Kensington Mums reviews
We were invited to Sticks n Sushi’s newest location in the heart of Central London in Soho where it is always lively, trendy and extremely busy, night and day. We believe this is a great addition to offer Londoners and tourists alike the delicious option of a Japanese –Danish restaurant serving delightful sushi dishes.
The restaurant is on a corner and boasts stunning design and beautiful décor featuring a number of partitions hanging from the ceilings, inspired by the Japanese Noren curtains, used to separate and decorate doorways in Japan. A lovely and cozy two-storey restaurant.
The service is absolutely impeccable. We dined on a Friday night, the restaurant was packed and the staff was very professional and lovely, from the host welcoming us in the front to the lady that took us to our table and the one that served us the whole night. We also were constantly asked if all is fine and if we needed anything at all.
Anastasia, a lovely lady who is extremely professional and very friendly took care of us wonderfully. She is very knowledgeable about the whole menu.
She provided us the drinks and food menu and gave us sufficient time to browse and select our favourite dishes.
She recommended Rozu cocktail, which is is Haku vodka shaken with raspberries, lychee, lemon, egg white & rose blossom water. It was beautifully garnished and presented and a great cocktail to have to start building up your appetite. We also had a Kamahi a refreshing mint, elderflower matcha and cucumber virgin drink.
After finding out what we selected as our favourites, and inquiring about any dietary restrictions we might have, Anastasia kindly made suggestions about what we could order.
After our cocktails we selected for our dinner Gokai warm Sake, which paired nicely with what we ordered and also kept us warm.
We started with grilled Edamame served with crystal salt – simply grilled to perfection crunchy and delicious. We also had the Shake Tataki, salmon with daikon, cress and kizami wasabi with ponzu sauce, which was beautifully presented.
We also had Tuna Tartar, my favourite by far, with avocado, sesame, miso, yuzu and ginger with lotus chips – amazing if you are a tuna lover like me, this a wonderful starter.
To be a little on the healthy side we had grilled broccoli with a spicy goma very tasty and the broccoli was very crunchy! Plus a Green Gate Salad with sweet potato, cauliflower and Portobello mushroom on a bed of green leaves, red cabbage, quinoa, tomatoes, edamame, radish, broccoli and sesame topped with goma and Jerusalem artichoke chips.
Another favourite and must order dish is the Hotate Kataifi scallops with miso aioli and trout roe topped with cress, really to die for and one of the most popular dishes.
We wanted to try some of their sushi and we chose from their “Maki” section the Ebi Panko, which is shrimp tempura and spicy sauce topped with avocado, a very nice roll, which I recommend. We also had a California roll with shrimp, avocado cucumber, masago and miso aioli.
From the “Stick” menu we couldn’t resist ordering 2 of the Gindara no miso, which is black cod and miso cooked to perfection. Amazing!!! We love this stick as the cod simply melts in your mouth! We also had one Kushi katzu, which is duck breast with panko and wasabi Caesar.
As you can imagine we were well satiated after our delicious feast and were not able to try any dessert, as it was impossible to have anything else with all that we had ordered.
We cannot recommend enough this lovely gem of restaurant not only for their amazing fresh and delicious food but also for their lovely staff that made an effort to go that extra mile to make our dining experience a memorable one!
Thank you Anastasia and your friendly team for having us! We will be back very soon.
Sticks n Sushi
40 Beak St, Soho, London W1F 9RQ