Sunday, 24 January 2016

Eating in London #6 | Sticks N Sushi

Of all the cuisines in the world, Japanese food is without a doubt my absolute favourite. After hearing so much about Sticks N Sushi in recent months, it would have practically been a crime to not try it out for myself on a recent trip to London.

After being surprised with tickets to see Les Miserables in the West End that same evening by my best friend for Christmas, it was pretty much always going to be a night which started and ended with prosecco (24 days into Dry January and it literally pains me to even type the word) so after the lovely waiter took our coats and bags, we wasted no time in ordering a bottle whilst deliberating over what to choose.

When it comes to sushi, it can be quite overwhelming, with so many different combinations and types, and the menu at Sticks N Sushi is just incredible. Every page in the menu had something either myself or my friend 'oohed' and 'aahed' at and just when we thought we had maybe decided on a few dishes to get started, the waitress came over to talk us through the set menu.

The set menu.


It's what dreams are made of.

The waitress, who by the way, was so lovely and friendly, explained each dish well enough that I was *this* close to saying yes to all of it, as in every single little thing (but then I looked at the prices and remembered, oh yep, money is in fact, not growing out of my ears). There was one particular dish that caught both of our eyes, and obviously, with just the two people ordering, you'd think it was maybe a little sharing platter or a few dishes to keep us going and you'd be so right in thinking that because that's most probably, what normal people would order.

But no.

We decided to order.. 'the upgrade'.

I've never seen two people smile so much when, what can only be described as the most gigantic platter of sushi I've ever seen, was placed in front of us.

When they say an upgrade, they really do mean it.

Included in the platter, was 2 salmon nigiri, 2 tuna nigiri, 2 shrimp nigiri, 8 pink alaska uramaki, 8 crispy ebi uramaki, 6 slices of salmon with a lime marinade along the top, 6 duck rice papers, 2 tsukune chicken meatball yakitori, 2 tuna yakitori, 2 lamb chop yakitori and yasai sticks with seeds and miso dip.


We really went for it.

It even got to a point where they kept bringing different dishes out to our table, and then having to take them back for a little while as we didn't have enough room on our table to fit everything.

I'm really not exaggerating when I say we upgraded.

We went to town.

I can honestly say though, without one single doubt in my mind say, that so far in my life as a sushi eater, I have never tried anything better than this platter. My favourite part of the platter was the crispy ebi uramaki which was basically, crunchy tempura shrimp and avocado in a spicy sauce, wrapped in sticky rice along with a sprinkle of sesame seed. So good, so good... If you find yourself
there, you absolutely have to try it.

Whilst the food was fantastic quality, this was reflected in the price so I would say that if you're looking for a budget sushi restaurant, this maybe isn't your best bet. We definitely could have spent much less but... it was a celebration of life (my excuse for everything).

We got our money's worth though, and there really were no regrets. I don't think I've ever been so full because all the food that was on that platter, disappeared. Yep, the two of us, ate everything.


You know when you get to the point where you know there is absolutely not one bit of space in your stomach for any more food, and yet you still carry on eating. Oh yeah, I surpassed that flawlessly.

It was not just my greediness skills which were flawless though, because the staff that served us were just so good. Efficient without being overbearing, friendly and chatty to the point that you'd want them to pull up a chair and have a drink with you, they were really lovely, and made us feel like royalty.

We ate like queens and we were treated like queens.

What could be better than that.

Sticks N Sushi can be Wimbledon, Covent Garden, Greenwich, Canary Wharf and Cambridge, whilst also providing a takeaway service. For more information, click here.

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  1. Holy moly, that is a ginormous platter of sushi goodness! I've been craving sushi for the past week... need to get me down to Sticks n Sushi asap, heard so much great stuff about it!

    1. It was huuuuge! You absolutely have to go Connie, it's just so so good x


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