As you probably know, sushi has become quite popular across Europe in the last couple of years. It is not only a tasty meal, but scientists believe it is one of the reasons why the Japanese are among the most healthy people in the world. Sushi is great for your diet, as it is high in protein and low in saturated fat!
Here are my top 5 sushi places in London:
The hype has died down, the celebs are long gone, but London’s first branch of Nobu is still a heavyweight on the Japanese dining scene. Imitations of the restaurant’s signature dishes – black cod with miso, or rock shrimp tempura, for example – can be found on many a menu in the capital these days, but if you want to try the original Nobu Matsuhisa version, then head to Old Park Lane.
If you want to go out for nice sushi, but in a place more chilled than Nobu, Sticks n Sushi is the perfect spot! As the name suggests there’s a Japanese slant to the food here, with sushi and yakitori skewers playing lead roles. It’s a Danish chain though, so don’t be surprised to see elements from the homeland slip onto the menu – a Nordic breakfast.
This restaurant is quite interesting to visit, as meals are played with and prepared on a teppan hot plate at each table, where chefs showcase knife skills, tricks and flicks as they compile a selection of pan-Asian dishes.
The menu ranges from appetisers and sushi to miso black cod, tuna grilled in teriyaki sauce, wagyu beef steak and the ‘seafood palace’ – a combination of lobster, black cod, salmon and scallops. Desserts include green tea ice cream, mango sorbet, ice cream tempura and cheesecake dumplings.
Zuma is a contamporary Japanise restaurants using high-class ingrediants. The luxurious swiss venue is just an addittion to the excellence of this place. The sushi there is a must, especially the lip-smacking dynamite spider roll with softshell crab, while the robata grill can turn even the likes of asparagus with wafu sauce into an art form. The restaurant is a bit pricy, but in return you can expect first-rate service, some of the best saké in London and a feeling that you are dining with the A-list.
It is the perfect place for quick lunch or takeaway. Wasaby is known as a fast food chain, mainly for takeaways, but each restaurant has a seated section should you wish to dine in. There is a good selection of sushi, both in set boxes, and individual items, as well as a hot counter for Japanese food.