A Covent Garden branch of the Danish sushi and yakitori chain.
Sticks ’n’ Sushi is an uber-chic Danish sushi chain with a whopping 133 pictures on its equally stylish menu, each more beautifully composed than the last. And the decor at this, its Covent Garden branch, is almost as photogenic: all exposed brick and dark wood panelling, the ground floor is spacious and high-ceilinged, with sleek bar seating downstairs.
But does the food here taste as good as everything looks? Well… the yakitori (that’s the ‘sticks’ part) really does. A miso-marinated black cod skewer came wonderfully sticky and sweet on the outside, falling from the stick in succulent flakes. There was also a lovely, delicate dish of fried artichoke. The sushi, though, was a little disappointing. Prawn maki came filled with bland, soggy tempura; the sashimi was fridge-cold. If you go here, you might want to stick to the superb sticks. You’ll also want to steal one of those menus. That I promise.
11 Henrietta Street
|Opening hours:||Open noon-11pm Mon-Sat; noon-10pm Sun.|
|Transport:||Tube: Covent Garden or Leicester Square tube|
|Price:||Dinner for two with drinks and service: around £110.|
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My faith was restored in London restaurants when I saw on the Sticks 'n' Sushi website that you can actually BOOK A TABLE HERE...Sushi fans rejoice! Sticks 'n' Sushi offers a huge range of sushi in all forms, as well as 'sticks' of meat, fish, vegetarian options, rice, and a selection of delicious sauces for drizzling and dipping. If you are on a budget I would suggest choosing wisely as you can easily rack up a hefty bill if you aren't careful. We went for 2 types of sushi to share and two sticks each and this was sufficient, washed down by a large glass of house white. The sushi here is fresh and made on site, and is some of the best in the city. The interior poses a very cool and relaxed vibe, making it a good spot for an after work dinner or a weekend lunch.
Delicious sushi, and some delicious sticks - some are a bit bland. Great atmosphere if you are after central London trendiness. Although it feels reasonably special it is expensive.
I've wanted to come here for a long time after hearing good reviews from multiple sources, so my expectations were set high.
Word clearly got out, as it was completely full for the entirety of our time there on a Tuesday night. After waiting a little longer than expected for our reserved table, we were seated and presented with a photo album, and that's exactly what it is, a little book showcasing every item from their extensive kitchen.
Some people think photos on menus automatically make a restaurant tacky and downgrade, but not here. In fact, I almost wish there weren't photos of the food because it all looks delicious and it makes it almost impossible to choose. Unfortunately a menu of this size means you can't order one of everything (as much as I tried to convince our table to do so).
For those as indecisive (or greedy) as myself you'll be pleased to know that they offer multiple tasting dishes in addition to their à la carte, so your decisions are easily made for you and you can choose a great selection of both sticks and/or sushi, with choices for all group sizes.
Their name didn’t let them down. Both sticks and sushi were delicious, with special note to anything on their menu that’s wrapped in bacon.
The restaurant itself has a Tardis feel to it, surprisingly bigger on the inside and sporting a whole floor downstairs with additional tables that allow you to sit in front of their busy kitchen.
It won't be the cheapest meal you have out, but I like to think the overall experience is worth that little bit extra, so I would pass on the recommendation that led me here.
Tastemaker tip: This place should be renamed Sticks n Sushi n Cocktails. They have a great selection and the ones we ordered were very moreish, so definitely worth a try if you're prepared for a slightly sore head the next day.
Possibly the best tasting sushi experience I've ever had *queue Drake song reference*
The decor is so cool, like posh trendy cool (is that possible) and the price is a bit dear yet so worth it. The staff are extremely helpful too as it can be quite a struggle in finding the right dish for yourself considering the immense choice. I'm likely to spend my next pay day right here again
Stylish chic venue to take a date or a girls night out, however during the day, becomes casual and you can un-embarrassingly take a baby. Mouthwatering dishes although the sushi and small plates are better than the sticks.