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18 Sublime Sushi Restaurants to Try in London

The city’s best places to eat nigiri, sashimi and hand-rolls

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The best sushi restaurants in London run a serious gamut, from the sushi master’s apprentice at The Araki, swanky Nobu and his protégés, to London’s oldest Japanese restaurants and family-run hidden gems. This is the ultimate sushi list to go by in London.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Cafe Japan

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626 Finchley Rd, Golders Green
London NW11 7RR, UK

Unlike everywhere else on this map, Atari-Ya is a fish and seafood supplier for high-end Japanese restaurants. Nobu, Zuma, the Araki, included. It also runs three sushi restaurant outlets in Ealing Common, Golders Green, and Swiss Cottage. Each of these outlets serves no-frill sushi at a decent price. (Locations listed here.)

2. Sushi Tetsu

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12 Jerusalem Passage, Clerkenwell
London EC1V 4JP, UK

This was the most difficult restaurant to book in the UK. This 7-seater is home to an endearing husband-and-wife team of Toru (chef) and Harumi Takahashi (manager). The Kobe-trained chef opened Sushi Tetsu, he wished for no media, hoping to keep the place “hidden” and focusing only on perfecting his supply chain and craft. After an Observer review, it didn’t last. This is an incredible, soul-warming experience. The chef’s flame-kissed fatty tuna nigiri and pickled mackerel roll are the stuff that dreams are made of, and do not cost the earth.

The window at omakase / tasting menu restaurant Sushi Tetsu in London
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3. Ohisama Sushi

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39 Paddington St, Marylebone
London W1U 4HH, UK

An unassuming unit steps away from a Pizza Express on a Marylebone side street houses some of the area’s best quality sushi. An extensive a la carte menu of sashimi and nigiri is where to head, with a nod to the seasonal razor clam and abalone if the time is right. The knowing wit of placing “bowl of boiled rice” on “hot, eat-in menu” says everything about Ohisama’s priorities; that said, the selection of vegetarian rolls, including a fine rendition of ume shiso, is a gesture of hospitality in a space so focussed on the quality and preparation of raw fish.

Best sushi restaurants London: Ohisama in Marylebone

4. Dinings

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22 Harcourt St, Marylebone
London W1H 4HH, UK

Chef Tomonari Chibo is London’s best-known Nobu alumnus, and at Dinings, the Nobu factors are unmissable. But, Chibo is one of the few chefs pioneering inventive or “fusion” sushi in London. He serves salmon nigiri with onion and soy sauce jam or with Peruvian-inspired salsa, and yellowtail with tosa soy sauce and Japanese mustard, and scallop with foie gras mousse. And Chibo’s wagyu sushi (spiked with truffle and ponzu jelly) turns Dinings into a destination. The taste profile here is quite strong and goes well with drinks, befitting an izakaya. The restaurant, which was once a hidden gem in Marylebone, opened a second site at a sparkling Knightsbridge address this year.

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5. Sushi Atelier

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114 Great Portland St, Fitzrovia
London W1W 6PA, UK

London is getting more, better quality affordable Japanese restaurants and outlets. Think, recently, like Jugemu and Mission Sato. Sushi Atelier is the latest. A brightly lit bar counter is the best place to sit and watch the masters at work, with its expansive platters of sashimi and nigiri to order.

London’s best sushi restaurants: Sushi Atelier Adam Coghlan/Eater London

6. Kikuchi

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14 Hanway St, Fitzrovia
London W1T 1UD, UK

Chef Masayuki Kikuchi has been one of the most respected Japanese chefs in London. While the restaurant serves both tasting and à-la-carte menus, it’s possible to ask to be seated at the sushi counter and have nigiri served one piece at a time in an omakase manner. Sea urchin rice bowl, uni don, is the highlight but has to be pre-ordered one day in advance.

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7. Sumi Restaurant

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157 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill
London W11 2RS, UK

Endo Kazutoshi has opened a more laid-back, still pristinely wood-panellled neighbourhood ode to the craft of sushi in Westbourne Grove. The Sumi terrace is open for al fresco dining, offering two chirashi boxes with fatty tuna and caviar as optional add-ons.

