Category Japanese Food
Guide pages on Japanese food
Hmmm, there are lots of excellent Japanese food places in London. Start with the best, the rather excellent Gonbei (Now closed unfortunately). Sit at the bar and say "feed me" for the most amazing culinary experience of your life (and moneytap to match). For an authentic experience with an seemingly exhaustive menu and a more reasonable impact on the wallet, try Ten Ten Tai.
In Chinatown there is the standard Tokyo Diner, which does generically good food. Their sushi and sashimi has sadly really gone downhill. A few doors down there is Zipangu which is an interesting place. Try to get a seat downstairs in one of the holes for a rather cosy location. Their sushi and sashimi is the best in Chinatown. Up by Oxford Street there are several branches of Soba, a small noodle bar similar to Wagamama, but perhaps not quite as nice.
Also in London is the experience of conveyor belt Sushi. There is a chain called Moshi Moshi Sushi, with several branches, including Liverpool Street Station, Canary Wharf. You sit at a bar with a continuous conveyor with different coloured plates of food going past. You help yourself to whatever you fancy as it's going past. The different coloured and patterned plates denote different prices, and the stack of used plates is used to add up the bill.
- The Sushi Infosite (explanations and pictures of the different kinds of sushi)
- Beginners' Tips and Sushi Bar Etiquette from the World Wide Sushi Restaurant Reference
- An animated gif showing how to use chopsticks (scroll down if you can't see it)
- Useful sushi-related phrases from the Sushi World Guide
- Glossary of sushi-related terms from the World Wide Sushi Restaurant Reference
- Sushi World Guide -- London restaurants
- World Wide Sushi Restaurant Reference -- London restaurants
- Eat-Japan.com is devoted to Japanese food and culture, with recipes (including an illustrated sushi making guide), restaurant listings, bookshop and more.