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Sticks 'n' Sushi

Restaurants, Japanese Greenwich
4 out of 5 stars
(4user reviews)
© Mathias Leander (© Mathias Leander)
© Mathias Leander
© Mathias Leander (© Mathias Leander)
© Mathias Leander
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© Mathias Leander
© Mathias Leander (© Mathias Leander)
© Mathias Leander
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Time Out says

Sushi and cocktails.



Address: 1 Nelson Rd
SE10 9JB
Transport: Cutty Sark DLR
Opening hours: 12noon-10pm Sun-Tue; 12noon-11pm Wed-Sat
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Users say (4)

4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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Sticks’n’Sushi has made it into my Top 5 meals in London...beaten only by Hawksmoor and another sushi hotspot, Sushisamba. There was so much to choose from (the ‘photo album’ menu shows you exactly what you’re getting). We had the Perfect Day platter shared between two, 3 mini-deserts and a bottle of wine. The bill came to £115 but I can honestly say it was worth every penny. Each mouthful was DELICIOUS. My favourite was the crispy ebi maki and the matcha chocolate fondant. The restaurant had a slight minimalist Ikea vibe (the Danish influence?) but it worked perfectly with the Japanese menu (although I notice the platter does feature meatballs!). 


Sushi from a Nordic background. The restaurant has a very trendy feel to it with a menu in the style of a photo book, filled with delicious looking dishes. Although it may look great, there were too many dishes to pick from so we chose one of the mixed platter styles and then added a few extra items on top. The sushi was good, tasting the freshness and quality of the fish. Good to have a different variety to the usual California roll. I wasn't particularly impressed with the grill though, and not sure where the cheese and bacon yakitori fit in. I liked the scallop ceviche and the way it was presented in its shell, and the pork belly melts in your mouth. We did over order though and I got bored of eating after a while. Dessert came in little ramekins which may seem small at first sight, but I think were just right to end the meal. The restaurant is supposed to be affordable, but I thought it was a bit on the expensive side. In its defense, I could tell the ingredients were good for most of the dishes and I rather pay for quality. I'd been to a different branch years ago when they first came out and remembered it being better. Maybe because it was fresh and new back then? Wheelchair accessibility was good. They had a portable ramp for the couple of steps into the restaurant (although it looked like it was the first time staff had used it as it took a bit of fiddling to get it out). There is also a toilet on the ground floor, so they get extra points for being wheelchair friendly.


On a sunny Sunday afternoon in Greenwich we strolled into Sticks n Sushi. It was fairly empty, but the clientele were a mix of couples, buggy-wielding mums and some hard-working laptop users: everyone's welcome, and despite the fairly high menu prices the interior doesn't feel pretentious. This is partly due to the sparseness of the Danish design, which in a way feels quite luxurious yet is also reminiscent of wagamamas... A strange combination. I had some doubts as I perused the stylish menu - although everything looked lovely on the black background, my cocktail arrived in a smeary glass and the furniture was a bit worn. Would I be paying over the odds for sub-par food? I shouldn't have worried. The cocktail was delicious enough to eclipse the smeary glass, with honey and tea overtones melding together on the tongue in a beautiful marriage made in heaven. Either we ordered spectacularly well, or everything on the menu tastes wonderful, as we exclaimed with joy at every dish. I never thought I could love corn on the cob so much - the dressing elevated it into the sublime. Some dishes seemed fairly good value - a set of eight shrimp rolls came to just over £8 and the dressing was again so delicious I could easily have eaten 36! Others felt overpriced, with the skewers not packing as much of a punch as their sushi counterparts. In all, it was a more expensive lunch than I was perhaps anticipating, with the small plates adding up. But simultaneously I've rarely been so happy with every dish that was set before me. It's worth a try, for a scrumptious treat - and do order the corn on the cob!

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