Sushi Tetsu

12 Jerusalem Passage, London, England, EC1V 4JP, United Kingdom

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The meal today started with cured turbot wrapped around monkfish liver; this worked well, the liver flavor subtle, the texture of the turbot excellent. Then came a pretty sashimi plate made up of yellowtail, salmon, sweet shrimp, akami tuna, chu-toro tuna, snow crab, squid and razor clam; these were all in lovely condition, the razor clam and squi without even a hint of chewiness.

This was followed by a sequence of sushi. Mackerel was seared before being placed on the rice (the chef uses two different Californian and one Italian rice). Next was sushi of sea bream, sushi of scallop and then yellowtail. This was followed by sushi of tuna that been marinated in soy, then seared jumbo shrimp, then a sushi version of the turbot with monkfish liver pate. The final sushi was lovely seared o-toro tuna topped with a little citrus pepper. After this was mackerel roll and then a nori roll of fatty tuna with seaweed, rice and pickled radish. I could not resist a final eel sushi before the traditional tomago (layers of sweet cooked egg) to finish. The fish was in fine condition today, the wasabi proper Japanese wasabi root that had been grated, and the pickled ginger excellent.

The bill came to £109 a head with beer to drink; the chef is very engaging and friendly, knowing when to chat and when to leave his customers alone. Sushi Tetsu is simply the best sushi in London.

Further reviews: 31st Jan 2014 | 21st Dec 2012

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  • Simon

    One the most interesting meals I have eaten. The seared tuna sushi was astonishing and the scallops a revelation of freshness while the Aji sushi a meaty dense flavoursome mouthful that belied its fishy origin. The booking process is a massive pain but with only 14 covers a night I understand why and would go through it again.