7 Nicolson Square, 0131 667 5214
NEAR 2 minutes from Gilded Balloon
With its canteen style décor, closely packed tables and all round lack of frills, Kebab Mahal is not the place to attempt a romantic wedding proposal. However, if you want good, freshly made curries at knock-down prices then this is the place. The most expensive main course is just over £7 and most are under a fiver. If possible, avoid the more obvious feeding times when the queue runs out of the door. The late opening hours can be a lifesaver. Unlicensed and halal.