Maki & Ramen

Maki & Ramen
37 Leith Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3AT
  • Telephone 0131 556 4719
  • Seasonal times Opens later at Christmas and New Year
  • Food served Sun–Sat 11.30am–10.30pm.
  • Email
  • Website makiramen.com
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Down-to-earth, fast-turnaround ramen-ya just off the east end of busy Princes Street.

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With three other successful locations on the south side of town, this reliable wee chain has finally ventured north, taking up residence in a convenient location within easy reach of the station and shopping. Dine in groups, in twos or perch up at the bar and go solo while perusing the customer post-it note collection that is a feature at all the sites. Turn to the menu though and you’ll realise that despite the presence of some sushi, this place is really better known for its deep and generous bowls of Japan’s ineffably moreish national noodle dish. The ramen selection includes not only the classic roast pork-based tonkotsu broth but also miso and sesame variations with chicken, tataki beef or grilled salmon. All ramen are garnished with a soft-boiled egg, greens and pack a punch of flavour, and chilli-lovers can level up with the ominously titled hell ramen. The size of the room means this Maki & Ramen isn’t quite as quirky as the other venues (maybe the post-it notes just need time to grow) but you’ll still be sure of a good time, a good bowlful and a good atmosphere.

The List's rating
6.6

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Catriona Crawford visited Maki & Ramen on 23 January 2019
  • High point: Big portions, bigger flavours
  • Low point: Tables too small for everything you might order
  • Notable dish: Black tonkotsu ramen - tonkotsu ramen with garlic flakes, fresh garlic and black garlic oil
  • Average price: £18 (lunch); £18 (dinner)
  • Provides: Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: J-pop and K-pop
  • Capacity: 40
  • Open since: 2018
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 2
  • House wine: £24 per bottle
  • BYOB: Wine £3, Beer £1 corkage
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