Soul Sushi

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Soul Sushi
Soul Sushi
126 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH9 9EH
  • Telephone 0131 667 0200
  • Opening times Tue–Sun noon–9.30pm. Closed Mon.
  • Food served Tue–Fri 11am–9pm; Sat–Sun noon–9pm. Closed Mon.
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City centre gem for quality grab and go or sit-in sushi.

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Where there was once only the stark choice between rock-hard supermarket boxes or booking a restaurant for hand-made rolls, nowadays it’s perfectly possible to find freshly rolled sushi to grab-and-go. This independent outlet, now into its second year, is a cut above the competition, producing some of the best takeaway in the city with none of the kitsch or cutesy branding displayed by some of the chain venues; there are no gimmicks, just quality-focused sushi with attention to freshness and sourcing. You can order everything to be made fresh for sitting-in or takeaway, while those in a hurry can choose from the counter selection of classic rolls and popular combo boxes, like the maritime king prawn tempura and california roll or beautifully sliced mixed sashimi with ponzu. A selection of hot dishes like miso soup, katsu curry and gyoza round out the menu; look out for the unusual breaded butternut squash roll with sweet chilli and the distinctive coriander tuna sashimi.

The List's rating






Catriona Crawford visited Soul Sushi on 19 January 2019
  • High point: Restaurant quality, takeaway convenience
  • Low point: Half-price end of day deals don't start util 8.30pm
  • Notable dish: Coriander tuna sashimi or miso soup with poached salmon and spinach
  • Average price: £15 (lunch); £15 (dinner)
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  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Staff playlist
  • Capacity: 14
  • Open since: 2017 (2014 in old premises as production kitchen and takewaway only)

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