Sushisamba

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Sushisamba

Japan, Brazil and Peru come together in this expensive New York import on floors 38 and 39 of Heron Tower: great views, great decor, wonderful sushi.

Japan, Brazil and Peru come together here. That’s not an eye-opener these days, but the entrance to this expensive New York import is. Take the glass elevator that clings to the side of Heron Tower, shoot up 38 floors in a few stomach-flipping seconds, then walk into a bar from which you can practically browse workers’ emails in the Gherkin. Go on through to the double-height glasshouse of a restaurant, with its magnificent bamboo-lattice ceiling, and your table will likely face north across Spitalfields towards Alexandra Palace or east over Stepney and out to Essex. Allow time to drink in your surroundings, and maybe a cocktail or seasonal saké, while perusing a menu that will need deciphering by your well-drilled waiter, peppered as it is with terms such as ‘tiradito’, ‘taquito’, ‘moqueca’ and ‘chicharrons’. It’s all tough visual competition for a plate of food, but the sushi does its damnedest to catch the eye with cloaks of red or green yuba (soybean curd skin). Rather than leave all the fillings to battle it out in one big, bursting-at-the-seams futomaki, the Samba London roll makes a starlet of each one (crab, tuna, salmon, yellowtail, prawn, scallop, beef, avocado) by placing it on a rice-slice pedestal. With that view – impressive in daylight, awesome by night – this is a special-occasion destination; they get a lot of birthday bookings.

 

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Located on the 38th and 39th floors, with 360-degree views of the city, Sushisamba delivers a unique blend of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine, culture, music and striking design to the City of London.
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Venue name: Sushisamba
Address: Floors 38 & 39
Heron Tower
110 Bishopsgate
London
EC2N 4AY
Opening hours: Sun-Tue 11.30am-1.30am (last reservation 11.30pm); Wed-Sat 11.30am-2am (last reservation 12.30am)
Transport: Tube: Liverpool Street tube/rail
Price: Main courses £8-£42
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Priya K
tastemaker

I actually enjoy the rooftop bar more so than the actual restaurant and the food. Views are ahmayzing during the summer months. The sushi though is a bit of a let down, it looks all pretty on the plate, but lacks flavour and quite expensive for what it is, but I suppose you are paying for the fresh quality of fish. I do like a few of their desserts though, they have seasonal menus which is great. Their cocktails are lovely too!

TheMixedMedic
Tastemaker

The bar is easily the best spot in London for sunset or sunrise cocktails, I highly recommend the Activated Charcoal with Marshmallows. The fish is incredibly fresh but you'll have to work up an appetite as portions were surprisingly filling and doggy bags are not allowed (for quality purposes). 

Mildred C

Paying for the view and the quality of the food I guess? In terms of taste, not particularly wowing or creative. Quality of the fish is definitely good and fresh, desserts were nice particularly the zen garden, but other than that nothing that memorable or worth eating in terms of price.

elladacas
tastemaker

Is it pretty? Yes! Does it make you want to do the hokey pokey? ......not quite. I found the sushi alright but nothing I haven't had before in cheaper places. The view is what is selling this restaurant in my opinion ... Pricey but lacking in the wow factor so I wouldn't recommend it sorry

chelseadust
tastemaker

If I had all the money in the world, Sushi Samba is where I'd be drinking my cocktails. I had one drink here just to experience a bit of luxury on my birthday. I was fully expecting it not to be worth the money, it ended up being the best cocktail I have ever had. I went for a lychee martini whilst my boyfriend went for an old fashioned, picture below. At £30 for two, it's a bit on the pricey side however, after my visit I went to a cheaper cocktail bar and could 100% taste the difference, which helped me justify the price. The lift to the 38th floor, and the views from the lounge also make up for the expensive drinks. Overall I'd say it's totally worth it for one drink just to have the experience but If you've got the money then go all out!

