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About Harajuku Kitchen

Authentic, traditional, Japanese family recipes, using fresh, local ingridients. Harajuku Kitchen aims to provide wholesome Japanese food, made with passion for authenticity and originality.

We adhere to the fundamentals of Japanese cooking: respecting the ingredients and their natural flavours.

OUR MISSION

We deliver authentic flavour of Japan with a touch of style from Tokyo.

We pride ourselves in creating and providing a unique and exciting eating experience

10 Gillespie Place
Edinburgh, EH10 4HS
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese

Hours of Operation:
Moday - Friday: 12pm - 3pm & 5pm - 10pm

Saturday: 12pm - 10pm

Sunday: 12pm - 9pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£25 and under

Payment Options:
JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
0131 281 0526

Website:
http://www.harajukukitchen.co.uk/

Executive Chef:
Kaori Simpson

Additional:
Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Harajuku Kitchen Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall rating

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food

4.5

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

4.1

Noise

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90% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (53)
Casual (45)
Good for a Date (44)
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Good Vegetarian Options (35)
Creative Cuisine (33)
Cosy (32)
Fit for Foodies (31)
Pre/post Theatre (28)
Special Occasions (26)
Lunch (24)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Romance (18)
Fun (17)
Business Meals (11)
Quick Bite (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Child Friendly (7)
Group Bookings (6)
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Hot Spot (4)
Outstanding Value (4)
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Tasting Menu (4)
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Disabled Access (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
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·Dined on 10 November 2017

Fantastic food, good range, beautiful sushi and attentive service.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on 21 October 2017

I went there with friends on a get together and the restaurant was amazing. Great environment and service. Also, the food was delicious. Strongly recommend it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Healthy, Romantic, Authentic, Cozy
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·Dined on 13 September 2017

amazing, best Japanese food that I have had since I was in Japan!

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on 3 September 2017

Second visit here and really like this place a lot!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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food5
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·Dined on 1 September 2017

Excellent restaurant in the local neighbourhood of Bruntsfield. We loved the authentic Japanese feel of the restaurant. Very friendly service and excellent food in a lovely setting. We also liked the green tea 'top ups' and thought the quality of the food was excellent value for money.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 31 August 2017

This was our second visit to Harajuku Kitchen and I enjoyed it even more than the first The location is excellent with the huge picture window looking out onto Bruntsfield and the gothic church across the road. Efficient, attentive service and delicious food.

Tags: Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Glasgow)·Dined on 26 August 2017

The food was very tasty and the staff are friendly and helpful. Love the decor and the emphasis on presentation of the food!

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on 25 August 2017

Great food, good service and great value. Even helped to make things special for my wife on her birthday. Recommended

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on 19 August 2017

Great food and fantastic staff. I clumsily forgot my bank card, and the staff sent me a text about it straight away. Very friendly and helpful. Would recommend to anyone!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on 19 August 2017

Food was fantastic! The Kara-age chicken was so juicy and delicious and the snow crab sushi was very tasty. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Authentic, Quick Bite, Healthy, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 17 August 2017

A lovely evening with great food. Very employable.

Tags: Spicy, Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on 10 August 2017

My boyfriend and I came after work for dinner one night. We're both vegan and the waitress was so lovely and great at helping us decide what to order! The food was really good, definitely one of the best Japanese meals we've ever had (including in Japan!) I'm just annoyed I didn't visit sooner, we'll definitely be back!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Business Meals, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Healthy, Comfort Food
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food5
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·Dined on 9 August 2017

The quality of the food was superb.best japanese cuisine I have tried in Edinburgh!

Tags: Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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·Dined on 5 August 2017

Excellent food, service and value for money. Would 100% recommend to anyone.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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food5
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·Dined on 5 August 2017

This is the second time I've visited this awesome restaurant and I will be back again. I have lived in Japan and all my favourite dishes are here and none scrimp on real Japanese flavours!!!!!! Love it!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 5 August 2017

Never disappoints!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 27 July 2017

Bon Restaurant japonais.
Prix correct.
Bonne Qualité de nourriture.
Restaurant calme. Réserver à l avance car pas tres grand.

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·Dined on 26 July 2017

Best Japanese dining experience in Edinburgh
Had a fantastic time and food was authentic and delicious. Price is spot on for Japanese food and the service was great.
Dishes were a good size and we had a range of tasting plates

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 21 July 2017

Very good sushi and hot food. The desert was a delight as well. Highly recommended.

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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 17 July 2017

We had a great evening at Harajuku Kitchen, celebrating a birthday. The staff were really lovely and the food was delicious - particularly the tofu starter. I was really impressed by how seriously they took my severe peanut allergy, too, and felt very safe!

