No 1 Sushi Bar

This restaurant has ceased trading.

No 1 Sushi Bar
37 Home Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9JP
  • Telephone 0131 229 6880
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–11pm.
  • Average price £14.50 nigiri set with soup, £12.50 maki set with soup (set lunch); £23 (20 pieces sashimi with soup)
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Reliable, friendly local sushi joint a stone's throw from the Cameo Cinema and King's Theatre.

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In the heart of Tollcross, No 1 Sushi Bar has friendly, attentive service and high standards for the food too. Prawn katsu is wonderfully crunchy on the outside yet delicate in the middle, a brilliant flavor and texture combo. For mains, the deep-fried pork escalope with yakisoba noodles is well-seasoned and well-balanced. Teriyaki chicken is delicious, with the perfectly cooked sticky rice and a sauce that will make you want to lick the plate. Mackerel sashimi is bursting with freshness and beautifully presented. Be sure to finish off with the house saki (served hot) or the choya liqueur (Japanese ume fruit); both a wee bit too moreish.

  • High point: Great food, excellent service
  • Low point: The toilet is a little cosy
  • Notable dish: Teriyaki chicken
  • Average price: £14.50 nigiri set with soup, £12.50 maki set with soup (set lunch); £23 (20 pieces sashimi with soup)
  • Delivery: £2–£3.50
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Japanese pop
  • Capacity: 60
  • Largest group: 70
  • Open since: 2007
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
  • House wine: £15 per bottle
  • BYOB: £7 corkage (BYOB only on request)

Reviews & features

Eat - No 1 Sushi Bar

17 Jan 2008

THE MEAL Stories of fine Scottish wild salmon being caught, frozen and flown to high end restaurants in Japan are closer to the truth than you might think. Why then does sushi remain such niche cuisine in this country? In Scotland, Japanese cuisine has…