GordyUK

This is one of my favourite sushi restaurants. It has the potential to set itself up for a fall, particularly with some of the host/hostess staff who seem to think they are all models that don't really want to have to lower themselves to greeting customers or taking a coat, but once you get past this and into the restaurant, i defy anyone to fault the food. I've been here 4 times now and every meal has been better than the last. It may be that i'm being more adventurous from just simple California type rolls, but the Kobe sliders, the prawn tempura, and all of the rolls we've had were faultless. Not just in taste but in exquisite presentation, attention to details and delivered by knowledgable, friendly staff. Then there is the sake - OMG all delicious. And rare for a sushi restaurant, they actually have the same incredible attention to details with the desserts.. It doesn't get any better than this for food or ambience.. you just have to get past the sentrys and a world of taste awaits!

ELI
Staff Writer

The best sushi I've had in London. I rate it better than Nobu and Zuma. Try and book a table at the window so you make the most of the view. Great cocktails here too.

Susie S

There has been so much hype surrounding this restaurant, I was wondering if it would be a bit of a let down in reality. Truthfully speaking, though, I couldn't have enjoyed it more.


I dined at Sushi Samba on a Friday lunchtime, and so the vibe was quite corporate with the majority of the tables occupied with business lunches.


A super-fast glass lift whisks you up to the restaurant which is an exciting experience in itself and from the outset makes it seem something more special than your usual London restaurant. 


The decor is modern and plush and you can't help but be impressed by the stunning views across the city. There is a lovely terrace which unfortunately we couldn't eat on due to the weather, but I imagine would be a stunning setting should the weather permit.


Every single dish we ordered was delicious and presented beautifully. The highlight for me for have to be the hot stone beef, which you cook yourself on a hot stone that is placed on the table. It won me over due to the novelty factor, but it was also absolutely delicious!  The black cod was divine, as were the Samba London rolls.  Every dish that came out seemed to beat the last and we were all undecided which one was best. The sign of a good restaurant! Even the coffee we ordered at the end of the meal was served beautifully with an impressive chocolate pattern on the foam... it's the little things!


Yes, it is expensive, but you go there with this in mind and so it should be no surprise when the bills comes. It was everything I hoped it would be and personally I feel it's high prices are completely justified when the food, service and overall experience is this good.

Deon Pillay (theindependentfoodie)
tastemaker

Media hype or truly a great place to dine. Having seen the pictures, queues to get in and hearing about the waiting list for tables, I decided to go check this place out for myself. Perched on the 38/39th floor of the Heron tower this bar/restaurant has some of Londons greatest views. The interiors and washrooms are slightly tired if somewhat underwhelming. Bright orange seating, suspended lights, a tacky tree that lights up all a bit kitsch. Thankfully I am here for the food and boy oh boy was it great. Plate after plate of deliciousness, friendly efficient service. Peruvian, Brazilian, Japanese inspired dishes that leave you wanting more. From its SALT AND PEPPER SQUID dry miso, shichimi, sea salt, crispy garlic, smoked soy to the unusual quirky & the surprising little dish MAE TERRA tiny seasonal vegetables, tofu, truffle, beetroot, yuzu, sesame @£15 the food was definitely hitting the spot. Washed down with a bottle of proseccco at a decent @£39 we continue on the culinary journey. The ceviche NIKKEI salmon, tamarind, sesame, seaweed, macadamia @£14 was an orgasmic explosion of flavour. My vegetarian companions were not disappointed with the amazing selection, veg tempura @£11, veg taquitos @£10, MUSHROOM TOBANYAKI poached egg, japanese mushrooms, garlic chip @£16, the Egg plant with mustard Miso @£8 per portion was yummy, we had two. The veggie maki roll @£7 was crunchy and packed with contrasting flavours. Roll on the Sushi, a great selection that is out of this world, SÃO PAULO scallop, masago, red onion, tuna, salmon, shrimp, white fish, avocado, truffle, hatcho miso soy, chive oil @£16. TOKYO SKY TREE spicy bigeye tuna, tempura crunch, lotus root, aji panca, spicy mayo @£14 TIGER MAKI takuwan, wasabi tobiko, crab meat, tempura prawn, tiger prawn, wasabi mayo, beetroot yogurt, unagi tare 16.00and my least favourite the Negi Toro @£16 Completely stuffed we still manage to find room for a dessert. With such exciting names you would struggle to say no. PASSION FRUIT CAKE green tea and white chocolate ganache, raspberry sorbet, coconut tuile, fresh raspberries, passion fruit @£10 WITH LOVE FROM RIO valhrhona macaé 'pure brazil' dark chocolate ganache, coffee mousse, tonka bean ice cream, caramelised macadamia @£12 ORGANIC RED CHOCOLATE CHILI PEPPERS peruvian chili mousse, red pepper tuile, raspberry-red pepper sorbet, chocolate crumble @£11,50 CHOCOLATE BANANA CAKE maple butter, plantain chip, vanilla rum ice cream @£10 Coffee, service, drinks and water for 5 £317,81 The verdict The food and service is top notch, great ambience but definitely ready for a refit. Toilets look like the belong in a Shoreditch retro bar, dark poky and not fitting with the glamour and sophistication of the place

