- Telephone 0131 313 3222
- Food served Tue–Thu & Sun noon–2.10pm, 5–10.10pm; Fri noon–2.30pm, 5–10.30pm; Sat noon–3pm, 5–10.30pm. Closed Mon.
- Average price £14 (lunch); £20 (evening meal)
- Website www.sushiya.co.uk
Sleek and stylish little Japanese restaurant catering for sashimi lovers as well as rice and noodle aficionados.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
There is no getting around the fact Sushiya is small. That said, what it lacks in space, it makes up for with a sleek and stylish fitout of dark woods and whitewashed walls. As cool jazz plays on the stereo, perch on one of the high stools for a bird’s eye view of the sushi chef as he works his magic. Starters such as seaweed salad with sesame will get the tastebuds tingling. The springy texture and light dressing makes for a healthy yet gratifying entrée. Pan-fried dumplings are feather-light and complemented by a sharp dipping sauce. Emaki sushi is presented as bouquets of seafood joy, encased in a crisp seaweed cone containing moist rice, crunchy veg and smoky, unctuous eel. The sashimi selection takes things to a whole other level and really ought to be mandatory – ruby-red slices of succulent tuna, transparent, iodine-rich sea bass and gleaming salmon which melts like butter, are perfect reflections of the restaurant’s meticulous attention to detail.
- High point: The fish!
- Low point: A little snug
- Notable dish: Sashimi
- Delivery: Deliveroo
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Wheelchair access
- Music on stereo: Jazz
- Capacity: 25
- Largest group: 22
- Open since: 2005
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
- House wine: £15.90 per bottle