Best in London so far

Sushi-Say review

When I was asked to book a sushi place for Sunday lunch I was a tad surprised; Sunday hardly seems like the best day to be seeking the freshest of fish. Fortunately, my fears were unfounded as this turned out to be the best sushi meal I’ve had in London.

As a South London kid, it is a bit of a trek to get to, right at the Nothern end of the Jubilee line in Willesden Green. It was worth it. Sadly we appeared to be the only people willing to make this journey on a Sunday; we dined with only the staff for company.

We ordered sashimi and sushi. The sashimi was a tiny bit cold so the flavours were initially a bit hard to discern. I suppose this is the price one has to pay for dining at a quiet time. The fish all seemed to be of high quality, the fatty tuna (toro) and salmon especially so.

The sushi was a real step up. Served at the correct temperature it really showed itself to be a step above that which I had eaten in London before. The ratio of rice to fish seemed pleasingly low, with large pieces of fish on each piece of sushi. Tuna, salmon, sweet shrimp, yellow tail and squid were really quite impressive in terms of quality. One of the clam sushi pieces I had was a bit tired, but again I see this as a reasonable price to pay for eating on a dodgy day.

The prices were perfectly reasonable for the quality, expect to pay around £30 a head, and the service was great. Heartily recommended.

Contact: Sushi-Say, 33b Walm Lane, NW2 5SH. Telephone 020 8459 2971.