Sushi, particularly hand rolls and sashimi, are one of the my favourites foods – which is a bit odd because Sushi is quite good for you and I usually love unhealthy junk food. The choices for Sushi in London sometimes seem infinite which is just one of the many reasons I love living in the Capital. This post is dedicated to the Sushi spots in London that I rate the best….and if it’s the best in London, it is right up there with the best in the world!
I introduced the joys of making sushi disappear to my wife shortly after we got married and now both of us love going out for Sushi in London. The problem is that over the last few years we have become a bit spoilt with all the wonderful sushi options here in the Capital…so much so that we’ve become “Sushi snobs”. We now only like really, really good sushi. The sub standard stuff served up by Yo Sushi doesn’t cut it anymore (to be fair, they used to be decent, it’s only in the last 3-4 years that their quality has dramatically declined).
My favourite Sushi in London at the moment is Sticks and Sushi.
A Scandinavian sushi joint. Who would have thunk it?!? But these Scandinavians are the real deal when it comes to sushi. I dig the little quotes on their menu but what I really dig are the Ebi bites and Kataifi bites starters. All the hand rolls we tried were amazing and the standout two for me were the Hell’s Kitchen Roll and the Black Cod Dragon roll.
Matsuhisa Nobu never fails
You can’t mention good sushi in London without mentioning the legendary Nobu. I’m not a fan of the Park Lane Nobu but absolutely love the Berkeley Square Nobu. Yes, Nobu is a bit on the pricey side but if all you’re having are the rolls and sashimi, it is not that much more expensive that most other sushi joints in London. My Nobu favourite is without doubt their Rock Shrimp with Jalapeno sauce – it’s not “sushi” I know, but it is pretty awesome.
Zuma in Knightsbridge
Weirdly enough, the first time I had ever tried Zuma was just a few weeks ago. Why I had not been there sooner is a mystery and a mistake! Their prawn tempura hand roll was fully on point. Also a bit on the pricey end but worth every cent!
Okay, Gordon Ramsay is a bit of a knob – well from the little I’ve seen about him, he appears to be a bit of knob – but don’t let that put you off going to his restaurant Maze. Hands down, the best California roll in London which by default makes one of the best California rolls in the world.
I’m not a pretentious tw*t, I promise…
Looking at this post, I’m starting to realise my Sushi taste seems a bit pretentious but the truth is good sushi in London costs! That being said, there are some very good Sushi places in London where you don’t have to sell a kidney to afford a meal there. I would recommend:
Kurobuta – Antipodean take on Sush, kinda fusiony but very good. Their edamame beans are the shizzle
Uni – Awesome hand rolls and very cool setting.
Feng Sushi – Their sushi is average, but they’re on here because they deliver. To my flat. Which is awesome.
My wife really rates Sushi Samba, but I reckon the views are better than the sushi, maybe I’m a bit ol’ school and their sushi is a bit too progressive for me.
London is a melting pot with people from all over the world coming to this great city for a myriad of reasons. A lovely by-product of this influx are the wonderful culinary options available to Londoners and when it comes to Sushi, you’re not going to find better options in many other cities in the world….I’m feeling a bit hungry now, I may just go out and get some Sushi 🙂