Maki & Ramen
Brand new venture from the people behind Maki Maki and the late, lamented Kampung Ali, due to open in April 2017.
Takeaway is available from both branches of the Kampung mini-empire on Clerk Street and Fountainbridge, so if Malaysian floats your boat (and it should) it’s a great option for a cheap and tasty pick-up. Specialities include stir fries, noodly slurpy soups and spicy curries. Sambal chicken is particularly good as is roti cenai, a flaky flat bread with a spicy sauce which has practically attained cult status. It’s all pretty reliable stuff, although some dishes do seem to betray that cheaper cuts of meat have been used. With no delivery service, take-away means calling into the restaurant, where friendly staff will happily explain the ins and outs of what remains a relatively unfamiliar menu.
Due to open in April 2017, this new venture from the team behind Maki Maki (Nicolson Street) and Maki & Ramen on West Richmond Street promises a new update for the former Kampung Ali as well as a change of focus to Japanese cuisine. Expect sushi and sashimi aplenty, an interesting range of ramen and, of course, maki. The chef's choice of menu should also be an interesting way to eat, especially if you choose the option with matched sake. [Not open for review at time of going to press.]
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