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Sunday, 24 October 2010

Kikuchi: Japanese restaurant in London

Kikuchi


Japanese, a little pricy, sashimi, sushi

London Eater, 14 Jul ’10: scallops with japanese ginger and citrus dressing, tuna with grated yam potato, sashimi platter, selection of nigiri, otoro nigiri; “Overall, I thought the fish was of good quality, however I feel that the greatest attraction of Kikuchi is largely the Itamae’s preparation and presentation. He’s a star, clearly, and his sushi looks fantastic. If you’re looking for a hidden sushi bar in central London, you should add this to your list. It is a little pricy however, and you’d have to choose carefully if you are out for a sushi binge. On the other hand, you do get what you pay for.”

The Catty Life, 9 Jul ’10: “Kikuchi is simply brilliant. The food is fresh and delicious and that sushi chef guy looks bona fide and those knives behind him? Yeah, don’t mess with the guy. The menu’s actually quite affordable if you stick to the small dishes and selections. Hit the a la carte though and your wallet will feel the pain.”

Gourmet Traveller, 1 Mar ’10: “Kikuchi is known mainly for its sashimi, and the raw fish dishes I sampled on both evenings were indeed remarkably fresh. The Horse Mackerel with Ponzu was lively and vibrant”, “the sashimi itself was fine but the vinegar dressing was weak and lacked the sharpness needed to stand up to the fish”, “The sushi on the other hand was terribly good; the special of Seared Toro Nigiri in particular was a real stand-out.”, “the cooked food can be a bit hit-and-miss and it definitely wasn’t fun being rushed through a meal – on both nights the food arrived at such a rapid pace that we were in and out within an hour”

14 Hanway Street
London W1T
Tel: 0207 637 7720
Tube: Tottenham Court Road


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