In my never-ending quest to visit more Japanese restaurants in London, I recently visited a brilliant izakaya-style restaurant in the Covent Garden area. Oddly enough, I went for lunch with a group of people I’d never met before – I recently got myself back on meetup.com, a brilliant website where people can host meet up groups dependent on their interest. It’s a great way to make new friends and see new places in your home city, so I really recommend it. Anyway, I’m straying from the point now…
Hi Sushi is hidden away on Catherine Street in the Covent Garden area and its speciality is giant platters of sushi, so is perfect for big parties! If you’re in a big group, the best way to go is the tasting menu at approximately £18 a head, which includes an unlimited platter of 5 different kinds of sushi and two hot side dishes. You’re given a little sheet of paper and tick the dishes you want and, once it arrives, everyone shares! The sashimi and crispy salmon skin roll are particular favourites of mine. Make sure you don’t order too much, though, because you are charged £5 for any wastage.
The food is very nice, although the restaurant itself is quite dark inside and staff aren’t exactly overly friendly. Having looked up a couple of reviews online, I don’t seem to be the only one who thought this. However, if you’re with a big group of friends, you probably won’t mind that much anyway. If you’re just popping in for lunch with two or three friends, there are also plenty of bento box style options.
So, if you’ve got a birthday coming up and like sushi and affordable food, Hi Sushi is worth a visit!
Sorry for the short post this week! I’ve been pretty busy with work, book writing and that New Year’s revolution of ‘going out more’. Next week I’ll be taking a belated look at the latest instalment of the ‘Ace Attorney’ series on the Nintendo 3DS!