Kemi O

Myself and my girlfriends decided to have impromptu night out and the first stop was Sushisamba. In the first instance, it is a very beautiful place! Anyone coming to London for the first time should definitely check it out (if only for the views!) We only had a few drinks, as we were off to another party, however having seen some of the dishes on the menu I would definitely have a few bites next time I go. The atmosphere is extremely buzzy, the views are gorgeous and there are a good caliber of people. So if you're in the mood to dress up and have a few cocktails (slightly on the pricey side), then this is a great joint to check out.


Lise M
Tastemaker

My boyfriend and I went to Sushi Samba for our anniversary. We enjoyed pure gastronomic wonders such as Wagyu Gyoza as starters, crazy sushi, stoned cooked meat and delicious desserts... Sushi Samba's cuisine is unique as it's influenced by Japanese; Peruvian and Brazilian gastronomy - which gives an explosion of flavors at every bites. Located at the 38th Floor of the Heron Tower, I can say that the service, the starters, the main dishes and the desserts are as breathtaking as the view of London and the Gherkin. I highly recommend this restaurant to celebrate special occasion. 




LoveLondon
Tastemaker

Delicious food, incredibly tasty cocktails and amazing views. You can't ask for anything else!

Best time to come for a quiet one or a guaranteed seat either at bar or restaurant is before 5:30pm. Service can be slow at times, but it gets busy.

Dee
Tastemaker

Love the bar here. I can sit at a seat by the window looking over Thames watching the day go by all day! Experience is very unique. I think London needs more rooftop/ high floor restaurants/bars like this. 

Sarah G
Tastemaker

5 stars are not enough.

This was my second visit to Sushi Samba, how I wish I could afford to go more often. I LOVE IT!

It was so hard to get a reservation we settled for 915 on a Monday - which meant I suffered the effects the rest of the week! But it was so worth it, everything from the lift journey & breathtaking view, to the really unusual cocktails (bar man created a bespoke one for my partner) , the amazing choice & selection of food, the unbelievably delicious wine, the mouthwatering desserts & frankly gorgeous service was to die for.

Save up your pennies (our bill was £125 or so per head) & then really treat yourself!

Amy L
Tastemaker

Wow..... This place totally exceeded my expectations. Pricey, but amazing. Service, food and drinks were all top notch. I had eaten at Duck and Waffle, owned by the same company and in the same building, on a couple of occasions, but I do feel that Sushi Samba do the whole thing better. Food was to die for... Unbelievable sushi flavours, amazing koba gyoza, mouth-watering miso cod, incredible sashimi.... Just to name a few. Cocktails are also fabulous. Definitely a great place to celebrate a special occasion!

The Man on the Street

We had a few beers then fancied a late night bite. SushiSamba proved to be just what was needed. Glass elevator and stunning views from the restaurant , real buzz about the place and the food was fine. Good end to a top night in the city. 

