Kama Sutra

Kama Sutra
105-109 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9AN
  • Telephone 0131 229 7747
  • Opening times Mon–Sun noon–11pm
  • Seasonal times Extended hours during Edinburgh Festival and Christmas period
  • Food served Sun–Thu noon–11pm; Fri/Sat noon–midnight.
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Sun 3–6pm
  • Average price £7.95 (set lunch); £18 (evening meal)
  • Pre-theatre price £9.95
  • Email
  • Website www.kamasutrarestaurants.com

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Eating & Drinking Guide

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This review is taken from the 2013 edition.

Lothian Road’s Kama Sutra, part of a small family-run chain, is still a relative newcomer to the city’s dining scene. The interior is stylish with well-spaced dark wood furniture, though the pictorial artwork catches the eye more often than the imported carvings on the walls. The menu embraces traditional dishes as well as the more unusual. A starter of crab tikki is a surprising success and the hara bhara kebab (deep-fried spiced spinach and vegetable patty) is delicious. A manin course of Himalayan chicken hot pot has a sweet and sour zing to it, and vegetarians are well catered for with the beautifully balanced paneer madlaider and excellent daal tarka marke, flavoured with cumin seeds and rarely highlighted asafoetida. Breads are good too, particularly the pleasingly flaky paratha. Lovers of fiery foods can ask for their dishes ‘desi style’. This in-house codeword should trigger a knowing nod from the efficient staff and a significant increase in the spice level of your meal. Don’t say you weren’t warned …

  • High point: Interesting range of well-executed dishes
  • Low point: Greasy wine list cover
  • Private dining: Up to 35 covers
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu
  • Music on stereo: Bhangra music
  • Live entertainment: maybe in future, live comedy
  • Capacity: 100
  • Largest group: 100
  • Open since: November 2011
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 6
  • House wine: £14.95 per bottle

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