I got to know of this amazing but tiny restaurant run by Chef Toru Takahashi, who used to work at Nobu and his wife, through twitter and after reading The Skinny Bib's very exciting review, I knew that I would have to make a reservation soon as everyone who's been there all feel that it's going to be very difficult to make reservations soon. Oh yes! It is that good and I totally agree after having a dinner experience there!
It only sits 7 people at the counter and 2 tables of 2 in the restaurant. I was told that Chef Toru only serves sushi at the counter so the tables are there for people who are waiting to enjoy a beer or two.
There's only sushi and sashimi on the menu so for those who don't eat raw fish, this is not a place for you. Fish sourced by Chef Toru supplier are indeed of the best quality. Fish that are fresh, springy and full of flavour definitely hold the prime spot here. Chef Toru is a master at combining flavours and textures whether it's spring onions, shiso leaves, sancho pepper, cucumber, plum sauce or blowtorching which compliments and accentuates the star of the show! Just look at the concentration on his face during preparation!
As we were here to eat to our heart's content, we each went for the omakase flower set menu which contained the most amount of items... 9 items(chosen by Chef Toru) + a roll. However, towards the end of this taste adventure, we decided to order more as we couldn't get enough and asked Chef Toru recommend 3 more items so yes, we ate quite a lot but somehow with sushi, one will never get too bloated, a very good thing in my books and just for the record, i'm usually a pretty small eater and i managed to eat everything. :)
|Turbot Sushi with plum sauce and spring onions|
|Ebi/sweet prawn Sushi|
|Yellow Tail with plum sauce|
|Tuna Sushi - the colour is amazing!|
|Mackerel, Sancho pepper amd seaweed algae sushi|
|Light seared Scallop Sushi|
|Cucumber, Razor clam skirting and shiso roll|
|Chef Toru blowtorching the Otoro (Tuna Belly)|
|The awesome smokey oily seared Otoro (Tuna belly)|
|Razor clam, lime juice and seasalt sushi|
|Sea urchin wrapped in cucumber|
|Tamago(Japanese Omelette) - prawns and fish was used to flavour this and it added a nice sweetness. Started over a stove and ended in the oven.|
The bill came up to £65/person. We had green tea but Sushi Tetsu also carries a selection of sake and Japanese beer.
Tel. 020 3217 0090