Housed in the brand new Goods Way development, Sushi on Jones has made its way across the pond to bring London a taste of the Japanese dining concept that has been satisfying New Yorkers since it opened its first al fresco omakase bar in the Big Apple in 2016. Sushi on Jones promises an accessible approach to authentic Japanese dining based around the traditional concept of omakase, whereby chefs devise a meal based around their guests’ preferences.
Although the dishes are composed of the finest quality cuts of fish and wagyu sourced directly from Japan, the menu still works out at an affordable £44 for a 12-piece tasting selection. Alongside premium ingredients which include uni, toro, botan, shrimp and wagyu, the restaurant also offers a variety of Sushi on Jones signature staples to be taken away to eat at home or work.
Diners in the restaurant are allocated a 45-minute slot at the counter where they can interact directly with the team of omakase-trained chefs to create an entirely bespoke dining experience based around their personal palates and appetites. Drawing influence from the no-frills sushi counters of Japan, the restaurant aims to offer an authentic experience in a relaxed and informal environment.
If the omakase menu doesn’t appeal, the à la carte also offers some tempting alternatives. Meat-lovers will love the Big Mac – layers of wagyu A5 ribeye with sea urchin, while those sticking to seafood can choose from an extensive selection of nigiri including yellowtail, king salmon, squid, bluefin tuna, sweet shrimp and more.
The drinks list has been curated by beverage director and certified saké sommelier Bill Wood. Along with sakés, it includes a selection of aromatic teas, craft beers, fine wines and Japanese whisky. From the cocktail list, the signature Saké Jones sees rice wine blended with pomelo juice and Japanese cucumber for a refreshing and summery sip.
Located on the first floor of the new food, bar and live music venue in Kings Cross, Sushi on Jones is a convenient spot for a pre-concert meal with friends or a quick working lunch with colleagues.