Sonar Gao

Sonar Gao
191 Great Junction Street, Edinburgh, EH6 5LQ
  • Telephone 0131 555 2424
  • Food served Mon–Sun 5–11pm.
  • Average price £11.50 (evening meal)
  • Typical order Veg pakora, chicken tikka balti, pilau rice (£10.35)
  • Website www.sonargao.com
in association with
Birra Moretti

Takeaway review
This well-established Bangledeshi restaurant has been receiving consistently high marks for some time now and given the standard and variety of food on offer, it’s not hard to see why. The huge menu extends well beyond the classics of korma and bhuna and those keen to go off-piste are well catered for. Try the garlic mushroom puri for a new take on a traditional starter or the excellent main of lamb laknavi – meltingly tender meat in a garlic, mint and lime sauce. Ordering via their website allows plenty of time to make your mind up and the unusually speedy delivery service covers most of the city.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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This review is taken from the 2013 edition.

Since opening its doors in 2004, this family-run Bangladeshi restaurant’s fame has slowly spread from its Leith base to the further reaches of the city, and it is now consistently touted among the capital’s top takeaways. Offering an eye-watering selection of mouth-watering options for those who aren’t shy to try new flavours, it is easy to see why. Recommendations include starters such as aloo chat: spicy potatoes with cucumber and coriander, while for mains it is well worth trying a Bangladeshi speciality, such as Sathkora Gusht – spring lamb cooked with lemon, garlic, onions and steeped in all manner of Subcontinental spice.

  • Delivery: Free for orders over £12; no delivery after 10:45pm.
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Wheelchair access