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London restaurants: Sticks ‘n’ Sushi

Foodie Wednesday’s is here, ah I can’t believe it’s been a week already!

As you know, if you keep up with the blog, I am currently on holiday (having a blast) in the Algarve (south of Portugal). I am eating loads of amazing food, but I decided to leave that to either next week or the week after, so I can give you a proper report on everything!

So what will I talk about today? Well easy. Last week, before flying to Lisbon, I had dinner with friends in London, just to make sure they don’t forget me while I’m away (hahaha). We went to one of our favourite sushi restaurants in London: Sticks’n’Sushi.

Sticks’n’Sushi is restaurant group (chain/ franchise) from Denmark that serves “a unique combination of traditional sushi and yakitori sticks from the grill” (their words) that are little pieces of heaven (my words).

There’s a few in London already; I’ve been to the one in Wimbledon several times and the one in Covent Garden twice. I have to say I don’t like the Covent Garden one as much. To start the space in the Wimbledon one is way cooler. It kind of feels like one of those LA edgy/cool restaurants. The one in Covent Garden feels a bit more normal. They probably have the same standards for every restaurant, but somehow for me the food doesn’t taste as heavenly in Covent Garden as it does in Wimbledon. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still pretty good sushi, but I don’t know why, the Wimbledon one feels like one step closer to heaven. Maybe it’s just me.

There were six of us so we just decided to share. Here’s all the yummy stuff we had:
– Ebi bites;
– Beef Tataki;
– Beef with spring onion skewers (no picture because they were too damn delicious and gone in a second);
– And a bunch of rolls, with a special highlight to the one with avocado outside and shrimp inside (ebi panko) and the one with lightly smoked salmon outside (shake aioli) from the Maki de luxe set. These are divine.

*note: I always ask if it’s possible to remove chilli and black pepper, due to my allergies. Whenever it’s not I just order something different, but usually they’re quite good with this.

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They all had misou soups, but I arrived late so didn’t order one this time, but can tell you it is really good. The Salmon Sashimi and the Tuna Tartar are also brilliant.

One thing that I really love is that the fish is always very very fresh. Order the salmon sashimi and you’ll see, it’s orgasmic, really. The skewers are also brilliant especially the beef and spring onion one, it just melts in your mouth. We all love it there, and there’s loads of ‘us’, so don’t just take my word for it.

Honestly if you’re looking for good sushi in London, without going hungry the rest of the month, go to Sticks & Sushi (Wimbledon). It’s still not cheap, but it’s good price/quality, and affordable within reason. If you order loads of cocktails, wine, deserts, etc., then obviously it will add up. I had meals from £25 up to £60. Depends on how much you eat and what you drink, whether you’re celebrating or not… For instance this time we weren’t much in the mood for alcohol so we all had the fabulous fruit juices instead, some had desert, and it all came down to £31 each. And I wasn’t left hungry, which is good.

Finally, I’ll add that I do see some groups of Japanese people there, you know I like to give you authenticity so there you go.

Let me know if you go and if you enjoy it!

Here’s a few more pictures from previous trips:

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