With Toshiba’s UK headquarters nearby, it’s not surprising that this unreconstructed Japanese restaurant is popular with the local corporate crowd.
Kimono-clad waitresses provide formal, ultra-polite service and the decor has hardly changed in nearly 30 years – so pull up a stool at the sushi counter or consider some theatrical, freshly sizzled teppanyaki prepared by knife-wielding chefs.
For those who fancy something more elaborate, there’s a slightly-too-bright basement room where punters can work their way through soups, rice and noodle specialities, plus dishes such as chawan mushi (savoury egg custard), breaded pork tonkatsu, beef teriyaki or grilled sea bass fillet with salt.
Bento boxes suit the lunchtime crowd and the sushi ‘happy hour’ brings nigiri from £1.50 a piece. To drink, check out the three-shot saké flights from a helpfully annotated drinks list.