- Telephone 0131 667 0048
- Opening times Tue–Sat 10am–9pm; closed Sun & Mon.
- Food served Tue–Sat 10am–9pm.
- Average price £13 (lunch); £13 (evening meal)
- Website www.cafe-andamiro.co.uk
This review is taken from the 2014 edition.
Partly pastry café, partly casual restaurant, Café Andamiro joins the Far Eastern dining community expanding around the University of Edinburgh. The setting is low key and not homey, but has style. The menu is a genuine mix of Japanese and Korean classics, kicking off with meaty pan-fried dumplings and thin, pan-seared potato pancake. Seafood okonomiyak, a stir-fried ramen noodle dish, is tastily seasoned with yakisoba sauce but a bit short on the promised seafood. The oyakodon, a Japanese rice bowl, however, is plentifully scattered with chicken and mushrooms, the eggs and glutinous rice merging to form their moist, generous setting. Deep bowls of miso soup accompany both. Soupy bowls of Korean spicy noodles arrive bubbling at tableside, generously enhanced with vegetables and tofu. But save room for the homemade pastries. Green tea roll, light sponge of shocking green but delicate flavouring, filled with cream and berries, holds its own again tempting mango cheesecake. Accompany this with flowering tea, blossoming in its glass pot while infusing, and relax. Perhaps a macaroon alongside? Choose from sesame, cranberry or green tea.
- High point: Interesting food, wonderful cakes, delightful teas
- Low point: It’s a pity it is closed on Sundays
- Notable dish: Green tea rolls, green tea tiramisu, flowering tea
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's high chairs, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: nothing
- Capacity: 41
- Largest group: 15
- Open since: 2013
- BYOB: free corkage