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8. Ikeda

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30 Brook Street, Mayfair
London W1K 5DJ, UK

Ikeda is a family-run Japanese restaurant. The restaurant has been around for 38 years — possibly the oldest Japanese restaurant in the UK. Kenichi Ikeda, the second-generation owner, acts as restaurant manager, with his brother supporting the operation as chef. The menu is wide reaching, traditional but top-notch and full of seasonal wow moments. Icelandic sea urchins are flown in regularly and prepared on the spot. Yellowtail amberjack sashimi (Hiramasa in Japanese) is transformed into a blossoming pink-petal flower and served with piquant daikon-oroshi. Tekka Don (tuna rice bowl) is tightly packed with many cuts of high-grade tuna. Once the restaurant served raw tuna bone marrow in ponzu dressing — a rare delicacy even in Japan.

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9. Jugemu

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3 Winnett St, Soho
London W1D 6JY, UK
020 7734 0518

London’s best sushi restaurants are either impossible to get into or prohibitively expensive. It’s therefore with great relief and thrill that the marvellously mercurial Yuya Kikuchi is back in town. Jugemu is a little more traditional but no less chaotic than his short-lived Kirazu, and the question is: Is there a better value omakase in town?

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10. The Araki

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Unit 4, 12 New Burlington St, Mayfair
London W1S 3BF, UK

There is a saying in Japanese “Issho ni ichido” which broadly translates to ‘once-in-a-lifetime experience.’ It applies to eating at The Araki, a 10-seat Mayfair restaurant by one of Tokyo’s most venerable sushi masters Araki Mitsuhiro. Mitsuhiro has now returned to Japan, but The Araki still serves a “no-choice” £300 pp menu spotlighting rare and luxurious ingredients: Sea bream sashimi topped with caviar from albino sturgeons or marinated tuna tartare under Alba white truffles. The tuna-focused nigiri here are meticulous. Araki also pays great attention both to the sourcing and the preparation of rice (grown by the chef’s father-in-law in Japan.) This is the most accomplished and ceremonial sushi you can get in Europe.

Best sushi restaurants in London: Three Michelin star The Araki
Otoro (fatty tuna belly), the signature sushi from The Araki
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11. Umu

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14-16 Bruton Pl, Mayfair
London W1J 6LX, UK
020 7499 8881

Chef Yoshinori Ishii trained at one of Japan’s most revered kaiseki restaurants Kitcho, went to become the chef-in-residence of Japanese Embassies in Switzerland and USA, and moved to Umu in 2010. Contrary to the belief that chefs should stay and work hard in their own kitchen, Ishii has been spending time profitably outside Umu, mostly in Cornwall, in order to elevate the ways locally caught fish could be treated — he introduced ike jime practice to Cornish fishermen — and to source directly into his restaurant. On the menu, find many world-class fish caught in the Cornish waters: from mackerel and sardine, to red mullet and turbot, to squid and spiny lobster — as well as extraordinary wild eels from Ireland. Ishii also offers a vast selection of vegetable nigiri, inspired by his own kyo-kaiseki training.

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12. Kiraku

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8 Station Parade, Uxbridge Rd, Ealing Common
London W5 3LD, UK

There is also a handful of good, affordable sushi between Ealing Common and West Acton, an area known for its Japanese expat community. Atari-Ya is the place to be most easily singled out, but is currently closed, so opt for Kiraku, which uses its fish to superb, no-frill effect on sashimi, nigiri, and in hefty chirashi bowls jewelled with salmon or tuna.

13. Endo at the Rotunda

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8th Floor, The Helios, Television Centre, 101 Wood Ln, Shepherd's Bush
London W12 7FR, UK

London’s highest high-end omakase — on the eighth floor of the Television Centre development in White City. Endo Kazutoshi is one of the U.K.’s most renowned sushi masters, and his dual omakase — one 18 courses, one 15 — is passed over a counter made from 200-year-old hinoki wood. Attention to detail extends to bringing in barrels of water at a certain pH from Kazutoshi’s home village for rice, while the enviable supplier network he has built up during his time at Zuma delivers impeccable fish. A la carte is available, both in the singular edomae tradition and Kazutoshi’s creative personal stylings, and it’s extremely likely that Michelin will come calling for 2020.

