Bentoya

13 Bread St, Edinburgh EH3 9AL
$ Japanese Recommended New Editor's Pick

We started our journey back in the Kitchen of our sharing flat. We had absolutely no idea what we were doing. Our first pot of sushi rice was horrible. My lips puckered, everything was sour and sticky and I wanted to give up (and throw up) right then and there. But, I decided to give it a few more tries. And I found a love and passion I never knew before. My friends and family absolutely loved the flavors I came up with and soon, an idea sprouted in my head: To open my own restaurant. You see, not only do I love sushi, but I also adore food. Finding fresh and local produce and turning into a culinary masterpiece means just as much to me as creating fantastic sushi. That’s how this wonderful idea came to be. And I couldn’t be happier making good sushi and offering fantastic food.

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 13 Bread St, Edinburgh EH3 9AL
  • Cross Street: Lotian Rd
  • Cuisine: Asian | Japanese | Seafood | Sushi | Vegan | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Unknown
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: Cash |
  • Corkage Fee: 3.00 |
  • Phone: 01316293993
  • Features: BYOB,
  • Occasion: Dining Alone, Business Dining, Vegetarian, Celebrity Spotting, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Lunch - Restaurant 12:00 - 14:30
Dinner - Restaurant 16:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
Lunch - Restaurant 12:00 - 14:30
Dinner - Restaurant 16:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
Lunch - Restaurant 12:00 - 14:30
Dinner - Restaurant 16:30 - 22:00
Thursday
Lunch - Restaurant 12:00 - 14:30
Dinner - Restaurant 16:30 - 22:00
Friday
Lunch - Restaurant 12:00 - 14:30
Dinner - Restaurant 16:30 - 22:00
Saturday
All Day - Restaurant 13:00 - 22:30
Sunday
All Day - Restaurant 13:00 - 22:30
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.75 out of 5 stars based on 1112 votes

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Nov 14, 2022
Aileen M.
Awesome food, super fresh and served with a smile.

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Nov 07, 2022
Neil R.
Very nice food. Excellent staff. Wide ranging menu

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Nov 06, 2022
Estelle S.
Everything was absolutely fantastic, staff were super lovely and helpful and the food was to die for! Everything tasted so fresh! Couldn’t recommend more.

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Nov 04, 2022
Ian L.
My wife and I visited here before a concert at the Usher Hall nearby. The venue is quite small. Although nicely decorated it probably wouldn't be ideal for a romantic dinner. Nonetheless the choice of dishes is extensive enough to meet most people's needs. Quality of food and service were also excellent.

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Oct 28, 2022
Erin L.
Great food, service and overall we had a great time. Will definitely be back

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Oct 19, 2022
Vita D.
Amazing experience! Fantastic food, great service, lovely atmosphere! Definitely going back!

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Oct 13, 2022
Teodora F.
Great place. Always enjoy my visits

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Oct 09, 2022
Henry G.
Excellent all round; very good and varied menu, either for multiple small dishes or one-bowl meals (ramen, etc.). Not too expensive, either, for a city-centre restaurant. Good ambience, too. 10/10.

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Oct 04, 2022
Rodger D.
Excellent food and service.

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Sep 13, 2022
Irene L.
Excellent meal

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Sep 02, 2022
John M.
just a great restaurant with a real Japanese feel - loved everything about it

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Aug 26, 2022
Frank R.
Great meal, seating a wee bit uncomfortable, not as agile as I used to be, but overall I thought it was great and will definitely be back and recommend to friends

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Aug 19, 2022
Alistair A.
Bentoya was fab! Great food, very tasty and and varied selection. Prompt, friendly service and nice surroundings.

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Aug 19, 2022
Michelle K.
I ordered the A5 Wagyu beef with fried egg and rice, it comes with miso soup as well. It was amazing and the portion was perfect, it wasn't overpriced at all. I highly recommend it! I then ordered the Matcha Ice Cream Mochi as dessert and I devoured it within minutes, it wasn't too sweet which I love, the mochi skin was not too thin or too thick, and it has a really nice chewy texture!!

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Aug 18, 2022
Richard v.
Our enjoyment exceeded expectations. The dishes were well prepared even though it was hard to discern the fusion! Staff were brilliant

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Aug 15, 2022
Oksana G.
We have a great time in Bentoya. Booking was easy. Service was nice and prompt. Food was delicious. Thank you to all who involved.

