To make the most of a night dining out in the Granite City, here are the top 10 restaurants in Aberdeen according to TripAdvisor. 

With the growing realisation that Aberdeen is actually a city filled with excellent food styles and dining experiences, we’ve turned to TripAdvisor to find the best.

Their collected reviewers have enjoyed all of the best restaurants in the city so that you can cut straight through the noise and get right down to eating.

TripAdvisor’s top best restaurants in Aberdeen

Nur-Taj Indian Restaurant

(#1 of 571 Restaurants in Aberdeen, 58-60 Justice Mill Ln, Aberdeen AB11 6EP)

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Residents in Aberdeen seem to be keen fans of Indian cuisine, and sitting proudly at the top of the list is Nur-Taj, which styles itself as one of the best places to get a truly authentic curry.

And it seems TripAdvisor agrees, topping the moderately priced category, users gushed over its “well priced, delicious food” and over 99 per cent of its 102 reviews were very good or above.

Neil M posted: “Exceptional service and some of the best Indian food we’ve ever eaten! Generous portions, spiced to perfection. 5 stars all the way!!”

Bonobo Cafe

(#2 of 571 Restaurants in Aberdeen,  73-75 Skene St, Aberdeen AB10 1QD)

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Billing itself as the first 100 per cent vegan workers’ co-operative in the city, Bonobo’s vegan breakfasts and brunches have made a big impression on Aberdeen’s food lovers.

The 0nceler was a huge fan of the plant-based food offering: “Came here a little while ago and had the most amazing ‘fry-up’! Everything in the vegan breakfast was absolutely delicious, especially the beans and the tofu eggs.

“The staff are wonderful people, I didn’t catch their names but they all deserve recognition for the great work they do.”

Wild Ginger Restaurant

(#3 of 571 Restaurants in Aberdeen, 367 Union St, Aberdeen AB11 6BT)

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The second of our Indian cuisine specialists, Wild Ginger ranked highly for being a “beautiful modern Indian restaurant” offering “delicious food at reasonable prices”.

With over 400 ‘excellent’ reviews, WG is praised for its menu which features loads of vegetarian options and plenty of classics.

Linda J described it as a “must visit” if you’re a fan of Indian food in the north east.

Christos Greek Taverna

(#4 of 571 Restaurants in Aberdeen, 14-20, John St, Aberdeen AB25 1BT)

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Showing the varied nature of Aberdeen’s cosmopolitan culinary scene, Christos is an authentic Greek Taverna offering Mediterranean classics like Souvlaki and Mousaka.

Several users described this place as their “favourite restaurant in Aberdeen”.

A nice touch, Christos K, the owner, takes time out to personally respond to as many reviews as he can.

Shawarma

(#5 of 571 Restaurants in Aberdeen, Foresterhill Rd, Aberdeen AB16 5UX)

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This Persian and Lebanese restaurant was hugely popular for its kebabs with users enjoying both the take away and dine in options.

One user described it as the “only good kebab shop” they had found in the city. 

Namaste Delhi

(#6 of 571 Restaurants in Aberdeen, Ground Floor, 64 Bridge St, Aberdeen AB11 6JN)

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Following the current trend for Indian tapas, Namaste offers exciting and reasonably priced takes on modern Indian cuisine.

This popular restaurant is described by Aberdeen’s residents as a “great way to experience the wonderful flavours of India”.

Monsoona Healthy Indian Cuisine

(#7 of 571 Restaurants in Aberdeen, 20 Bridge St, Aberdeen AB11 6JJ)

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The fourth Indian restaurant on the list also happens to have the most reviews. Monsoona still manages to rate as one of the best restaurants in the city even though it has been reviewed over 1,100 times – with 95 per cent of reviewers rating it ‘Very Good’ or ‘Above’.

User Dream383 wrote: “First Class food and service. Best Indian food I have experienced!”

Kamoon Kitchen

(#8 of 571 Restaurants in Aberdeen, Unit 3 Jesmond Dr, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen AB22 8UR)

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Described as a “Local Lebanese Kitchen”, Kamoon does a roaring trade in middle Eastern cuisine.

Despite a few negative reviews for its take-away service, people are overwhelmingly positive about what most users described as a “hidden gem” and “a surprise find”.

Mi Amore

(#9 of 571 Restaurants in Aberdeen, 80-82 Huntly St, Aberdeen AB10 1TD)

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The only Italian restaurant on the list is another that’s had over 1,000 views with over 90 per cent of them being ‘very good’ or ‘excellent’.

Users raved about its popular pastas and many loved the service on offer.

Daytrip67 posted: “We never have to think where to go to celebrate, this restaurant has beautiful food served by the best waiting staff, nothing is too much trouble, can’t wait to go back again.”

Madame Mews Thai Cafe

(#10 of 571 Restaurants in Aberdeen, Unit 11, Aberdeen Market, Market St, Aberdeen AB11 5PA)

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If word of mouth is anything to go by the Madam Mews must be one of the most talked about eateries in Aberdeen, this popular gem of restaurant serves authnetic Thai cuisine that locals and visitors alike can’t get enough.

Sunseeker 023 wrote: “Authentic Thai food served, freshly cooked with fantastic flavours. Great varied menu at good prices.

“It’s definitely my favourite Thai in Aberdeen.”

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