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The Shezan Indian Cuisine

) #364 of 1,808 Restaurants in Edinburgh ₹₹ - ₹₹₹, Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
24-25 Union Place | City Centre, Edinburgh EH1 3NQ, Scotland
+44 131 557 5098
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“curry” (69 reviews)
“poppadoms” (61 reviews)
“pickle tray” (20 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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24-25 Union Place | City Centre, Edinburgh EH1 3NQ, Scotland
Neighbourhood: Broughton & Calton
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1 - 10 of 727 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We received poppadoms and dips as appetisers when we arrived. My vegetable biriyani was nice, it tasted different from what I'm used to but wasn't a bad different. Needed more curry sauce though and naan was a bit dry. Overall food was fine and arrived...More

Thank hmm98
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This restaurant win an award for its curries and it's easy to see why. We tried the tawa sigh it's secret hint of tanginess and a king prawn boo a. The dal was creamy. Each flavour was precise and distinct. (Unlike other Indian restaurants that...More

Thank Liz B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

very average Resturant, last night visited the Resturant with my daughter and husband, staff was very rude, quality of food was not good, it dose not seems that they know about Indian taste.

2  Thank Sunita P
Reviewed 1 week ago

On 24th April I booked a table for 8 people for 7pm on 13th May. The manager phoned me and asked if I could change the time to 7.30pm which I did. When my group arrived at 7.30pm on 13th May, the assistant manager said...More

2  Thank Pam G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For our final night in Edinburgh we decided to try this restaurant acclaimed for its curries. Our waiter Kanon facilitated a complete and relaxing experience - patiently answering all our questions. We had the Poppadum with pickle tray, Samosas, Saag Paneer‭ and Chicken Jaipuri -...More

Thank Dave H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a nice and spicy dinner at Shezan. The waiter, Kanon, was very helpful when trying to pick something from the menu. Service was quick and we had a lot of attention from the staff.

Thank Agathe D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hadn't been to the Shezan for many years but decided to pop in to see what it was like these days and very happy that we did. Didn't book but were early enough on a Saturday that there was space, although it got pretty busy...More

1  Thank Hawklord_pxr5
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Edinburgh on a Stag Do. Came here for dinner one night. Not a very authentic place, definitely caters for people who do not want a real curry. I think owners are not even Indian. Starters ====== Because I was with English lads they...More

1  Thank Mark R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for a place to dine after a day of walking and touristing in Old Town, we came across Shezan as we headed to our rental flat in New Town. We were looking for Indian and we hit the jackpot. There were four of us...More

1  Thank Tom M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visit here when down in Edinburgh and the best Indian food we have tasted Been there a number of times and highly recommend

1  Thank sinnes2
Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to
malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton
have long been transitional neighbourhoods with a
mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village
found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything
but overt along bustling epicentre Broughton Street;
even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and
art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The
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alan j
Was thinking of booking a table for 3 people on the 9th Dec at 1.30 pm and was interested to read the various reviews
17 November 2016|
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Response from ScotlandInverness | Reviewed this property |
we eat a lot of Indian food and as said in my review ,this has been the best we've tasted and other persons comment "mainstream" we didn't find that but then again everyone like or expects different things. enjoy
How do you make best curries on this planet,I know you can't tell me recipes ,but they are world class Curry's
15 March 2016|
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Gerald M
I put up a stinking review last year and I got a reply from the manager explaining the reasons for not allowing us entry which I accept. I would now like to try your food next Friday about 5 pm if possible?
12 October 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 24
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
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12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24-25 Union Place | City Centre, Edinburgh EH1 3NQ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Broughton & Calton
  • Neighbourhood: Broughton & Calton
  • Phone Number: +44 131 557 5098
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Just a stone’s throw from the capital’s main hotels and attractions, Shezan Restaurant is an ideal dining place to experience top quality Indian and Punjabi cuisine at affordable prices.With a solid reputation built up over the past 30 years, the family-run Shezan Restaurant is well renowned as the capital’s best loved Indian eatery and has even bagged a string of awards for it’s delectable dishes.Shezan’s menus – inclusive of à la carte and pre-theatre dishes – are impressive and contain over 100 homemade Punjabi delights as well as wines and champagnes from around the globe.So, if you are spending an evening at the nearby Edinburgh Playhouse, staying in a hotel on business or just passing by, pay Shezan a visit today for a culinary experience like no other – top service and food guaranteed.