London’s best sushi restaurants include Endo at the Rotunda Endo at the Rotunda [Official Photo]

14. Nobu London

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Metropolitan by COMO, 19 Old Park Ln, Mayfair
London W1K 1LB, UK

Nobu, yes. In London, you can’t talk sushi without Nobu Matsuhisa. He has been the godfather of Japanese restaurant industry here. Most importantly, his sushi (and his “sashimi”) has had impact on what Londoners expect from eating sushi. The fare at Nobu — either at The Metropolitan Hotel or at Berkeley Square — is far from being purists. It is Japanese with South American influences and filtered through an American lens. Complicated? Not at all. Try imagining “sushi” that is not always raw and sushi rolls that contain either something spicy, mayonnaise-y or avocado-y. Matsuhisa is also famed for inventing “New Style Sashimi”, which involves raw fish slices being cooked seared with a pouring of hot oil. Even though both of the Nobu’s in London have lost Michelin stars, they are still buzzy, aspirational venues that many would like to have a taste of — or be seen at.

Zabayon mousse with white goma ice cream from Nobu’s omakase
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15. Zuma

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5 Raphael St, Knightsbridge
London SW7 1DL, UK

Like Nobu, Zuma is another big name that characterises London’s Japanese dining scene. Chef Rainer Becker was the very first to bring the idea of izakaya to London opening Zuma in 2002. It was — and still is — glitzy, moderately fusion-y and wildly popular. The sashimi, sushi and rolls somehow find the right balance between traditional and wacky. Items such as sea urchin and salmon roe observe the tradition but they sit well alongside Dynamite Spider (made from deep-fried soft shell crab and chilli-mayo) and Wagyu Gunkan (otherworldly beef tartare as miniature beef-topped, daikon-wrapped rolls with black truffle). Roka — the sister restaurant brand — is reliable, too.

London’s best sushi restaurants: Zuma in Knightsbridge Zuma [Official Photo]

16. Yashin Sushi

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1A Argyll Rd, Kensington
London W8 7DB, UK

Fancy more Nobu influenced sushi? Well, there’s Yashin too. The restaurant was much talked about for its “Without soy sauce” tagline. Chefs Yasuhiro Mineno and Shinya Ikeda want to have control over how their sushi should be seasoned — or should not be excessively — and introduced somewhat all-in-one, individually seasoned sushi that diners are encouraged to eat without adding more soy sauce. And, instead of soy sauce, the chefs make use of plum, toasted rice, kizami wasabi (wasabi chopped and marinated with soy sauce), jalapeño, soy sauce jelly, and so on. This results in a taste that is both inventive and elegant.

Best sushi restaurants in London include Yashin Sushi in Kensington
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17. Kurisu Omakase

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58A Atlantic Rd
London SW9 8PY, UK

Chris Restrepo’s parents own Ichiban Sushi, serving carefully made sushi since 1999. Restrepo takes that tradition and refracts it through the version of Brixton he knows as an omakase, which he has labelled “yoroppa-mae” for its deployment of European ingredients. He might smoke tuna, or cure and dry-age hamachi; or he might put CBD caviar on top of mackerel. One of the most singular sushi experiences in the city.

A dish of seared tuna on plates on a wooden counter Kurisu Omakase [Official Photo]

18. Takahashi

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228 Merton Rd
London SW19 1EQ, UK

Like Sushi Tetsu, Wimbledon’s Takahashi is run by a husband and wife, chef and front-of-house team, with the chef both ex-Nobu and named Takahashi. Cornish red mullet and horse mackerel grace a specials card to make anywhere blush. Takahashi-san borrows from the Mediterranean elements of his former employers here, but superlative nigiri and sashimi — served with minute attention to detail to prevent spoilage of the rice at a restaurant with no sushi bar — are the things to come for. If inclined to stray, a clean, delicate seafood tempura and the gelatinous pleasure of sea bream head are worthy tempters.

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1. Cafe Japan

626 Finchley Rd, Golders Green, London NW11 7RR, UK

Unlike everywhere else on this map, Atari-Ya is a fish and seafood supplier for high-end Japanese restaurants. Nobu, Zuma, the Araki, included. It also runs three sushi restaurant outlets in Ealing Common, Golders Green, and Swiss Cottage. Each of these outlets serves no-frill sushi at a decent price. (Locations listed here.)

