This week’s lunches have been enlivened by the discovery of Samurai Sushi near Holborn Tube. At first it looks like a regular takeout sushi joint: inside, you quickly learn it’s today-fresh and hugely varied, with variants like sashimi beef and spicy allelles complementing the japanese staples. And they don’t stint on the condiments, offering tubs of decent soy, wasabi, ginger and pickles to go along with your handpicked box. Great!
I’ve been to one of Tokyo’s top sushi joints near the Roppongi Crossing, and I couldn’t eat sushi in the Western hemisphere for a year afterwards; after Mr Tanaka’s amazingly bundles everything else just seemed like cardboard. This little place is getting on for that quality: concentrating on freshness above all else, I doubt the turnaround of each shelf is more than an hour. A great little business with friendly staff and plenty of choice, and I wish them every success.