4 African Culinary Delights in Edinburgh

A growing group of rather lovely African restaurants and eateries have grown up around Edinburgh in recent years. Here is just a small sample of the greatness on offer.


Jambo Grill
With east African delights ranging from goat curry to zebra steaks, Jambo Grill started life in Falkirk before transferring to Edinburgh earlier in 2015. In a slightly tricky location on Gilmore Place, it will hopefully find an appreciative audience, not least because their name has good potential pun crossover with the local football team.
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Khartoum Cafe
The kings of Edinburgh wraps, Khartoum Café is a Tollcross stalwart. A friendly welcome always awaits in this smart little café. Why not try their cardamom-infused Sudanese coffee, next time you stop in for a visit.
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Knight’s Kitchen
Having started life as a popular street food stall at markets such as the Saturday Grassmarket (where they still regularly trade) and the Tram Stop market, Knight’s Kitchen opened permanent premises on Nicolson Street in August 2015. Serving a diverse menu of south and east African delights, it’s a place you should make sure to visit.
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Mam Kangu’s Delicacy
The Gambian and west African dishes on offer at the gloriously named Mam Kangu’s Delicacy represent some of the best value food in the city. Where else can you get lobster balls for £3.99, or a super-tasty, filling two course meal for under a tenner? What’s more, you can sample their treats via a Deliveroo delivery.
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