This Japanese restaurant, tucked away behind the Usher Hall, is understated, restrained, and sleek. Leith-based design agency Four-by-Two created the cool minimalist interiors inspired by contemporary Tokyo sushi bars. It all feels pared back—until you spot the overblown stylized floral wall. After a few sakes, however, you might be tempted to let your hair down. Perch at the counter, where you can watch the Japanese-trained chefs at work, or hide away in a private booth and tuck into the best sushi and sashimi in town along with crispy tempura and grilled teppanyaki dishes such as the mouthwatering miso-glazed grilled eggplant.
8-10 Grindlay St.
Our Rating Neighborhood West End Hours Tues–Sun noon–2:30pm, 5–10:30pm Phone 0131/228–1602 Prices Dishes £3–£14.90 Cuisine Type Japanese Web site Kanpai
Map8-10 Grindlay St. Edinburgh
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