Edinburgh Lucky Yu Canteen Asian street food experts re-opens as takeaway only after city move

Edinburgh’s Lucky Yu Canteen has flitted from its Elm Row home to a new takeaway and collection only premises in Tollcross after blaming roadworks and covid restrictions as ‘the last straw’.

Lucky Yu Canteen; Japanese & Asian-influenced dumplings & small bites restaurant

The Asian street food inspired restaurant, popular for its dumplings and chicken wings, has refined it menu as well as adding new dishes like ribs in a tamarind and honey glaze, that are designed to be shared.

It currently has a 4.5/5 rating from 43 reviews on Tripadvisor and its Elm Row premises was frequently described as ‘a hidden gem’ by reviewers.

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Lucky Yu’s, which specialises in Japanese & Asian-influenced dumplings & small bites including handmade gyoza, bao buns, katsu sando – said their delivery service has proved extremely popular during lockdown and the new site offers ‘greater capacity to cater for the surge in demand.’

John Howard, owner, said: “We’re delighted with how Lucky Yu has been received since we started at our much-loved small restaurant on Elm Row, but we were starting to outgrow it before Covid-19 and the road closures were the final straw for us.

"Moving to Tollcross gives us the opportunity to experiment with the menu. While we will still have the classics that people love, we’ll also start to introduce some new dishes, with an exciting drinks list to complement them.”

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Lucky Yu will be open Wednesday – Sunday between 5 – 10pm.

Orders can be placed on the website or by downloading the app

Lucky Yu Canteen

36 Leven St, Edinburgh EH3 9LJ