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Sticks n Sushi takes the crown! This is the best sushi in town!

Sticks n Sushi takes the crown! This is the best sushi in town!
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I feel very lucky these days… Frenchie and I have good things coming our way, which means that my appetite is quite strong at the moment (and probably will be for a while). When you love quality food as much as I do, there is nothing better than going to a restaurant, where you already know, that nothing can go wrong!

Welcome to Sticks n Sushi in Covent Garden (Henrietta Street)

Being Danish, I already knew Sticks n Sushi from the time I lived in Copenhagen! It was my favourite place to go for really good sushi and incredibly tasty sticks! So of course I was very pleased to find out, that the Sticks n Sushi founders Jens and Kim Rahbek and Thor Anderson had done the same as me – jumped on a plane and moved their concept to London! 

(Bonus-info: You can still find Sticks n Sushi in Copenhagen if you are around! My favourite is the one at the Tivoli Hotel, with an incredible view of the city and romanic double swings in the bar!)

Photo: Sticksnsushi.co.uk

There are seven different restaurants to choose from. We went to the one in Covent Garden! (As you can see the place was quite full, when we arrived on a Monday evening! So I suggest that you book a table in advance if you want to make sure to be seated upstairs)

I love the signature printed t-shirts on the staff

As we booked too late for a table upstairs, we had the option to go downstairs. At first I wasn’t too happy with it, but it was actually quite cosy – and less busy!

You can either sit by the bar and watch the entertaining chefs in action – or sit at high tables, which we did

Warm and fresh towels were served before dinner

No dinner without a glass of wine! White wine goes well with sushi!

I was thrilled to see, that the menu card was the same as the one I know from my time in Copenhagen

What I really love is, that the food is so beautifully presented – and you can actually SEE, what you are getting! (Despite many years of Japanese dining, it quickly dawns on me that I don’t actually know what half of the dishes on most Japanese restaurants actually are – so this visual guide allowed me to explore the menu with a little more confidence!) 

The menu card has more or less everything your heart (and tummy) desires! In other words – there is A LOT to choose from. You can either go for small dishes – or an entire menu

The Yakitori sticks are simply a must! We were three people at the party, so we decided for a few starters, a big menu – and a variety of sticks! Honestly we ordered too much, but somehow we still managed to eat most if it! (The rest you get to bring home!)

We started off with one of my favourites! This is Crispy Ebi bites: Tempura shrimp, miso aïoli, chili, lime & coriander

Another highly recommendable starter is Beef Tataki: Beef, smoked cheese, chives, almonds, yuzu-kosho & spicy goma

Edamame with salt and lemon!

As we had chosen the menu “Perfect day”, we were served these little delights: Kani Korokke, crab croquettes with wasabi caesar (very, very, delicious) 

Tataki: Seared salmon, kizami wasabi, daikon, cress & ponzu

Time for Maki! We had Spicy tuna, Crispy ebi and Rice paper with duck and goma! I particularly was a fan of the rice paper version. It was light, crunchy with a lot of taste! (Bonus-info: if you are an vegetarian, you won’t feel left out – as there are plenty of veggie sushi choices and sides to choose from)

Frenchie’s favourites: Nigiri with Seared salmon, Tuna and Avocado

When the beautiful Yakitori sticks were served at the end, I was honestly feeling a bit full! So my tip is not to order too much to begin with! You can always order more! (A concept I still haven’t learned!)

Sticks: Chicken meatballs with teriyaki, Salmon with teriyaki, Asparagus wrapped in bacon and my favourite – Goat’s cheese with dried ham 

My verdict? This has – and will always be my favourite place to go for sushi! Pricing is reasonable considering it is a cool/ classy place with great quality food, (although it is easy to let the visuals on the menu tempt you into over-ordering… Ahemm!)

I will most certainly be back… 

X Louise



Comments (13)

  • Sushi never been my thing, but even I have to say this looks pretty amazing. The crab croquettes have my name on them! will take Mark and Eloise, they are nuts for sushi! x

    • There are so many other extremely nice dishes to choose from! The menu card goes on forever! And I love how every dish has a picture of it (in an elegant way – not the tacky, sunburned pictures from very touristy places haha)
      X Louise

  • This place has been recommended to us by a friend some time ago yet we have not managed to visit. This has certainly put it back on my list of places to try out in London especially since I love sushi!

    Miriam x

    • If you love sushi, then you simply have to go, Miriam. Somehow I have a feeling, that you are going to love this place 😉

      X Louise

  • I heard about this place and considered going there when I was in Covent Garden recently – shame I didn’t, it looks great!

  • I love how the food is so beautifully presented. I really enjoy tuna sushi especially, its such a shame my husband doesn’t eat fish

    • Well, thats is why he should have sticks! I am pretty sure, he would love them – most men do! 😀

      X Louise

  • I went to Sushi n Sticks not too long after they came to London, and really enjoyed the experience, not least because of their utterly gorgeous menus — seriously, they must be the most beautiful menus in London! I’ve been back a couple of times since, and always enjoy their sushi and yakitori offerings!

    • I agree! The menus are so cleverly made! Especially since you cant stop ordering more, than you can actually eat 😀 Everything looks so good!

      X Louise

  • I want to order it all!! I love sushi and this places looks like the perfect place to indulge in as many sushi rolls as I can eat =o)


    • I can imagine, you would love this place since you always seem to go for healthy and clean-food choices! You must visit next time, you are in London 😉

      X Louise

  • I should really re-visit. I’ve had a less than similar experience previously and have not been back since!

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