Lazeez Tandoori’s unassuming small premises on Dalry Road, coupled with their no frills approach to decor and advertising won’t make it an obvious choice for a good curry. Confidence also fails to be inspired by a menu which offers burgers, pizzas and kebabs alongside their Punjabi cuisine. In its favour though are the hordes of locals who flock to Lazeez Tandoori for takeaway or an early evening sit-in meal. I have now joined the locals in white-listing Lazeez Tandoori, which is a small eatery I firmly associate with very good value and very honestly cooked good food.
The Edinburgh Blog’s de facto dish is Lazeez Tandoori’s “set meal for one”. For Â£8.95 you receive a popadom, spiced onions, vegetable pakora, a curry and either pilau rice or a huge authentic nan. The “set meal for two” at Â£18.95 offers similarly good value. The pakoras are always good and the range of sauces and side salad offered alongside them is always impressive. The nan breads (Â£1.50 each) are great and could easily hold their own against many established restaurants in Edinburgh. I’ve tried Lazeez Tandoori’s chicken bhuna and chicken dansak dishes as part of the “meal deal” (Â£4.95 if bought separately). There is always a copious amount of meat included, whose quality doesn’t compete with higher end offerings. But the taste and consistency of their curry sauces does.
Lazeez Tandoori is a fine example of how first impressions can be wrong. The service is family orientated and friendly, although their estimates on how long a dish will take to prepare can sometimes be wayward. There are a range of dishes on offer including biryanis, speciality karahis (definitely on the blog’s todo list) and a range of other offerings. I’ve no idea what burgers and pizzas are like from Lazeez Tandoori and I have no interest in finding out, but for their curries and other Tandoori dishes I’m happy to recommend giving Lazeez Tandoori a try.
Lazeez Tandoori is located at 191 Dalry Road, Edinburgh EH11 2EB.
Telephone: 0131 337 7977.
Home delivery is available.