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120–122 Rose Street South Lane, Edinburgh, EH2 4BB
  • Telephone 0131 629 3320
  • Opening times Mon–Fri noon–2.30pm & 5–9.30pm; Sat noon–10pm; Sun 12.30–8pm.
  • Seasonal times Closed on 25 & 26 Dec.
  • Food served Mon–Sat noon–9.30pm; Sun 12.30–8pm.
  • Email
  • Website www.hakatayauk.com
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Japanese food in stylish surrounds, hidden down a lane just off Rose Street.

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Down a cobbled side street off Rose Street (between Charlotte Square and Castle Street), stumbling across this sushi and noodle bar feels like a real treat. Run by the same people behind Tang’s, Hakataya is its compact little brother. It’s a small, stylish room with dimmed lighting, kitted out with low-hanging bronze light fittings and geometric shelving showing off some of the tasteful matcha tea cups and ramen bowls that area also for sale. The hell ramen is intensely rich, a deliciously salty broth with pork belly and a boiled egg on top while scallop sashimi and prawn tempura maki score highly too. Service can be a little patchy but the selection of Japanese spirits and beers help pass the time. Finish the meal with a dram of Nikka whisky or a smooth, clean shot of shochu (a distilled alcohol made from sweet potato) served on the rocks or, more traditionally, with a little hot water. Their lunch deals are also good value, giving local workers a quick taste of Tokyo life on their lunch hour.

The List's rating






Claire Sawers visited Hakataya on 12 February 2018
  • High point: Cosy atmosphere, delicious flavours
  • Low point: Occasionally running out of supplies on busy nights
  • Notable dish: Rainbow roll sushi platter
  • Average price: £8.50 (soup & bento); £18 (dinner)

Japanese Food in stylish surrounds, hidden down a lane just off Rose street. Locals' favourite. The chef has trained and gained master of Ramen in Yokohama, Japan. Hakataya is the first place to serve authentic Japanese Ramen. Japanese family run friendly restaurant.

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  • Delivery: ask for details
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's high chairs, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 25
  • Largest group: 16
  • Open since: 2014
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
  • House wine: £15 per bottle
  • BYOB: