December 14, 2013 Japanese, soup, sushi, West End 1 Comment

When I’d concluded this morning’s rather blustery work, I was glad to have the opportunity to lunch in the Haymarket area, as I’d been very remiss in not previously visiting Sushiya, to check out their sushi bar charms.

Miso soup

Miso soup

Sushiya is sister and precursor restaurant to the excellent Kanpai, so expectations were set high. It was good to see one of Kanpai’s signature dishes, the sweet miso aubergine, on the menu. I managed to restrain myself, though, opting for their maki and sashimi set, which better suited my lunchtime needs.

The place is a simply appointed sushi bar, with room enough for fifteen or so, seated on high stools. Service is swift and friendly, with the sushi masters behind the counter constantly shaping elegant plates of goodness.

Maki and sashimi set

Maki and sashimi set

First to arrive was miso soup, which was both the best looking and tasting miso I’ve eaten in the city. I’m glad to finally be able to add a miso to Soupquest’s exceptional category.

The sushi and sashimi was very good, too. The tuna maki were excellent, as were the California rolls. I was left thoroughly impressed.

So overall, Sushiya is a great place for sushi, and although a different experience to the restaurant elegance of Kanpai, it offers the same excellent quality. I’d recommend a visit, at your earliest convenient opportunity.

Scores
Blythe scores Sushiya
4.5/5 for food
4/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 16/20

I ate: maki set and salmon sashimi

I drank: green tea

I wore: pinstripes

Total bill: £12.60

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Written by BKR