A few months ago I discovered SushiShop during a press trip to Paris, and since then I've been dreaming about their fresh, vibrant and simply delicious fish, vegetable and rice combinations.
A few weeks ago I visited their new Marylebone branch with my fellow sushi loving friend Brad to see what their London stores had to offer, and it was such a different vibe to their Parisian shops. In London SushiShop has more of a restaurant feel, with a take-away fridge by the front counter and scooters out front for home and office delivery, whereas in Paris the focus is on take-away only with no seating available at all.
We ordered a 'box for two' to share which contains 42 pieces for £35, which is great value for money when you compare the cost to other high end sushi restaurants in the city.
My favourites where the simple Philadelphia Maki Rolls (cream cheese rolled in rice, wrapped with smoked salmon) and the Salmon Teriyaki Sushi (rice topped with blow torched salmon slathered with a sweet teriyaki sauce).
We were both pretty taken back by the Chicken Cesar Rolls for different reasons. Brad wasn't keen on the concept - rice stuffed with breaded chicken, lettuce and Parmesan - whereas I was a little confused, yet slightly obsessed with bite sized hit of cheese, carb-loaded goodness.
If you're looking for an informal setting serving pretty damn good sushi, then SushiShop is your place. I can't wait for one to open near me so I can get sushi home delivered for dinner (there's another 15 stores planned to open in London alone over the next two years, so keep your eyes peeled!).