Laura T

I thoroughly enjoyed a special night out with my hen ladies!  We dined at 6pm and enjoyed seeing the red sunset over the expansive views of London. The service was impeccable and the food and wine was divine! 

Louise H
Tastemaker

I love this place! The bar is a thing of beauty and serves delicious cocktails, but the views are the main event with the Gherkin sitting majestically next door. My favourite part is the lift with it's glass sides and incredible views over the city. 

sian
Tastemaker

I can not fault sushi samba at all. On entering the lift I wasn't expecting it to shoot us up to the 38th floor so speedily, I was left holding my tummy and almost squealing with delight like an excited child. I'd heard a lot about sushi samba but it far surpassed my expectations. We were greeted by a member of staff that showed us to our table, he asked us if our visit here was for a special occasion to which my mum replied it was birthday... That was it. Cocktails were suggested and brought over straight away. He explained the menu and as neither of us like sushi he made some recommendations that were all absolutely delicious. The fusion of all the different flavours were like a party in my mouth. I couldn't get enough of the shrimp tempura and pork belly but the desserts were the winners for me. The passion fruit cake with the green tea and white chocolate ganache and raspberry sorbet was an absolute taste sensation. It was so light refreshing. My mum had the with love from Rio which was "valhrhona macaé ‘pure brazil’ dark chocolate ganache, coffee mousse, tonka bean ice cream, caramelized macadamia". She looked like she'd died and gone to heaven. It was pure indulgence in a bowl. The waiter came over to ask how it was, much to my horror and embarrassment she replied "it's organismic" this must be the ultimate compliment to Sushi Samba and the chef responsible for the beautiful creation but i was mortified. After dessert the waiter came over with a candle in a macaroon and wished me happy birthday. The'd even wrote happy birthday on the plate. I'd been made to feel very special, all the staff were great. Nothing seemed like too much trouble. The food & cocktails were amazing and on leaving the view of the sun going down over London topped an already perfect afternoon. It's a little prices but deffo worth it. I'd highly recommend for a special occasion.

Craig M

We booked a table for a birthday dinner, first welcomed with a fake smile and no reference whatsoever that it was my husbands special day!

Brazilian waiter over eagerly tries to advise us on the speciality dishes which aren't cheap mind you given the size of the portions served. Looked around and wondered why on earth one had to book at least a month in advance and basically the eating area isn't at all large!

Service was fine so far ,the usual over enthusiastic waiter smiles especially after ordering a bottle of bollinger. After 20mins, our so called friendly waiter asked me how the food was, I had only just started to explain and he ignored me and dashed like a dog to the newly seated Arab guys beside us and just ignored my husband and I. My husband called him over to explain how rude he was to me which left him flustered. After watching all the waiters and managers running frantically and returning good these Arabs weren't happy about, the floor manager who was on duty on September 30th came over and apologised about the waiters behaviour,but wait it doesn't end there, his apology was so insincere that as he was talking to us he kept looking at the Arab guys next to us!you would think after this extreme rudeness, the 12.5% discretionary service charge would be waivered or a small gesture on the dessert front but no no no!

Unless you want to be treated second class even though we splashed at least £400

there, by all means we wish you luck!

Terrible service and wouldn't recommend this place to any sane individual!!

Olivia J

Worst night of my life, never been treated so badly by a table hostess in my life. She was too rude to acknowledge me at first, when I said the third time that I had a reservation she simply said she was too busy. Finally my boyfriend complained to the manager and we were seated. Disgusting behaviour from a nobody, food was average and view was okay but there are much better towers in London and much better food elsewhere. Wouldn't waste my time or money here again.

