Best curry in Edinburgh

Tuk Tuk | Date posted - 07 Dec 2018
Curry houses have been a restaurant staple for as long as most can recall, and luckily for us, Scotland’s capital is home to plenty of them. Here are some of the best curries in Edinburgh, this selection includes some long-established favourites, as well as popular new ventures. Expect red, green, spicy, less-spicy, and above all delicious curry. You’ll thank us later.  

Mother India’s Cafe

After becoming one of Glasgow’s favourite institutions, the people behind Mother India decided to open a new gem in the capital, bringing happiness and great curry to the people of Edinburgh. Whether you’re more into chicken or lamb curry, they’ve got you covered! Pop out for lunch or head off for a night out, Mother India’s Cafe is an affordable and tasty option you don’t want to miss out!

Tuk Tuk

If you’ve been to Thailand, you’ve surely experienced a tuk tuk; this three-wheeled vehicle might have traumatized you. So hop in Tuk Tuk Restaurant for a ride straight to Bangkok’s bustling streets! This one’s a chilled-out, fun, and colourful Indian restaurant serving authentic small plates of all types, including some of the best curries in Edinburgh. PS: It’s a BYOB restaurant so don’t forget to BYOB!


In terms of great curry, Chaophraya has got you covered. With over ten different options on their menu, ranging from mild to very hot, this fine-dining Thai restaurant offers amazing curries that will tantalize those taste buds of yours. The venue is set on a rooftop giving you breathtaking views of the castle and across the city. Book one of their private dining rooms for an extra touch of class and privacy and you’re in for a fab night.


Ronaq is a fine dining restaurant offering some of the best curries in Edinburgh in a contemporary and trendy atmosphere. They first opened in Comely Bank, on the edge of Stockbridge, and became so successful they’ve decided to open their second venue in New Waverly. These guys use spices and herbs from different regions of South Asia, and it’s a real blast. To all the vegetarians/vegans out there, their menus have a wide range of dishes just for you! Book now with ResDiary!

Bar Soba

Asian, Balinese, Chinese, Japanese, Pan Asian
Launched in 1999 in Glasgow, Bar Soba fast became a staple of the city’s burgeoning bar and restaurant scene. In 2012, they’ve decided to take their amazing curries just to bring them in our capital, making the people of Edinburgh happier than ever. They serve delicious pan Asian street food with dishes from across the Orient. Don’t miss out on their lip-smacking cocktails, they’re made with love by their amazing mixologists and they’re honestly a pure joy.
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