I have been looking for a good spot for sushi since we moved to London a year ago and it was just under our nose. Yashin Sushi London was recommended to me by my friend David as soon as we moved but he mentioned it was very pricey so we have been saving it for a good date night. After many attempt at other sushi spots around time and in a week I was having a massive sushi craving we finally decided it was time to try it.
Silly me booked a table versus the counter thinking it would be more romantic – big mistake and we realized it as soon as we walked it and saw all the action happening at the counter and were directed to our table, downstairs in a dark area full of families (nothing against it) and larger groups.
After a lot of begging and sad faces, the hostess took pity on us and found us to spots at the counter so we could watch mesmerized while the sushi chefs slides gorgeous slabs of fish into well manicured little perfect slivers were eagerly devoured with our eyes.
What we ate:
Octopus carpaccio with black tomato ink and scorched rice: he slightly torched the very delicate octopus slices which were served with a very interesting black tomato paste decorating the plate and fun rice crispies that added a very creative texture to the whole dish.
Scottish Salmon with green chilli sauce: thin gorgeous slices of the most perfect salmon sitting atop a light green and vibrant sauce with a slight kick. Beautiful and a must repeat.
Akadashi Cappuccino: traditional deep red miso soup with tofu espuma
In Sum: delicious fresh Japanese food with a creative twist. Prices will depend on how much you eat…..just maybe don’t go ravenous…..but so far our favorite Japanese in London. Our bill was £130 with a bottle of wine and the food above.
Yashin Sushi London http://yashinsushi.com/
1A Argyll Road Kensington London W8 7DB