14 Clifton Terrace
+44(0)131 337 7704
Overall score: ★★★★★
Go Ninja is sadly now closed 🙁
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.
- Vegan Supreme Vegan dragon iso, courgette nigiri, inari, kaiso gunkan, enoki maki, cucumber maki, avocado maki and fresh slaw
- Vegan Delight Courgette nigiri, inari nigiri, kaiso gunkan, avocado maki, cucumber maki and butternut squash maki, served with fukujinzuke pickles
- Vegan Baby Courgette nigiri, inari nigiri and enoki maki
- 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
- 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
- Vegan Temaki Inari, cucumber and avocado with sushi rice, beni shoga ginger and spring onions
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.
Menu info: ★★★★★
Value for money: ★★★★☆