The best sushi restaurants in London’s Chinatown
Fresh fish, neatly rolled rice, dainty soy pots – it can only mean sushi! Here’s where to find the best in the West End.
Get those chopsticks poised, we’ve munched through maki and nibbled nigiri to bring you the best sushi restaurants in the West End of London. Whether you’re after a pre-theatre dinner or a quick lunch-on-the-go, pop into one of these superior sushi joints for some fabulous fish.
For sushi with personality Sibuya Soho on Shaftesbury Avenue deliver in spades. Of course, there’s crowd pleasing favourites like neatly packed California or salmon & avocado rolls, but it’s their own in-house specials that bring fun to the party. Take their power-packing Volcano Roll; tempura prawn, eel, tobiko (fish roe), wasabi mayo and spicy mayo sauce – feisty and flavourful!
110 Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 5EJ
The queues snaking out of Mistao’s door should be a hint enough that their sushi is sublime. It’s a humble, café-style affair serving up generously sized nigiri and maki at great value for money. You should go large and opt for their sensational Sushi Bento box; a cornucopia of kappa maki, sake maki and salmon or tuna nigiri.
11 Wardour St, Soho, London W1D 6PG
Kingly Court’s Oka is a small but sweet spot serving hand-rolled to order fusion sushi. Moist yet tender rice, ultra-fresh fish and just-so seaweed make their remarkable rolls special. Tyy Oka’s great election of uramaki, their Tataki Asparagus Roll with panko asparagus, tuna tataki, avocado and ponzu sauce is a carnival in your mouth.
Kingly Court, Carnaby St, Carnaby, London W1B 5PW
Before sushi was everyone’s go-to lunch choice, Tokyo Diner was a pioneer of the London sushi scene. Pitching up in Chinatown in 1992, this authentic joint was a trend-starter and remains as popular today as ever. Expect well-executed classics like salmon, mackerel and prawn nigiri, hosomaki rolls and perfectly primed inari pouches.
2 Newport Pl, London WC2H 7JJ
They may be famed for their beautiful, Japanese-inspired burgers n’ buns but ICHIBUNS also serve sushi. Much like the burgers, expect a funky twist on beloved classics – have you ever tried a wagyu beef maki roll? At ICHIBUNS they come with carrot, Romano pepper, spring onion and yakiniku sauce. If the super-cool décor fails to wow you, their sushi certainly won’t.
22 Wardour St, London W1D 6QQ
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