seeds, chilli, garlic, curry Leaves, and garnished with coriander leaves.
£4.50

COCONUT RICE

Rice sautéed in cumin seed, urad daal, curry leaves and cooked in coconut milk and grated fresh coconut.
£4.50
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27 Kalpna Reviews

"Excellent"6/6
Phil L.15 days ago · 1 review

Lovely Indian vegan food in a relaxing atmosphere. We both had the Vegan Thali,which was a three course meal served altogether on a platter. Excellent service.

"Excellent"6/6
George D.4 months ago · 1 review

The Kalpna experience is consistent..This is a charming place situated in a fascinating part of the City. Excellent, delicious food..fine wine..relaxed , friendly atmosphere...attractive décor.. pleasant serving staff .

"Excellent"6/6
George D.5 months ago · 1 review

I have dined at Kalpna many times...and each time I enjoy the experience. The food is always delicious; the ambience simple , decorative and unpretentious; the service efficient and unobtrusive. The all vegetarian menus offers memorable tastes an exciting combinations of fresh ingredients. The very best of Indian dining for the discenrning palate

"Excellent"6/6
Lennie P.6 months ago · 1 review

The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Booked for three people originally but phoned another twice to add extra and was accommodated without any problem.

"Excellent"6/6
imgMoira E.a year ago · 1 review

Made a reservation for five thirty following a meeting in Edinburgh and we had some of the best Indian food we had had in a while. We opted for poori and kebab starters, a spinach patty type main ( only two small ones...could have eaten more or bigger ones but the sauce was sensational), Tarka dal, butter paneer, a bhindi dish, coconut rice and a chapati with an Indian beer for my husband completed our order and we received complimentary poppadam and chutneys. For less than £45 this was a fantastic meal and we will be racing back.

"Bad"2/6
David S.a month ago · 1 review

The food was good but the service was poor. Table booked for 6pm: we arrived at 5.55 and finally received our drinks and starter at 6.25 and our main course at 6.55! They were obviously working flat out but were overwhelmed. A restaurant of this quality should be better organised for busy periods. All we received was a smile and a 'sorry' when we had to rush our meal and leave for another engagement. We have been to Kalpna many times over the years but sadly will think twice before going again. D A S

"Excellent"6/6
imgScott C.a year ago · 1 review

Though we haven't eaten at Kalpna for years we were delighted that their highest of standards have been maintained. Delicious dosas as always and faultless service.

"Good"4/6
Douglas C.7 months ago · 1 review

This is a small restaurant with interesting decor and a nice atmosphere. The service was adequate and the food acceptable but not exciting or especially tasty. There was too little variety in the dishes, all of which seemed to come with too much cream. I have eaten here many times in the past and enjoyed it thoroughly but this visit was disappointing.

"Good"4/6
Graham N.4 months ago · 1 review

Service wasn't consistent, would be better to have a single server to the table - not worth the 10% service charge automatically added to the bill. Menu seems more limited than before, with skimpy starter portions. Market research gatherer at the end of the meal was intrusive and spoilt the meal.

"Excellent"6/6
Pierre R.7 months ago · 1 review

Great food and service. The best Indian restaurant in Edinburgh! The vegan buffet offers a wide range of dishes and I wish I had been more hungry to try them all!

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