Itihaas delivered 60 lunchtime meals

When Claire Neish from Midlothian’s Health and Social Care team contacted us for help, we were only glad to step up!

“In yet another example of #kindnessmidlothian, local food business Itihaas kindly delivered 60 lunchtime meals to hard working staff at Fairfield House recently.

Claire Neish from Health and Social Care liaised with the restaurant to make this possible. She is pictured with restaurant owner Matin Khan (centre) and his staff member Mohammed Abbas.

Claire said ‘Thanks to Matin and his team. This gesture was very much appreciated by all and was good for staff morale. He has kindly expressed his willingness to make similar donations to other work locations if needed.’”

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Helping our NHS heroes get free food

Wendy Stubbs has been doing amazing work to feed our NHS heroes!

We have only been glad to help out as best as we can. At the beginning of the lockdown, we offered free curry to NHS, Carers and Emergency Staff. Additionally, we were providing free dinner to The Edinburgh Royal Infirmary’s ICU every Thursday evening.

“Itihaas has been providing food to the ICU at ERI every Thursday free of charge. Matin has provided over 1200 meals to people in the NHS, police, the fire service, care homes, GPs and pharmacies.”

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Itihaas Gift Vouchers for Christmas Presents

Make Christmas shopping quick and easy by gifting your family and friends Gift Vouchers for Itihaas!

Vouchers are available in multiples of £10 or £20. Just pop in to the restaurant or call us on 0131 663 9800 during opening hours.

You can be assured your loved ones will enjoy our award-winning Indian cuisine this festive season! And remember you for it!


Itihaas is Number 6 in the Top 16 Google Indian Takeaway Reviews

A right carry on! Midlothian restaurants take away more plaudits

Midlothian restaurants Radhuni and Itihaas are carrying on where they left off – by being listed among Scotland’s top takeaways.

In September the India-Bangladeshi restaurants were ranked 2 and 5 on a list of the country’s best curry restaurants as reviewed by customers on Google.

Now they’ve proved to be similar hits in reviews posted by the global Internet provider – for takeaway food. Radhuni, in Loanhead, is listed at number 3 with an average score of 4.7 out of 5, with Itihaas, in Dalkeith, at number 6 with a mark of 4.5.

Both are owned and run by the same family.

Google’s top 16 includes takeaways from Shetland to the Borders and from Ullapool to Fife. Two Edinburgh restaurants make the list – Oink in Victoria Street at 9 and Kebab Mahal in Nicolson Square at 15 respectively.

The family firm’s distinctions include winning the title of Scotland’s Curry Chef of the Year twice – Matin Khan at Itihaas in 2014 and Ashok Ram of Radhuni last year. The 120-seater Radhuni is shortlisted in the 2019 British Curry Awards to be announced in London next Monday 25 November.

Matin Khan commented: “Itihaas and Radhuni lavish the same meticulous care and attention on our takeaways as the food we serve to in-house diners. We’re grateful to all the customers who praised our service for giving them the opportunity to enjoy the best Indian-Bangladeshi cuisine in the comfort of their own homes.”

Read the original article in the Edinburgh Evening News here.

Read coverage of this article in The Midlothian Advertiser here.


Popadoms & Chutney

Start your meal with our perfect Popadoms and tangy chutney!

After you’ve ordered your choice of Starters, Mains, Side Dishes, Bread and rice, let us prepare an Indian feast you will remember!

While you wait you can nibble on our freshly made Popadoms. Order with a selection of chutneys including:

– Mango Chutney
– Onion Salad
– Mixed Chutney
– Mint Yoghurt Sauce
– Spiced Onions

It’s tradition!


Itihaas is Number 5 in the Top 20 Google Indian Restaurant Reviews

Two of the five best curry restaurants in Scotland are in Midlothian, according to reviewers on global Internet service Google.

The Radhuni in Loanhead is ranked number two and Itihaas in Dalkeith number five in the top 20 based on Google users who left reviews after their meals.

Both restaurants are owned and run by the same family. In April the 120 cover Radhuni was voted Best Restaurant in Edinburgh in the Scottish Curry Awards. Last September it was named Scotland’s best South Asian restaurant at a gala event in London and in 2018 its Head Chef Ashok Ram was voted Chef of the Year in the Scottish Curry Awards.

Radhuni, whose name means ‘passionate cook’ in Bengali, opened in 2011 as Loanhead’s first Indian-style restaurant.

Matin Khan, who runs Itihaas restaurant in Dalkeith’s Eskbank Road, won the Scottish Curry Chef of the Year award in 2014.

His son Habibur, Managing Partner of Radhuni, commented: “The customers of Radhuni and Itihaas are the best judges of the quality of our food and service. We are proud that diners who reviewed us on such an eminent Internet portal as Google have praised both restaurants so highly.”

Read the original article in The Scotsman here.

Read coverage of this article in The Midlothian Advertiser here.

Read coverage of this article in the Evening News here.

Write a Google Review for Itihaas.


Itihaas Asian Restaurant Awards 2019 Coverage Roundup

Itihaas is Restaurant of the Year for Midlothian!

After our recent win at the 2019 Asian Restaurant Awards, we have been featured across various media outlets. Here’s a sample of coverage for our win:

Midlothian Advertiser

Edinburgh Live

The Scotsman (Food & Drink)


Itihaas wins Restaurant of the Year

Dalkeith restaurant Itihaas has added another award to its roll of honour by being voted the best Asian restaurant in Midlothian.

A previous winner of the titles of Scotland’s top curry restaurant, Curry Chef of the Year and best South Asian restaurant, it received the prize at the 2019 Asian Restaurant Awards held on Sunday evening at the Sheraton Grand Hotel and Spa in Edinburgh.

The awards are organised by the Asian Catering Federation (ACF) which represents the UK’s 30,000 Asian and Oriental restaurants. Bangladeshi, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Malaysian and Nepalese restaurants all took part.

ACF Chairman Yawar Khan commented: “Winners represent these regions’ highest standards of cuisines which play such an important part in the Scottish economy.”

After receiving the award for the family-owned and run Bangladeshi-Indian restaurant on Eskbank Road, Habibur Khan (pictured) added:  “Itihaas has won many accolades at a national level but regards itself first and foremost as a community hub and service, so this latest award is special for its owners and supremely skilled staff.”


Itihaas is a finalist at the Scottish Curry Awards 2019

We are delighted to announce that Itihaas has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Best Dining Experience of the Year category!

Itihaas has previously won the Chef of the Year (Matin Khan) award in 2014 and Restaurant of the Year award in 2017 We are hoping Lady Luck is on side for a third win!

A huge thank you to our guests and suppliers for your support over the years.


Itihaas is One of the Seven Very Best Indian Restaurants in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Live has put together a fantastic list of the very best Indian restaurants in Edinburgh. We are humbled yet very proud to be featured in this list being located in Dalkeith, Midlothian. The Radhuni, our sister restaurant based in Loanhead is also proudly featured in the list.

Edinburgh is a gold mine when it comes to spicy, tastebud-tingling Indian cuisine


Itihaas, based in Dalkeith, is another Midlothian favourite. Like The Radhuni, the modern restaurant has won multiple awards for its innovative dishes.

Their Sunday banquet menu is as popular as Tapas Tuesday at The Radhuni: diners can get three courses for £12.95, and with dishes like the piquant paneer chilli massalam to choose from (a vegetarian favourite), as well as tender lamb curries and vegetable sides, you’ll definitely leave smiling, satisfied and well set up for the week ahead.

Read the full article at Edinburgh Live’s website here.

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