About Namaste Kathmandu
First visit Namaste Kathmandu.
We were very impressed on our first visit to the restaurant. The food and service were excellent. I would recommend this restaurant.
Booked a table through 5pm, and got a bit lost, making us late. It wasn't a problem though and we were seated promptly, in a busy restaurant. Menu choice was great as was the food and the service. Excellent value for money. The staff are lovely and they were attentive, even though the restaurant was busy. Will visit again.
Nepalese and Indian in Old Town
Namaste Kathmandu is a long established Nepalese and Indian restaurant on Edinburgh’s Forrest Road. Simply decorated with scenes of Nepalese life and beautiful tapestries from the Himalayan region, it is handy for a quick lunch, pre-theatre bite or a family celebration.
Authentic Nepalese and classic Indian
From steamed mo mo dumplings to marinated lamb flavoured with Szechuan peppers, there are plenty of typical Nepalese dishes on the menu at Namaste Kathmandu. For something a little out of the ordinary, many diners try the sherpa’s checha – a chicken and cheese dish which is barbecued in the tandoor.
The tandoor oven also plays a starring role among the Indian dishes in choices like the tandoori chicken. There is a good selection of classic curries and less familiar dishes like the pudini chicken, flavoured with fresh mint along with the house spices and herbs.
Vegetarians have a wide choice and the kitchen takes special pride in its seafood dishes. There are plenty of prawn options but the house specialities include the crab banjara – a Keralan dish in which the crab is cooked in a sauce made with red chilli, coconut and mustard seeds.
Transport links and attractions
Namaste Kathmandu is on Forrest Road. Halfway between Greyfriar’s Bobby and Bristo Square, the restaurant is conveniently located for many Edinburgh University departments, the Festival Theatre and National Museum of Scotland. Numerous bus routes run down the adjacent George IV Bridge. Waverley is a fifteen minute walk. There is limited pay parking on Chambers Street.