Edinburgh St James Quarter: Harajuku Kitchen opens brand new street food restaurant

Harajuku Kitchen has announced that they will be bringing some of their most popular dishes to none other than the St James Quarter.

The popular Japanese restaurant will branch out with a new take on street food in the Little King Street developments, which is full of alfresco take-out.

The Japanese bistro, which started out as a market stall serving noodles and gyoza, returned to its roots with the opening of the pop-up street food shack with a menu passionately created by Kaori and the chef, Nobuo Sasaki, which offers sushi burritos. and Japanese Poke Bowls served with favorites like Yakisoba noodles and Kara-age chicken.

Sushi burritos can be personalized and come with a choice of 11 topping combinations, including shrimp katsu, spicy salmon, shrimp, avocado, and tuna, plus vegetarian and vegan options.

All burritos are filled with lettuce, cucumber, and Asian coleslaw, with four poke bowls to choose from.

Speaking about their expansion, Kaori said:

“When the opportunity to be part of the St James Quarter was presented to us, we could not turn it down. We are delighted to be part of one of the greatest developments Edinburgh has seen in recent years. “

They will serve street food dishes

“The menu reflects my Japanese heritage and incorporates everything I love about Japan. The street food side of the business has always been a passion of mine because that’s where we started. We look forward to the coming year and are expanding the Harajuku Kitchen brand. “

The St James neighborhood has so far seen huge success since it opened on June 24, with hundreds of buyers and local residents coming to view the new development.

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So far, large queues have been observed for stores such as the Lego store and Zara, with the main food hall still set to open in the second phase of development this summer.

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