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Kulu Kulu

Restaurants Covent Garden
4 out of 5 stars

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

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Repeated visits in recent months have shown that this longstanding branch (there's one in Knightsbridge and another in Soho) is one of London's best low-priced outlets for Japanese small dishes. And it's not just the raw fish, either – though the quality there is very high. Cooked dishes, epecially anything deep-fried, are superlative when freshly made; a good reason to sit near the beginning of the conveyor belt on the right-hand side of the restaurant. Better still is to get dishes made to order – the staff are normally very obliging about this.

Don't go if you want to linger at length, or if ambiance matters: no kaiten sushi (conveyor belt) is right for those occasions. But if you want high quality, and the chance for a quick in-and-out, you can't do much better than this wonderful place. A light meal can cost just £10 a head. If you spend £15 a head you'll be eating generously. Only quibble about the food: sometimes the sushi rice is a little too starchy at the centre. But this is a minor quibble. Kulu Kulu is one of the best budget-priced places to eat in Covent Garden.



Address: 51-53 Shelton Street
Transport: Tube: Covent Garden
Price: Dishes £1.50-£3.60.
Opening hours: Lunch served noon-2.30pm Mon-Fri; noon-3.30pm Sat. Dinner served 5-10pm Mon-Sat.
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