Koyama, 20 Forrest Road, Edinburgh – Aug 2012

Loving all things Asian at the moment, we ventured into Koyama (mainly due to the good ratings on TripAdvisor/Urbanspoon).

Inside the decor is Japanese minimalist, cosy tables litter the area.

Whilst deciding what to go for we ordered a green tea and a red tea – pretty much like “western” tea. The tea came in gorgeous little pots and were toasty (and tasty).

Koyama Edinburgh tea

£2.70 for a pot of tea


BBQ pork soup £10.90  HUGE portion, flavoursome – miso base with added flavours – good amount of BBQ pork too.

Kimuchi (Kimchi) £3.50

potent stuff, man liked it to the proper Korean stuff he’d had over there.

California Roll (£9.50) and Prawn Gyoza (£5.60), loved the mix of steamed gyoza but with a crispy fried side – very tasty.   California roll was huge, eggs weren’t fishy at all so popped nicely without after effects!

Tamago Nigiri (£3.00) and Avocado Maki (£3.00)

All dishes were full of flavour, fresh rice and ingredients, friendly non-intrusive service – would go back 🙂

Koyama website




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

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