Desi Pakwan

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Desi Pakwan
61 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 8LS
  • Telephone 0131 555 3333
  • Food served Mon–Fri 11am–11pm; Sat/Sun 2–11pm.
  • Average price £10 (set evening meal)
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Vibrant takeaway with tables in the heart of Leith Walk.

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Desi Pakwan is primarily a takeaway and delivery restaurant, but to appreciate the full experience it’s worth taking one of a handful of tables. There, you can admire the chefs simmering, seasoning and grilling Punjabi favourites. It’s also a joy to smell the aromas from the charcoal grill: a kebab from Desi’s contains juicy chargrilled chunks of chicken or lamb – a far cry from the shavings from 'elephants’ legs' with which many rival establishments fill their pittas. There's also a good selection of steaks, burgers and more traditional curries.

  • High point: The sizzle and smell of cooking over charcoal
  • Low point: Trying to eat a hefty kebab without swamping the table in sauce
  • Notable dish: Chicken kebab roll
  • Average price: £10 (set dinner)
  • Delivery: Deliver from noon to 10.30 pm within 3 mile radius
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access
  • Capacity: 20
  • BYOB: Free corkage

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