AKBAR is the MAN!!! Dr Farah Akbar

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      AKBAR is the MAN!!! – Kismot

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      Review of Kismot

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      •  The Deshi Khani.

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      • Worlds First Chocolate Nan Bread

      • Mmmmmm ! !

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      Kismot

      29 St. Leonards Street, Edinburgh EH8 9QN, Scotland

      (Southside & Holyrood)

      +44 131 667 0123
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      Ranked #63 of 2,799 Restaurants in Edinburgh


      2,226 Reviews

      Certificate of Excellence
      Price range: €14 – €21
      Cuisines: Indian , Bangladeshi

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      Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
      Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
      Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
      Description: Wee Family run Indian and Bangladeshi restaurant.Mum and Dad cooking with the kids at the front of house.Bring your own bottle (no corkage charge, wine and beer only)Food cooked and served with alot of love and affection.Try our mums homestyle cooking chicken and lamb on the bone (what we have for dinner at home !) Dont forget the chocolate nan bread and other dishe’s only available at our place my friends ! ! ! :)Open every day 4.30pm to 11.30pm

      Tusavez
      Seal Beach, California, United States
      12

      Reviewed 30 April 2013
      AKBAR is the MAN!!!

      I was visiting Scotland for a 10 day Golf trip with my buddies and Edinburgh was our last stop before we went home. We hit the Trip advisor app and boom there is Kismot sitting at #1 and we all love Indian Food. So that is where we decided to go and right from the beginning phone call when Akbar answered the phone, the vibe was great. Great customer service a real family style feel and the food was off the charts fantastic! If you don’t know the menu just trust them to make the right decisions for you.

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      akbar a, The not so skinny brother ! 🙂 at Kismot, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2013

      Hello !

      I remember you and your friends.

      You sat in the corner table for 4 and had phoned as I had just started opening the restaurant.

      It was great fun having you boys round and a pleasure for me to recommend some of my mum and dads cooking, chuffed to bits you enjoyed them so much !

      About the service all we do is really simple treat people the way we would like to be treated, with a wee bit of love and affection ! ! its so much easier when you get guys as cool as you all !

      Thank you for your kind review, it means alot.

      Hope you all got home safe and sound !

      Akbar
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      M D
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      Reviewed 28 April 2013
      Fantastic!

      Thoroughly enjoyed our first experience at Kismot and will certainly be back. From the warm and attentive staff to the wonderful currys, Kismot is definitely worth a visit. Very fairly priced as well.

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      akbar a, The not so skinny Brother ! 🙂 at Kismot, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2013

      Hello there !

      Thank you so much for your kind review.

      Its really nice to hear that you enjoyed my mum and dads cooking and found our famiy service right up there.

      I think the BYOB (wine and beer only) policy really helps, we do this for religious reasons and seems to work out for everyone.

      Thanks again and look forward to seeing you next itme your in.

      Akbar
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      Sally G
      Hunstanton, United Kingdom
      21

      Reviewed 28 April 2013
      Great end to a great weekend

      Booked to come up to Edinburgh and read about Kismot on trip advisor. Great reviews and wasn’t disappointed. Very welcoming nice family run Indian, great food and atmosphere. Very helpful with the menu and could not be more accommodating. Would defiantly recommend and go back.

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      akbar a, The not so skinny Brother ! 🙂 at Kismot, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2013

      Hello there !

      Thank you so much for your kind review,

      Chuffed to bits that you enjoyed my mum and dads cooking so much, they work so hard to make sure everything is just right.

      Our service is really simpe, treat people the way you want to be treated with a wee bit of love and affection 🙂

      Thank you so much again and hope you enjoyed your trip to Edinburgh.

      Akbar
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      HBtourist
      Edinburgh
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      Reviewed 28 April 2013
      Great curry!

      We have eaten at Kismot lots of times and really enjoyed a birthday dinner on Friday night.
      As ever the staff were very friendly and attentive. Everybody enjoyed the food and had an excellent evening. We would thoroughly recommend Kismot to anyone for its individual style and distinctive menus.
      Thanks again to all the staff for a lovely evening!

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      akbar a, The not so skinny Brother ! 🙂 at Kismot, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2013

      Hello there !

      I remember you 12 ! You were booked for a bit less but then added a couple more the day before but we were happy to adjust the tables to suit.

      You were so fun and friendly to have round and really pleased that you enjoyed our set menu so much.

      Really pleased to hear you enjoyed my mum and dads cooking so much and look forward to seeing you all next time your by.

      Akbar
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      Jamesboyd
      Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
      22

      Reviewed 28 April 2013
      Consistently amazing! Crazy golfers return!

      Came for a Friday night dinner . With my dad. We are both regular visitors together and with friends. Have never had a bad meal , and the service is always been attentive ,warm , and well informed. Always leave satisfied with a smile on my face well done again kismot! Consistency rules!

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      akbar a, The not so skinny Brother ! 🙂 at Kismot, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2013

      Hello there !

      Thanks for your kind review,

      Its always nice to read reviews from a regular like you, you, your family and friends have been coming here for years now and we as a famiy are chuffed to bits that we are always up there with food and service every time you come up since your first visit.

      Look forward to seeing you all next time your in buddy.

      Akbar
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      Dr Farah Akbar




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      • Moray House School of Education, IETL
      • University of Edinburgh

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      • Institute for Education, Teaching and Leadership (IETL)

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      Biography

      Background

      I joined the MSc TESOL team in January 2015. Previously, I taught at University of Southampton after having completed my PhD in Linguistics from University of Essex. My research interests are in the areas of descriptive linguistics especially within the LFG and GL frameworks. I am also passionate about language teaching especially in the evaluation of ELT materials. More recently I have been engaged with projects on assessment literacy and issues on conversions and identity.

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      Postgraduate teaching

      Language and the Learner

      TESOL Methodology

      Evaluation and Design of TESOL Materials

      Investigating Individual Learner Differences

      Research Methods

       

      Open to PhD supervision enquiries?

      No