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

4.72 out of 5 stars based on 608 votes

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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!

Overall: 10/10
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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!

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Oct 09, 2021
Karen S.
Not fancy at all. But was lovely as usual. Food excellent, service good, highly recommend. Have been several times, enjoyed every time.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 29, 2021
Maria T.
My favourite Japanese restaurant ever - food couldn’t get any better and service is lovely and quick. Nothing more to add really!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 17, 2021
Angie E.
The waitress suggested the best choice of food as we had not eaten Japanese food before. We were not disappointed- food and service were fantastic. Definitely recommend Bentoya to our friends and family.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 16, 2021
Beth M.
Amazing food and service. Couldn’t fault anything at all!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 10, 2021
Rachel T.
Amazing sushi, the dishes presentation was always very nice and there was lots of tasty vegan options

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 17, 2021
Paul M.
Best noodles and sushi we ever had we even went back the next day for more

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 11, 2021
Bronwen S.
All over had a great experience!! Couldn't ask for more from the staff and the food was so nice! Highly recommend! I wish they had this back home

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 07, 2021
Tatiana B.
Great all around. Delicious food! Next time in Edinburgh, will be visiting Bentoya again.

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Jul 27, 2021
Eilidh R.
Fabulous! Will definitely be back!

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Jul 18, 2021
Juan B.
The food was great, service was fast and the staff were great. They let us stay past their 14:30 (arrived at 14:20) closing time even though we offered to leave and come back when they reopened. 10/10

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Jul 15, 2021
Vanessa G.
Amazing food and service super friendly!!! Definitely recommend this place! And I will definitely come back!

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Jun 24, 2021
Ciaran C.
Excellent food, great restaurant, very clean

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Jun 23, 2021
Peter L.
Lovely restaurant, great food and friendly staff. Highly recommend!

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Jun 17, 2021
Heather R.
Absolutely amazing!! Best meal I’ve had in a long time. Staff were super lovely too. Would recommend to anyone!

Overall: 10/10
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May 05, 2021
Awi M.
Brilliant to enjoy delicious Japanese food and great atmosphere if you wanna relax after work and excellent service, quick and professional

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Apr 30, 2021
florina g.
Excellent food and friendly atmosphere

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Sep 29, 2020
Cristina F.
Delicious food, the staff friendly and helpful and great environment.

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Sep 21, 2020
Molly M.
Everything was delicious. Plenty food, fast & friendly service. Great social distancing measures. We will definitely be back!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 20, 2020
Jack H.
The food was amazing, as usual, and they made sure my friend with a soy allergy had something which was very tasty. The waitress was amazing and the restaurant was very busy but she managed to make our time amazing and she did an amazing job, as did the kitchen! Thank you

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Sep 20, 2020
Miss Corrine L.
Fantastic as always!

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Sep 20, 2020
Marianne D.
Food was incredible!!!

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Sep 05, 2020
Chloe P.
Amazing! Staff are great and the food is so good!

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Sep 02, 2020
Eleanor W.
amazing sushi and lovely safe!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 26, 2020
Katya H.
I think it was absolutely lovely!! The only change I would make is the awful white lighting !

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Aug 25, 2020
Ahmed E.
Amazing food amazing service friendly staff definitely will come back

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Aug 19, 2020
Berenice C.
This was a delicious meal with an extensive menu. Lovely staff who were exceptionally helpful. The sushi was fresh and the bento boxes a great way to try a few dishes!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 11, 2020
Marisa K.
We never normally eat out but we will now be back weekly as the food is so delicious

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 22, 2020
Thomas D.
We love this place, fantastic food and service.

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Jul 21, 2020
Laura Z.
Excellent food

Overall: 9/10
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Jan 22, 2022
Calum M.
Top class food

Overall: 9/10
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Aug 11, 2020
Daniel A.
Fantastic food at brilliant value. Due to the current pandemic the ambience wasn't as it is usually I'm sure but they did their best considering. Very busy with the takeaway side of things and we were sat close to the door so it was more obvious to us than if we had been seated further back. Will definitely be back and would highly recommend. Loved it!

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Aug 11, 2020
Elizabeth M.
I love Bentoya, I come here a lot and I was very impressed on my most recent trip regarding the steps they have taken to make the restaurant as safe as can be. The menu is now digital and you feel very comfortably spaced out. Don't forget to being physical cash though, they don't take cards. You have to try the aubergine goma, pumpkin croquettes and chilli and garlic edamame.

Overall: 9/10
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Aug 01, 2020
Ewan M.
Great food and really good value. We’ll be back soon. Note that at the moment it’s cash only.

Overall: 8/10
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Nov 05, 2021
Jo D.
I loved my food at bentoya, the sushi was so fresh and highly recommend the sticky sweet miso aubergine starter! My friend ordered the Katsu curry and it unfortunately was very dry.

Overall: 8/10
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Sep 01, 2021
Diane A.
Really enjoyed the aubergine goma - excellent balance of flavours in this dish.

Overall: 8/10
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Aug 10, 2021
Nigel R.
Food was very nice.

Overall: 8/10
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Jul 16, 2021
Paul R.
Really nice and casual with very good food. Make sure you have cash as they don’t accept cards.

Overall: 8/10
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Jun 22, 2021
Patrizia P.
Nice reataurant, lovely food.

Overall: 8/10
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Value: 7/10
May 06, 2021
Heather M.
Great food. the restaurant was very cold and we were put at a table at the door which made it worse.

Overall: 8/10
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Nov 21, 2020
Lindsay H.
Card payments would have been appreciated during Covid and we were charged extra money from the card machine across the road, apart from that food was excellent and service was excellent!!