Dhaba Diner

This restaurant has ceased trading.

Dhaba Diner
37 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DD
  • Telephone 0131 667 2720
  • Food served Mon–Sat noon–11pm; Sun 5–10pm.
  • Average price £6.95 (set lunch); £16.50 (evening meal)
  • Email
  • Website www.dhabadiner.com
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  • Average price: £6.95 (set lunch); £16.50 (dinner)

Traditionally in India, dhaba were truck stops, serving home-style cooking at affordable prices for people in a hurry. More recently, the dhaba concept has broadened beyond Punjabi truckers without losing the principles of good, quick, fresh food.

Sounds like a wonderful ambition for Dhaba Diner. Opened in April 2012 in the former home of Khushi's Diner, Dhaba Diner brings Indian-style tapas food, distinguished by its sophisticated use of spices and herbs and the influence of the long-standing and widespread practice of freshness in Indian society.

We also serve quick Dhaba lunch. If you don't have time to eat in, Dhaba does takeaway as well.

Tapas has rapidly become a favourite with both locals and visitors to Scotland’s capital. Whether you’re popping out for lunch or heading off for a night out at one of Edinburgh’s many attractions, the Dhaba team is there to prepare fresh and quick meals for you to suit your taste.

Eating out with your friends and family is a pleasant occasion and the menu at the Dhaba is aimed at encouraging just that. With tapas the whole meal is a shared experience and the range of freshly prepared and tasty dishes on offer encourages people to try both favourites and something different.

Bring your own bottle (wines and bottled beers – corkage charge applies.

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  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs
  • Music on stereo: Indian pop music
  • Capacity: 90
  • Largest group: 40
  • Open since: 2012
  • BYOB: no charge corkage