I haven’t always been a fan of Sushi. I remember the first time I ate it, it tasted horrible and dry. I wasn’t in a rush to try again after that first experience. A couple years after that initial experience, tasting the sushi from M&S changed that terrible perception I had of sushi into a positive one and since then I have fallen in love with the popular Japanese food.
I spotted this restaurant on my bus journey home from running errands. I promptly searched up the restaurant online and looked at the reviews and seeing all the positive reviews, it only validated that it was a restaurant that I needed to visit, especially as it isn’t too far from where I live. So I arranged with my close friend to meet up there for a lunch date on Wednesday.
Sushi Inn is a high – end small and intimate restaurant that specialises in Japanese cuisine. They have a lunch menu which is available from 12pm – 3pm. When my friend and I turned up to the restaurant, we were greeted by the friendly hostess and we could choose wherever we would like to sit, as it was empty and that was pretty much how it was throughout our duration at the restaurant.
They have a lunch menu which consists of five main dishes Salmon Love, Nigiri Love, Bento Love, Rice Dish Love and Udon Love. My friend and I were stuck between choosing the Salmon Love menu which consists of 3 pieces of salmon sashimi, 4 pieces of salmon nigiri, 8 pieces of salmon with avocado rolls and a pot of miso soup which costs £9.95 and the Bento Love menu which consists of 3 pieces of Salmon sashimi, 1 piece of California roll, seaweed salad, rice with one teriyaki dish, the options for the teriyaki dish were Chicken teriyaki, Beef teriyaki and Salmon teriyaki and a pot of miso soup for the cost of £11.95.
We both decided to go with the Bento Love menu in the end as I felt the Salmon menu consisted of too much salmon. My friend chose the Salmon Teriyaki dish and I chose the Chicken Teriyaki Dish. Whilst waiting for our lunches to be made, we noticed that around the restaurant on the walls, there were lots of feedback notes from previous customers and they were placed on the wall in a decorative manner (in the shape of hearts) which we read and found interesting and highlighted that they value their customers feedback and experiences.
The miso soup was served to us before the main dishes came out. I’m not a soupy person, so I wasn’t surprised at the fact that I didn’t like the taste of it, I didn’t like the feel and taste of the tofu in my mouth and neither did my friend so we didn’t finish it.
After about 15 minutes, the main dishes came out and they looked great and fresh in their lunchbox format. I was surprised to see that the California rolls were actually cut into six pieces, all the food tasted delicious, fresh and was extremely filling and it took me a while to finish it all. My friend took the leftovers in a doggy bag. When we asked for the bill, we were presented with the bill, which contained the feedback card for us to complete and a tiny plate with two complimentary mint flavoured Werther’s Originals which was sweet.
The overall experience at restaurant was lovely, the food tasted great and in my opinion, is worth the price. I would love to return to the restaurant in the evening when I expect it to be much busier and experience the ambience then and see how the service is when it’s much busier. I would highly recommend a visit to this restaurant for a filling spot of lunch.