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Harajuku Kitchen Japanese Bistro

10 Gillespie Place, Edinburgh EH10 4HS, Scotland
+44 131 281 0526
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“gyoza” (25 reviews)
“sushi” (67 reviews)
“fish soup” (23 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10 Gillespie Place, Edinburgh EH10 4HS, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I love Japanese food. It is probably my favourite cuisine, truth be told. We visited Harajuku Kitchen on a pretty grim Saturday night, but the fact that the restaurant was full attests to the quality and care put into the food here ( fortunately we...More

Thank Sally-Anne H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been once before and even though food very good, managed to ruin my wife’s dress pouring soy sauce over her. Thought give them another go through Itison and bought a £50 voucher. Due to family illness only able to confirm booking one day after recommended...More

Thank Fred B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a lovely little restaurant with lots of character. It's cosy, authentic and a friendly with fresh ingredients. The quality of the food is excellent and some of the best Japanese food we've had in the UK. The staff were also lovely, we'll be...More

Thank Megan D
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Popped in here for a quick lunch and was bowled over by the meal! I went for the special lunch menu with the Salmon Nanban - hot smoked salmon with pickled vegetables (delicious) and Tonkatsu - a pork cutlet in wonderfully crisp panko breadcrumb coating,...More

Thank McFoogie
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

We were surprised to find this nice restaurant. We had some vegetarian dishes and they were very tasty. Especially the eggplant curry was very good.

Thank frans w
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

We had a nice meal of sushi here thee portions were good and the service was prompt and helpful. There are a variety of dishes.

Thank Rich L
Reviewed 19 December 2017

The décor and appearance of this place was good, however the restaurant itself was absolutely freezing. The door opened straight onto the street and had no adequate heating. The steady stream of staff coming from the kitchen and in and out of the front door...More

1  Thank Janester2
Reviewed 17 December 2017

First visit to the place, very lovely food. Served by a lovely lady on her first day, unfortunately had no training.was not able to tell us the popular dishes. However, she was attentive and was able to attend to us efficiently. We had Karage, edamame,...More

Thank shuzhenk
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Emailed this restaurant to make an enquiry about a sushi making class which I had read about. Zero reply. Emailed again to ask why? Zero reply. Ignorance personified. Speaks volumes about a place when they can’t be bothered to reasons to enquiries.More

2  Thank Stuart H
Harajukuedinburgh, Manager at Harajuku Kitchen Japanese Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2017

Hi Stuart, Sorry your two emails about sushi making classes where not replied. We have been having trouble with our email severs, some emails don't reach us at all and some go straight to the spam folder. We are trying to rectify this problem. It's...More

Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

We wanted a quick good lunch: the noodle soup and tempura was much better and cheaper than the mixed tempura don (with rice and miso soup). Some of the food served to others looked good. Service a bit slow; music a bit naff; prices too...More

1  Thank Courtenay Y
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14 October 2017|
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Response from Thomas C | Reviewed this property |
No , on street only and heavily regulated. Recommend taxi or bus
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 18 - USD 49
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Gillespie Place, Edinburgh EH10 4HS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 281 0526
  • E-mail
We are smart casual japanese bistro. Authentic Japanese owned restaurant and provide wholesome food.
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