Taste of authentic Indian street food comes to Leith with launch of new restaurant

A new restaurant is set to bring the taste of authentic Indian street food to Leith this autumn. 

Published 2nd Oct 2018
Updated 18 th Sep 2023

Occupying the site of the old Kublai Khan restaurant on Assembly Street, Mumbai Street Food is owned and run by the brains behind Mumbai Diners Club in Atholl Place in the West End.

The restaurant, which offers a rich and varied selection of Indian street food from all areas of India, includes a sit down area with hand carved dining tables from Bangladesh, alongside a colourful bar area featuring exotic tiger statues and elaborate tapestry chairs.

The recent soft launch of the eatery saw customers from nearby businesses and local residents treated to a display of traditional Indian dancing and the chance to sample a selection of dishes and mocktails.

Co-owner of the business, Prayas Chaudhary, said: “We are delighted to open this exciting new restaurant which enjoys a fantastic location here in Leith, with many local offices and places of interest nearby, attracting a hungry lunchtime and evening crowd.

“High quality Indian Street Food is very much in vogue at the moment, freshly prepared with authentic ingredients to provide a delicious meal, whether sampling a few dishes tapas style or choosing a larger dish. It originated in Mumbai, which we are referencing here in the look and feel of the restaurant.

“Hopefully our customers can get a feeling of the sensory experience that visiting the street stalls in Mumbai is all about.

"We also wanted to make our menu as varied, colourful and fun as the restaurant itself.”

Mumbai Street Food will also look into tie ups with bus tour companies as a stop off for hungry tourists and visitors, and wants to further utilise its mobile street stall for events in the City.

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