loti eats | temakihno
Described as a ‘tropical Eden in the heart of Soho’s jungle’ Temakinho is all about the fusion of Brazilian flavours with Japanese dishes, and they’ve definitely got the exotic vibes right with a modern interior that’s full of bright colours, palm prints, pineapple motifs, and a vibrant atmosphere to match.
Seafood is a huge part of the menu and at Temakihno they only used sustainably-sourced fresh fish – in fact they were the the first restaurant group in the world to be awarded with the ‘Friends of the Sea’ certificate for the quality of their ingredients. We went for the ceviche mixto and the camarao baiainho, crispy prawns with a spicy banana sauce to start, before diving into the rolls.
We tried both the pioneiro (salmon, avo and flying fish roe) and the salmao gostoso (salmon, avo and cream cheese) rolls but our fave was the salmao com camrao; salmon and breaded prawns covered in spicy mayo, sesame seeds and tortilla chips, all washed down with some of their award-winning caipirinhas. Save room for dessert if you can because the passionfruit cheesecake is a great way to finish off the meal.
If you’re looking to mix up your sushi game with some different combos and flavours, then Temakinho is one to check out.
10 Old Compton Street, London W1D 4TF