The best places in London to try delicious Sushi.
So you might not automatically think of London as the best place to find incredible Sushi. We have the Thames as our nearest source of water, after all. However, times are changing and London has wonderful examples of so many genres of cooking now- including the art of Sushi.
From the grab & go to the triple Michelin, we’ve got it all covered, so, let’s begin!
Sushi Tetsu, Clerkenwell
It seats 7 people, is booked up months in advance, and costs a small fortune but there’s a reason why this exclusive eatery recently ranked number one in the list of London’s top restaurants. Masterfully prepared sushi is crafted in front of you in this intimate setting, and up close it truly is the rarest form of magic- this level of skill is dying out, and it’s truly mesmerising to watch (and taste).
Thank you Toru-san and Harumi-san for the wonderful evening and amazing omakase! Domo arigato! . . . . . #sashimi #wasabi #omakase #sushi #edomae #sushilovers #sushiholic #oishi #kanpai #domoarigato #foodislife #devourpower #dailyfoodfeed #seriousfood #ahungrylife #foodie #thefeedfeed #feedyoursoul #foodpics #beautifulcuisines #eeeeeats #eatingfortheinsta #eater #eattheworld #foodbeast #foodphotography #london #londoneats #londonfood
The Araki, Mayfair
It’s another exclusive one: 10 seats, two sittings a day, one set menu of £300. Chef Mitsuhiro Araki, for which the spot is named, held his three Michelin restaurant in Tokyo before upping and moving to London in 2014. Earning three stars in the most recent Michelin guide, The Araki leapt into the spotlight and is suddenly the place to be- if you can afford to get a seat. Sitting at what is effectively a kitchen table, you get to watch the masterful work as each dish is prepared for you, and in the hands of such a chef it really is more than simply a meal. For any true sushi aficionado, this is a spot to save up for and relish.
chūtoro (medium fatty tuna) & ōtoro(fatty tuna) . Given the constraints of using fish from Europe, it was a superb sushi experience. The use of caviar and white truffle could been seen as a luxurious bonus at such an elevated price. However I love Chef Araki’s philosophy that there’s only one ocean and it’s about the way you handle it. Quite wise huh? – – #TheAraki#荒木水都弘#あら輝 #masteroftuna#sushi#japanese #mitsuhiroaraki#omakase#寿司 #londonfood#londonfoodie#foodiecrushldn #londonrestaurants#eeeeeats#f52grams #instafood#instagood#foodgasm #foodporn#londonfoodblogger#winter2017 #infatuationlondon#toplondonrestaurants #tastelondon#eaterlondon#michelin #threemichelinstars
This little Japanese fusion restaurant may not look like anything all that magical on the outside, but looks can be deceptive. It’s quite a casual spot- with more of a takeaway feel at first glance than an actual sit down eatery. With plenty of variety on the menu- bigger, warmer dishes like ramen and curries, there is something for everyone, but it’s the sushi we’re here to talk about. Fresh fish & veggie options, generous portion sizes and it won’t cost you the earth. So if you’re willing to make your way out to north Greenwich, keep Zaibatsu in mind for an authentic and homely treat.
I've never eaten sushi in my life but I genuinely cannot sing the praises highly enough of this place. Looks like a bog-standard takeaway from the outside, but it's the top-rated restaurant on Trip Advisor for Japanese food in London. I mean, I'd give it that honour simply for the fact that when you drop a chopstick, a member of staff is immediately there with a replacement. Literally immediately. (Oh, and yes, SUCH GOOD FOOD.) . . . . . #sushi #japanese #japanesefood #japanesecuisine #panasian #panasianfood #panasiancuisine #zaibatsu #zaibatsugreenwich #greenwich #selondon #southlondon
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This is hands down my favourite sushi spot in London. There’s a restaurant just over the other side of Regent’s street, but it’s the takeaway deli which you need to visit as soon as possible. It’s incredibly cheap, everything is freshly made (& you can see the chefs working tirelessly in the open kitchen), and the portion sizes are huge! You get so much for your money! The inari pockets, chicken California rolls, and gyoza are all sublime- and where else in London can you get huge sets of Sushi for under £6? It’s so much cheaper than Wasabi and the quality is that of a gourmet restaurant. Absolutely go and enjoy- they cater to everyone.
Roka, Aldwych & other locations
Although Roka follows a robatayaki genre of cooking (the simple grilling of meats & vegetables over an open fire), the menu has plenty of different sections- grilled goodies (robata), tataki, tempura and the like. It also has a great little selection of sushi and sashimi. The botan ebi sashimi is a particular highlight- plump, delicious prawn served with the very exclusive and luxurious oscietra caviar. If you want some small sushi dishes to accompany your meal, but not a sushi overdose, then Roka is perfect for you!
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