Lucky Yu

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Lucky Yu
62 Elm Row, Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH7 4AQ
  • Telephone 0131 556 7930
  • Food served Tue–Fri 5–10pm; Sat 12.30pm–4pm, 5–10pm; Sun 5–10pm. Closed Mon.
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Asian-influenced dumplings and small bites from the team behind the popular Bodega.

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The team behind Bodega turn their attention to Asia in this relaxed and friendly little Leith Walk eatery. It's a contemporary take on fusion, where traditional Vietnamese and Japanese recipes combine with western ingredients in a bold collision of flavours. Dirty burger gyozas come stuffed with ground beef, mustard and cheddar cheese, while ichiban chicken dumplings are loaded with blue cheese and paprika. The menu is short, with the emphasis on gyozas and bao buns – lobster tail with chorizo and coconut chilli mayo stand out among the more obvious pork belly or chicken options. Added variety comes in a longer list of sides and starters, including sautéed seasonal greens in a rich mirin broth, the most tender honey and tamarind ribs, and the signature sambal and garlic chicken wings. Décor is simple with a wall of bamboo blinds the only nod to the east. It’s a dry bar but BYOB is welcome.

The List's rating






Chris Marks visited Lucky Yu on 3 March 2019
  • High point: Bold and punchy flavours
  • Low point: Closed weekday lunchtimes
  • Notable dish: Lucky Yu signature wings with sambal and garlic
  • Average price: £15 (set lunch); £25 (dinner)
  • Delivery: Deliveroo
  • Private dining: Up to 22 covers
  • Provides: Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: electic and relaxed
  • Capacity: 18
  • Largest group: 22
  • Open since: 2018
  • BYOB: £5/bottle of wine. £1/beer. corkage

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