The Best Indian Tandoori
Restaurant in Edinburgh
For Bookings / Orders call
0131 229 8216
  • Fame on Facebook

    Posted on April 28th, 2010 No comments

    Are you on Facebook?  We’re not going to mess with our classic Indian dishes – but in an attempt to get move into a more technological age – we’ve got ourselves a Facebook page:

    Himalaya Tandoori Restaurant

    We’ve not been there long – but we’ve already got over 60 friends – and we want more.  Join our page – we’re planning to give our friends some special offers in the future.

    For those of you not as computer literate as us – our page will give you information about the restaurant and any special offers running – we may add some photos soon – and you can read other people’s reviews.  We know we’re a great restaurant – help us make our Facebook page great too!

  • Lager Lover?

    Posted on April 26th, 2010 No comments

    Fancy a nice beer instead.  We have the globally acclaimed Cobra beer here to give you the best beer to enjoy with your meal.   For those of you uninitiated, Cobra was brewed to be perfect for drinking with spiced food.  It has less gas and is far smoother than standard lagers making it perfect for your meal.  Try one next time you are in!

  • Dine with Wine

    Posted on April 25th, 2010 No comments

    It seems at times that the standard drink to accompany an Indian meal in the UK is a glass of lager.  Not here at the Himalaya – we have a selection of wines that would make many restaurants envious and our waiters and waitresses will be able to help you choose something that will enhance your experience.  A glass of lovely red wine can be a real mouth soothing treat for a spicy dish, whilst a fruity white is a treat with any less saucy dish.

  • Eat well at home

    Posted on April 23rd, 2010 No comments

    Do you enjoy great food eating in a restaurant – but then find when you have food delivered to the house you pop it in the oven to keep warm while you do something else and it doesn’t quite meet the mark.

    Here are a few dishes that are a bit more resilient to being delayed!


    Now you should be eating these the minute they arrive at your door – but if you’re not – stick to the Indian street classics of Samosas and Pakuras. Great tasting – and they would probably survive through a nuclear war!


    Korma’s seem to have amazing resilience to anything – we’ve even seen them eaten without issue the next morning! The secret here is to go for something with a good flavoursome sauce – the extra time can even add more flavour to the dish.


    Any rice is pretty good – if you’re leaving it a long time, sprinkle over a dash of water to stop it drying out – not too much though or you’ll end up with rice pudding!


    Naans just aren’t the same if you leave them too long. That fantastic light fluffyness turns into crispiness – and it’s just not the same. Chapatis are the ultimate resilient bread – just keep them in a bag or even better in a bread cloth and they will be as good as they are gold.

  • Free Glass of Wine Offer

    Posted on April 20th, 2010 No comments

    We’ve relaunched our Free Glass of Wine offer with Qype!

    Simply, print off the voucher from our page on Qype and bring with you to our restaurant.

    Note – Applicable Monday to Thursday and sit-in only. Valid until 31/05/2010

  • Our Featured Dish of the month for April is Dupiaza. Whatever you want to have with it, be it Chicken, Lamb, Prawns, King Prawns, Vegetables (or even Panir if you ask nicely) this is a truly authentic Indian dish from Hyderabad. The name comes from the Urdu term for “Two Onions” – and that’s just what this dish is, a curry with twice as many onions as you would expect.

    Our version maintains the tradition of having a slightly sour and medium hot flavour, and we add our own secret mix of spices and fresh herbs to further complement the flavour. If we had to recommend the version we think is the best – it would be the King Prawn version – but if you’re on a tighter budget – standard prawns are great. To accompany – we’d recommend the simplicity of fresh Pilau Rice.

  • A White Easter

    Posted on April 1st, 2010 No comments

    Spring is here and Easter is getting close – so what’s the current forecast for the week ahead in Edinburgh?  Snow!  Our great Scottish weather appears to be about to continue, although according to the Met Office we shouldn’t be surprised – snow is more likely at Easter than Christmas.  It will be interesting to see what the week ahead brings weather wise – and whether we’ll see fresh white snow – or just white Easter Bunnies hopping across The Meadows it’s going to be a lovely weekend.

    Whatever the weather, we’ll be here all Easter weekend preparing our classic Indian dishes whether you fancy a Good Friday Feast or an Easter Sunday Snack.  When you’ve finished your Easter Egg hunt, come to us for a great night out at one of Edinburgh’s oldest Indian restaurants.  Or let us deliver some dishes to your door and you can hide from the cold outside!

    Call us on 0131 229 8216 to book a table or order a takeaway.

  • Monthly Recap

    Posted on March 31st, 2010 No comments

    We started our blog back in December last year.  Since then there have been some exciting times with Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Burns Night and now most recently Mother’s Day.  We’ve also had some of the greatest snow seen in the Edinburgh City for many years and a city wide drought of sledges!

    We’ve told you about some of our greatest Indian dishes – ranging from Vegetarian to prawns and different meats – and we look forward to continuing this in the coming months so that when you come to see us – you can order with more confidence. Also, keep an eye out for our monthly Featured Dishes.

    We’ve also made you aware of a range of offers and opportunities for you to save some money on our fantastic range of dishes – and still stand and you are more than welcome to come and take advantage.

    Finally – we’ve tried to keep you up to date with different things that are going on locally – including some great shows at the nearby King’s theatre.

    All in it’s been a fun few months – and we look forward to keeping you involved and up to date in the future.

  • Next month – Edinburgh welcomes the International Science Festival.  For 2 weeks from 3rd to 17th April, Edinburgh City will be full of fascinating exhibits and presentations as well as guests from all over the world.

    For those of you staying nearby to enjoy the festival – or attending some of the events at the nearby George Square and Edinburgh University venues, we’re a brief walk across one of the most beautiful parts of the city.  Come and see us for Edinburgh’s finest Indian food – we can assure you we’re worth the journey.

    Read more about the Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • Spring Forward!

    Posted on March 25th, 2010 No comments

    Don’t forget that as well as Spring starting – the clocks go forward an hour on the 28th March taking us into British Summer Time.

    Sadly, this means an hour less in bed – to help you get to sleep that bit earlier – come to see us early in the evening for a nice filling Indian Banquet and then sneak home for an early night and a good sleep!  We can even offer a decaf coffee after your meal.