Sticks’n’Sushiserves Japanese food but this restaurant group actually started life in Denmark. The sticks come in the form of small wooden skewers stuck through everything from chicken to scallops wrapped in bacon whilst the sushi is pretty self-explanatory and comes in a variety of flavours.
There’s a decent list of Japanese tipples, from which we’d recommend the killer Kimono Cloud cocktail, a mix of aperol, rum and sake with sweet lemon and bitters topped with a white foam and the Sapporo special edition beer. There’s two ways you can eat at Sticks’n’Sushi, either choose one of the Set Menus from the huge selection or go a’la Carte.
We went a’la Carte and sampled a fair few dishes, highlights included the warm edamame beans coated in thick, spicy sauce, the punchy soy cured salmon topped with red onion, shitake, dill and miso mustard dressing and the crunchy Ebi bites, small bites of tempura shrimp with chilli, coriander, miso alioli and fresh lime.
The warm Goats cheese wrapped in dried ham were salty, gooey parcels whilst soft shell crab in rice paper with avocado, red tobiko and various other Japanese ingredients we can’t pronounce, was crunchy and bursting with fresh flavours.
Desserts were hard to handle but luckily most come in mini-portions so we squeezed in a rich chocolate fondant. Staff are friendly, the restaurant doesn’t take itself too seriously and it’s not badly priced either. We likey.
11 Henrietta Street, London, WC2E 8PY