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.
  • Average price £16.95 (set lunch); £16 (evening meal)
  • Email
  • Website tuktukonline.com
in association with
Birra Moretti
Tuk Tuk

Quirky and casual Indian street food restaurant, serving small plates tapas-style with a Bollywood twist to the décor.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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With Indian street food served tapas-style, Tuk Tuk offers a welcome alternative to traditional Indian dining. A bright and bold menu of over 30 dishes brings this corner of Tollcross just that little bit closer to the sights and sounds of Bombay. Inside, it's a stripped-back, modern interior with Bollywood posters on the wall and help-yourself cutlery in buckets. Choosing can prove a challenge, as is the chance of serious food envy, but it's difficult to be disappointed by dishes such as rich butter chicken served in cute copper pans, or gilafi lamb kebabs, light, herby and straight from the tandoor. With this sort of dining, there's always the risk of ordering too much, having to juggle plates into position and ditching the wine cooler to free up space, but at Tuk Tuk it just adds to the convivial atmosphere. BYOB, lots of long tables and a slightly raucous feel make it a great venue for larger groups.

  • High point: Modern take on Indian food that's full of character
  • Low point: Can feel a bit cavernous on quiet nights
  • Notable dish: Dhal makhni
  • 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: Indian / Bollywood music
  • Capacity: 120
  • Largest group: 80
  • Open since: 2012
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 0
  • BYOB: (No charge)

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