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December 12, 2012
Tuk Tuk Indian Street Food recently arrived in Edinburgh

The 5pm blog was tickled by a new Indian restaurant which opened on Edinburgh’s Leven Street recently.

Tuk Tuk Indian Street Food aims to do as the name suggests although its menu refines the kitchen’s ambitions a little by adding that they serve rustic roadside and railway station dishes.

Railway station lamb

This means samosas, chicken lollipops, pakora platters and a wide range of familiar curries. Apart from mention of a railway station lamb curry and Punjabi bun kebabs, the menu doesn’t particularly leap out as being any more street food than many other Indian restaurants.

Although that may say more about my near total ignorance of Indian street food than anything else. Perhaps the street food part of it is more prominent with the specials. This week, Tuk Tuk is running a rastaki or roadside biryani.

Tapas style

It’s a tapas style operation so they recommend that customers order three to four dishes each. Prices for most dishes hover around the £4-£5 mark. A market kitchen shop is also part of the deal.

Tuk Tuk is a neat looking place with wire basket lights, Bollywood posters and some corrugated iron walls. You can’t miss it – it’s the one with a tuk tuk parked outside.

Tuk Tuk’s eye-catching interior