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Suzu may be off Hammersmith’s main strip, but it’s rarely short of customers. By day, local office workers make the most of reasonably priced set meals and takeaway sushi selections; by night, west London residents (including plenty of expats) come to unwind in the dinky dining room. Decked out in black and white, the space features rather idiosyncratic decoration – anime models, old film posters – giving it the feel of a family restaurant.

The menu contains much of the Japanese repertoire, from salmon teriyaki to ramen noodle soup and katsu curry, but the sushi and sashimi selection deserves special attention. You won’t find flabby fish here, as Suzu sources only the best from fishmonger-cum-sushi shop Atariya. The nigiri are just a little smaller than average, but the rice in our sea bream nigiri was pearlescent, with just the right amount of bite; the fish too was firm and shiny.

A hand roll encasing a sweet-fleshed prawn in a light tempura batter proved just as good. From the evening tapas menu, a plate of takoyaki (octopus balls) was less exciting, having slightly claggy batter. For a convivial evening, try sampling some shochu: there are a few to work your way through here. Be warned though, it’s strong.



Venue name: Suzu
Address: 170-172 Hammersmith Road
W6 7JP
Opening hours: Lunch served noon-3pm Mon-Fri. Dinner served 6-10pm Mon-Sat
Transport: Tube: Hammersmith
Price: Dishes £2-£16.90
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Joan M

It's very handy for me. I've been a fan since it opened. The food is tasty and good value and the staff are always helpful and friendly

Tiago Almeida

Disclaimer - This review is NOT about the restaurant but about the Sushi Making Class.

I've always been interested in learning to prepare Sushi.

The teacher:

The teacher 'Makiko' is a type of Mr Miyagi (reference to Karate Kid film) of Sushi making.

She teaches how to prepare Japanese style Sushi and she does it in a very caring and detailed way - from how to prepare the rice to how to eat with chopsticks.

She even gives you Japanese etiquette training of how to eat and how to be respectful.

It goes to the level of - where to buy proper fish and how and when to use it.

Absolutely fantastic.

Regarding the restaurant, I haven't eaten there BUT I'm already planning a visit.

Loved the decoration - full of Godzilla toys and anime posters but in a very calm and sweet atmosphere.