Time Out says
A no-frills Japanese restaurant not far from Old Street. It specialises in sushi but the menu spans a wide range of noodle dishes, tempura and teriyaki steaks (you can order everything to take away), all authentically prepared by an all-Japanese team with ingredients imported from the homeland.
The sushi list is extensive, with options ranging from sashimi and new-style sashimi to sushi rolls, nigiri and a wide range of sets. The 'specials' feature some interesting options, including kobe beef nigiri, toro tartar with caviar and sea bass sashimi on kiwi. Six different bento boxes offer good value.
159 Whitecross St
|Transport:||Tube: Old St|
|Price:||Main courses £3.50-£7.80. Set meal £12-£16 per person (minimum 2). Unlicensed. Corkage no charge.|
|Opening hours:||Lunch served noon-2.30pm, dinner served 6-10.50pm daily.|
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Users say (7)
Average User Rating
4.3 / 5
- 5 star:5
- 4 star:1
- 3 star:0
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:1
As Lilli says below, don't come here expecting a fussy, overfriendly dining experience. The staff are polite and efficient and that's as far as customer service goes, however I would hope most people would visit a restaurant, particularly the take away branch - for the food, and it really doesn't disappoint! I've probably had about 8 or 9 take aways from 122 Whitecross Street branch. Almost all have been a variation on a theme - Bento Box! - so shame on me for not being more experimental, but the Bento Boxes here are excellent and although expensive at around £18 for the beef teriyaki bento, its very fresh and good quality ingredients. Food outlets on WhiteCross Street have a lot of competition with the street market there Mon-Fri so for this to be my "go-to" takeaway when I can't think what else I want is a testament to the food quality and taste :)
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.
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