Hi Sushi Salsa is a Japanese restaurant located in Camden Town, north of London, right next to the canal that passes by Camden Lock. If you like Japanese food it's one of the best choices in the neighborhood. It's not too expensive and it has a very nice atmosphere.The place has very modern decorations and facilities and you can watch how the chefs cook. The seating is at ground level and the lighting is dim. A Sushi Set (18 pieces) costs about 20 pounds and the Family Set (26 pieces) is about 24.50 pounds. Of course they also have other delicious dishes such as sashimi, tempura, soups or salads.
We passed by the door on accident and we were struck by being in the heart of Glasgow and seeing revolving sushi, so we decided to go in and try. Being Monday, all the dishes that were rotating on the tape costed 2.40 pounds and the rest could be ordered hitting a button (varying in price depending on the color). There was a lot of variety and we had a wonderfl meal, about 10 - 12 courses . The table is very well equipped, with your dishes, cutlery, water taps, all the sauce and the famous bell to ask for what you want from the menu. If you like Japanese food and you want to have fun (and fine dining), I definitely recommend this as the place for you to enjoy your meal.
The Zen Café is located on the ground floor of County Hall, next to London Eye, the Ferris wheel in London. Rather touristy, but you can eat healthy and fairly inexpensive. In front there are views of Big Ben and parliament. It is a cafe for cold drinks, a sandwich, and then there are some hot dishes like Japanese soup and stuffed potatoes.
As all the guides will tell you, London is a very cosmopolitan city and there are excellent restaurants from everywhere in the world and even England's much-maligned native cuisine has been improving in recent years. This (somewhat cliched) statement is the best introduction I can think of to present Abeno Too, a restaurant specializing in delicious Japanese okonomiyaki (a kind of grilled dough with different ingredients). At lunch, there are 4 menus based on miso soup, a dish of the day, and the okonomiyaki/soba/sashimi you prefer. The quality is excellent and the price is quite affordable (two menus, a beer and a bottle of water was about 32 pounds). It has two locations, one near the British Museum and the other on a street parallel to Trafalgar Square. Both are very central which makes them perfect for a break during a hard day's sightseeing! And what does Abeno Too have to do the with the introduction I've made? Well, it's because it has been exactly three years since I visited Japan and I haven't found single restaurant in my home area that serves anything besides your typical sushi and greasy tempura. So it true, then, that in London you can find everything ... And all yummy!
Eat at my favorite Korean restaurant in the north central part of London. It is just a minute's walk from the Finsbury Park station (Victoria Line), Zone 2, north east of London. Fermented Chinese cabbage or kimchi is only £1.5 compared to central London where it's 2.5 £ and the serving size isn't as big! Delicious japchae beef & rice noodles is less than 6 pounds. Dotori is a small restaurant, with just 10 tables, so you always have to call to book a reservation! They also serve Japanese food with a Japanese master chef who quickly prepares sushi, sashimi, or nigiri.
Dalston is a neighborhood that's still unknown to many tourists and even a lot of Londoners. After an influx of creative people to this North London neighborhood, is has becomes one of the coolest areas of the city. Close to Hackney and Shorditch, Dalston is the heart of London's Hipster movement as young creative types mix with the neighborhood's traditionally Turkish and Kurdish inhabitants. As trendy new stores have settled next to traditional neighborhood stores, result is a vibrant and strong community, as evidenced by local shopkeepers' impassioned defense against looters during the riots of 2011.
In the heart of Dalston in Mangal 1, an unassuming grill where you eat really well without London prices. The quality of the ingredients is the key. From the salad to the meat or bread, everything is made fresh. My favorite is the Mixed Kebab, a mix of grilled meats served with salad and bread. It's also noteworthy that they sell wine. It's a cash-only restaurant but you can look ahead at the menu online to see who much you should bring.
Wagamama is a Japanese restaurant specializing in large bowls of noodles and rice pasta in juice with beef/pork. There are lots of different dishes and the kitchen's open so you can see what they are preparing. Overall it's a good way to eat fast, the dishes arrive quickly and you're sitting at a large wooden table with other people and no gaps between the tables. It looks very cool as it's an industrial building in the medieval district of London that has become a restaurant, the ceiling is 10 meters high, it's amazing. Dishes are 8-10 pounds, there were no entrees and I found the dishes small. The desserts are good - excellent mango ice cream.
As it is not a restaurant, but a casual coffee type of sushi so it is not the best choice for a sit down meal. To be honest, it has maybe five tables for two (maximum) inside and two tables outside so luck is essential. However, there are two options: you can order by phone, pick up and eat at home (if cold) or order by phone and park (weather permitting), and go in with the food almost ready and with advantage over others in the competition for a chair (since you already ordered your food). With a bike, I'm home in half an hour, and London is full of parks so my choice is usually to take the food. Indeed, in England to jump the line is a cardinal sin and the Spanish have a reputation for rudeness. (Unfortunately, I must say that from what I've seen since I arrived: it is justified in many cases.)
Regarding the menu, there are many options, but the truth is that Atari-ya is famous for the quality of its tuna, so I eat tuna! In Japan, when a company (any kind) specializes in something, they focus all their energy into it. In the West, Japanese restaurants provide food variety adapted to western tastes, but believe me (I have experience and first hand knowledge, my husband is Japanese) choose the one specialty. Donbury negitoro Ventresca Bonito is rice and is delicious. It comes with preserved vegetables in a Japanese vinaigrette, scallions, ginger, soy sauce and wasabi ... sprinkled with sesame seeds. The way to eat it is to mix wasabi (as much as you want) with the packet of soy sauce and then pour it over the tuna. ... Oishii (delicious).
We all know that London is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, and what better represents this diversity of cultures than the food scene? In London, you can find everything but in recent years many high-end to-go places have opened up, allowing you to take you tasty meal back to the office or the park and eat quickly without dirtying any dishes. If you're looking for a flavor-packed Japanese meal to go, I'd suggest Samurai Teriyaki House. they have everything from spicy chicken skewers to fish and tempura, all delightful It's a great place to grab a quick meal and sit outside to watch the comings and goings of the city.
Ozu is a Japanese restaurant located at County Hall, near the bridge in front of the Parliament building. You can eat with stunning views of Big Ben, the Thames, the London Eye ferris wheel ... Prime location. The restaurant is quite busy and there is sometimes a lot of noise but the view is amazing. There is a 20% off voucher on their website. The food is not very expensive, and if you want to learn how to prepare the meals, they also organize cooking courses. It's about 20 pounds per person for a lunch which includes tea.
Okan is an awesome little Japanese restaurant in Brixton Market, one of the coolest markets in London if you’re looking for interesting new restaurants. Okan specializes in okonomiyaki, a kind of savory street food pancake from Osaka, but they also have a good selection of Yaki Soba and Yaki Udon noodles on the menu.
If you’ve never had okonomiyaki before, basically it’s a fluffy pancake covered in in dried bonito tuna flakes, a thick and sweet sauce, and Japanese mayo. You can customize your okonomiyaki with a variety of toppings like crispy pork belly, prawns, kimchi, or tofu. I got the thinly-sliced pork belly and it was amazing. Basically, they pour the pancake on the griddle and lay strips of pork belly on the top. When they flip the pancake over, the pork belly crisps on the bottom and melds with the pancake. Each okonomiyaki costs around 7-8.00 pounds depending on what toppings you get and are enough for a light meal.
They servers are all young and friendly as hell and they make everything on the spot right in front of you. They also have a pretty good selection of Japanese beer, sake, and spirits. It was by far the best okonomiyaki I’ve ever had. Fresh, authentic, and cheap…what else could you ask for?