Based on Tottenham Court Road, this is the debut UK restaurant from Sushi Fabrique, an expanding group which already has numerous outposts all over Europe. Offering pan-Asian food with a particular focus on sushi, the 90-seater restaurant is based in what used to be the flagship London branch of rival chain Yo!Sushi.
With an aim to bring high quality and fresh sushi to a prime London location, Sushi Fabrique also keeps prices low, meaning that it caters just as well to diners looking for a cheap meal on the go as those wanting a proper sit-down dinner, so it’s as well suited to students from the nearby University of London and College of Law as local workers and British Museum tourists.
The main dining room space is immediately welcoming with its relaxed, almost café-like atmosphere. Cream-coloured booths hug the walls and a few counter seats overlook the open kitchen, while modern light fittings cast a bright glow over the tables.
The lengthy food menu is split into a number of different sections ranging from soups and ramen, all the way through to tempura and katsu, as well of course as the all-important sushi. Rolls vary from standards like avocado maki and California rolls, to caviar-topped kunsei deluxe rolls, while beautifully presented sushi sets also include nigiri.
Other crowd-pleasing dishes include duck yakisoba noodles, seafood tempura and a classic chicken katsu. For something a bit lighter, there’s the option of tom yum prawn, and chicken ramen. If you have any space left for dessert you can expect traditional dishes such as mochi and mousse maracuya.
When it comes to drinks, there are a variety of different options to accompany the food menu. A decent selection of beers include British craft lagers as well as Japanese beers, and there is also a short wine list. On top of this, there is a standard menu of coffees, teas, and soft drinks available.