SquareMeal Review of
Sen Nin - Islington
Occupying a sizeable space on an Upper Street corner, this Japanese teppanyaki restaurant presents dining as theatre. Places are laid around large, sizzling hotplates at which the gregarious chefs
perform their magic (sen nin means ‘wizard’ in Japanese): chopping, juggling & flipping ingredients before tossing them into your bowl. An entry-level set menu for around £20 will get you miso
soup to start, with rice, mixed vegetables & a choice of three proteins for the performance, while a ‘sumo teppanyaki meal’ also brings a selection of sushi, mixed salad, gyoza & spring
rolls, plus cheesecake or fruit; tickets for this are £45. To accompany the meal (or fortify you for the performance) there are European & New World wines, chilled saké & a wasabi punch
cocktail (the product of someone’s very febrile imagination).
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