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Koyama

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20 Forrest Road, Edinburgh EH1 2QN, Scotland
+44 131 225 6555
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11:50 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:50 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:50 - 22:30
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I've popped in here several times now for a quick lunch. It's not a fancy place but the food is good and it's good value for money. We shared a sushi set and nigiri a perfect light lunch for two. The miso soup is free. The total bill was under £12 for 2 (we drink tap water). Considering many sandwich... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been here in the past, hence decided to come back on Valentine's Day, knowing I would not get disappointed, and I was right once again. Good food, well presented, a nice bonus of free prawn crackers and miso soup, which are served straight away before you communicate your order. The sashimi set was delicious, the squid and the... More 

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Thank Giacinta L
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went for lunch and ordered a sushi set with green tea. The sushi was not fresh at all as the nigiri being dry and rice too hard to be made into sushi rice. Wasabi was not spicy enough. Tea was tepid. On a plus side, the tableware was rather amazing and well made. The restaurant seating looked noticeably worn... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

This was our first visit and will definitely not be our last. Friendly staff and a comfortable setting for starters. We ordered a number of the smaller dishes for starters and all of them were very well presented and absolutely delicious (as the title suggests). My main was the sirloin dish served on a hot plate. It was one of... More 

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Thank MattyJM
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Fantastic place for Japanese food, it's down to eat and unassuming. Service is normally great but goes down hill during the Fringe as it is just so busy as it is located in the heart of the Fringe Festival locations but bear with it as the food is authentic, tasty and full of flavour. The food is always amazingly presented... More 

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Thank Samantha G
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Koyama has an excellent sushi selection, vegetarians can find many interesting sushi rolls beyond 'cucumber and avocado'. Their warm meals (noodles and ramen soups) are amongst my favorites though. I try to have a different fish each time, and so far I have not been disappointed. The staff and the overall atmosphere is very lovely. Last time I have been... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Just happened to pass this restaurant on the hoof with my wife and baby trying to avoid another carb heavy offering in the city. If you want a decent offering of Japanese cuisine that is also presented well this is a good spot. After a full day of traipsing about the town we were very hungry so pork ramen was... More 

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Thank Mike M
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I walked in and was seated quite quickly and the place looked pretty cool. Then while I was sitting there a lady came round and put free prawn crackers on all the empty tables around me but mine and another full table, which I thought was weird. Then I was looking around trying to get a one of the two... More 

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Thank Sarah H
Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Chose this place for a special evening meal during our trip to Edinburgh. Lovely authentic decor and the service and food were first class. We ordered a mix of suchi, a bento box, dumplings and a Kinchi beef tepenyaki. All the food was well presented and the staff really friendly and attentive. As good as food that we have eaten... More 

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Thank John W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Sashimi here aren't the freshest, but fair enough! Thick sliced and acceptable! Had an eel pressed sushi and a bento! Nice dining experience with friends:)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 43
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
11:50 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:50 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:50 - 22:00
Thursday
11:50 - 22:00
Friday
11:50 - 22:30
Saturday
11:50 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Forrest Road, Edinburgh EH1 2QN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 6555
Description
Koyama is one of Edinburgh's market leaders in Japanese cuisine. Being the one and only sushi restaurant in Edinburgh with all dinnerware imported directly from Japan, Koyama proudly presents you with the enlightenment for a taste of Japanese traditional dining etiquette.

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Staying in Old Town

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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