BEST EXPERIENCE EVER. I have never fallen in love with a restaurant more times than with Sushinho. My partner and I have become regulars there, and not even once have we been disappointed. First, let's start with a service: The waiters and waitresses there are not only professional, but will also GET OUT OF THEIR way to make your experience better. Last time I went there, the kitchen was closed and the cooks were ready to go home etc, after kindly asking them for a table, the hostess did the best to accommodate us and long story short a minute later we found ourselves enjoying an amazing meal. So yeah, service doesn't fullfill our expectations, it EXCEEDS them. every. single.time. Also, unlike Zuma and Nobu, the food is not delayed. Second, their "chopstick-licking" sushi (aka "finger-licking") is the best in London. It's fresh and they offer authentic tastes, merging brazilian and japanese flavors without overdoing it. The Rio and the Sushinho are my favorite ones, hands down. Prime sushi at a prime location. finally, the atmosphere is enjoyable, warm and friendly, reinforced by the amazing location that attracts quality people. I could ramble forever, but I guess I just love that place too much.
© Ming Tang-Evans
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Time Out says
Posted: Mon Mar 8 2010
Brazilian-Japanese cuisine may seem like a random relationship, but São Paulo has the largest Japanese population outside Japan. At Sushinho, oriental design (sleek dark wood, bamboo walls) combined with exposed brick, textured canvas, and palm trees, set the stage for sushi to samba.
We looked to our waiter for guidance. He seemed, however, only trained to push mundane fillers (edamame, miso soup) and didn’t seem to have detailed menu knowledge.
Trendy young couples around us were taking advantage of the Monday-night half-price sushi platters, but we wanted to go full fusion and so ordered the house specials. Sweet-potato gyoza (delicious crisp dumplings stuffed with creamy mash topped with truffles) were promptly polished off.
Slow-cooked pork belly, nestled in feijoada-style black bean purée and spiced with chilli mango, looked beautiful, yet tasted muted and arrived lukewarm.
Aubergine shigiyaki scored highly on the weirdness scale: a pot of aubergine and fried-tofu slivers stewed in tomato sauce and topped with melted mozzarella.
But, after the first few suspicious bites, we found it strangely addictive. So, a hit and miss menu, but with plenty to fascinate.
Sushinho 312-314 King's Road
- Venue phone:
020 7349 7496
- Venue website:
- Opening hours:
Bar Open 6pm-midnight daily. Restaurant Lunch served noon-3pm Mon-Fri; noon-3.30pm Sat. Dinner served 6-10.30pm daily
Tube: South Kensington tube or Sloane Sq tube then 11, 19, 22, 49, 319 bus
Main courses £16-£20. Set menu £35 tasting menu
- 312-314 King's Road
- 020 7349 7496
- 312-314 King's Road
Average User Rating
5 / 5
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Been going to this restaurant for the last two years and I just love it. Food is delicious and unique and the cocktails are as good as it gets in London. The service is also very helpful and caring. Recommended!