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Handily placed by the waterside in Paddington’s trendy development, See Sushi has a clean, minimalist look with big plate-glass windows, a long counter, diner-style banquettes and bare wooden
tables. The menu covers all Japanese bases from sushi and sashimi to hot appetisers (deep-fried soft-shell crab with wasabi sauce, chicken yakitori), donburi rice bowls, soup noodles, curries and
teriyaki specialities – although the kitchen also adds a sprinkling of generic pan-Asian staples including sesame prawn toasts, satays, Singapore laksa and pad thai. Otherwise, good-value bento
boxes are handy for a quick lunchtime fix. See’s drinks list is also well worth a look: check out the Chinese ‘Koshu’ wines from Château Lumière and the Soryu winery, as well as saké and potent
Shui Jing Fang ‘baijiu’ (a vodka-like spirit).
Walk into a restaurant in Japan and prepare to face the full force of an ‘IRASSHAIMASE!’ greeting, often yelled with enough terrifying enthusiasm to shorten life expectancy by at least a few hours, so I’m told. Meaning ‘welcome!’ or ‘come on in!’, it is the same greeting you’ll find emblazoned above the counter at the Japanese fusion restaurant SeeSushi situated at the waterside of Paddington Basin, the tranquil body of water behind the station leading to Regents Canal...
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Hidden from the urban bustle of the Edgware Rd is a newly developed area of office blocks standing in serried ranks like steel and glass sentinels alongside the Grand Union Canal.Lovers of contemporary urban design will know it as the site of Thomas Heatherwick’s extraordinary rolling bridge, but we have come to eat and not to gawp having been invited to sample the food at See Sushi, Paddington’s waterside Japanese fusion restaurant. It is part of the See Woo business which alongside a huge Cantonese restaurant in Glasgow has a handful of oriental supermarkets and a large food produce and distribution business....
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