Casual Japanese fusion spot with a menu that leaves diners spoiled for choice.
Not far from the city’s theatres and the hustle and bustle of Lothian Road, and boasting a menu with something to suit all tastes, Bentoya understandably does both a brisk lunch and lively evening trade. Describing itself as Japanese fusion, there’s certainly something for everyone on a menu which offers traditional sushi and starters alongside donburi, noodles and curries. A separate bento box menu offers a great lunchtime option, or you could opt for one of the typical hot plates that round out the menu. The sushi list is particularly comprehensive, with rolls like the red dragon – topped with torched salmon and finished with tobiko – providing an interesting alternative to its ubiquitous green counterpart. Bentoya has much to recommend it and there’s a real sense that this is a place with a loyal band of regulars, kicking back and enjoying casual dining and attentive service in a relaxed atmosphere.
- Delivery: via Deliveroo
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Soft instrumental music
- Capacity: 60
- Largest group: 20
- Open since: 2014
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 2
- House wine: £14.50 per bottle
- BYOB: £3 wine, £1/£1.50 beer (dependent on size of bottle), £5 champagne corkage