One of my American colleagues was telling me about her favourite sushi joint in New York where you have to order 48 hours in advance because the chef has the fish and meat specially flown over from Japan. The name of the restaurant escapes me, but that's insane! You don't even want to know how much that kinda sushi costs - it's probably cheaper for you to buy your own jet and get the ingredients from Japan yourself!
Anyway, I digress. When I do give in to temptation, one of my favourite - and trusted - sushi restaurants is Sticks N Sushi, a Japanese/Nordic fusion - reflected in the decor and menu. The high-quality, fresh food is instantly apparent from your first bite.
You're totally spoilt for choice with their menu, and fortunately, if you find yourself unsure about what to order, they'll pick for you. Sticks N Sushi offer a range of options of sushi and yakitori sticks for those who aren't so keen on fish or raw food.
There are a few branches in London - Wimbledon, Covent Garden, and Greenwich. I went to the newly opened one in Canary Wharf, Crossrail Place. Really calm, relaxed vibes, and I always love how when a diner enters, the staff shout "Namaste!".
If the photos below aren't mouthwatering enough, have a look at some of their set menus here.
Chicken meatballs in teriyaki / Tsukune | Bacon wrapped asparagus / Aspara maki | Miso marinated salmon with teriyaki sauce & spring onion / Shake no miso teriyaki
Red Juice: cranberry, beetroot, carrots, celery, lemon
Nigiri: 1 salmon, 1 tuna, 1 shrimp | Kaburimaki / Topped Rolls: 2 formidable, 2 ebi cocktail Futomaki/ Big Rolls: 2 gypsy big
Fish Bowl Salad - Hand peeled Greenland shrimps, seared salmon & tuna, lettuce, sweet tomatoes, quinoa, snow peas, cucumber, edamame beans, avocado, red onion, radish, ginger, chives, daikon, roasted pumpkin seeds & miso mustard
Pink Alaska Roll - Salmon, cream cheese, avocado, rolled in lumpfish roe
Four Wings Salad - Marinated duck breast, grilled chicken & leek, soy marinated free range egg, lettuce, sweet tomatoes, snow peas, cucumber, edamame beans, avocado, red onion, radish, quinoa ginger, chives, daikon, roasted pumpkin seeds & wasabi caesar dressing
Lamb chop topped with miso herb butter / Ramuyaki
What are some of your favourite sushi restaurants?