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Japanese and Thai Restaurant and Takeaway

3.9 out of 5 3.9/5 from 7 reviews (add your opinion)

44 Candlemaker Row
Old Town

Phone: 0131 220 5000

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Price: £££
Licensed: Yes
Pre-Theatre: No

Takeaway: Yes
Delivery: No

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4 from Ishkhara (55%) on November 30th, 2008 (10 years ago)

Tang's, 44 Candlemaker Row, EH1 2QE, Edinburgh

I've been wanting to try this restaurant for a while now but everytime we'd gone along it had been closed. We finally managed to find Tang's open yesterday and I have to say that I'm glad we did. Both myself and the other half decided to go for the bento boxes and they were superb value for money. The highlight for me was definitely the chicken teriyaki, as cooking it with the skin on left the chicken moist and juicy. The maki were very tasty and the rice was beautifully fluffy. I left feeling suitably full but refreshed, thanks to the plentiful hot green tea. We'll definitely be back, as I want to try the katsu curry and the soft shell crab. :)

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3.5 from boroughloch (33%) on December 13th, 2009 (9 years ago)

Tang's, 44 Candlemaker Row, EH1 2QE, Edinburgh

I have been to Tang's a few times. A very extensive menu to choose from (they do now even Shabu-shabu and Sukiyaki!) and

very friendly waiters and waiteresses.

There's a bit more to be improved in terms of food decoration (eg. wasabi/rice etc) but all the dishes I had tasted, so far, very tasty.

Sake could be slightly cheaper and miso soup could be more authentic, but other than that, there's not much to complain about. Their tempura is crispy and tasty! yum!

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3.5 from k1w1b1rd (27%) on July 3rd, 2008 (11 years ago)

Tang's, 44 Candlemaker Row, EH1 2QE, Edinburgh

After seeing rave reviews for this restaurant I ventured there last night and had a good, not great, meal. The rainbow roll was delicious but very small for £12, so much so that after 2 rainbow rolls, edamame and tempura veggies my partner and I had to also order soft shell crab. This place is definitely more expensive than other Japanese restaurants, and the quality doesn't quite make it value for money compared to its competition. Cosy atmosphere and attentive waiting staff though.

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4 from peevee (23%) on October 12th, 2009 (9 years ago)

Tang's, 44 Candlemaker Row, EH1 2QE, Edinburgh

I have been here a few times now, always been a pleasant experience. I would recommend the Mackerel cooked japanese style, as although it was a little small (and you need to order rice as well as it just comes on its own) it was absolutely delicious.

Miso Black cod was a bit hit and miss. It was a little tasteless and had an odd texture, but was fairly enjoyable nevertheless.

The last time we were there, my boyfriend and i both ordered bibimbap, a korean dish with kimchi, chilli and egg cooked in a large stone bowl. It was on the menu with beef, but as my boyfriend is veggie he asked for it without the beef, just vegetables. They brought it out with big chunks of fried tofu and it was delicious, i thought this was very nice and thoughtful of the staff. My boyfriend lived in Korea for a while, and says it was the best bibimbap he has had outside of there.

It also has a nice atmosphere, if a little stark, and the staff have always been very friendly and helpful.

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4.5 from Iamfood (14%) on April 29th, 2009 (10 years ago)

Tang's, 44 Candlemaker Row, EH1 2QE, Edinburgh

Been to many Japanese restaurants all over the globe and Edinburgh. I went to Tang's a while back with my partner (who is Japanese) and she said it was certainly one of the best she has been to outside of Japan.

Food was presented well and tasted as good as it looks. Price, it was on par with all other Japanese restaurants. Having been to another new Japanese restaurant today, it emphasised how good this place actually is. The only down point is the noise from upstairs as there was a party going on but there's not much the staff could do about that.

Authentic Japanese staff too which is rare to find in any of the Japanese restaurants in Edinburgh!!!

Going back in the next month!

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4 from Cory Lawson (12%) on October 31st, 2008 (10 years ago)

Tang's, 44 Candlemaker Row, EH1 2QE, Edinburgh

I have to disagree with the other reviewer on price. I've been to other Japanese in Edinburgh and I find Tang's to be the best value for money.

I enjoyed the atmosphere as it was clean and quiet and the staff, though a bit slow, were quite friendly.

Five of us ordered 3 bentos, 1 ramen, and 1 chickent katsu curry - all of which were plenty filling (and quite tasty) for the price. There really wasn't a need to order appetisers or a la carte sushi.

The only criticism I have of the restaurant is that Japanese curry is traditionally served as a sauce and there was so little on the plate that it seemed more like a topping than an actual curry. However, what was on the plate tasted delicous.

Overall a pretty great meal for Edinburgh.

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4 from Tina (12%) on March 26th, 2009 (10 years ago)

Tang's, 44 Candlemaker Row, EH1 2QE, Edinburgh

We have been to many sushi restaurants, the three of us rated it excellent, excellent and good, respectively.

We shared some dumplings, rated: good, excellent and good.

My husband had chicken teriyaki bento - he classed this as excellent.

My son had beef. Although he rated this excellent, this meat dish was served with only a side salad, the staff could have pointed this out.

I had garden bento (vegi tofu option) I am not a vegetarian but I like veg - very good but the cooked veg was verging on the salty side. The side salad was fresh and crisp and the rice was tasty.

We shared two rainbow rolls - these we rated excellent, though I didn't expect sauces and don't know if this is authentic Japanese cuisine.

We followed this with sushimi - we have never had such huge pieces but they were fresh and tasty. We rated them Excellent, good and good, because my husband liked the chunky size but we would have preferred more variety.

The portions of all the items ordered were generous, but even though we were fully satisfied we were tempted to have desert as we have rarely been to a Japanese restaurant with a desert menu. My husband and son chose the traditional Japanese desert; rated excellent and disappointing respectively - my son liked the taste but did not like the texture. I had a twist on creme brule (my favourite desert) it had green tea in it and I really enjoyed it.

The staff were neither pleasant or unpleasant, they served efficiently without too much wait and unobtrusively. The atmosphere was pleasant and inviting with low volume contemporary Japanese music playing... The table was neat and clean. The toilet was not clean which spoiled the experience a little for me... We sat downstairs and realised after several (must have been) regulars chose to sit upstairs that the kitchen was upstairs too - we enjoyed the quiet atmosphere downstairs.

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