Take Three: New Japanese Restaurants
No 1 Sushi Bar
37 Home Street, Edinburgh
0131 229 6880
This Chinese-run Japanese restaurant is a cross between a style bar and a comfy old-school Chinese gaff, with birds of paradise cavorting over charcoal walls and big mirrors to reflect the scarlet lanterns. Expect good, fresh sushi in almost 50 variations, wok-fried noodles, teriyaki and crispy tempura.
44 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh
0131 220 5000
Sushi and other Japanese dishes are offered as part of a pan-Asian selection at this recent arrival just down the hill from Greyfriars Bobby’s statue. The restaurant layout is slightly awkwardly arranged over two floors, but the staff are keen to engage and enthuse about the food on offer.
Silverburn Shopping Centre, Barrhead Road, Glasgow, 0141 555 0042, www.yosushi.com
Britain’s best-known sushi shop has returned to Scotland with a small but funky operation right by the main entrance of Scotland’s biggest shopping mall on Glasgow’s south side. It’s fast, fresh, slick and the conveyor belts are as captivating as the action on the flat-screen tellies.