Vegan Edinburgh
Vegan options at Go Ninja Edinburgh

Go Ninja

Go Ninja
14 Clifton Terrace
Edinburgh 
EH12 5DR

+44(0)131 337 7704

Overall score: ★★★★★

Disclaimer: In exchange for this post, I dined here free of charge. The opinions expressed in this article remain my own.

Go Ninja is a recent addition to Haymarket’s foodie scene. Found just across the road from the train station, this wee sushi bar has shelves bursting with sushi boxes to grab and go – whether you’re looking for a quick lunch or something to eat on the train.

Shortly after Go Ninja’s opening, I was asked to pop along and put the vegan menu through its paces. Spoiler alert – it’s really impressive. Hooray!

Vegan options at Go Ninja

Go Ninja have a huge selection of sushi boxes ready to go, many of which are safe for vegans. At the time of writing, their online menu lists the following options, but there may be even more choices when you visit – the team have done a fantastic job of marking all of their vegan options on display.

Large boxes

  • Vegan Supreme Vegan dragon iso, courgette nigiri, inari, kaiso gunkan, enoki maki, cucumber maki, avocado maki and fresh slaw

Medium boxes

  • Vegan Delight Courgette nigiri, inari nigiri, kaiso gunkan, avocado maki, cucumber maki and butternut squash maki, served with fukujinzuke pickles

Baby boxes

  • Vegan Baby Courgette nigiri, inari nigiri and enoki maki

Salad boxes

  • Green Power Avocado bombs served with courgetti and carrots drizzled with lime and olive oil dressing, miso dressed green veg, fresh slaw, coriander dressing and aokappa pickle

Noodle pots

  • Veggie Pot Inari, cucumber and enoki served with zero noodles, wakame, carrots, menma, fried bean curd, kimchee, spring onions, lemongrass, red chillies, coriander, lime leaves, miso soup and chilli sesame sauce

Temaki (handrolls)

  • Vegan Temaki Inari, cucumber and avocado with sushi rice, beni shoga ginger and spring onions
Vegan Temaki at Go Ninja Edinburgh
Vegan temaki (handroll)

 

Vegan supreme box and miso soup at Go Ninja Edinburgh
Vegan Supreme sushi box

 

Vegan sushirito at Go Ninja Edinburgh
Is it sushi? Is it a burrito? It’s a sushirito!

 

Vegan supreme sushi box with inari and courgette nigiri at Go Ninja Edinburgh
The vegan supreme box, with courgette nigiri and inari sushi

 

Vegan supreme sushi box with cucumber and avocado maki at Go Ninja Edinburgh
Cucumber and avocado maki in the Vegan Supreme Box

 

Vegan supreme sushi box with dragon rolls at Go Ninja Edinburgh
Vegan dragon rolls

Being the greedy-guts that I am, I had the large Vegan Supreme box. It had a great variety of vegan sushi, with a nice range of flavours and textures. The dragon roll was the star of the show, filled with lots of tasty veg and topped with avocado. Sushi is always deceptively filling and this £7.50 box for lunch was all I needed to keep going for the rest of the afternoon.

I was also really tempted by the sushirito – a curious combination of a burrito made with sushi ingredients. There were also the usual sides available that are also suitable for vegans, such as edamame beans and miso soup.

Go Ninja is a great wee addition to Haymarket, offering vegans yet another great option for healthy lunch in the area. Definitely well worth a visit.

Choice: ★★★★☆
Menu info: ★★★★★
Deliciousness: ★★★★★
Value for money: ★★★★☆

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