• Parisian soba specialists Yen to open a London branch on the Strand

    yenintAfter success in the St Germain de Prés area of Paris, soba specialists Yen are now making the move to London, bringing with them their traditional Japanese noodles, tempura, and a sushi counter.

  • Sushi (but not as you know it) from Inigo on Great Windmill Street

    Sushi (but not as you know it) from Inigo on Great Windmill StreetIf you're wondering why Inigo's hand rolls are different, picture something shaped more like a sushi burrito and you wouldn't be far off. They'll also be using Japanese-style ingredients not oft seen in a traditional sushi, like wasabi peas, macadamia nuts and broccoli.

  • Japanese tapas and sushi - we Test Drive Cubé

    nigiriTry this new Japanese spot just off Oxford Street, but don't expect the traditional menu...

  • Cubé Restaurant and Kakurega Bar opens on Blenheim Street in Mayfair

    cubesushifoodThe new spot serves sushi upstairs and has a downstairs hideaway bar serving Japanese cocktails

  • Test Driving Bang Bang Oriental - we check out Colindale's huge food court

    foodhallThe huge Bang Bang Oriental food hall has come to Colindale - but what's it really like? We find out...

  • Sushi Atelier on Great Portland Street is the restaurant from the folk behind Chisou

    ateliersushiThe folk behind Chisou have opened a modern sushi bar in Fitzrovia serving up carpaccios, sushi rolls and contemporary nigiri.

  • Dinings SW3 is coming to Knightsbridge

    Dinings SW3 is coming to KnightsbridgeThe original Dinings has been around for a decade and this sees them open a second restaurant in Knightsbridge. Expect sushi, sashimi, sake and new grilled dishes too.

  • Nanashi Japanese kitchen opens on Rivington Street


    Slipping almost under the radar (and frankly, only spotted because we went past it last night) is new Shoreditch sushi spot Nanashi. It's appeared on Rivington Street in a room with a pared-back modernist look.

    As for the menu, it's pretty much what you expect, split into the usual mix of sushi, sashimi, gyoza, udon and tempura. A few things caught our eye, namely:

    • sushi burger - fried rice buns with fresh veg, salmon or tuna in a spicy sauce vegetable
  • London's Sushi Shop brings in Michelin star chef Kei Kobayashi

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    Sushi fans should make a beeline for Sushi Shop, which has just launched a new menu featuring dishes from Michelin-starred chef Kei Kobayashi. The four dishes were inspired by the French/Japanese fusion food he creates at his restaurant in Paris, Kei.

    Look out for:

    • Gyu special roll (pictured) - beef carpaccio, teriyaki sauce with peppers, carrot, rocket, fried onions and a mayo-style sauce
    • Gravlax roll - a reinterpretation of Kei's
  • Test Driving Sushi and Robata - a great shopping pitstop in Kensington

    robata 600bSituated on the first floor at Wholefoods on Kensington High Street, this sushi spot is worth a trip

  • Michiko Sushino is a traditional Osakan sushi house from Michiko Koshino

    Michiko Sushino is a traditional Osakan sushi house from Michiko Koshino

    It opened some time ago - but this one somewhat passed us by, so...

    Michiko Sushino, a play on the name of owner and fashion-designer-cum-restaurateur Michiko Koshino, promises a ‘traditional Japanese experience’ with ‘authentic sushi prepared with love, experience and precision. Naturally, only high quality fish will be used to make the sushi and sashimi, while the coffee blend will change from week to

  • Maki launch their second London store at The Bower in Old Street


    If you're a sushi fan you may be interested to learn that a new company is setting itself up to challenge the likes of Itsu and Wasabi. Maki started out as a streetfood stall before launching with a store near Spitalfields and they've just opened up their second store in Shoreditch.

    The company was founded by two Scottish brothers Antony and Daniel Woodcock and say they're the only sushi chain to have trained sushi chefs in every store hand-rolling all sushi. And their

  • Oliver Maki bring their contemporary sushi to Soho's Dean Street

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    We're all for great sushi here at Hot Dinners, and by all accounts a new group from the Middle East is bringing some top sushi to this city when they open their first restaurant in London next year.

    Oliver Maki currently have four restaurants in Kuwait and one in Bahrain. Think contemporary sushi dishes rather than ultra traditional. The family-owned business is run by brothers Oliver and Amer Zeitoun. And when they say they live for their

  • Nobu sushi masterclasses - we take sushi lessons at Nobu London

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    If you’re a sushi fiend, you’ll know the cravings are likely to strike at any time. You could be sitting at your desk or going from A to B and suddenly you’ll find yourself with a desire for fresh fish, cold, sticky rice and nose-clearing amounts of wasabi. No soggy sandwich or pasta salad can come close. At these times, wouldn't it be nice to whip out your rolling mat and create your own California rolls? With Nobu’s new private sushi masterclass you


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