Maki & Ramen

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Maki & Ramen
Maki & Ramen
97–101 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, EH3 9QG
  • Telephone 0131 228 5069
  • Opening times Noon–3pm & 5–10pm.
  • Food served Mon–Thu noon–3pm, 5–10pm; Fri–Sun noon–10pm.
  • Email
  • Website makiramen.com
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Covid-19 precautions

Maki and Ramen re-opened it’s doors on the 15th of July having adapted their business goals to ensure that staff and customer safety is in the heart of every decision made. When lockdown commenced, all 6 shops had to be closed. During this time, legislation was forever changing however, the team were quick to adapt, furloughing every single member of staff and adapting one of the restaurants into a delivery only service.

With every question, the answer was always safety and today, every fear a customer may have has been thoroughly analysed and Maki & Ramen are honoured to be a BAME company that has provided customers an innovative safe dining experience; split screens and two meter distancing was introduced to ensure public safety, single use, recyclable cutlery replaced traditional cutlery to prevent cross contamination, QR codes were implemented in the venues for contactless ordering and a test and protect policy that requires staff and customers to check-in to each venue with temperature checks and contact information recorded to aide the Scottish governments test and trace policy. Staff were required to complete a COVID-19 training course which was endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality, 20 second hand washing every 20 minutes was introduced so costumers felt safe, and face masks are provided daily for our staff.
Last updated: 3 August 2020

Well-run and welcoming Japanese restaurant serving good fast food to an eclectic crowd.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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Maki & Ramen is a well-loved local chain providing consistently high standards and individual character in each of its four locations. While all are worth a visit, Fountainbridge is the largest and only one that takes reservations, essential at weekends. Entering the cheerfully bustling atmosphere you are instantly hit with a bit of theatre as sushi chefs shout greetings to passing diners and friendly staff whizz round delivering plates of first-rate sushi and steaming bowls of exceptional ramen. The sushi bar takes centre stage where experienced hands dexterously slice and roll well-sourced, mainly Scottish fish. The menu has everything you want from a Japanese restaurant with each dish exuding quality and freshness. Tantan ramen imparts subtle sesame flavours to its silken texture and chilli infused shredded chicken. For the indecisive, there are sushi and sashimi sets starring bright red surf clams, translucent tender squid, and thick cuts of exceptionally lean tuna. It is all so, so good but be sure to try the mackerel sashimi lightly marinated in rice vinegar creating a salty, sweet, slightly acidic medley of well-balanced marine flavours.

The List's rating
8.4

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Rachel Kavish Wheatley visited Maki & Ramen on 15 February 2019
  • High point: Exceptional contemporary Japanese cuisine served in a fun, lively setting
  • Low point: The 12 course omakase must be pre-booked and is only served to parties of four or more
  • Notable dish: Dragon roll
  • Average price: £12.90 (set lunch)
  • Delivery: https://deliveroo.co.uk/menu/edinburgh/merchiston/maki-and-ramen
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's high chairs, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Can't hear it for the chatter
  • Capacity: 80
  • Largest group: 30
  • Open since: 2017
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 2
  • House wine: £16.50 per bottle
  • BYOB: £3.00 wine, £1.00 beer. corkage

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