A new Japanese restaurant on Shaftesbury avenue has rapidly become a new favourite.
This restaurant seems squarely aimed at a Japanese clientele with little consideration to a local crowd which makes it all the more wonderful. The sashimi is generous and superior and nigiri is the best I’ve had in the UK outside of Zuma / Nobu - that perfect rice to fish ratio at the exact temperature you want.
The rest of the menu is uniformly excellent. Generous Salmon Teriyaki is wonderfully glazed and unctuous. Tempura Udon comes with a rich complex broth and bouncy fresh noodles. The ebiten maki and particularly the crunchy tuna maki (laced with crisp tempura flakes and topped with just sealed tuna and fresh roe) are absolutely fantastic. I’ve not gone wrong yet across the menu and for the price it is right up there with my favourite Japanese restaurants in London.