Café Andamiro

Café Andamiro
113 Buccleuch Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9NG
  • Telephone 0131 667 0048
  • Opening times Tue–Sat 10am–9pm; closed Sun & Mon.
  • Food served Tue–Fri 11am–3.30pm, 4.30–9pm; Sat 11am–9pm. Closed Sun/Mon.
  • Email
  • Website www.cafe-andamiro.co.uk
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Laid-back restaurant and café serving bountiful bowls of homely Korean and Japanese comfort food with an affordable price tag.

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Andamiro is a Korean word conjuring the image of a basket overflowing with fish – in other words, a bounty. Split between a restaurant and a ramen bar of the same name next door, this place is a go-to for generous bowls of comforting Korean and Japanese home cooking. They certainly won't be winning any awards for interior design, but the predominantly student clientele don't seem to mind. The menu lists its Korean and Japanese starters together and the pancakes of both are worth a try, but Japan wins this round as the okonomiyaki can't be beat. Made with cabbage, seafood, and generously adorned with fluttering bonito flakes, it’s ridiculously delicious and large enough for two. Main courses are divided by nationality with tender pork belly and squid in piquant chilli sauce a Korean highlight. On Japan’s side, the tri-colour donburi of soft scrambled egg, flaked salmon and lightly sautéed spinach, prettily arranged on a mound of rice, is wholesome and satisfying. Round your meal off with one of the speciality teas, made by the head chef's mother and shipped over from Korea.

The List's rating
6.6

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Rachel Kavish Wheatley visited Café Andamiro on 22 January 2019
  • High point: Well-priced, comforting Korean and Japanese food
  • Low point: Packed tables make it a quick stop rather than a leisurely meal
  • Notable dish: Okonomiyaki
  • Average price: £12 (lunch); £15 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 20 covers
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's high chairs, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 40
  • Largest group: 40
  • Open since: 2013
  • BYOB: £2 wine 50p beer corkage