This restaurant has ceased trading.

119 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9AN
  • Telephone 0131 466 9777/466 9888
  • Food served Mon–Fri noon-2.30pm, 5–11.30pm; Sat noon–11.30pm; Closed Sun.
  • Average price £9.90 (set lunch); £18.50 (evening meal)
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A stone’s throw from some of Edinburgh’s best cinemas and theatres, Izzi is perfectly located for some pre or post theatre snacking or full on dining, although they may be missing a trick with no pre-theatre set menus. A rarity among sushi bars, it stays open ‘til 11.30pm for those late night sashimi cravings. Sit by the huge glass shop front window and watch Lothian Road revellers go by, or in the featureless back room - warmer, but somewhat lacking in atmosphere. Serving both Chinese and Japanese food, a platter of mixed sushi is attractively presented and tasty and a main of udon noodles in a salty broth with crispy vegetable tempura is comforting and filling. A plate of squid teppanyaki with rice however is rubbery and tasteless. It may be wiser to stick to the sushi. A new addition to the menu, lunchtime bento boxes for £8.90.

  • High point: Well located for pre and post theatre dining
  • Low point: Some dishes disappoint
  • Private dining: Up to 40 covers
  • Provides: Halal options, Children's portions
  • Music on stereo: Pop ballads
  • Capacity: 70
  • Largest group: 40
  • Open since: 2002
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 2
  • House wine: £12 per bottle
  • BYOB: £3 corkage

Comments & ratings

2. Samw8 Dec 2011, 5:29pm5 stars Izzi Report

Love this place. The food is so delicious, many people don't take notice of this restaurant and it's their loss! The sushi's are yum and teppanyaki is so tasty with their individual sauces to dip! The people are very pleasant and helpful and when i came here with my family my 2 daugthers had chinese and me and my wife had japanese, ideal for everyone's taste! great place for us and the kids to enjoy! 10/10

1. Gozu28 May 2009, 7:07pm4 stars Izzi Report

This place i reliable for good quality and inexpensive food.
The chinese curry is lovely and the bald waiter very pleasant.

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Average rating 4.5/5 from 2 reviews of Izzi.

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