Tuk Tuk

Tuk Tuk
1 Leven Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9LH
  • Telephone 0131 228 3322
  • Opening times 12.30–10pm.
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–10.30pm.
  • Email
  • Website tuktukonline.com
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Tuk Tuk

Modern, casual and lively tapas restaurant, serving Bombay-style street food.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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Tuk Tuk's industrial-style dining room, housed in an old bank building, pops with colour and vibrancy. Bollywood posters and friendly service add warmth, but the food is the star here. Bombay street food, served tapas-style gives diners the opportunity to experiment. Bengali fishcakes give a fresh and welcome twist to a classic, while tandoori lamb chops are a heady mix of spices and deliciousness. Dhal makhani is richly comforting and chicken cooked on the bone adds depth to the 'staff curry'. Handy recommendations and allergy advice help you negotiate the expansive spoilt-for-choice menu, all of which can be washed down with BYOB, traditional lassis or maybe a Bombay coke float. Busy and loud, it's a perfect venue for large groups, who also benefit from the chance to taste even more dishes from the tempting menu.

The List's rating






Nicola Pym visited Tuk Tuk on 16 January 2018
  • High point: Exciting menu with lots of choice
  • Low point: Very loud when busy
  • Notable dish: Railway Station lamb curry
  • Average price: £12 (set lunch)
  • 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, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Eclectic Indian music
  • Capacity: 120
  • Largest group: 100
  • Open since: 2012
  • BYOB: (50p recycling charge per table)

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