On Friday evening I was lucky enough to review the incredible Sticks ‘n’ Sushi restaurant in their Covent Garden branch. The first time I visited this restaurant was over a year ago for my birthday and I absolutely fell in love. I’m not a fan of sushi, so I was sceptical at first that I would like their menu, but their ‘sticks’ options are delicious.
For those of you that have never been, they describe themselves as a ‘sushi restaurant, even for those who don’t like fish.’ Half their menu is sushi and half is meat based tapas style dishes served on sticks. They have a very helpful photo menu that shows you every single dish they serve and what it looks like (I think ALL restaurants should do this) with a mini description under each dish making it very easy to follow ( but tricky to choose what to eat, given they have so many tasty options!)
For the fish lovers, they have everything from Sashimi, Nigiri, and Maki. For meat lovers, they have beef & miso herb butter, duck breast with panko and my favourite – goat’s cheese with dried ham – to name a few of their dishes. You can pick and choose which ones you like, either combining fish and meat options, or for the more indecisive of eaters, they have ready-made platters that combine the two.
Their desserts are also incredible, you can pick from Sake, tea, or a platter of mini desserts (guess which one I went for!)
I tried the creme brûlée, the dark chocolate caramel fondant and vanilla ice cream all washed down with a ‘Hotaru’ cocktail that mixed rum with passionfruit and citrus.
The restaurant is dimly lit, a sea of customers constantly entering the ever popular hot spot. The staff are not only incredibly friendly and observant (despite how busy the restaurant gets) but they are also brilliant at recommendations if you’re unsure of what you’d like. A soft deep house mix played in the background, and if it wasn’t for the cold London weather we’re having at the moment, I would have felt as though I was in Ibiza!
The dishes start from £2-3 with an average meal including drinks and desserts usually amounting to around £100 for two people. If you’re looking for somewhere a bit different for a special occasion with a loved one or friends, then be sure to check out Sticks ‘n’ Sushi!
To my ever lovely readers, have you ever been to Sticks ‘n’ Sushi? And if not, is it somewhere you would try?