Pham Sushi

  • Restaurants
  • Japanese
1 Love It
Old Street

Pham Sushi’s interior feels tired and lacking in TLC – expect framed woodcut prints, off-white walls and functional high-backed chairs – but while the decor is nothing to fawn over, the food certainly is. We found the place packed on a drizzly Monday night, something that quickly made sense as we tucked into top-quality california rolls, nigiri and sashimi, the carefully assembled creations featuring thick, fresh cuts of raw fish and perfectly cooked rice. The menu spans a wide range of noodle dishes, tempura, teriyaki steaks and the like (you can order everything to take away), all authentically prepared by an all-Japanese team with ingredients imported from the homeland. In a city of expensive sushi chains, Pham Sushi is something of a standout – albeit one in need of a makeover.

Venue name: Pham Sushi
Address: 159 Whitecross St
Opening hours: Lunch served noon-2.30pm, dinner served 6-10.50pm daily.
Transport: Tube: Old St
Price: Main courses £3.50-£7.80. Set meal £12-£16 per person (minimum 2). Unlicensed. Corkage no charge.

Average User Rating

4 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:3
  • 4 star:0
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:1
1 person listening

firstly i love the main restaurant [across the road] and only have praise for it but this review is for the overspill/ delivery shop. Soft shell crap hand roll was cold and half empty =v.disappointing at £5!. Kula Kula in Covent garden do much better for £3.60, Japanese spring rolls = average, Chef special was toro tartar with caviar =massively disappointing, would be better described as tuna paste on ice, it was about a third of an average tuna steak [if that] which had been food processed and pressed into a mold with nothing else, at £13.50! this was an insult. I've eaten better and twice as much in the Groucho in soho as a starter for £8!. To round things off the service was seriously below average and the place smells bad. All in all a very poor experience.


I really like this place, and I can't believe you have given it two stars because you don't like the interior!


So basically you've given a poor rating to a quality restaurant because of an old fashioned interior? Last Time Out review I bother reading. Anyway it's a great place if you want to eat great sushi in an unpretentious place at good prices.