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“Tasty Food”

Harajuku Kitchen Japanese Bistro
Ranked #391 of 2,609 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 18 - USD 48
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: We are smart casual japanese bistro. Authentic Japanese owned restaurant and provide wholesome food.
Reviewed 28 May 2017

An evening meal with friends at this local Japanese restaurant. Simple decor inside and generally clean and tidy.

There was a good choice on the menu with both meat-eaters and vegetarians catered for but explanation from the staff of the different types of dishes is recommended if you are not familiar with Japanese food. Some of the sushi looked amazing.

We had Temaki Veg and Edamame beans to start and three mains to share between us which was more than plenty. The food was tasty and well presented although the Katsudon was slightly disappointing - rather heavy and bland rice and pork dish. Mochi for dessert was a nice finish with green tea to accompany the meal.

The only negative was the waitress knocked over our drink on the table which in itself was not a problem for us and we did not make an issue of, but this was made up for by an extra portion of Mochi at no charge and a reduction in our bill which we did not ask for or expect, so thumbs up for customer service.

Overall a good experience and good value at about £15 per head. We would certainly return in the future to try some of the other dishes.

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Thank mac123_12
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Harajukuedinburgh, Manager at Harajuku Kitchen Japanese Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Dear custumer,

we are happy that you enjoyed you visit despite the fact that one of the waitresses was clumsy. Indeed nobody is perfect and our staff too is having bad days sometimes. We are glad to hear that it didn't ruin your meal.

Hope yo see you soon again so we can provide some more japanese meals to you and show you that the servise is usually on spot and don't spill drinks:)

Team Harajuku

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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

If you want a excellent Japanese dinner this is the place, been many times and never let me down. Good selection and great customer service

Thank Chiaretta2710
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Harajukuedinburgh, Manager at Harajuku Kitchen Japanese Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Dear custumer,

thank you for the lovely feedback.
Hope to see you soon again!

Team Harajuku

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Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch today and had a great meal. Really good choice on the menu and the food presentation was excellent. Between three of us we had the Gyoza, Sushi roll, Sashimi, Tempura and Yakitori. Everyone liked everything. The service was great.
The restaurant is tiny so booking for the evening would be a good idea, we were there for lunch and it was no problem.
Throughly recommend. It was also really good value at £60 for three of us. Yo Sushi would have been a lot more so ignore the chains and try this little gem instead. I'll defiantly be back.

Thank Steve K
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Harajukuedinburgh, Manager at Harajuku Kitchen Japanese Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Dear custumer,

We are happy you and you friends enjoyed your visit at Harajuku.
Hope to see you soon again so you can try more of our yummy dishes!

Team Harajuku

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Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Must have walked past this place numerous times and when suggested by a colleague I jumped at the chance. The food was very good as was the service. The salmon sashimi was excellent and the teriyaki beef was as well. Will return!

1  Thank Patrick H
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Harajukuedinburgh, Manager at Harajuku Kitchen Japanese Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Dear custumer,

We are glad you enjoyed your meal at Harajuku.
Say Hi to your smart colleague who has such a great taste in food from us.
See you soon!

Team Harajuku

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Reviewed 5 May 2017

Returned for the third time and wasn't disappointed. Good service and meal. Not sure if I'd return only because I'm getting bored with the menu, which hasn't changed since I've been coming. Although they do have a specials board.

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Thank Christopher F
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Harajukuedinburgh, Manager at Harajuku Kitchen Japanese Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Dear custumer,

Thank you for the feedback!
We are happy that you enjoyed all of your meals here in Harajuku.
We are trying to keep the speacial board updated weekly so there is always some new dish to try for our regular costumers. We are also keen on updating the menu more offten. Have you tried our new Tuna tataky or sweet potato tempura? Definitely a good reason for coming for a meal again!:)

Team Harajuku

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