Sunday, 23 March 2014

See Sushi

Japanese cuisine is one of my many favourites and Japanese food could be found in most part of the world. Being in a metropolitan like London, all of the world’s cuisines are easily found; Japanese being one of them.

A couple of months ago, Living Social sold vouchers which gives £30 worth of food for only £15 for 2 diners in See Sushi. Though having not heard of the restaurant before, my online search yield some good reviews about the place. So, it was worth a shot to give the voucher a try. Plus, the voucher only expires in April 2014 which gives me ample time to use it.

See Sushi had an extensive menu ranging from sushi and sashimi to bento boxes. The menu had a variety of hot dishes and sushi platters at a reasonable price. Hidden in a secluded corner off Edgware Road, it was an undiscovered gem. Interestingly, See Sushi is owned by the same corporate group which owns See Woo, the Asian grocery store which I usually get my cooking ingredients.

*the photos looks a little grainy as it was taken with my iPhone

Chuka Wakame
Chuka Wakame @ £3.00
Seasoned seaweed to kick start dinner
Soft Shell Crab in Breadcrumbs
Soft Shell Crab in Breadcrumbs @ £4.95
Coated in breadcrumbs, the soft shell crab is different from the conventional tempura coating. Crispy on the outside, the soft shell crab was absolutely mouth watering although I would personally still prefer the tempura coated deep fried soft shell crab.

Sushi platter with 5 different nigiri sushi and salmon maki roll. The nigiri sushi was topped with fresh sashimi. Although I am not a huge fan of sashimi, the nigiri sushi was delicious with generous fresh cuts of sashimi that satisfies the tastebuds.
Unfortunately, I could not remember the price of the sushi platter and I am unable to find the price anywhere online but I recall this to be between 
Kyoto (2)
Sushi heaven!
Spider roll
Spider roll @ £8.25
Like all my other favourite spider roll, the large sushi roll is stuffed with soft shell crab, avocado and cucumber in the middle. Wrapped with a layer of seaweed on the outside, followed by rice and soft shell crab plus other toppings, the spider roll is tightly rolled and garnished with a special soya sauce which tasted much like 'nitsume'. The soft shell crab is coated with breadcrumbs and therefore, giving the spider roll a different taste. Nevertheless, the spider roll was another heavenly delight.
Unagi @ £9.50
Eel in a sweet japanese soya sauce cooked to perfection. My favourite dish in See Sushi thus far. The unagi was well marinated with the typical soya sauce is soft and tender, close to melting in the mouth when eaten. For only £9.50, it was worthy of the price.

The waitresses though strangely consisted of Caucasians (I don’t mean it in a racist manner - most Japanese and Asian restaurants I frequented mostly consist of Asian service crew which I believes makes communication easier as the orders are written down in either Chinese or Japanese) were knowledgeable about the menu. Upon entering See Sushi, my friend and I were greeted by a friendly staff and was brought to our table and had our drinks order taken. The food service was prompt and empty plates were clearly swiftly. It was definitely an A+ for their service.

Generally, the food were tasty and reasonably priced. With the Living Social voucher, it was even more value for money. The down side is that the green tea served was not the authentic Japanese ocha. In fact it was just a teabag from China which taste nothing like real Japanese Green tea. Aside from that, the ambience of the restaurant was extremely relaxing. Decorated in a natural theme, the atmosphere was comfortable with instrumental music serenading the restaurant.


Located in within a courtyard off Praed Street, See Sushi is within minutes walk from Edgware Road station and Paddington Station. Closed on Sundays.


Food rating: 8/10
Service rating: 9.5/10
Ambience rating: 8.5/10
Overall rating: 8.5/10

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