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42 St Stephen Street, Edinburgh, EH3 5AL
  • Telephone 0131 226 5111
  • Food served Tue–Thu 5–10.30pm; Fri noon–3.30pm, 4.30pm–11pm; Sat/Sun 1–11pm. Closed Mon.
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Small and simply furnished Stockbridge favourite serving superb sushi.

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Occupying an upper-level space on pretty St Stephen Street, Kenji enjoys a loyal local following. It’s a modest, but well-organised space, with mirrors and glass doors illuminating the front room plus a mezzanine level where you can perch. While the dining area may be somewhat small, the menu is anything but – a full page of starters is followed by an extensive sushi selection plus the usual hot noodle and curry offerings. Some of the sauces are a bit sweet but overall quantity does not diminish quality and Kenji manages to be one of those do-it-all Japanese places that pulls most things off well. Crazy salmon roll and sizzling platters of teriyaki salmon, chicken or ribeye with a side of miso soup hit the spot and this reasonably-priced wee place makes for a worthy detour if you’re strolling the Georgian streets of the New Town.

The List's rating






Catriona Crawford visited Kenji on 14 March 2019
  • High point: Great value for accomplished cooking
  • Low point: More choice than space
  • Notable dish: Crazy salmon roll
  • Average price: £12 (lunch); £16 (dinner)
  • Delivery: Deliveroo –
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 26
  • Largest group: 26
  • Open since: 2016
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 2
  • House wine: £14.50 per bottle
  • BYOB: £3 per bottle, £1 per can. corkage