Soul Sushi

We’ve written a fair bit about Soul Sushi in the past and always been very impressed with their work. The business has taken a new direction of late moving their enterprise from a commercial kitchen in Piershill to a shop premises on Nicolson Street that used to be the home of Knight’s Kitchen.

Maki and edamame

The conversion they’ve done on the place has been speedy and wholesale. Owner Tom Hyde – namesake of nearby Brew Lab co-owner – has done much of the work himself and has made a damn good job of it. It has a really smart feel to it with a very stylish mural.

Once I’d had a moment to take in the surroundings and say hello to Tom, I was joined by Arianna who was a regular customer for the Soul Sushi delivery service, particularly given they cater so well for her vegan diet.


The menu is focussed on takeaway boxes across a broad range of Japanese favourites. This includes a vegetarian miso soup which is always good to see.

I opted for their signature butternut squash rolls, some tuna sashimi, and the salmon and spinach miso. Arianna chose some edamame and some cucumber and sesame maki. We tucked in as we caught up on all the important matters of state.

Butternut squash rolls

We were impressed with everything we ate. The sashimi was of very good quality and I’m a huge fan of their squash rolls. The miso was really good, too.

So overall, we were extremely pleased with Soul Sushi. As with their previous delivery and pop-ups I’ve sampled they have their offering just spot-on. I’d highly commend them to your attention so make sure to visit soon.

Blythe scores Soul Sushi
4.5/5 for food
4/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 16.5/20

Today’s questers were: Arianna, Blythe

We ate: edamame, maki rolls, butternut squash rolls, tuna sashimi, miso soup

We drank: diet cola, sparkly water

We wore: bonnet, maroon shirt

Total bill: £26.20

Address: 126 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9EH

Written by BKR