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Sushi Tetsu's infuriating booking rigmarole may have you in tears, but once you take your seat (one of just seven available) you'll know it was worth it. Run by husband-and-wife duo Toru and Harumi Takahashi, this is one of the few top-flight sushi restaurants in London, in whose elite company the £60-88 'omakase' menus represent "great value". Guests are asked to give at least 24 hours' notice for this bespoke feast, so the chef can track down fish that meets his exacting standards. If you're lucky, there might be turbot with monkfish liver, sweet shrimp or his famous seared otoro fatty tuna. The traditional accompaniments are impeccable too: rice served correctly at body temperature, fresh wasabi root and layered tamago omelette. As for the booking procedure itself, there's a lengthy 'how to' on Tetsu's website and cancellations sometimes appear on Twitter.
A friend who works in the area mentioned Sushi Tetsu to me and it saddens me to think that had he not, I might still not know about it … and now that I’ve been, I can see why people like to keep hush hush about it. Hidden away in a narrow Clerkenwell alley, it’s a tiny 7 seater sushi bar, owned by ex-Nobu chef Toru Takahashi. Toru commands the kitchen, while his wife Harumi runs front of house. Sushi Tetsu is probably the closest thing in London, to an authentic sushi bar you’d find in the back streets of Tokyo & dining here was without a doubt, one of my best sushi experiences in London.As we were led...
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Those who have been fortunate enough to get a seat at Sushi Tetsu, know of the trauma attached to finally getting that coveted reservation at this 7 seater restaurant.Harumi and Toru Takahashi set up shop in a tiny alleyway in Farringdon, with only 7 seats at the bar. It's so eye waveringly small you have to do a double-take. It feels so exclusive that like Sushi Tetsu was opened for the night just for you.Sushi Tetsu offer only sushi and sashimi. ..
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