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May 2021: Sadly, Sushi Tetsu has not re-opened after lockdown, and they are unsure at the moment if they are unable to, so asked us to close this page for now.

survey result

Summary

£90
 ££££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Prefer it to The Araki…”, “the best sushi I’ve had outside of Tokyo…”, “superb…” – Toru Takahashi’s Clerkenwell venture is “beyond reproach”: “a true neighbourhood sushiya” that rivals London’s best-known names, at a fraction of the price, and delivers “astonishing flavours” and the “intimate” experience you’d expect of somewhere with just 7 seats, minded over by “delightful” staff. One perennial complaint though – “the whole dreary booking process”.

Summary

£90
 ££££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Prefer it to The Araki…”, “the best sushi I’ve had outside of Tokyo…”, “superb…” – Toru Takahashi’s Clerkenwell venture is “beyond reproach”: “a true neighbourhood sushiya” that rivals London’s best-known names, at a fraction of the price, and delivers “astonishing flavours” and the “intimate” experience you’d expect of somewhere with just 7 seats, minded over by “delightful” staff. One perennial complaint though – “the whole dreary booking process”.

Summary

£89
 ££££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Like dining in Japan!” – Toru Takahashi is “the real deal” and provides an “intimate master sushi experience” at his “special” Clerkenwell 7-seater, which “is without doubt the best sushi in London at this price point” (and which, some would argue, invites comparison with The Araki, which charges about 4x the price here). The only fly in the ointment is the “ridiculous booking process” – it’s just “so hard to get a seat”.

Summary

£89
 ££££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Less hyped than Araki, with great food at one-seventh the price!”“Toru Takahashi entertains both your taste buds and your eyes” at his “charming” Clerkenwell 7-seater: “a showcase for his uncompromising attention to detail and illusionist-like skills”. “It feels like a stellar, very special experience”“as close as you can get to authentic Japanese dining in London” – and delivers “astonishingly good sushi, yet without an absurd price tag”. The catch? – “it’s a nightmare getting a seat”.

For 30 years we've been curating reviews of the UK's most notable restaurant. In a typical year, diners submit over 50,000 reviews to create the most authoritative restaurant guide in the UK. Each year, the guide is re-written from scratch based on this survey (although for the 2021 edition, reviews are little changed from 2020 as no survey could run for that year).

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Restaurant details

No dress code
7
12

Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 96.00 Always available 12

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£5.00 £45.00 £7.00 £7.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £25.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Service 12.50%
12 Jerusalem Passage, London, EC1V 4JP
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
WednesdayCLOSED
ThursdayCLOSED
FridayCLOSED
SaturdayCLOSED
SundayCLOSED

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