- Telephone 0131 553 3980
- Food served Tue–Sun 5–10.30pm. Closed Mon.
- Average price £20 (evening meal)
- Website www.agoonpani.co.uk
Bright, contemporary décor and an unusually broad menu drawn from across the Indian sub-continent.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
With its large picture window, white-painted wood and feature wall, Agoon Pani could pass itself off as the latest gentrified Leith bar. Refurbished in 2015, it’s actually one of the city's newer Indian restaurants, one that takes in an unusually broad range of dishes from across the subcontinent, interestingly listed with their geographical origin. Kitchuri is the Bangladeshi variant of a widely made dish of gently spiced lentils, rice and egg. Seasoned with ghee, it’s a comforting, earthier version of its British offspring kedgeree. Similarly, appetisers such as delicately spiced hotpots or spiced onions with homemade ketchup make a pleasant alternative to the standard classics found elsewhere on the menu. Indeed, it’s a pity the rest of the menu doesn't stray far from the ubiquitous bought-in desserts and Cobra beer. Regular Groupon offers do, however, provide an inexpensive opportunity to taste a variety of the dishes on offer.
- High point: Good choice of appetisers and mains …
- Low point: … not matched by desserts or drinks
- Notable dish: Kitchuri lamb
- Delivery: ask for details
- 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: Nothing
- Capacity: 45
- Largest group: 45
- Open since: Oct 2014
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
- House wine: £15.95 per bottle