Just back from a cheeky wee lunch at Lothian Road’s latest addition yummi Tori, aptly named, it was delicious! You wont get your usual sushi/sashimi or miso soup here but you will find one of the most interesting and quirky Japanese menus I’ve seen, I wanted to try everything!
The drinks menu boasts a number of exotic and refreshing mocktails, again I’d have had one of each! (and probably all the alcoholic ones too, ahem!) it!
The decor is as you would expect with a clear view through to the chefs in the kitchen, dark tables, a mixture of long sharing benches and private ones, Japanese lanterns and orchids.
The Yakitori (barbecue skewers) and Tapas were particularly good and according to a note on foursquare when I ‘checked in’ their bento boxes are great too! (as well as on a special introductory offer of £5).
The service was a tad haphazard and the card machine wasn’t working but probably just minor teething troubles. The bill was an exceedingly reasonable £25 for two us including 2 mocktails. (and a bonus dish that I have no idea if we were charged for or not).
I have no doubt that all the Yardies will be returning in the very near future! and I’m afraid that Chop Chop now has some competition for their dumplings. Judging by the number of local workers waiting for food to go, it’s already a big hit just one week into trading. Hat Tip to AVM for spotting it!
yummyTori, 90 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9BE 0131 229 2206