Food & Drink

The 7 Best Sushi Restaurants in London

Published On 04/06/2015 Published On 04/06/2015
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1. Dinings 22 Harcourt St, London, W1H 4HH

Dinings has become one of the top japanese restaurants in town, combining bold modern flavours with traditional techniques and ingredients. These are bites that will leave your tongue wagging for months after, especially the seared Wagyu beef sushi with topped truffle salsa & ponzu jelly.

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2. Nobu 15 Berkeley St, London, W1J 8DY

With a South American influence, but not enough to call it fusion, this is sushi like you’ve never had it before. It feels a little stark, but the service is top notch and the food is as tasty and unique as you'll find anywhere in the city.

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3. The Shiori 45 Moscow Rd, London, W2

Stepping into this tiny 12-seater tucked down a backstreet in Bayswater feels like a quick journey straight to Japan. Go here for a full experience, complete with wood and paper screens, hushed background music, and the charming husband & wife team that previously used to have Sushi of Shiori in Euston. They only have tasting menus, which can take several hours, but trust us, you won't be complaining as you blissfully inhale everything.

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4. Sushi Tetsu 12 Jerusalem Passage, , London, EC1V 4JP

Unless you're Gwyneth Paltrow's head, seven is the luckiest number, which is good news for the husband-wife behind Sushi Tetsu, whose tiny, thoroughly traditional Clerkenwell nook serves only that many at a time.

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5. Yashin Sushi 1A Argyll Rd, London, W8 7DB

Located in Kensington, Yashin serves up some serious next-level sushi. Sit at the bar under the neon sign and get involved with more flavours than you could imagine. Each dish is liberally seasoned with umami, small dabs of paste, jelly, and special sauces, giving it a very different experience then you might previously associate with sushi. It’s really all about the details here, so open your eyes -- and mouth -- and take it all in.