I’m less up to date with the comings and goings in Haymarket since my departure to sunnier climes, but I’d heard that Mallow Valley Cheesecake had closed and been replaced by a new sushi place. I stopped by my old stomping ground to check it out.
I had visited Mallow Valley but given I had a bacon roll – a very poor one, incidently – rather than sampling their core offering I decided that reviewing it on that basis was probably unwise.
The new place, Chizuru Tei, was much more up my alley. With a broad selection of bento box options served at lunchtime, as well as a full a la carte, I had a little bit of thinking to do.
I eventually settled on selection B which majored on sashimi. I added good miso soup from a list of three soup options.
The box soon arrived looking smart and generously portioned. It was packed with really good elements with the sea bream sashimi particularly good. The crunchy gyoza hit the spot and the avocado maki were very good, too. I was impressed.
With service prompt and friendly, and the interior having been given a suitably tranquil makeover this is a really promising new place.
So overall, I very much enjoyed my first visit to Chizuru Tei and I’m confident it won’t be my last. It’s a smart and well priced Japanese option and makes this part of town a sushi hotspot with Hay Sushi, Sushiya and Miya all nearby. Make sure to visit soon.
Blythe scores Chizuru Tei
4/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
4/5 for service
3.5/5 for setting
giving an overall 15/20
I ate: bento box
I drank: green tea
I wore: mixed pinstripes
Total bill: £9.90
Address: 278 Morrison St, Edinburgh EH3 8DT