Why locals love it
Harajuku Kitchen is is an atmospheric Japanese bistro in the heart of Tollcross. Only a few minutes walk away from King's Theatre and Cameo Cinema, Harajuku is a great place for pre and post (movie) theatre meals. They also have student discounts from Tuesday to Thursday.
Why you should visit it
Luckily seafood is of great quality in Edinburgh and Harajuku does a great job making diners happy with tasty makis, nigiris and tempuras. Not a sushi enthusiast? It is hard to resist Harajuku's delicious gyoza dumplings and Osaka-style takoyaki dough balls. To finish your meal with something sweet, try their amazing matcha pancakes.
Ahead of our Japan trip we tried and tested all Edinburgh sushi restaurants. This is the only place we return 'post-Japan'.