All reader reviews by akichi2910

Ssam

This always has been and still is one of my top choices for Korean. A little pricier than other places, but it will never let you down. The chapche and tijimi are absolutely sublime and the barbecue meat is well marinated and tasty.

The staff are usually ready on cue, although sometimes you can be waiting for a while when it gets busy...

The beauty of this place, besides the constant standard, is the function room at the back. It is perfect for groups of 10 or so, which always makes it one of my preferred choices for gatherings both in private and business.

Sunday, June 22, 2008
Overall rating 8 stars
Food 9 | Service 8 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 7


Cocoro

I am a great shochu lover, and for shochu lovers the mere lineup of the variations merits a 10 for this place. The shots are a little pricey, but then again a lot of the stuff cannot be had elsewhere in London or the UK.

As for the food, I cannot quite agree with the merits of the sushi and others..... I found the fish quite bland, entrees rather small and overpriced, although I must admit the tempura was very light and crisp. All in all, good but probably a little overpriced.

For food, sushi or other, I'd probably go elsewhere. However, I'll definitely return for a couple of shots of shochu after a good dinner.

Sunday, June 22, 2008
Overall rating 6 stars
Food 6 | Service 8 | Atmosphere 7 | Value for money 3


Hi Sushi City

People should try other places before going here and even writing a review.

Sushi, noodles, donburi... you name it, however hard they are trying, the taste, texture... uggghh, everything is just awful. I am sorry but it really is NOT Japanese.

Oh, and by the way, don't go there at peak lunch time. You'll be stuck with a small cup of tea for about an hour.

Saturday, June 21, 2008
Overall rating 1 stars
Food 0 | Service 0 | Atmosphere 5 | Value for money 0


Toffs

I not sure if it was THE best cod&chips I've had, but it was certainly up among them. The cod seemed very fresh (soggy as some put it) and very good, and the batter felt crisp and light. All in all, a very good and generous fish&chips.

We took some starters and was impressed both with the fish cakes and soup; especially the latter had a really rustic natural taste which for me was sublime!

Although the shop does feel a itlle cramped, I found the service very satisfactory. It's not so gentle as the pace in the shop is mesmerizing, but the staff work with perfect timing like clockwork but never forget to touch base with their tables - very good indeed.

I would definitely visit again.

Friday, June 01, 2007
Overall rating 7 stars
Food 8 | Service 8 | Atmosphere 6 | Value for money 7


Benihana (Piccadilly)

Teppan yaki is about good fresh ingredient and good presentation. We had a course menu, opening with a very substandard and unnecessary soup (I still cannot make out what was in it to make it such a gross mix a floavours) and an even more appalliong salad... but the main is teppan yaki, so stop nagging about the entrees, right? ... The teppan yaki ingredients were acceptable, nothing to be wowed about, but the presentation is a pure nuisance. Call me a boring person or whatever, but it is unnecessarily loud and annoying. It is fun to watch for the first 30 seconds or so, but when the banging sound of a pepper mill on the teppan goes on for more than 20mins, it becomes nothing more than a public nuisance. See for yourself... better not, don't waste your money on this pricey menu. There are far better truely pleasant teppan yaki places around.

Thursday, December 28, 2006
Overall rating 1 stars
Food 1 | Service 2 | Atmosphere 1 | Value for money 1


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