• The Mosque Kitchen

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Cafeteria style eatery offering different kinds of curries. The vegan choices are: mixed vegetables, chickpea, potato and spinach. Cooks in vegetable oil instead of ghee. Open Mon-Sun 11:30-22:00.

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18 Reviews

First Review by lucy659


Points +346

14 Nov 2023

Great food, great portion sizes

Delicious food, generous portions, excellent value for money. It's also really quick so a great one if you don't have much time

Updated from previous review on 2023-11-14



Points +3134

10 Aug 2023

A life saver during the Fringe

A very large plate of rice and curries is £6/£7, there are usually half a dozen clearly marked vegan options and you can be in and out quickly if you’re in a hurry. Wide selection of soft drinks.

Updated from previous review on 2019-08-19


Points +31451

23 May 2023

Good options

I have eaten at the Mosque kitchen on several occasions but not for some time. The tend to offers a good value mixed plate .
I did visit last week but left as the serving counter was pretty messy and veg/meat dishes were not separated as well as they could have been.
Street food that’s labelled. Quick and easy.

Updated from previous review on 2023-02-06

Pros: Quick, Value


Points +3598

28 Aug 2022

Cheap and filling

My go-to when needing a cheap and quick full. Canteen style self-service. All vegetarian curries are vegan and so are the samosas. Unfortunately the naan bread is not. Prices have crept up over the years, but my favourite of rice and dal is £5.50.


Points +107

04 Aug 2022


Great canteen style restaurant with a great menu at a fantastic price, right in the heart of Edinburgh. I'd give 5 stars if I could! A must eat!

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Big delicious portions, Affordable


Points +1195

06 Dec 2021

basic but fine

A lot of meat on offer with accompanying smells, but also classic veggie/vegan options: lentils, chickpeas, veg curry and more. Neither great quality or flavours but huge portions and low prices.


Points +1581

20 Aug 2021

Nowhere Better

You can't come to Edinburgh without eating at Mosque Kitchen. It's a canteen style kitchen with a large choice of vegan curries and sides, all delicious.


Points +161

09 Nov 2019

an institution

never disappoints.


Points +245

07 Oct 2019

Amazing briyani vegan choice!

Vegan choices are clearly stated on the dishes and portion is huge considering myself always having Asian portion, super value for money and one of the more delicious briyani I’ve had! Don’t be fooled by my 4🌟 rating, they do not allow 5🌟 for a non fully vegan restaurant.

Pros: Many vegan options, Friendly staff, Big and cosy space


Points +250

21 Sep 2019

Delicious as always

I used to come here all the time as a student years back, pleased to say that the place hasn’t changed one bit and the food is just as delicious

Pros: Huge portions , Lots of clearly labelled vegan options , Good value for money and nice people


Points +385

24 Aug 2019

Affordable and Tasty

Well-impressed with the quality of food, good sized portions and reasonable prices. I'll definitely go back. Points deducted mainly for selling meat dishes and for using disposable plastic plates and cutlery.

Updated from previous review on 2019-08-24

Pros: Tasty vegan options clearly marked, Inexpensive, Friendly atmosphere with no obnoxious pop music

Cons: Plastic cutlery, Plastic cups, Plastic plates


Points +124

16 Aug 2019

Good value for money

Good functional curry when you’re in a rush. It was quite oily and could have been served warmer but it was tasty nonetheless.


Points +40

12 Aug 2019

Good plentiful food

Nice vegetable curries, daal etc. The rice is good too. There doesn’t seem to be a dress code. I recommend bringing your own cutlery if you don’t want to use plastic. ‘Pumpkin brown’ is a good cafe in Edinburgh (grass market) that sells a bamboo travel set.

Pros: Good vegan food, Big portions , Cheap

Cons: Plastic ‘disposable’ plates and cutlery


Points +27

24 Jul 2019

Great quality for a really good price

great place to eat for uni students as it’s very affordable, delicious, filling and close to Edinburgh uni :)


Points +1360

14 Jul 2019

Cheap and cheerful curry in a hurry

With gorgeous curries served in big hearty portions for less than a fiver a pop, this is a brilliant place to get a satisfying meal on the cheap. The Mosque Kitchen use vegetable oil in their curries, so most of their vegetarian offering is also vegan friendly.

Every time I go with my husband, we always get the same thing. I get the mixed veg curry at around £3.50, while he gets the chana masala for £4.00. Add drinks to that, and we’re feeding ourselves for only a tenner. To be fair, there are absolutely no frills to this place – you have to go up to the canteen-style serving area to order and you’re lucky if you get a plate that isn’t made out of paper, but everything considered it’s not bad at all.

Pros: Very cheap, Very fast

Cons: Lacks atmosphere


Points +908

08 Jun 2019

Good flavours and value

A huge plate of Dahl and rice for £4.50, you can’t complain about that really. But the dahl is really amazing. All the curries are just well made with good quality ingredients. Loads of vegan options.

It is more canteen than restaurant but perfect for something quick and tasty without needing it to be fancy.


Points +92

27 Aug 2018

A must visit for a quick meal and a seat

Brisk canteen style service means you’ll always get a seat. They serve meat but they used vegetable oil rather than ghee and you will find at least 4 veggie curries suitable for vegans - bowl of rice plus 3 veggie curries is £7 - not high end Indian food but filling and tasty and you’ll be hugely grateful for it if you don’t have much time


Points +141

23 Jul 2018

Perfect lunch

Great place to stop at, has huge servings so you might want to consider sharing one. Not the nicest atmosphere but at those prices I'm not complaining :) the food tastes absolutely delicious!

Pros: Budget friendly , Big servings , Good food

Cons: impersonal atmosphere

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