This isn’t a great review. See, I’m not always hyper-enthusiastic.  I got food poisoning about 24-36 hours after eating here and I don’t know if it was from here or one other place, but I was sick for 2 weeks.

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First it was hard to find.  It’s opposite a Japanese hotel. I went into it by mistake and I think they were used to sending people to the other side of the road.

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The entrance is fun and decorated in a lot of wood.

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I took a seat at the counter.  There were also tables in a variety of small rooms, but I thought I’d like to see the action.  There was one Japanese chef, supported by 3 other chefs.  I think perhaps his son was there as a chef, maybe a trainee.  He didn’t do anything while I was there, just watched.

Those units are refrigerated and contain small dishes of pre-cut salmon and tuna.  That made me a little wary. How long had they been there, just cut that morning?

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First up was a free starter of a square of fried tofu.  It was tough as old shoe leather.

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A bowl of miso soup was very good, refreshingly salty and with fresh scallions chopped through it. Nice.

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This was a California-style roll of avocado and crispy rice with tuna, wrapped in nori and sushi rice and salmon on the outside.

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The salmon didn’t taste off, to be sure, but it didn’t taste as ‘firm’ as sushi I’ve had in London or Tokyo. Dodgy or not? It’s hard to say…

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On the way out, I stole a glance into one of the function rooms – I loved the way it was laid out like a traditional Japanese restaurant.  However, if the fish is not just perfect, it’s not attractive to eat.

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