The most incredible Asian food we have ever eaten! (We’ve eaten a lot of Asian food) Their famous beef brisket was by far the best dish recommended by the waiter. The service was outstanding and the restaurant itself is beautiful. The cocktails were so classy and equally as delicious as the food. It’s a must visit!!!
Asian inspired or fusions food???
So normally I would avoid this type of food. Being oriental, nothing beats the og food from their countries. But I was invited by guests, so couldn’t say no.
Décor - reminds me of a London hipster vibe. It does feel a bit bare. The neon light illuminance of Lucky Yu does project nicely. This illuminance gives this ambient light glow during the evening service, up lifting the mood, to focus on the food.
Staff – had great knowledge of their menu, with understanding of how the food is prepared and cook. They are very attentive, and happy to help. Great banter, love that the staff took an interest in their punters, even engaging in what we did on the day, and checking out my Lego purchase; guy a legend.
So we had a variant of dish amongst us.
Crispy belly pork – the meat was tender with a good fat to meat ratio, the flavour came through and was not over powering. Dark lines on the meat indicate it was grilled. It was dressed with chill peanut crispy sauce. The peanuts was roasted and had a chargrilled taste, with a blend of chilli/chilli oil and Sichuan peppers, garnished with a fresh herbs. Every bite had a lingering burn, but nothing to put you off.
Karage Fried chicken – Good crispy crunch, when biting through. Chicken was tender. Dry to the touch, and not oily. Thought it was air fried, but confirmed it was deep fried. Must have twice fried this to get the good crunch. This was complemented with a side dip of jalapeno & Yuzu Dip. The dip had a creamy, with cooling effect, marrying nicely with the chicken; this reminds me of Mediterranean grill chicken with Greek yogurt. There was a hint of spice; it was difficult to identify where the spice was coming from. Side note – this chicken brought back memories of an amazing restaurant in Kyoto station, it was almost onpar.
Housemade kimchi & sweet potato gyoza (fried) – the gyoza wrapping, I felt was overdone, very hard to the bite. The kimchi overpowered the sweet potato, so you could only tell it was sweet potation from the texture. Chilly sauce dip was added; felt this was unnecessary as the kimchi spice was coming through, adding spice upon spice, kills of the flavour and doesn’t do the dish justice.
Dirty Rice – This was not my dish, didn’t have a good enough spoon full to identify flavours. But cooking elements was interesting. There was a fair amount of oil used to cook this dish, to ensure the rice does not clump/stick together. Rice is long grained, and cooked fresh before it was thrown into the wok.
Brisket bao bun – Another dish that was not my own, could not identify flavours. This was one dish that did not appeal to me. This is not the bao bun you would traditionally find. I know they have slowly introduced this bun into the orient, and they have done some interesting things with it. But this version is odd, just too close to a hot sandwich.
Allot of elements from different regions of the orient, from Japan, Korea, mainland China, and Hong Kong. I’m impressed with the pleather of technics and spices used to prepare each dish, bringing western influence to make it their own.
Disappointed there was a lack of variety of oriental beers, that would have gone well with the food and cleansed the plate. Overall, a very good experience. I would consider going back for 1 or 2 items, but they would have the change up the menu to keep it interesting.
This is a restaurant worth keeping an eye on, and for those who want to try something new, would recommend it.
Small plates, good price, amazing food.
Our waiter was great, our party of four split nearly the whole menu. Food is great, drinks are spot on, and the staff is very enthusiastic and on top of it.
My only gripe is the lack of consistency in the lighting. The main dining room has even dull lighting, where we were sat had nearly no lighting.
Everything about this place was outstanding, from the friendly staff and the beautiful understated interiors, to the to-die-for cocktails and lip smacking food, it was all just absolutely banging. So often these days you’re paying through the nose for a substandard experience, but not here. One of the cocktails I had was one of the best I’ve ever tasted, can’t remember the name but it had revolver or maybe reviver in the title - don’t leave without trying it! Thanks for an amazing meal worth every penny :)))))
Delicious food and really great service. Best dishes for me were the venison gyoza, the potatoes, and the dirty rice. My friend ordered the karaage and it was SO good. Both myself and my friend thought the service was great - it was the perfect amount of friendliness and attentiveness without feeling overbearing. We’re both already looking forward to coming back!
Nice spot on Broughton street. Previously was on Leith Walk.
Asian fusion tapas with influences from Japan & Korea amongst others.
Recommended was the vegetarian Bao bun and the potato side.
Pak choy dish would be our least favourite.
Amazing food, really lovely staff who catered to our dietary requirements. Portions were larger than we imagined for some of the dishes, and the plum sake was, to say the least, divine.
Great, quick service, lovely food, excellent cocktails and very stylish place. Would have been 5 stars if the portions were a little bigger, minus the aubergine, which was massive (not a complaint!). My bao bun was also a bit on the tired side and smaller than expected for the price. It is reasonably pricey for the portion size, but aside from these minor things, it was great.
Great food, tasty cocktails, awesome staff! Highly recommend the Korean chicken wings, potatoes and corn ribs 🤌🏾
Brilliant meal and tremendous value. Staff were also brilliant. Couldn't recommend any more highly