626 Finchley Rd, Golders Green
London NW11 7RR, UK

2. Sushi Tetsu

12 Jerusalem Passage, Clerkenwell, London EC1V 4JP, UK
The window at omakase / tasting menu restaurant Sushi Tetsu in London
Sushi Tetsu
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This was the most difficult restaurant to book in the UK. This 7-seater is home to an endearing husband-and-wife team of Toru (chef) and Harumi Takahashi (manager). The Kobe-trained chef opened Sushi Tetsu, he wished for no media, hoping to keep the place “hidden” and focusing only on perfecting his supply chain and craft. After an Observer review, it didn’t last. This is an incredible, soul-warming experience. The chef’s flame-kissed fatty tuna nigiri and pickled mackerel roll are the stuff that dreams are made of, and do not cost the earth.

12 Jerusalem Passage, Clerkenwell
London EC1V 4JP, UK

3. Ohisama Sushi

39 Paddington St, Marylebone, London W1U 4HH, UK
Best sushi restaurants London: Ohisama in Marylebone

An unassuming unit steps away from a Pizza Express on a Marylebone side street houses some of the area’s best quality sushi. An extensive a la carte menu of sashimi and nigiri is where to head, with a nod to the seasonal razor clam and abalone if the time is right. The knowing wit of placing “bowl of boiled rice” on “hot, eat-in menu” says everything about Ohisama’s priorities; that said, the selection of vegetarian rolls, including a fine rendition of ume shiso, is a gesture of hospitality in a space so focussed on the quality and preparation of raw fish.

39 Paddington St, Marylebone
London W1U 4HH, UK

4. Dinings

22 Harcourt St, Marylebone, London W1H 4HH, UK
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Chef Tomonari Chibo is London’s best-known Nobu alumnus, and at Dinings, the Nobu factors are unmissable. But, Chibo is one of the few chefs pioneering inventive or “fusion” sushi in London. He serves salmon nigiri with onion and soy sauce jam or with Peruvian-inspired salsa, and yellowtail with tosa soy sauce and Japanese mustard, and scallop with foie gras mousse. And Chibo’s wagyu sushi (spiked with truffle and ponzu jelly) turns Dinings into a destination. The taste profile here is quite strong and goes well with drinks, befitting an izakaya. The restaurant, which was once a hidden gem in Marylebone, opened a second site at a sparkling Knightsbridge address this year.

22 Harcourt St, Marylebone
London W1H 4HH, UK

5. Sushi Atelier

114 Great Portland St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 6PA, UK
London’s best sushi restaurants: Sushi Atelier Adam Coghlan/Eater London

London is getting more, better quality affordable Japanese restaurants and outlets. Think, recently, like Jugemu and Mission Sato. Sushi Atelier is the latest. A brightly lit bar counter is the best place to sit and watch the masters at work, with its expansive platters of sashimi and nigiri to order.

114 Great Portland St, Fitzrovia
London W1W 6PA, UK

6. Kikuchi

14 Hanway St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1UD, UK
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Chef Masayuki Kikuchi has been one of the most respected Japanese chefs in London. While the restaurant serves both tasting and à-la-carte menus, it’s possible to ask to be seated at the sushi counter and have nigiri served one piece at a time in an omakase manner. Sea urchin rice bowl, uni don, is the highlight but has to be pre-ordered one day in advance.

14 Hanway St, Fitzrovia
London W1T 1UD, UK

7. Sumi Restaurant

157 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London W11 2RS, UK
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Endo Kazutoshi has opened a more laid-back, still pristinely wood-panellled neighbourhood ode to the craft of sushi in Westbourne Grove. The Sumi terrace is open for al fresco dining, offering two chirashi boxes with fatty tuna and caviar as optional add-ons.

157 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill
London W11 2RS, UK

8. Ikeda

30 Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K 5DJ, UK
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Ikeda is a family-run Japanese restaurant. The restaurant has been around for 38 years — possibly the oldest Japanese restaurant in the UK. Kenichi Ikeda, the second-generation owner, acts as restaurant manager, with his brother supporting the operation as chef. The menu is wide reaching, traditional but top-notch and full of seasonal wow moments. Icelandic sea urchins are flown in regularly and prepared on the spot. Yellowtail amberjack sashimi (Hiramasa in Japanese) is transformed into a blossoming pink-petal flower and served with piquant daikon-oroshi. Tekka Don (tuna rice bowl) is tightly packed with many cuts of high-grade tuna. Once the restaurant served raw tuna bone marrow in ponzu dressing — a rare delicacy even in Japan.

