A glamorous dining room almost adjacent to Edinburgh’s glorious Princes Street Gardens, Kasturi Indian Gourmet Restaurant is named after the headily exotic perfume, also known as musk, used by the rich and indulgent Mughal Emperors in centuries gone by. It’s a rather appropriate choice for a restaurant so full of exotic atmosphere. Designed by architects and interior designers, Kasturi is decorated in clear, crisp jewel-like tones, the walls dotted with Indian and Bangladeshi artefacts and white-clothed tables laid with designer flatware and cutlery. Though upmarket, Kasturi is friendly and inviting, welcoming tourists as well as Edinburgh trendsetters and providing efficient yet relaxed service. Well spiced Indian dishes, both traditional old favourites and Kasturi’s own specialties, are a good compromise between authentic Indian flavour and the milder preferences of European diners, meats, fish and veg locally sourced and spices imported from Asia. Indeed with more than 25 years exp
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