I bow to your experience of Jail food, most of us have avoided that experience.
The Mosque Kitchen
50 Potterrow, Southside, Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9BT
- Opening hours:
Every day 12-19h
But closes 13.30-13.45 for prayers, a little longer on Fridays.
259-261 St. Johns Road, Edinburgh, Scotland EH12 7XD
38 reviews of The Mosque Kitchen in English
Adequate cheap'n'cheerful option. Self-service. Large portions of spicy food served in plastic dishes. Limited choice. Basic furniture. Friendly staff.
The Mosque Kitchin is fiine for filling up fast but if you want a meal nicely served with proper plates and cutlery, there are quite a few other restaurants in the area that offer that for only a pound or so more.
I have had some happy moments here at the Mosque Kitchen. I do enjoy the relatively slack prices, the coppers in my battered leather wallet more than making up the cost for most of this venue’s suppers. HOWEVER, when my compadre and I purchased a doner kebab each here (two desired might I add), and were asked to wait 15 minutes for said kebabs’ deliverance, we were mightily disappointed to get home to one kebab that was CHICKEN and only one constituted of the meat of the DONER. Furthermore, the doner kebab was riddled with olives that looked somewhat like rusty screws, and snow-capped with a vile green chilli. Also, the doner meat was not often thinly sliced as a connoisseur such as myself desires, instead coming in weighty chunks of seasoned lamb flesh which I did not enjoy particularly. Conclusively, I’m afraid this unfortunate misservice has acted to the detriment of my overall assessment. I cannot however much fault the quality of the naan, which was a pleasure and will remain so ’til the last days of this world. Yours, Algernon Wilhale (Connoisseur of Kebabs) xox
This is actually some of the tastiest food I’ve had in Edinburgh so far. I’m SURE that I am being swayed by the amazing price- 3 quid for a full meal???
I agree with the above comment about the plastic dishware. I know it’s cheap, but I think they can do better!
I’m sure I will be frequenting this establishment (especially as I just had to drop a bundle on housing!)
I also agree with the above comment that this is not where you take people out. Nope, this is where you tuck-in for lunch or dinner, and perhaps eat one too many kababs, and it’s cheap, easy and tasty.
The Mosque Kitchen makes very delicious food and is very good value! I don’t normally go for vegetarian dishes when I eat out but I like their vegetarian selection so much that I’d order no meat (don’t get me wrong, their meats are great). My only complaint is that they keep using plastic plates and bowls even after moving indoor! It’s not very environment-friendly and I hope that they’d change to biodegradable paper plate/bowls if they want to stick with disposable cutlery.
UPDATED: I would have given the Mosque Kitchen four stars if the doner kabab sold in the take-away section wasn’t that aweful. Like I said, the restaurant is really good. But I’m SO disappointed of their take-away service. First, the customer service was very poor. The man who served was quite impolite to say the least. Second, the quality of the doner kabab sold in the take-away section was extremely poor comparing to the restaurant food. The meat was cold and the salad was not fresh. Forget about the take-away and go straight to the restaurant. I am a loyal customer of the Mosque but to be honest I am very disappointed of their take-away food.
I found it to be excellent value with big enough portions and not overpriced. The food is delicious and I will definitely go back again. The only problem I had with it was the cold, it can be quite breezy sitting there but, needless to say, a curry always heats you up.
if you want to taste Jail's food then try it. tasteless food at very low price.
This place was recommended by a friend who knows his curries so I was very keen to give it a go. It's a very simple menu of a few curries (chicken, lamb or vegie) with rice, seekh kebabs, naan bread and a few other basic options. It's all served with disposable plates and spoons too so you can see it's not 'fine dining' but that's not the reason you'd come here. The food is great and comes in very generous portions especially considering the prices are so cheap. I can normally eat quite a lot but a chicken curry with rice, naan and a seekh kebab was more than i could handle (with a bottle of pepsi - all for £7!!).
Absolutely adore mosque kitchen! Staff are fantastic and friendly, and the food is excellent, reall good homemade food; it's not the crap you get in most takeaways, it's authentic!! Seating is bad, but it's not a fancy restaurant, and if you don't like it, take the food home with you! It's really yum, I love going there, never once had a bad experience!
This place is a real find. Good, honest curries to be had at a ridiculously cheap price.
As pointed out previously the seating is basic at best, but at these prices who really cares!!
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This place has great tasting, authentic food at a very cheap price. The guys are always really nice and explain what all the dishes are.
The seating area is pretty basic but the food totally makes up for it. There are also no toilets but are lots of pubs nearby!
Loved it. A whole curry dish for just £3.50, and it was a lot tastier than same of the Indian takeaways in Edinburgh.
The seating area is a bit rough but the best food always comes not from restaurants but hole in the wall places like this.
Will definitely be going back.
I often eat at the mosque kitchen and have always been treated to excellent curries, mixed grills and naan breads.
The standard of cooking is high and very consistent, especially for the small amount of money you pay for everything
Plenty of seating outside under the plastic roof.
Take away option available.
The Mosque kitchen is quite a treat - a very cheap and extremely cheerful buffet style middle eastern food haunt right in the student central of West Nicholson Street.
Well worth a visit for some quality nosh at pocket friendly prices!
catoelder, 10 September 2009:
The only people who go here are nerds from the computer science school,and cheapskates who don’t want to spend anything over £5 to eat.Remember you get what you pay for,and there are NO quality ingredients anywhere that can be bought and cooked and served at these prices.You are eating rubbish.
Sallymiranda, 10 September 2010:
what a nasty coment catoelder.
the quality of the ingredients is greater than many more expensive restaurants. I know, I've worked as a head chef in many of them. You may not like the place and therefore comment negatively. But what you have written are un-truths.
douglasgray, 26 September 2010:
Catoelder you are a fool, you obviously understand nothing of economies of scale or volunteer labour - as i sad before, fool.
adeel57, 3 July 2011:
Catoelder is well right in this screw youze...
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