30 Brook Street, Mayfair
London W1K 5DJ, UK

9. Jugemu

3 Winnett St, Soho, London W1D 6JY, UK
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London’s best sushi restaurants are either impossible to get into or prohibitively expensive. It’s therefore with great relief and thrill that the marvellously mercurial Yuya Kikuchi is back in town. Jugemu is a little more traditional but no less chaotic than his short-lived Kirazu, and the question is: Is there a better value omakase in town?

3 Winnett St, Soho
London W1D 6JY, UK

10. The Araki

Unit 4, 12 New Burlington St, Mayfair, London W1S 3BF, UK
Best sushi restaurants in London: Three Michelin star The Araki
Otoro (fatty tuna belly), the signature sushi from The Araki
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There is a saying in Japanese “Issho ni ichido” which broadly translates to ‘once-in-a-lifetime experience.’ It applies to eating at The Araki, a 10-seat Mayfair restaurant by one of Tokyo’s most venerable sushi masters Araki Mitsuhiro. Mitsuhiro has now returned to Japan, but The Araki still serves a “no-choice” £300 pp menu spotlighting rare and luxurious ingredients: Sea bream sashimi topped with caviar from albino sturgeons or marinated tuna tartare under Alba white truffles. The tuna-focused nigiri here are meticulous. Araki also pays great attention both to the sourcing and the preparation of rice (grown by the chef’s father-in-law in Japan.) This is the most accomplished and ceremonial sushi you can get in Europe.

Unit 4, 12 New Burlington St, Mayfair
London W1S 3BF, UK

11. Umu

14-16 Bruton Pl, Mayfair, London W1J 6LX, UK
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Chef Yoshinori Ishii trained at one of Japan’s most revered kaiseki restaurants Kitcho, went to become the chef-in-residence of Japanese Embassies in Switzerland and USA, and moved to Umu in 2010. Contrary to the belief that chefs should stay and work hard in their own kitchen, Ishii has been spending time profitably outside Umu, mostly in Cornwall, in order to elevate the ways locally caught fish could be treated — he introduced ike jime practice to Cornish fishermen — and to source directly into his restaurant. On the menu, find many world-class fish caught in the Cornish waters: from mackerel and sardine, to red mullet and turbot, to squid and spiny lobster — as well as extraordinary wild eels from Ireland. Ishii also offers a vast selection of vegetable nigiri, inspired by his own kyo-kaiseki training.

14-16 Bruton Pl, Mayfair
London W1J 6LX, UK

12. Kiraku

8 Station Parade, Uxbridge Rd, Ealing Common, London W5 3LD, UK

There is also a handful of good, affordable sushi between Ealing Common and West Acton, an area known for its Japanese expat community. Atari-Ya is the place to be most easily singled out, but is currently closed, so opt for Kiraku, which uses its fish to superb, no-frill effect on sashimi, nigiri, and in hefty chirashi bowls jewelled with salmon or tuna.

8 Station Parade, Uxbridge Rd, Ealing Common
London W5 3LD, UK

13. Endo at the Rotunda

8th Floor, The Helios, Television Centre, 101 Wood Ln, Shepherd's Bush, London W12 7FR, UK
London’s best sushi restaurants include Endo at the Rotunda Endo at the Rotunda [Official Photo]

London’s highest high-end omakase — on the eighth floor of the Television Centre development in White City. Endo Kazutoshi is one of the U.K.’s most renowned sushi masters, and his dual omakase — one 18 courses, one 15 — is passed over a counter made from 200-year-old hinoki wood. Attention to detail extends to bringing in barrels of water at a certain pH from Kazutoshi’s home village for rice, while the enviable supplier network he has built up during his time at Zuma delivers impeccable fish. A la carte is available, both in the singular edomae tradition and Kazutoshi’s creative personal stylings, and it’s extremely likely that Michelin will come calling for 2020.

