I’d spotted that Polish favourite Yellow Bench had moved next door to new premises with their old shop taken over by White Sushi, a Japanese place retaining – I think – the same owners as before but obviously making a considerable shift in culinary direction.
After visiting Brendan MacNeill’s excellent photography exhibition at Creative Exchange, I was joined on a sushi visit by regular guest quester Edinburgh Foody’s Amy and regular Scran Saloneer and first time quester Jani.
The interior remains similar to the previous set up. It’s a compact space for around 15-20. It has been given a little design shift to give it the more pared-back feel you might associate with Japanese places.
The menu covers most of the expected territory. We mentioned practically every dish on their list before eventually settling upon a sushi/sashimi set and 32 piece mixed set to share.
As before, BYO is in operation but we opted simply to stick with jasmine tea which was pretty good.
The sets arrived after appropriate careful preparation time looking very bonnie. We dived in.
Everything was delivered to a pretty good standard although the tuna sashimi was notably weak. Highlights were the salmon sashimi and the tempura prawn roll.
We debated where it sat in Edinburgh’s sushi hierarchy terms and agreed that it wasn’t as good as Soul Sushi but if you’d ordered it as a delivery dinner you’d be reasonably pleased with it.
So overall, White Sushi did a good job of providing us with a tasty feed which added to the enjoyment of our evening. I’d go back again and it represents another useful BYO option for your consideration.
3.5/5 for food
4/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 14.5/20
Today’s questers were: Amy, Jani, Blythe
We ate: sushi and sashimi set; mixed set
We drank: jasmine tea
We wore: skiing suit, volleyball onesie, cocktail bonnet
Total bill: £47
Address: 31 Crighton Place, Edinburgh EH7 4NY