At our Awards ceremony, the Award for
BEST IN SCOTLAND was ungraciously received by another Scottish
restaurant in another city. We graciously therefore transfer
the Award to this highly deserving and highly appreciative
restaurant. It's a tiny 4-seater, and the first opened (in
1981) by Wali Tasar Uddin, MBR, JP. It is now run by his
nephew, Foysol Choudhury, who describes it as'reassuringly
low-key' serving northern Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine.
It's a pretty, relaxing restaurant with cane chairs and
bamboo-slatted wall blinds, a clever and effective illusion..
DBAC says: I first ate there, well, let me see, a very long
time ago, the decorations were unfussy, in fact simple but
never-the-less effective and the food served in generous
portions. We continue to get many appreciative reports:
“First class restaurant
by any standards. The welcome and the ambience of this
establishment is all that once could wish for, when sitting
down to dine. The welcome is friendly, the staff attentive and
the food is flavoursome and well prepared. We have been before
and do recommended it. We are fortunate in having restaurant so
this calibre in Edinburgh.' ANON. '
The staff were very polite and welcoming with an excellent neat
table. The candle was a beautiful touch. Been before but only
for a takeaway, even better sitting in. Would definitely
return. Thank you staff, you were all fabby!
‘coming here for two years, and always
recommend it.' FC.
'We have been coming here for twenty five years, you may think
us biased. However, although visiting once a year, we have
never had a poor meal. The extremely high standard of food,
delicate flavours of creamy Lamb Pasanda £6.25 and Chicken
Tikka Masala £6.25, are a bench mark, which other restaurants
can only hope to approach.
Even after a years absence, the warm
family welcome sets the mood for an excellent experience. Portions
generous, menu extensive and meals very reasonably priced.'
ckl. I visit quite often,
always friendly, excellent food, prices reasonable. Everything is
clean, including the toilets. There is no background music, which
is very good, as I am hard of bearing. Friends and colleagues
always impressed.' ADK. '
Second to none.' PS.
You have to visit their website to see the array of stars who have
visited here; to name just two: Clint Eastwood and Cliff Richard.
Weekday Lunch Menu: £5.95 per person. Menu Snapshot: Mach Kebab
£2.95 - fish cooked with garlic, ginger and coriander leaf; Amer
Murgh £5.95 - chicken cooked with mango pulp, cream and mild
spices; Palok Gagor Cashew Nut £3.95 - fresh spinach, carrots,
nuts, medium hot, Delivery: £15. Hours: 12-2.15/5-12am.