‘Sushi for me-Yakatori for you!’ is what’s on offer at Covent Garden’s new restaurant addition, Sticks’n’Sushi. It’s a huge, sleek and subtly sexy restaurant with a brilliant Japanese inspired cocktail list and a vast menu of sushi platters and yakatori sticks. A Yuzu Zoo, a martini laced with sharp citrus and sweetened with Japanese plum wine and some miso topped edamame beans were the perfect warm ups whilst we perused what has since been named the ‘sushi catalogue’, a shiny glossy magazine of a menu with stunningly styled pictures of each offering. We went for the table for two sushi not realising the beautiful wicker platter it was served on would be the size of a dustbin lid! It literally filled our entire table with delicate fresh sushi and some incredibly soft and silky soy cured salmon with miso mustard dressing. The photo in the catalogue had completely undersold it’s size and we didn’t come close to finishing it so were so pleased when the waiter offered to put our leftovers in takeaway boxes. My lunch the next day was the envy of the office and it was great to know that for the restaurant, the first option for such delicious food wasn’t to put it straight to waste. A short break and on recommendation from our lovely waitress, we went in for the goats cheese and dried ham sticks. I’d normally hoover up anything goats cheese related but that familiar creamy-salty combo straight after sushi just didn’t work for me. Much better paired were the tender beef sticks, one with smokey and sweet sauce and one with fragrant herb butter. To round everything off, we shared a dainty four tasters dessert of white chocolate with sweet miso & popped rice, vanilla creme brûlée, chocolate fondant and green tea ice cream. The staff at Sticks’n’Sushi were so friendly, the setting really cool and the food delicious. The variety and choice within the menu had us talking about the food all night. I’ll definately go back.
I was a guest at Sticks’n’Sushi so thanks to the team.