Ideally located where Edinburgh’s historical Old Town merges with the cultural hub of the West End, Fusion Gourmet is one of the city’s most heavily patronised Chinese restaurants. Don’t be misled by the restaurant’s name – Fusion Gourmet has a rightly deserved reputation for authentic Chinese cuisine, represented by an extensive menu that covers all bases from appetisers and soups through to pork and poultry, beef and lamb, seafood, rice, noodle and dumpling dishes. However, you’ll find plenty of signature culinary flair if you opt for the griddle-cooked dishes or one of the chef’s specials – these alone warrant an advance table booking at Fusion Gourmet’s Lady Lawson Street location.
It’s the chef’s specials that put the fusion in Fusion Gourmet – where else in Edinburgh can you expect to find nourishing pig’s knuckles in vinegar and ginger sauce sidling up to Chinese cuisine’s close neighbour Korea, represented by the kimchi hotpot with mixed vegetables and seafood? We can’t get enough of this superlative signature selection. Try the Northeast Stew with mixed veggies and spare ribs or, for a little Japanese-style cooking, the teppanyaki sea bass with the restaurant’s housemade special sauce and you’ll understand why this West End eatery is one of the city’s favourites.
Fusion Gourmet also couldn’t be better located, on the cusp of Edinburgh’s West End theatre district and the Scottish capital’s historic centre, the Old Town. Surrounded by a number of well-regarded restaurants down Lady Lawson Street, just off the West Port, Fusion Gourmet has managed to carve out a niche and stand out from the crowd. A combination of top location and considered mix of authentic Chinese dishes and Asian fusion innovations has made this restaurant’s great value lunch menu a going concern, with two or three courses on offer for under a tenner. Start with a classic hot and sour soup, dig into the kung po chicken or the Sichuan-style double-fried shredded pork, and finish with a dessert and coffee.
I have been looking for a good Chinese restaurant in the tollcross area, and this is it! Superb cooking , great dishes and real quality.
Delicious food. Chinese spicy food. The only problem is that I can't use my card because it is cash only. I will go there again
Shanghai-style dishes from the menu were awesome! Had braised pork belly and Hunan style fried aubergine and fried beans. Had a crab dish but was disappointed though because the price was steep and I expected a whole mud crab, but it was softshell and also too salty. It is better to enquire beforehand what kind of crab will be served.
Excellent food with a very diversified menu. Everything we ordered was delicious; especially like the cold chili chicken and the chef's special kimchi hotpot. Fast service and friendly smile. Highly recommend.
Really warm welcome. Efficient personable service. The menu is very extensive so you must research and then choose well. We chose a couple of dishes which we wished we had not and other which were outstanding. We have already booked to return with some friends from China who have the best fish emporium in Edinburgh. With their guidance we will choose better and get to learn these new Chinese regional dishes, not found normally. Good experience overall/
Were unaware of reservation. Starter of ribs was nice. Sweet and sour strips of pork was in a crispy batter not mentioned on menu and no sauce so not to my taste left most of it. Also loud chinese pop music being played in background so not very relaxing atmosphere. Will not return unfortunately.
Very good authentic chinese food, very friendly helpful staff. A great restaurant for a culinary adventure. Really enjoyed the twice cooked pork and the aubergine with green beans lovely flavours.
Excellent traditional Chinese food. Popular with Chinese students. Very reasonable prices. The staff very very helpful and attentive. There was a separate area for large groups.
Teriyaki sea bass was delicious. Portions are very big. Genuine Chinese food. Some challenging dishes ( pig intestines) but plenty of choice for all tastes.
Nice food, ok staff service - they were a little overwhelmed, somewhat inconvenient that it's cash only, very good location, would recommend if you like more authentic Chinese food