Chisou: where second (and third) chances proved a lot better

The last time I went to Chisou, I wasn’t particularly moved. But as life comes with second chances, I decided to give it another go. And then another. And I’m so glad I did. I’ve come to realise that sitting by the sushi counter actually makes a difference to the…

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Roka Aldwych Sunday Han Setto Brunch

I have mad, mad, mad love for Roka Aldwych and I fell even more in love with the restaurant because they have the best Sunday menu in town. The Han Setto Brunch is a £39 deal for a whole lot of food and it’s quality Japanese fare that’s absolutely designed for the hungry.…

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Dinings (Marylebone): where birthday sushi dreams come true

One of my favourite documentaries of all time has got to be Jiro Dreams of Sushi. It’s rather inspiring to watch the makings of a man who has dedicated his life in mastering a craft and very humbling to see how great things (and awesome food) start from nothing but…

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Kurobuta (Chelsea): where food is more rock-and-roll than foxtrot

Shock of the Week: The Girl Next Shore has been nominated in the 2015 Philippine Blogging Awards for Best Photoblog. Like, whaaaaaaaat?! I was so SHOCKED when I read the email from the #bloggys2015 event team as I don’t know how these things work. Whoever put my blog up in…

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Oka (Kingly Court): where Japanese was just okay

I have phenomenal love for Japanese food (particularly sashimi and sushi); I can absolutely have it on a daily basis without tiring. London hosts some pretty good Japanese restaurants (Dinings, Roka, Atariya, etc) although admittedly even the best of the best can take room for improvement. We have a splattering of decent…

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