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Omar Khayyam Indian Restaurant

#268 of 1,787 Restaurants in Edinburgh
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1 Grosvenor Street, Edinburgh EH12 5ED, Scotland
+44 131 225 2481
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16:30 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 16:30 - 00:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 13:45
17:00 - 00:00
Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ventured out looking for somewhere to eat while staying in Edinburghs Haymarket. Liked the look of Omar Khayyam Indian restaurant and went in having no reservation. Quickly and warmly greeted by friendly waiter who took our jackets and got us a table without any fuss. Great start. The menu was typical of any other good Indian restaurant but the food... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been going here for 30 years and disgusted by new management. Ordered kids meal, £5.95. Asked for a bit of sauce, just to cover the chicken tikka. We were told that would be fine. Stunned to be charged nearly £4 making our child's dinner nearly £10 and more expensive than if we ordered an adult curry from the menu. Complained,... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was in this restaurant with friends last night. From the moment we walked in staff couldn't do enough for us. Food was amazing. Great atmosphere and spotlessly clean. Would highly recommend I am fussy but could not fault anything Will definitely be back soon

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Edinburgh, Scotland
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400 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I liked the restaurant. The staff were polite and efficient. Where we struggled was to distinguish it from other Indian restaurants in Edinburgh. The food was good but we couldn't class it as anything above what you'd get in other establishments. The prices also in line with other "well presented" premises (you can cheaper but the ambience and cleanliness might... More 

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perth
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86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we took a chance on a last minute "walk in" on a busy pre rugby fri night in Edinburgh and im very glad we did! door held for us.. coats taken.. shown to table! service amazing! our 1st time in an indian restaurant of this standard and it wont be our last visit! food was delicious and the timing between... More 

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Darvel, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been using this Indian for many many years and so have my mates and their wives the food is always great and the service is brilliant

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1 Thank jefurkit
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As we walked in the door was held open for us to walk in and this was a sign of things to come. Faultless service throughout. Drinks and food were brought very quickly. We decided to be adventurous and had the chicken Kabul and a traditional Afghani dish Qandhari. Both were amazing although I would especially recommend the Lamb Qandhari.... More 

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Ossett, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked a table online for my wife and myself for 7.30pm, and arrived early but were shown to our table straight away. The service from the staff was immediate, polite and very attentive. Poppadums and dip were ordered while we decided on our drinks, and they were there were there almost instantly. Drinks once ordered, were the same. Our food... More 

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting Edinburgh for 4 days as part of my husband's 50th birthday celebrations we were looking for somewhere local to our hotel on the first night and have to say we were not disappointed. Great menu choices, great food/wine. Good value and the biggest Naan bread any of us had ever seen. Superb!

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UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is excellent, the restaurant is bright and the staff are efficient and friendly.The menu has some unusual (and very tasty) dishes on it. The Charsada Lamb Karahi was really delicious, I was sorry when I'd finished! There are the old favourites too, really well done. Best Indian restaurant in Edinburgh in my opinion.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Balti, Pakistani, Middle Eastern, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 13:45
17:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 13:45
17:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 13:45
17:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 13:45
17:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 13:45
17:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Grosvenor Street, Edinburgh EH12 5ED, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 2481

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theatres and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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