8th Floor, The Helios, Television Centre, 101 Wood Ln, Shepherd's Bush
London W12 7FR, UK

14. Nobu London

Metropolitan by COMO, 19 Old Park Ln, Mayfair, London W1K 1LB, UK
Zabayon mousse with white goma ice cream from Nobu’s omakase
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Nobu, yes. In London, you can’t talk sushi without Nobu Matsuhisa. He has been the godfather of Japanese restaurant industry here. Most importantly, his sushi (and his “sashimi”) has had impact on what Londoners expect from eating sushi. The fare at Nobu — either at The Metropolitan Hotel or at Berkeley Square — is far from being purists. It is Japanese with South American influences and filtered through an American lens. Complicated? Not at all. Try imagining “sushi” that is not always raw and sushi rolls that contain either something spicy, mayonnaise-y or avocado-y. Matsuhisa is also famed for inventing “New Style Sashimi”, which involves raw fish slices being cooked seared with a pouring of hot oil. Even though both of the Nobu’s in London have lost Michelin stars, they are still buzzy, aspirational venues that many would like to have a taste of — or be seen at.

Metropolitan by COMO, 19 Old Park Ln, Mayfair
London W1K 1LB, UK

15. Zuma

5 Raphael St, Knightsbridge, London SW7 1DL, UK
London’s best sushi restaurants: Zuma in Knightsbridge Zuma [Official Photo]

Like Nobu, Zuma is another big name that characterises London’s Japanese dining scene. Chef Rainer Becker was the very first to bring the idea of izakaya to London opening Zuma in 2002. It was — and still is — glitzy, moderately fusion-y and wildly popular. The sashimi, sushi and rolls somehow find the right balance between traditional and wacky. Items such as sea urchin and salmon roe observe the tradition but they sit well alongside Dynamite Spider (made from deep-fried soft shell crab and chilli-mayo) and Wagyu Gunkan (otherworldly beef tartare as miniature beef-topped, daikon-wrapped rolls with black truffle). Roka — the sister restaurant brand — is reliable, too.

5 Raphael St, Knightsbridge
London SW7 1DL, UK

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16. Yashin Sushi

1A Argyll Rd, Kensington, London W8 7DB, UK
Best sushi restaurants in London include Yashin Sushi in Kensington
Soy sauce being painted onto tuna
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Fancy more Nobu influenced sushi? Well, there’s Yashin too. The restaurant was much talked about for its “Without soy sauce” tagline. Chefs Yasuhiro Mineno and Shinya Ikeda want to have control over how their sushi should be seasoned — or should not be excessively — and introduced somewhat all-in-one, individually seasoned sushi that diners are encouraged to eat without adding more soy sauce. And, instead of soy sauce, the chefs make use of plum, toasted rice, kizami wasabi (wasabi chopped and marinated with soy sauce), jalapeño, soy sauce jelly, and so on. This results in a taste that is both inventive and elegant.

1A Argyll Rd, Kensington
London W8 7DB, UK

17. Kurisu Omakase

58A Atlantic Rd, London SW9 8PY, UK
A dish of seared tuna on plates on a wooden counter Kurisu Omakase [Official Photo]

Chris Restrepo’s parents own Ichiban Sushi, serving carefully made sushi since 1999. Restrepo takes that tradition and refracts it through the version of Brixton he knows as an omakase, which he has labelled “yoroppa-mae” for its deployment of European ingredients. He might smoke tuna, or cure and dry-age hamachi; or he might put CBD caviar on top of mackerel. One of the most singular sushi experiences in the city.

58A Atlantic Rd
London SW9 8PY, UK

18. Takahashi

228 Merton Rd, London SW19 1EQ, UK
Best sushi restaurants in London: Takahashi Ikigai74/Instagram

Like Sushi Tetsu, Wimbledon’s Takahashi is run by a husband and wife, chef and front-of-house team, with the chef both ex-Nobu and named Takahashi. Cornish red mullet and horse mackerel grace a specials card to make anywhere blush. Takahashi-san borrows from the Mediterranean elements of his former employers here, but superlative nigiri and sashimi — served with minute attention to detail to prevent spoilage of the rice at a restaurant with no sushi bar — are the things to come for. If inclined to stray, a clean, delicate seafood tempura and the gelatinous pleasure of sea bream head are worthy tempters.

228 Merton Rd
London SW19 1EQ, UK

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