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 8 July 2017

I cannot recommend this authentic Japanese restaurant highly enough. Everything about it was perfect and the food was obviously prepared with care and a delicacy of touch that isn't to be found in Japanese chain restaurants.
We sampled sparkling sake for the first time and it was a rather good accompaniment to our meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 7 July 2017

Had a lovely meal here for my boyfriend's birthday. The service was friendly and welcoming and the food was delicious. A totally enjoyable evening and will definitely be returning.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 7 July 2017

Lovely tasty meal and surprisingly good value would recommend highly

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 3 July 2017

Beautiful food and great service.

Well worth a visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Healthy
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value4

 
 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 17 June 2017

As always Harajuku Kitchen was a delight, there is a reason they were voted the best Japanese in Edinburgh. Friendly staff, prompt service and an amazing quality of food. As a lover of Japanese food, Harajuku kitchen truly stands out.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Authentic
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 17 June 2017

This is a lovely restaurant with a great range of dishes, including good options for vegetarians and vegans. The staff are always friendly and helpful and the food is fresh and delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Vegan, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Authentic, Casual, Good for a Date, Healthy, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 10 June 2017

Second time for me and my partner and it did not disappoint! Won't even bother writing down what we had because we had far too many dishes! Everything was absolutely exquisite with the prawn tempura being one of the highlights. Will definitely recommend to friends and family!
Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 23 May 2017

Great food and attentive staff, our group was large (12) but the service was great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 15 May 2017

We needed some guidance as we were novices and everything was well explained and the food just excellent

Tags: Casual
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 11 May 2017

We've been here a few times and it's a family favourite. Standard of food is always good with great service. Excellent sashimi, my favourite choice

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Healthy
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food5
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value4

 
 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 10 May 2017

Very warmly greeted by the hostess and a lovely space to have dinner in. We had amazing chicken karaage, snow California roll, tuna maki and veg dumplings. So satisfied, everything was delicious!

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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 28 April 2017

Excellent as always, great food and lovely atmosphere.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual, Authentic
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 28 April 2017

Fantastic food and a wonderful atmosphere everytime we go!

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Healthy
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on 25 April 2017

Very good Sushi, with changing specials. A nice restaurant.

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 (Aberdeen)·Dined on 6 April 2017

Great atmosphere, excellent food and great service. I booked in to Harajuku kitchen for my boyfriend's birthday. We were both really impressed, had lots of food and it was very reasonably priced. Will definitely be back again next time we're in Edinburgh!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Healthy, Authentic
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 12 March 2017

This was such a lovely experience; friendly and relaxed. Thoroughly enjoyed. As this was our first visit I would not hesitate to say that we would definitely come back.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Casual
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 (Perthshire)·Dined on 25 February 2017

Excellent Service, great food and nicely situated and easy to find. We eat a lot of Asian/Japanese Food and this didn't disappoint. Very clean and welcoming interior, funky wall art as well.

Only one small niggle was we were in the ''firing line' of the cold air coming in from outside every time the door was opened and the restaurant was quite cold in general.

See you again!

James
Stirling

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 21 February 2017

Had a lovely post-cinema lunch with three friends. We all ate from the 2 courses for £12.95 offer and everyone was raving about how good the food was. Two of us had been before and the others will definitely be returning soon. Lovely homely service and delicious food. Thank you

Tags: Outstanding Value, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 16 February 2017

Our first time at Harajuku Kitchen for a pre theatre dinner, we ordered a selection of small dishes from the full menu & were very impressed when it was pointed out to us that most of these were on the pre theatre menu that came with green tea and plum wine at a lower cost!
Staff were so friendly and helpful offering advice on the menu if needed and making sure we were happy with everything.
The plum wine was a revelation and went so well with the food, as did the green tea which was topped up whenever needed.
The food was all delicious, the chicken dishes were especially succulent. We are not sea food lovers so avoided the sushi/sushimi but when we saw a neighbouring table receive theirs we decided that we would give it a try on our next visit as it looked so appetising.
Prices are moderate but the quality of the food is excellent making it very good value.
This is a gem of a restaurant and deservedly popular, we sat down at 5.30 on Thursday evening and within 30 minutes it was bustling.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 15 February 2017

Pre-theatre special occasion dinner, we booked a 5 pm table based on a review that said service could be slow before a show and hence book early. We had a leisurely 2 hours before our 7:30 date and thoroughly enjoyed all of our dishes. Special shout out for the very authentic takoyaki. The yellow tail and unagi specials were fresh and tasty. Coconut ice cream mochi also went down well.

Tags: Authentic
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