Now, I know not everyone likes sushi. And I kind of get it; the idea of raw fish can freak some people out and the fact that a lot of it is cold can be off-putting for some. However, for those of us that do love this great Japanese gift to the world, its something rather special and exciting.
There are so many different options when it comes to the rolls that you find yourself ordering 6 different items for yourself. The endless options of delicious fish are mouthwatering and the way a lot of the food is presented easily beats most pieces of modern art. Thankfully, if you are in London, you are blessed with some great and varied sushi options, here they are.
Stupidly, i’m going to start this list with my favourite sushi restaurant. I know you should save the best till last, but i’m just so excited about it! East Tokyo is very popular; you’ll usually have a 10-15 minute line outside the restaurants, especially the one in Soho. Once you’re in however, its awesome and bustling. The selection is so vast that you are literally given a ring binder by your server, who by the way, will likely be dressed in traditional Japanese attire. The food is great quality and super cheap for London. Salmon Teriyaki nomnomnom.
Soho, Holborn, Notting Hill, and more.
I cant write this article without including my local favourite. To be honest, Zaibatsu in Greenwich South East London, looks rather drab from the outside. However, when you enter the very small and cosy establishment, it is full of atmosphere. The small plastic chairs that surround the few tables remind you of South East Asia, and the food is good quality yet cheap. You have to book to eat here because its so popular and seating is limited! Greenwich
All you can eat great sushi? Its not a dream you little munchkin! Sushi Cafe’ in Battersea has a great fixed menu full of traditional and fusion style sushi, from which you are free to order. However, it also has a buffet full of great sushi rolls and other dishes! You have 90 minutes to eat as much as you can before the staff will roll you out like a sushi roll. Battersea
Roka is rather fancy, and because of that, its rather expensive. However, if you’re willing to push the boat out a bit, its so worth spending the extra money. The restaurants have a open grill in the middle of the room where you can see the sushi being cooked. You can sit around this table if you want to get really close to the action!
Charlotte Street, Canary Wharf, Aldwych, and Mayfair.
Sticks ‘N’ Sushi
Sticks ‘N’ Sushi is extremely well established across London. It’s probably the second most expensive option on this list, behind Roka, but its provides great quality sushi in a warm and cosy atmosphere. With soothing music playing in the background, all you need to do it sit back and let the extremely professional staff serve you beautifully created and scrumptious sushi.
Greenwich, Covent Garden, Wimbledon, and more.
Rock Star Sushi Bar
Rock Star Sushi Bar is consistently rated 5 stars by pretty much everyone who visits it. The establishment itself is tiny so you need to book, once you’re in however, the sushi looks and tastes amazing. The establishment prides itself on the presentation of the food and it will delight you with its concoctions that are reasonably priced. After you leave here and you’ll feel like a rock star sushi roll 😉