Saiko Kitchen

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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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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
8.4

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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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