Amy M
Tastemaker

I took my cousin Lauren here s as she was visiting from Sydney. It has one of the best views of London (knee shaking actually if you are a little scared of heights). It can be hard to get a table for food or even to sit and have your cocktail.We had cocktails before we went to dinner in nearby Shoreditch. I would suggest the fruity, bitter and sweet Nina Fresa cocktail and the creamy and fruity Batid De Mango cocktail (check them out in my pic below). The outside area features a large bar surrounded by a whimsical tree. The outdoor area is great in summer and they even have blankets to wrap around you in the cooler months. My tip: make sure you dress nicely if you want to be let up to the bar for drinks or have a booking. 

Sohère R
Tastemaker

It's virtually impossible to get a table here without a ridiculously long wait - which is why my friends and I booked a month in advance and ended up with a 1745 table on a Tuesday! However don't let that put you off as if you a sushi fan, and fan of good views and great service, you'll love sushisamba. We got 6 small plates to share - the sushisamba platter and tempura prawns and delicious banana pudding are pictured below - and we paid about £40 a head. The food is on the pricey side but worth it. The staff were lovely and made helpful recommendations about our menu choices. The bar attached is also great, as is the high speed lift journey up 30 floors to the restaurant. Will definitely visit again.....but may need to book from now to get in for 2016!

Dinerlady LDN

The ideal location for a sophisticated late afternoon drink if you're looking for something with a bit of glamour and oomph factor. Don't be put off by the security guards at ground level or dither because you haven't booked, it is perfectly acceptable, in fact I encourage you, to drop in for a drink or two. But be warned that the trip up to the 38th floor is not for the feint-heated (a dream for adrenaline junkies), the glass fronted lift whizzes up at speed, offering up jaw-dropping views from the Gherkin to St Pauls Cathedral and beyond. And once you're in situ, the views are spectacular, making this a panoramic place to sip cocktails whilst the sun sets. The decor is modern and minimalist with a high finish and the service was commendable; the staff were friendly, attentive and helpful without being intrusive. The smoked plum negroni was fabulous and very strong, or perhaps that was my vertigo kicking in... I should point out that I have a crippling fear of heights... And so, it was essential for me, after one cocktail, to drink several more to approach the lift down... Cocktails average at £13 and glasses of wine from around £7.50 (with service at 12.5%). We didn't stay for sushi as it was a last minute decision to drop by. I would advise visiting at off-peak boozing times to ensure that you get a seat and don't have a long wait at the bar; we went at around 4pm on a Sunday and, whilst it was fairly busy, we were able to get a seat outside on the spectacular roof terrace and then move inside to a table by the floor-to-ceiling windows which gave electrifying views of London. All in all, alcohol with attitude and altitude, definitely worth a visit! 

Samantha H
Tastemaker

The views are stunning, go for a cocktail and then head elsewhere for dinner (perhaps Duck & Waffle).  The food just isn't up to the hype, the service is rushed and unless you have a table on the outside of the room you don't get the stunning views throughout dinner.  Cocktails were nice but quite weak which made them very expensive. Your booking time isn't really taken into account unless you are late and then they will cancel on you.  Have waited over an hour to be seated before....not worth it at all! 

Ros A
Tastemaker

Ok, this place is worth it surely for the view. It has an amazing starlit tree outside area and a snazzy looking restaurant. Cocktails looked fantastic (although I didn't try). I found the sushi in the restaurant a little disappointing (for the price) but I guess you're not really paying for the food, you're paying for good atmosphere in the skies, and that you do get. The lifts are absolutely terrifyingly fast, kind of like being at Thorpe Park. 


I'd come back for a drink, for sure, but not for food I don't think.

Paul C
Staff Writer

I've been to Sushi Samba on several occasions and I'm still unsure as to whether I actually like it. If you just go for drinks, the setting is great with excellent views over London but the prices are astronomical. I find paying £7 for a bottle of Brahma unreasonable... especially when they whack on 12.5% service for just opening the bottle!


I have also eaten here though and the food was amazing (hot stone Kobe beef) but like the drinks, very expensive. The service wasn't ideal either as we had to wait 30 mins after our booking time before we were seated. We were given a complimentary glass of champagne each but It'd be unlikely i'd go back.

