Satsumais a Japanese restaurant located in the heart of Soho on Wardour Street. Last year the restaurant was given a whole new look and now has bright orange interiors and pod style seating – you know how the Japanese love a pod!
The restaurant specialises in Bento boxes but also offers a good selection of Katsu curries, fresh sushi, ramen, tempura and other Japanese dishes. We sampled the deep fried Chicken Gyoza (served pan or deep fried) and the Ebi Tempura Prawns. Both came fast, the Gyoza filled with tasty chicken in a crispy pastry and the juicy prawns coated in a delicate batter.
To follow the Chicken Katsu curry was a generous portion; the thick, spicy curry sauce covering a freshly fried chicken breast. But our favourite dish was actually the Prawn Yakisoba, a stir fried noodle dish with a good helping of prawns in a teriyaki sauce.We finished off with a cheeky Plum Wine but the laid-back joint also offers Japanese beers, other wines and fresh juices. Or for the more adventurous Ice-cream Katsu which is deep-fried ice-cream in breadcrumbs.
The prices are cheap, the food is decent, the service is efficient and we didn’t feel like we were being rushed out either. A great place for a first date.
56 Wardour Street W1D