The Best Indian Tandoori
Restaurant in Edinburgh
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0131 229 8216
  • From our location in the most beautiful part of the city – we get to see our neighbours beautifully kept gardens every single day.  Whilst there is little doubt that there is a lot of talent around us – those of you less confident may be interested to hear that the Gardening Scotland Exhibition is coming to The Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh at the beginning of next month.

    Featuring a wide range of special stalls including a hall from Dobbie’s Garden Centre and the BBC Scotland Beechgrove team – here is an opportunity to get some gardening hints and ideas – whatever your level of confidence.

    In this age of people trying to become a bit more self sufficient – this is the perfect place to get advice on how to grow things at home.  Just think – if you think we don’t make our curries spicy enough – but are too polite to ask – you could learn how to grow your own chillies or fresh coriander and add them yourself!

  • The end of May once again bring quality Rugby back to Murrayfield.  After the recent Magic Weekend of Rugby League, the 29th and 30th of May brings the annual 7s Rugby tournament to Edinburgh’s Murrayfield with 44 games being played over the 2 days.  7s tournaments are synonymous across the world with great excitement – and for being a fantastic spectacle – with Hong Kong pretty much grinding to a halt each year for their equivalent.

    For the non initiated – 7s differs from normal rugby in that the team is made up of only 7 players – and the matches are only 15 minutes long.

    Why not take advantage of this great spectacle and have a 7 themed weekend – with a day at the matches followed by a table for 7 at the Himalaya – let us know you are coming and we can pull together a perfect Curry banquet for 7!

    Give us a quick call on 0131 229 8216 to make a booking!

  • Are you keen to get some authentic ingredients to help you cook Indian food at home – or maybe you just would like to find some great chutneys and drinks all the way from the other side of the world. Maybe you are keen to pick up some classic Indian desserts to pop in the freezer to enjoy after a great meal from your favourite takeaway/restaurant in Edinburgh!

    Whilst supermarkets are starting to pick up their ideas with some extra lines, a short drive (or bus ride) away from us is the fantastic Planet Asia, 1 Norton Park, Edinburgh EH7 5RS – Edinburgh’s finest Asian Supermarket situated just off Easter Road. They stock a really wide range of Halal foods as well as all the spices and authentic ingredients you will ever need. If you’re driving – you’ll also be glad to know they have free parking.

  • The first weekend in May is almost upon us – and it’s a special weekend at Murrayfield.  For all you rugby lovers it’s 48 hours of action – and this time it’s league not union.  For one weekend the cream of England’s Rugby League teams are going to be here with 7 games over the two days.

    This is a great opportunity to see what it is about Rugby League that has the whole of the North of England so excited – and with summer seeming to be getting closer – what could be better than spending the weekend watching live sport!

    You might wonder why we’re telling you about The Magic Weekend.  The reason is that our local customers are big rugby fans – and on a selfish level, that after a day out watching the game they generally come home hungry and ready for one of our great Indian feasts.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Start of Spring

    Posted on March 17th, 2010 No comments

    Hasn’t it seemed like a very long and cold winter?  March brings the excitement of the start of Spring – and hopefully some warmer and more pleasant weather. The next few months should hopefully allow for some impromptu evenings eating outside, or just taking the opportunity to get out in the evening for a walk.

    Here at the Himalaya we want to be part of your springtime plans, whether you are simply passing and fancy a quick curry and a cool drink, want to take away some of our great Indian dishes for a meal in the garden (or picnic in the Meadows!) or if you are having a grand party and want to take advantage of our outside catering experience.

  • Wondering about things to do?  How about taking advantage of the little pitch and putt golf course on Bruntsfield Links?  You can ignore the claims that this is where golf was invented – whether it is true or not it really is a beautiful opportunity to get out for some fresh air in Edinburgh’s beautiful Meadows.

    We’re just a few well struck irons away – so come in before for a nice curry to give you the strength to play – or pop by afterwards and discuss your performance over a few poppadoms!

  • Here are the current Top 5 dishes ordered by our customers.

    1. Chicken Tikka Kurma

    Fantastic fresh chicken breast – barbecued and enhanced with a lovely buttery almond and cashew nut sauce. A mild dish – order with a garlic naan to help soak up the lovely rich curry.

    2. Chicken Tikka Masallam

    Our classic pieces of chicken, marinated and cooked in the tandoor oven before being doused in lovely rich curry sauce. Perfect with some freshly cooked pilau rice.

    3. Balti Lamb Tikka Masallam

    This is the lamb version of the famous chicken dish. As with the chicken variety rice is a great accompaniment – but we’d recommend a keema naan. The spicy lamb mince stuffed naan tastes fantastic with the Masallam sauce.

    4. Chicken Madras

    This is the hottest dish on this list – and is one of our spicier dishes. The Madras sauce is a rich combination of spicy heat with a slight sourness. Traditionally served with rice – the strong taste of the dish means that plain rice works best. A couple of wholewheat chapattis lets you enjoy this meal eating with your fingers – perfect.

    5. King Prawn Puri

    A puri is a lovely little traditional Indian puffy bread snack. In this dish these small circles of warm bread are accompanied by mildly spiced king prawns with a fresh garnish of spring onion and coriander leaves. A fantastic starter – quite light and enough spice to whet your taste buds ready for a lovely curry main course.

  • When you’re still sat at the table it’s not always easy to say much when you’re asked if everything was okay. If your instinctive answer is always ‘fine’ – our guest book lets you tell us what you really think.

    Whether you’ve eaten in, or had a takeaway we want to know what you think. If you’ve had a great time at our restaurant please let us know. If you have any other feedback we want to know too – we are here to please.

    Never been to eat with us? Shame on you – but don’t worry have a look at our guest book and see what you are missing!