This review is taken from the 2013 edition.
Slap bang in the middle of busy South Bridge, noodle bar Yocoko has developed a knack for packing 'em in. The location is one factor, bringing in a steady stream from tourists at lunchtime to late-night revellers taking advantage of the 11.30pm closing time. The portions are satisfyingly large and affordable, with a bewildering choice of noodle or fried rice dishes, grills and curries on offer. Everyone should find something they fancy, although many of the dishes turn out to be similar in flavour and execution. The Yocoko teriyaki sizzles on its hotplate for a moment but soon collapses, doing a good impression of the yaki soba minus the noodles. In contrast, starters of seaweed, edamame and meat dumplings are super salty. If you’re looking for cheap food fast and don’t mind the possibility of crowded tables, then head for Yocoko.
- High point: A wide choice of reasonably priced dishes
- Low point: Cheap food isn't always good food
- Delivery: +15% of total order, Oct–May, Mon–Sun, 17.00–23.00 within EH1 and EH8 postcode areas
- Provides: Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access
- Music on stereo: No music
- Live entertainment: Television screens were either off or showed white noise
- Capacity: 46
- Largest group: 20
- Open since: 2011
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
- House wine: £8.30 per bottle