A taste of Tokyo in the heart of Edinburgh – authentic Japanese food and drink including Ramen and Sushi

Umai Sushi and Ramen
The word Umai means ‘delicious’ in Japanese – and with the mouthwatering menu on offer at this Edinburgh eatery it looks to be aptly named.

Umai Sushi and Ramen does what it says on the sign – serving freshly prepared sushi and ramen dishes all day long, seven days a week.

This informal restaurant has recently relocated from the West End of the city to brand new premises at 85 Diary Road, closer to Haymarket.

It serves the same delicious and beautiful dishes including delicate plates of sushi (both fish and vegetarian options) as well as Ramen – bowls of tasty broth and noodles with added vegetables, fish or meat of your choice.

Umai Sushi and Ramen

Plenty of choice

And there are also plenty of other options including katsu curries, poke bowls and spring rolls and tempura battered bites.

Contrary to popular belief sushi is not just raw fish – although many sushi options do contain raw fresh fish such as salmon, tuna or sea bass. But there are lots of other combinations with vegetables, cooked crab or prawns, and delicious sticky rice.

If you’re new to Japanese food and don’t know what to choose then why not opt for a Sushi Combo where you will get to taste a variety of freshly made Sushi pieces. All beautifully rolled into bite-sized delicacies which look too good to eat!

If you’re looking for something warm and filling go for a bowl of ramen. this tasty broth, flavoured usually with miso or soy, comes in a bowl with noodles and a choice of protein including different meats, fish or Tofu.

Trained sushi chefs are behind the scenes preparing fresh food throughout the day.

Umai Sushi and Ramen

Informal dining

Umai Sushi and Ramen has been delighting diners for several years at its previous Queensferry Road premises. And now it’s welcoming customers old and new to its brand new sit-in restaurant at Diary Road.

The premises are licenced and serve a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including Japanese beer and several sakis – traditional Japanese rice wine.

Opening hours and menus

The newly refurbished premises offer informal dining ideal for working lunches, a quick bite with friends, a solo snack, family meals or couples’ nights out and is open from Noon to 11pm every day.

Gluten free and vegetarian options are available and there is also an extensive takeaway menu and the option to have it delivered.

To read more, check the menus for eating in or takeaways or to book a table visit the website here.