Saiko Kitchen

Saiko Kitchen
15 Roseneath Street, Edinburgh, EH9 1JH
  • Telephone 0131 281 5613
  • Opening times Tue–Fri 12pm–3pm & 5pm–9pm; Sat 12pm–9pm. Closed Sun & Mon.
  • Food served Tue–Sat noon–3pm, 5.30–9pm. Closed Sun/Mon.
  • Email
  • Website www.saikokitchen.co.uk
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Neighbourhood hot spot serving pan-Asian street food.

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The student vibe of Marchmont is apparent in this buzzy local hot-spot for pan-Asian street food, as evidenced by the frequent comings and goings for a quick bite or to collect takeaway. The menu is casual, focusing predominantly on noodles, rice, soups and rolls, with Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches, stuffed with char siu, katsu chicken or crispy tofu, whizzing out of the door. Pho ga, the subtle chicken and lemongrass broth laden with noodles, is fine Vietnamese comfort food while tender chicken gyoza are hot and pleasing. The savoury pork, beef and lemongrass meatballs will leave you wanting to order them again and again. Pad Thai, however, is a little dry and could do with a few more prawns. Desserts are limited but the banana and peanut butter ice-cream cake will suit those craving a sweet ending to the meal.

The List's rating
6.8

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Courtney Hyde Peyton visited Saiko Kitchen on 30 January 2019
  • High point: Really friendly service
  • Low point: Setting can be a bit sterile
  • Notable dish: Pork & beef lemongrass meatballs
  • Average price: £15 (lunch); £18 (dinner)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's high chairs, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: indy
  • Capacity: 20
  • Largest group: 20
  • Open since: 2014
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 2

Reviews & features

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2 Apr 2015

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