• Golden Ambal

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  • White Veg-options

Serves meat, vegan options available. Northern and Southern Indian cuisine. Has a separate vegan menu. Open Mon-Thu 14:00-22:30, Fri 14:00-23:00, Sat 12:00-23:00, Sun 12:00-22:00.

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16 Reviews

First Review by GoldenPlant


Points +385

24 Aug 2023

Great dosas

Vegan options are clearly labelled, generous portions at great prices. Not the best curry I’ve had, but it was tasty and the staff were lovely



Points +94

23 Aug 2023

Good Indian food

I had the onion tadaka as starter and Yellow Daal Tadka as Main course. It was delicious


Points +42

05 Jul 2023

Delicious food

We ordered onion pakoda, aloo baingan, masala dosa and rice on the side as take-out.
Waiting time was little long but we visited during busy evening hours, so it was okay. Staff was really nice and helpful with finding the vegan options.
Food was delicious and full of flavor. Our favourite was definitely the onion pakoda, crispy and flavourful fried onion starter.
Overall very nice restaurant and food!


Points +190

31 Dec 2022

Our favourite Indian restaurant

We go to Golden Ambal fairly often, just love this place, easily the best Indian restaurant in Edinburgh.

Friendly, helpful staff, menu clearly labeled as to what's vegan, or can be veganised.

We love the Idly Sambar 😋 Madras and Kadai are our favourites. A good varied menu, great value and fresh, flavourable ingredients

Pros: Friendly , Good options, Fresh and well prepared dishes


Points +71

27 Aug 2022

Great Dosa

Masala Dosa was great, and vegan options are clearly labelled.


Points +17

17 Jul 2022

Delicious food

Vegan options are clearly labeled on the menu. The staff is very kind.
I had a wonderful masala dosa, I would definitely go back if I stayed longer in Edinburgh!


Points +3008

28 Jun 2022

Good food, kind staff

Really enjoyed my meal here! My waiter was incredibly lovely, and the food was tasty and fresh. The dosa was prepared differently to most dosa, but not in a bad way! Just a bit thicker and less crispy than most.


Points +233

13 Apr 2022

Our favourite place in Edinburgh

The food here is super tasty and lots of it can be made vegan. We always come here for lunch when in Edinburgh.

Pros: Lots of tasty options., Great flavours., Welcoming environment.


Points +41

20 Jul 2020

Five star Indian

Closest I have found to food I ate in India, with some interesting options. Veg samosas are really tasty, the gobi manchurian is a favourite, and one of the few places I can find masala dosa in Edinburgh.


Points +122

04 Aug 2019

Great food

Lovely friendly Indian restaurant with vegan options. The food was great and superb value.

Pros: Good vegan choice with helpful staff


Points +219

29 Jul 2019

Very nice

I tried Manchurian Ghobi and Yellow Daal. Both very good. Veg items marked on menu. The place is lovely with several tables on the first floor and more downstairs. The table next to us was drinking a bit and singing loudly so I couldn’t wait to leave.


Points +16

26 Jul 2019


Fantastic food. All clearly
labelled vegan. Friendly knowledgeable staff. Quick service.

Pros: Lots of vegan options

Cons: None


Points +38

28 Aug 2018

Not Too Bad

Great Indian food with a decent amount of vegan options, but the quality of the food itself can be a hit or miss. Once ordered veggie samosas and they were frozen inside, and had a had other cold meals as well, but I’ve also had dishes that were prepared perfectly. The menu is reasonably priced and when the food is cooked properly it’s full of flavor


Points +13

25 Jul 2017

Good Indian Vegetarian choice

its very good restaurant with good vegan option,but many of their dishes can be made vegan by avoiding dairy while they making the order. the menu selection frproducts om combination of southern and northern part of India and little different menu from other Indian restaurants. Its not pure vegetarian restaurant, However you will find good vegetarian option and please consider to staffs before you choosing your menu, they could make even better.

Pros: authentic food, good vegetarian choice, value of money

Cons: masala dosa, Indian vegetarian food, Romantic vegetarian restaurant


Points +40

30 May 2017

very good choices for vegans

We are two vegans and one vegetarian traveling. The waiter was very nice and knowledgeable about vegan/ vegetarian options. The food was delicious and served promptly. Nothing to complain about!


Points +40

04 Jun 2016

Too many mistakes

I was so confused by this menu of what was vegan. When the samosas arrived they were frozen inside. When my meal arrived it was chicken. Poor experience, wouldn't recommend.

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