Kim Fleming

I have had a lot of sushi and this place beats them all. We had a try if Kobe beef here too and that was very nice indeed. The black cod was very yummy too. We also had the fillet of beef and found it very dry and not a great dish. All is all lovely and next time will only have sushi as it was the best.

Jackie H

I haven't actually eaten here, but after the experience I've had with customer service, I never will.  We wanted to increase a client lunch booking by one person on a table of four - not another two people, not another three or four, one only - and the restaurant flat-out refued to do it.  We will never use them again.

Richie

Fantastic, lift journey, service, staff, drinks , views , and most of all food! Can't wait to go back for more.

Scott

I've been at sushisamba on a Thursday night with my groups of friends. The lift gives you an astonishing views from the city and as soon you arrive there's a smilie hostess to welcome you. I arrived on the 39th floor and after secure a seat at the lounge We were ready to start our night drinking. Cocktails are pricey but reasonable considering the location. However drinks unfortunately do not match the prices. I' was recommended by one of the bar lady to have strawberry daiquiry like cocktail and a few more of the cocktail list but those came up over to sugary, not well presented and not even a napkin to make up the flavour. After convinced the security to let us move one floor up we discovered a Gemma known as duck and waffle. Cocktails are great and the views are amazing! Overall sushisamba it's a great place but It should trained their staff to match up their prices!

Jodi

Waited at the bar for 20 minutes ordered a cocktail from a grumpy bar man and he added service to the bill, then we take our drinks to the table only to have them take one away before finishing and at £27 for two drinks (that were awful as well, tasted purely of barcardi and coke) we don't want our drink taken away. One of us being vegetarian ordered the corn dish, it was so bland I couldn't eat it. Then again wine glass was taken away before finishing. Ordered the spicy peppers, which weren't spicy but they tried to take away before finishing, service was terrible they would literally walk past the table and swipe things off it finished or not.. Will never go back. Nice view but as it was windy they wouldn't let us outside to see anyway. Best part of the night was the lift.

Mia

Very disappointed after looking forward so much to going to Sushi Samba. After waiting 15 minutes at the bar and paying £12 for a cocktail we were charged for service as well. The cocktail ended up being a rum and coke - most expensive rum and coke I have ever had! The food was just ok, nothing special and lacked flavour and then to top it off the waiting staff kept trying to clear food and out very expensive drinks before we were finished - it was very irritating. Will not be going back there and feel let down. The only highlight was the lift journey with a fantastic view of London.

Carolina

I went to Sushisamba on Friday evening. I am Peruvian and very familiar with all three types of cuisine this restaurant offers. The view really is amazing, so I would definitely recommend people go and check it out, but only for a drink at the bar. I arrived early for my reservation so had a drink at the bar. Beware people! The cocktail waitress was so overwhelmed with orders that she made a mistake on 3 bills, including mine. She overcharged me by 10 pounds and overcharged another customer by twice as much. We also had to wait a very long time at the bar. Dinner was very pleasant and the waiters really made an exceptional effort. However, food-wise I was very disappointed with what they offered. The ceviche and tiraditos were incredibly bland, which saddened me because both of these dishes are truly amazing in taste. I recommed going to Lima for better tasting nouvelle cuisine Peruvian food. The sushi itself was normal, nothing out of this world. The best dish was perhaps the tuna tataki, although not spectacular in taste either. Overall, it was a good evening but the poor food and price paid does not justify going there for dinner. The views justify going there for a cocktail though.

Mandy

Loved it!! It was pretty difficult to get a reservation, but worth the wait. I will definitely be back.

Jay

I've just been trying to get a response on their reservations phone line and email address for a while and it seems nobody ever wants to pick up or respond. After trying three different times and waiting over 20 minutes on hold each time, I decided the phone reservation wasn't the way to go. The bookings email was equally non-responsive. Don't know if I'll ever get a chance to actually try their food seeing as I can't even get in touch to make a booking.