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Aug 12, 2022
Katherine M.
Love the food here! Service with a smile and incredibly helpful helping you understand the menu and how much food is needed. Thanks for a great meal - will be back xx

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Jul 27, 2022
Dana B.
Amazing food and lovely people, thank you do for such an enjoyable evening

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Jul 21, 2022
Yvette M.
Total amazing.

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Jul 16, 2022
Yvonne P.
As a group of 5, each one of us were very satisfied with all aspects of our visit to Bentoya. 2 courses each with drinks and water for £114. The restaurant is small but doesn’t feel cramped. Huge choice of dishes and everything was delicious and plated beautifully. We will definitely be back.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 07, 2022
Nicole C.
The staff really helpful and attentive, we have a vegan and vegetarian diner in our group and the staff made their best effort to accommodate their appetite!

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Jul 04, 2022
Emily S.
I can’t say anything negative at all .. faultless.. food was incredible . Will definitely be back

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Jun 26, 2022
Lina T.
My apologies I did not manage to get there

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Jun 19, 2022
Richard K.
Great food and great service.

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Jun 08, 2022
Claire F.
Excellent! Great food, great service. Will definitely eat hear again

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May 28, 2022
Annaliese K.
Loved it!

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May 17, 2022
Pamela F.
Excellent food and service. Will be back!

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May 13, 2022
Sophie B.
Beautiful restaurant, the way it is laid out makes your dining experience private and intimate. The food was absolutely exquisite and the staff are all lovely, didn’t catch the sake of our waitress but she was so friendly and helpful - we will definitely be back

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May 10, 2022
Neil M.
Probably the best Japanese food I’ve ever had !

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May 06, 2022
Claire G.
So delicious we ordered another chicken noodles whilst still eating the first plate.

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Apr 24, 2022
Nadiah I.
So friendly staff(s)! Terima kasih !!

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Apr 19, 2022
Charity W.
Delicious food! Was a little small for how busy it was, but to be expected when the food is so good

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 07, 2022
mia s.
best noodles i have ever had i got the veggie ones! prawn tempura should’ve been a little crispier for me and service was not so good towards the end and waited about 20 mins before getting the bill. noodles are the best i’ve ever had tho and my boyfriend enjoyed his ramen and sushi. spring rolls were also yummy but not sure if they were handmade or not as they looked like frozen ones. however one of the best meals i’ve had lately

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Apr 06, 2022
Diane K.
Excellent food , quality and price

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Apr 01, 2022
Miss Corrine L.
Best food in Edinburgh!

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Mar 28, 2022
Jennifer G.
Outstanding! The food was incredible and staff were so welcoming. Such a lovely evening.

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Mar 21, 2022
Rebecca K.
Beautiful food and really good service.

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Mar 08, 2022
Craig H.
Outstanding good and service.

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Feb 13, 2022
Jenny F.
We had a really lovely time. We had booked and we were glad as they were very busy. Great atmosphere but quite tight space wise if this isn't your thing. Food was amazing. We all loved what we had. Only thing was my Son's chicken gyozas were covered in sweet chilli sauce, I don't think it was stated on the menu. He was annoyed but they didn't go to waste. Staff were very friendly and hard working and we felt it was really good value for money.

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Feb 02, 2022
Jesse S.
Gorgeous dining experience with conscientious staff who should all be very proud of the food and atmosphere they provide. What a wonderful night!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 26, 2022
Steph N.
The food was amazing and so was the service! We absolutely loved out visit and will definitely be back!

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Jan 20, 2022
Wendy A.
Food and service excellent would definitely recommend

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Jan 08, 2022
Rainier S.
Best Shingeki no Kyojin background music experience!!!!!! What an absolute treat!!!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 28, 2021
Laura R.
Bit too cold inside Bit cramped at the front, glad we were moved especially during covid

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 05, 2021
Emma C.
Amazing food, quick, efficient and friendly service! Thank you!!

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Nov 24, 2021
James H.
First time back in Bentoya for a long time. Its been nicely revamped, but still feels friendly. All my favourites were on the menu, which had been reprinted, and the quality was just as I remembered. An enjoyable experience all round.

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Nov 17, 2021
Emma M.
I came into Bentoya on Sunday with my partner for lunch and the food/ food presentation and service was incredible. I had such a good experience and have been thinking about the delicious food ever since ❣️thank you so much ☺️

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Nov 16, 2021
Yulia Y.
Bentoya is the best Japanese restaurant in Edinburgh. We go every weekend with my daughters here. Absolutely great place!

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Oct 19, 2021
Donald G.
Great food. Excellent quality

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Oct 10, 2021
Niamh J.
Absolutely love Bentoya, staff are lovely and food is amazing and great value for money!