Saboteur

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Saboteur
Saboteur
19–20 Teviot Place, Edinburgh, EH1 2QZ
  • Telephone 0131 623 0384
  • Food served Sun–Thu 11.30am–10pm; Fri/Sat 11.30am–11pm.
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  • Website saboteurrestaurant.com
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Easy-going drop-in for Vietnamese and South East Asian dishes.

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This cheerful, casual joint brings cheap and tasty Vietnamese street food to the heart of the city with a mix and match of favourites. The menu is split into large boxes and bowls of rice, noodle, soup and curries alongside smaller sides, crêpes and baguettes. The kuay tiaw tom yam is a sweet and spicy noodle soup, full of pork, prawn, fishballs and vegetables, while the yellow ga curry is a fragrant mix of chicken, coconut milk and chilli. Portions are generous but with prices kept low you can throw in a couple of sticky bao buns and dip into the side orders of peanut chicken skewers, chilli-fried tofu and wok-fried vegetables with oyster sauce without breaking the bank. Like its nearby stablemate Ting Thai Caravan, Saboteur doesn’t take bookings so you might want an alternative up your sleeve on a busy day. But it’s less frantic and crammed than its Thai neighbour, so those who do get a table can enjoy a more leisurely meal.

The List's rating
7.4

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Chris Marks visited Saboteur on 24 February 2019
  • High point: Plenty of bao buns for your bucks
  • Low point: No disabled toilets
  • Notable dish: Mi ga curry
  • Average price: £12 (lunch); £14 (dinner)
  • Delivery: Deliveroo
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Wheelchair access
  • Music on stereo: modern cool music
  • Capacity: 80
  • Open since: 2017
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 7
  • House wine: £16 per bottle

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