Maki & Ramen

Maki & Ramen
97–101 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, EH3 9QG
  • Telephone 0131 228 5069
  • Food served Mon–Fri noon–3pm, 5–10pm; Sat/Sun noon–10pm.
  • Email
  • Website www.makimaki-restaurant.co.uk
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This large, contemporary omakase sushi bar offers classic dishes and outstanding specials. For the 12 course omakase itself, it's essential to pre-order.

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Insulated from the Fountainbridge traffic behind a plate glass window and a row of lanterns, Maki & Ramen is calm and spacious. You can slip off your shoes and sit at its low-slung tables by the window or next to the wall plastered with peeling post-it notes. Or you can perch round the central sushi bar, especially if you have pre-ordered the 12-course omakase (translation: ‘I’ll leave it to you’) menu chosen by the chef. Highlights among starters include a mackerel nigiri so fresh it could have just leapt in from the sea, and fatty tuna, or otoro, marbled like the best rump steak. For a main course, the tender beef tataki ramen with its creamy, spicy, Thai-like sauce is hard to beat, though the tonkotsu ramen in its savoury pig bone broth comes close. Alternatively, share one of the sushi sets, which also come grilled. For drinks you can go native with sake or Japanese whisky and beer – you'll have plenty of help choosing – pick from the tiny but well-chosen wine list or go BYOB.

The List's rating
7.4

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Tom Bruce-Gardyne visited Maki & Ramen on 21 February 2018
  • High point: The quivering freshness of the fish
  • Low point: A slight lack of ambience
  • Notable dish: Beef tataki ramen
  • Average price: £38 (12 course omakase); £18 (dinner)
  • Delivery: https://deliveroo.co.uk/menu/edinburgh/merchiston/maki-and-ramen
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access
  • Music on stereo: Jazz
  • Capacity: 60
  • Largest group: 60
  • Open since: 2017
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 2
  • House wine: £15.50 per bottle
  • BYOB: £3 wine, £1 beer corkage

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