Chad

Food was great but not worth the price. I love sushi but felt this place was trying way too hard to be different. Some dishes were amazing and some were disappointing. The space, the terraces, the views, the lifts.. all amazing. The service, once past the incredibly awful hostesses (just because you work at the hottest table in town, does not mean everyone is trying to sneak in..), was very attentive and good.

hanah

Terrible.Poor service (over 30min wait for a gin&tonic when there were only 3 other people ordering &10 members of staff loitering.Food order incorrect, constant bungling. Oh &most of the bottles of wine had "sold out".The views are spectacular, the food is tasty but overpriced.go to NYC sushi samba

Danny

Excellent food, great cocktails, fantastic tea and the best views of London by far. Service every time I have visited has been impeccable

nessa

Great view, great decoration & very good quality/quantity food. Pricey but not over pricey. The waiters were very nice and dedicated (they moved us to the best table with the nice view...)We had a wonderful time and I am planning to go again soon.

anne

such a bad service!! I went both to sushi samba as well as duck and waffle but the service really let me down! I waited for my drinks for more then half an hour! I wouldn't recommend it to anyone,better to go to Tower 42 if you want the views

Marie Laure

Coolest place in London by far... I liked most the non-sushi plates... Great recommendations and an amazing experience

Maria

definitely one of the best of many new bars to open in the central east area recently. the mojitos were especially delicious, but to be honest views distracted us from the drinks for most of the evening

veronika

While in London for the Olympics, I learned of the opening of Sushisamba London. I had heard of Sushisamba in the States, and it has always been on my to-dine list, so I took the timie of the London opening as a sign that it was time to try it out and up the 38 stories of Heron Tower we went! We were greeted by friendly hosts, and the most beautiful views we had ever seen. We only had time to grab a drink, so we found our way to the terrace where we sat at the bar under a magnificent orange tree. We wanted to try some Sushisamba cocktails we had heard so much about. We waited for the bartender to come over. Then waited a little bit more. Once he worked his way across the crowded bar he was extremely helpful and guided our way through the menu. All in all it was the perfect way to spend an afternoon in London. Now to try Sushisamba in the states.

James

I don't understand the comments below, I really enjoyed my visit to SushiSamba. Great food, great drinks and amazing views. Its the best new bar I've been to in ages! I can't wait to go again.

tom

great views AND great food. this is seriously better than most of the other high-priced London sushi restaurants... don't understand the other reviewers, esp. the comment about selfish waiters (ever been to Nobu???). I'll be back

Jessica

My entire experience of this bar/restaurant was unfortunately overshadowed by the lift. It's a clear glass lift attached to the outside of the building which shoots up to the 39th floor at the rate of knots. It absolutely terrified me which I was not expecting otherwise would oviously not have got in it in the first place. I'm fine with top floor bars etc (I've been to Tower 42, the top of the Gherkin, Empire State Building etc - all were fine) but I just felt so unsafe in that lift. Anyway, it's a shame there isn't another way up otherwise I'd definitely go back. I then spent my whole time up there panicking about the lift on the way down - pathetic, I know, but it's how I felt and I just couldn't shake it off. It is fairly expensive, but you don't expect a place like that to be cheap in the first place. My boyfriend really enjoyed the food (although the lift experience had stressed me out so much, I could only manage half a starter and one glass of wine - not my usual style!) and he would definitely go back; unfortunately I definitely won't be going with him unless they build an inside lift! Kind of agree with the annoying waiter comment too... i think to say he was 'attentive' would be a massive understatement.

mark

Annoying waiter! Very small portions, very average sushi, stupidly pricey, amazing views, will not return, very sad.

Thomas

Yet Another American based and funded restaurant Chain selling over priced fusion food on the hype generated by the TV series Sex and The City on a nice location. Selfish, stingy, short sighted attitude towards superbly skilled hard-working staff it's clashing with the pretended grandeur of the restaurant. There's plenty of high class restaurants in central London to go instead.

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