Just when you thought there was nothing much left to add to the Edinburgh restaurant scene along came Izzi with its happy blend of two cuisines and a minimalist location in Edinburgh's West End. Menus for both are vast and many of the usual suspects are on parade. But the fried king prawn in honey lemon sauce sprinkled with minced dry fish did appeal to me, particularly as I still mourn the passing of Bombay duck.
With the Japanese it would be easy to sing the praises of the wide variety of imaginative sushi, all reasonably priced at around £3 and including such delicacies as eel and hokkigai (surf clams to you and me).
Izzi claims to be the only restaurant in the city offering teppan-yaki, a claim which has been loudly made with no signs of any contradiction.