Yamato I was excited to hear about the arrival of Yamato, a second restaurant from the folks behind Kanpai, so made a note to visit before heading off on travels. It has taken over premises on Lochrin Terrace that traded for years as a Chinese place before sitting empty for an extended period, just along …

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Sakura Until fairly recently, Japanese was a notable absentee from the range of cuisines available in Stockbridge. The arrival of Kenji on St Stephen Street addressed that in style. When Sakura tentatively opened its doors a couple of months back, I was interested to see how it would compare. On a bustling Friday we went …

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Umezushi Oh, Manchester. So much to answer for… It had been a few months since my previous trip to the northwest cottonopolis so I was glad to renew acquaintances and once again spend time with my pals Frances and Darren, along with our friends from Birmingham Katy and Luke.Salmon and kimchi Our first culinary stop …

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Go Ninja! Our first review of 2018 welcomes a new takeaway sushi place to Haymarket. Revelling in the name Go Ninja! I caught them shortly after they opened their doors to customers.Exterior To generate interest they were flyering with a 20% off deal so I grabbed a leaflet and headed inside. The place has a …

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Maki & Ramen It had long been in my mind to give the Maki & Ramen Omakase restaurant on Fountainbridge a visit, but I’m not in these parts quite as often as I once was. When a meeting at Akva took me there on a Monday evening, I enlisted the help of regular guest questers …

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