Sushisamba City
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There’s plenty of high-rise competition in the City these days and “getting a reservation is always tough” but show-timing Sushisamba is still a “wow-factor venue”, from the moment the lightning-quick glass elevator whisks you up to the 38th floor of the Heron Tower.

Once inside, expect incredible floor-to-ceiling views of London’s impressive skyline and groups of trendy City types splashing the cash on sexy show-stopping cocktails at the bar – don’t miss the creamy and fruity Lychee Cooler, a blend of vodka, elderflower and vanilla sugar which is shaken with lychee juice and coconut milk.

The buzz spills over into the razzmatazz restaurant, a truly gorgeous space decorated with hanging plants and splashes of bright orange. You can expect to hear Samba music blasting from the speakers, while innumerable staff are on hand to deliver “great service” and the views are, of course, spectacular (especially on a clear day).

Food-wise, the menu promises a thrilling fusion of Japanese and Latino cuisine that always packs a punch. Fans single out “some of the best sushi ever”, but we never tire of the crispy green bean tempura with intense black-truffle aïoli, or the richly luxurious Brazilian fish stew – a heady mix of shrimps, squid, sea bass, mussels and clams, topped with creamy coconut milk and finished with sticky chimichurri rice.

For pudding, sweet-toothed diners love the decadent chocolate and banana cake topped with a sugar-dusted plantain chip and a scoop of rum-spiked ice cream, although we’re also intrigued by ‘Zen Garden’ – an Asian-themed combo of yuzu curd, bergamot tea biscuits, chocolate, lychee and peach stones. 

Sky-high pricing and a feeling of uppity exclusivity (including a strict dress-code policy) might not be everyone’s cup of saké, but Sushisamba remains the ultimate City spectacle – a high-octane, fun-loving destination for thrill-seekers and those with money to burn.

About Sushisamba City

Occupying the 38th and 39th floors of the tallest building in the City – Heron Tower – SUSHISAMBA City boasts the highest outdoor terraces in Europe, so if you’re looking for unparalleled, 360-degree views of the City, it’s a must-visit. Guests can take advantage of the views from the moment they step into the panoramic glass elevator that whisks its occupants up 39 floors in a jiffy before opening out on to the show-stopping main dining room.

SUSHISAMBA’s main dining room capitalises on its spectacular views of London with floor-to-ceiling windows.  Pendulum lights hang through the gaps of the spectacular bamboo ceiling at varying heights, making the space look more like an art gallery than a restaurant. The impressive design doesn’t stop there though; bright orange banquette seating around the windows and hanging plants add vibrant pops of colour that offset the black and white floor.

It’s not just a few carefully-chosen plants that create the indoor-outdoor theme of this high-rise restaurant either – the structural orange tree on the west terrace is a work of art designed to reinforce the earth-to-sky motif this restaurant projects.

There’s more to SUSHISAMBA City than its interiors and views, though these are undoubtedly a draw both for locals and visitors to London. The food is a colourful blend of Japanese and South American cuisine, meaning guests can look forward to the likes of Japanese tempura and sushi, Brazilian churrasco and moqueca, and Peruvian anticuchos and ceviches. The open kitchen, with its hot robata grill, churns out chargrilled meats, vegetables and fish, while the restaurant’s small-plates concept encourages a shared dining experience. There’s a separate vegan menu and a menu for the gluten-conscious too, plus a dessert menu brimming with cleverly-designed sweet treats that often look too pretty to eat. The bar is as well-stocked as can be, so be sure to try a cocktail while you’re there.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Cuisines
Japanese, South American
Ambience
Cool, Fun, Glamorous, Lively, Luxury, Unique
Other Awards
SquareMeal London Top 100
Food Occasions
Dinner, Late night dining, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Great views, Outside seating
Special Features
Vegetarian options
People
Birthdays, Celebrations, Celeb-spotting, Dates, Group dining [8+], Romantic, Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating

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Location for Sushisamba City

Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate (38-39th floor), City of London, London, EC2N 4AY

020 3640 7330

Website

Opening Times

All day
Mon 11:30-01:30
Tue 11:30-01:30
Wed 11:30-02:00
Thu 11:30-02:00
Fri 11:30-02:00
Sat 11:30-02:00
Sun 11:30-01:30

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Rustom K

26 July 2019  
Beautiful location overlooking London.
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Ms/Mrs. palomba W

26 July 2019  
Inventive food in a high energy environment.
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Christie J

26 July 2019  
Fantastic quality of Sushi and i havent had better yet in London. The presentation is wonderful. Though it is on the expensive side.
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Sotiris I

26 July 2019  
They do some amazing cocktails with very beautiful views of London.
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Charlie M

26 July 2019  
The decor is beautiful and the black cod is so delicate yet flavourful, not to mention the awesome views!
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Paulomi D

19 July 2019  
Great food, fantastic decor and absolutely amazing setting over London.
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Mr. Dimitry L

31 July 2018  
Excellent location, decor, food (presentation and quality), service.
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Ms/Mrs. Cai F

27 June 2018  
Wow factor venue, the glass lift gets me every time. Delicious food and great service.
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Anon

09 May 2017  
Amazing food and views. The cocktails aren't bad either!
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Mr. darren E

05 May 2017  
Good ambience funky and great food.
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