We have Chinatown near Piccadilly London West End and Little Venice near Paddington, but Japanese culture isn’t at the forefront of people’s minds when it comes to London. Despite the music, art and fashion influences on the city, we are not famous for being the worlds best sushi outside of its native country. However, if you know where to look, you can find some real gems. With London’s abundance of street food markets and world class chefs, finding Sushi is easier than you might think. Whether you’re in East, West, North or South, you’re never too far away from a killer Sushi restaurant.
Sushi Tetsu is a sushi bar based in Clerkenwell, Tetsu is a small sushi bar with a great range of creative Japanese dishes. Dating back to Harumi Takahashi and his wife, co-founder Toru Takahashi’s time as an apprentice working in Kobe, the bar was named after Harumi’s nickname in his youth, Tetsu. Finding the best ingredients to create his spectacular dishes, Tetsu is an intimate and beautiful hidden gem in the thriving Clerkenwell area of central London.
Embellished with nigiri toppings and carpaccios, the diverse menu of Sushi Atelier is a testament to the skills of its chefs. Based in Great Portland Street, a stone throw from the BBC’s W1A headquarters, you can expect to find a thriving and creative customer base whilst the flavour combinations really bring something new to the Sushi game.
Based in the heart of Soho, this thriving Sushi restaurant is one of the best in the city centre. Not far from Shaftesbury hotels, So restaurant prepares all of its food on a yogan-yaki grill, customised to make it perfect for the dishes made there. The food is cooked over the grill of volcanic rocks, specially imported from Mount Fuji itself.
Based on Heddon Street in central London, Sakagura is a popular steak and sake bar which is known for its incredible range of foods and vibey party atmosphere. With BBQ’s, events and an ever-shifting menu, this city centre sushi bistro is perfect for those looking for a great place to eat with family and friends alike.
What started as a hotel chain has now become a sushi restaurant epidemic across the world. After being asked to start a sushi restaurant in its New York branch by Robert De Niro, Nobu has soon moved across the world and has a range of tasty dishes for hotel and non-hotel customers alike. If you’re looking for Sushi in style, then Nobu should be your first point of call.
Itadaki zen is one of the most original sushi restaurants out there. With its focus on organic and vegan sushi alternatives, the restaurant aims to provide food as medicine, harking back to ancient Far East Tradition. The Itadaki zen’s London branch is in Kings Cross, meaning that it is popular with locals and commuters alike and gives all a chance to get on the health kick with style.