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Tuk Tuk

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Tuk Tuk
1 Leven Street
Edinburgh
EH3 9NB

+44 (0)131 228 3322
Website

Overall score: ★★★★☆

Tuk Tuk is an authentic Indian restaurant in Edinburgh’s Bruntsfield area. The structure of the menu is based around tapas-style communal dining, so you order around 3-4 dishes per person and (in theory!) share with the rest with your dining party.  Their tasty food and reasonable prices mean that Tuk Tuk is a firm favourite with Edinburgh locals.

This lovely wee eatery has lots of vegan options available, although it could be a little clearer on the menu. Having said that, Tuk Tuk are really good at disclosing allergens in their dishes (e.g. dairy, gluten) so basically go for the options that are marked vegetarian (V) and not dairy (D) and you should be golden. Of course, be sure to run it past your server before you order to avoid any nasty surprises.

Vegan dishes available at Tuk Tuk Edinburgh

Vegan Pakora at Tuk Tuk Edinburgh
The pakora platter – deep fried vegetables with salad and dipping sauce
chana-curry
Chana puri – chickpeas served with deep fried flatbread
baby-aubergine-and-potato
Baby aubergine and potato
aloo-bindi
Aloo bindi – okra cooked with baby potatoes
bhel-puri
Bhel puri – crunchy rice puffs with a chaat sauce
golgappa
Golgappa – crunchy packets of sticky rice served with a spicy sauce (a Tuk Tuk speciality!)
drink
Mint mambo cocktail

There aren’t any vegan desserts at Tuk Tuk yet, but hopefully that will change soon (hint, hint, guys)! Drinks wise, there are lots of soft drinks and virgin cocktails (see the gorgeous mint mambo above!) but if you want to drink booze you will need to bring it yourself – which is good for saving on the drinks bill side of things.

With a range of vegan, vegetarian and  omni dishes, there should be something at this Indian favourite to please everyone’s tastebuds.

Choice: ★★★☆☆
Menu info: ★★★☆☆
Deliciousness: ★★★★☆
Value for money: ★★★★☆

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