Sushi has got to be one of my favourite foods, feed me good sushi and I’ll be happy for life! Upon arriving we were greeted by a friendly host- Katharina who showed us to our seats, embracing the Asian themed interior. I loved the openness of the kitchen, as it’s reassuring to see everything made fresh before you. The open market where you can buy fresh vegetables and seafood is quite inviting and once again emphasises an Asian cultural experience.
I’ve eaten several times at Novikov and this time was no exception before the waiter could ask any questions, I knew exactly what I wanted and how it would taste and I wasn’t disappointed! Firstly we started with French Gillardeau no.2 oysters (4 Oysters) a natural aphrodisiac, which is full of protein, vitamins and, minerals, the taste was exquisite, surprisingly, as my preferred preference being Scottish Oysters.
Next was Sashimi, now I’m a sucker for Salmon and yellowtail, so I always order the same thing, but I decided to be bold and also order Scallops, which I regretted, not because of the taste, simply because I like what I like and that is Salmon Sashimi paired with Yellowtail Sashimi in Jalapeno peppers ;)
For maki rolls, spicy tuna is always my choice, accompanied by lots of Wasabi and soy sauce. I like things spicy!
Sometimes when eating a lot of sushi, my mouth tends to feel a bit cold and that’s when Dim dum comes into play, Spicy Prawn dim sum was required just lift my tastes buds.
And it is always better to finish with a salad, we ordered two duck salads, second mistake as the salad is quite filling and it is best to order one to share. Topped with leafy greensand pomegranates this salad is filled with zest but still remains a meaty taste.
White wine was a great choice to pair with Sushi as anything else starts to turn my stomach. I thoroughly enjoyed my night and the atmosphere was nice, as we arrived at 7pm and watched as diners started to flood in, making Novikov full by 9pm.
Overall the food was amazing and our host gave us the best customer service, however once in the lounge, the customer service is very poor with staff only serving you if you have a large table. We waited 45 minutes for a drink and it seems you have to be dressed inappropriately to get served!