Eat Tokyo, London

12.11.2014

It is always assumed that you can't have good quality Japanese food in London without paying a hefty price tag. Well let me show you to this little Japanese gem. I heard many good reviews online and from friends about Eat Tokyo, but always felt a bit skeptical. During one Sunday lunch time, we decided to pay a visit despite changing the reservation several times. Best to make a reservation beforehand, as it is a small restaurant and can get very busy at night with long queues.

We was seated at the bar table over looking the chef's actions. Looking at the extensive menu, you would tried to order everything. From sushi, to noodles, to donburi and almost anything you could want. Well they had a special price for certain sashimi during November. What do you do? Of course order sashimi and sake.

Aki Sashimi & Tataki

Amaebi Sashimi

Otoro Sashimi and Oo-toro Nigiri Sushi

Unagi Jyu

I'm impressed with the sashimi, wonderfully fresh and delicious. Especially for the price that you are paying, the quality is generally good. The aki (horse mackerel) was light, the amaebi (sweet shrimp) were decent and the toro (fatty tuna) was silky and not overly fatty with a melt in the mouth texture. The Unagi jyu (grilled eel) was nice, the sauce was sweet and sticky. I was happy to see decent size of unagi, this place certainly doesn't skimped on the portion size. It's not the best Unagi I had, but it is good enough for London for now. 

For the month of November, with their Trafalgar Square branch being moved to Soho they had a special price of £1 per pieces of Otoro sashimi and £1.20 per pieces for Oo-toro nigiri. Surely no one can resist that price. Wish we had ordered more of toro now. I really enjoyed the food and the service was friendly. Eat Tokyo will never be the awarding food and decor that you are after. But for Japanese food craving, it is definitely the restaurant to go for without splurging the bank that does tasty food. 

Score Rating: 3.5/5
Price: £15-20/head

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http://www.eattokyo.co.uk/

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