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.
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Bright, breezy, funky joint serving pan-Asian street food at reasonable prices.

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Saiko Kitchen’s minimalist white décor with pops of colour coming from the bits and bobs on the wall creates an immediate sense of peace. It’s a popular little spot with a steady stream of folk popping in to enjoy a bite of this tasty pan-Asian street grub. Dishes are made to order, and fast. Small plates include the crispiest chicken gyoza, or Thai fishcakes with a sweet chilli dip. Then there’s banh mi, the traditional Vietnamese sandwich with pickled veg, coriander, leaves and chillis, served here with ultra-skinny seven spice fries: their pork and lemongrass meatball version is a delight. There are lovely rice paper rolls stuffed with green papaya, vermicelli noodles, salad and a sweet sauce – both palate-cleansing and yum. Singapore noodles, katsu curry, pad Thai and ramen also make an appearance on the menu. To round it all off, there are mango or passion fruit sorbets – or a really good banana and peanut butter ice-cream cake. It’s all served by welcoming staff that clearly love what they do, and do it really well.

The List's rating






Sylvie Docherty visited Saiko Kitchen on 24 January 2018
  • High point: Wee gem of a place packed full of fresh flavour
  • Low point: Currently unlicenced
  • Notable dish: Pork and lemongrass meatball banh mi
  • Average price: £18 (lunch); £18 (dinner)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Spotify
  • Capacity: 20
  • Largest group: 20
  • Open since: 2014

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