Maki & Ramen

Maki & Ramen
97–101 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, EH3 9QG
  • Telephone 0131 228 5069
  • Food served Mon–Thu noon–3pm, 5–10pm; Fri–Sun noon–10pm.
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Well-run and welcoming Japanese restaurant serving good fast food to an eclectic crowd.

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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






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:
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, 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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