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The second London outpost of this dazzling international chain has finally arrived in Covent Garden Market's Opera Terrace (on the former site of Brasserie Blanc), serving “heavenly” Japanese/South American fusion fare.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A fun night out” is not in doubt at this glitzy (if ever-so slightly “impersonal”) duo: be it on the 38th floor of the City’s Heron Tower (accessed via western Europe’s fastest lifts); or perched at the top of Covent Garden market, overlooking the back of the Royal Opera House. You get superb views in either location (particularly in the Square Mile, with its über-glam rooftop bars), plus “loud party music and great cocktails”. And, in fact, the Japanese/South American fusion food is yummy too. It’s just so “horrendously overpriced” that for a large proportion of folks it’s just “not really worth it”. The US-based group is an international one, with venues in Las Vegas and (scheduled for late 2021) Dubai.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The lift ride up to the 39th floor is part of the fun”, when you visit the “amazing” City branch, in the Heron Tower, of this US-based chain (with siblings in Vegas and Miami): a Hollywood-esque scene, complete with a ritzy cocktail bar; vertigo-inducing outside terrace; and svelte dining room boasting “incredible views”. But while it can offer an all-round “great experience” – not least “fabulous” funky, fusion fare – its “pretty-looking” dishes come at extragalactic prices and sceptics feel that “you can eat this style of cuisine better elsewhere” nowadays. (Gripes of an overly “sweet note” to dishes also crept in this year). Its two-year-old WC2 sibling likewise has a superb setting on top of Covent Garden Market, overlooking the back of the Royal Opera House. But while it, too, is “all very slick and fashionable”, it, too, charges “obscene prices albeit for decent food” and – lacking the high-rise glam of the Square Mile – can seem more “clinical” and “pleased with itself”.

Summary

£89
 ££££
3
Good
2
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3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The lift ride up to the 39th floor is part of the fun”, when you visit the “amazing” City branch, in the Heron Tower, of this US-based chain (with siblings in Vegas and Miami): a Hollywood-esque scene, complete with a ritzy cocktail bar; vertigo-inducing outside terrace; and svelte dining room boasting “incredible views”. But while it can offer an all-round “great experience” – not least “fabulous” funky, fusion fare – its “pretty-looking” dishes come at extragalactic prices and sceptics feel that “you can eat this style of cuisine better elsewhere” nowadays. (Gripes of an overly “sweet note” to dishes also crept in this year). Its year-old WC2 sibling likewise has a superb setting on top of Covent Garden Market, overlooking the back of the Royal Opera House. But while it, too, is “all very slick and fashionable”, it, too, charges “obscene prices albeit for decent food” and – lacking the high-rise glam of the Square Mile – can seem more “clinical” and “pleased with itself”.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

What’s not to like at this “fabulous” 39th floor pan-Asian in the Heron Tower (reached by western Europe’s fastest lifts!) – the interior is “very cool”, “the views are to die for” and “the food just sings – punchy flavours of sweet, sour, salty deliciousness”. The answer, unfortunately, is “slow and disorganised service” and “prices even higher than the skyscraper it’s based in” which leave far too many reporters nowadays (including former fans) accusing it of “style over substance”. Its long-awaited new Covent Garden sibling – occupying the dramatic site that has seen many chains come and go (most recently Brasserie Blanc) finally opens in November 2018.

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Reviews of Sushisamba Restaurant in WC2, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Sushisamba restaurant.
M C
Good main courses...
Reviewed 5 months, 13 days ago

"Good main courses"

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Alfredo P
The atmosphere of the restaurant is nice an...
Reviewed 6 months, 26 days ago

"The atmosphere of the restaurant is nice and in line with the Covent Garden style, although the music was louder than what my ears can tolerate. The restaurant offers an extensive selection of dishes coming from the South-American and Japanese cuisines. The long list of items on the menu was slightly confusing at first, but the waiter was very kind to explain all the dishes and provided some recommendations. The food is good, but the price paid was more for the location itself than then the gastronomic experience."

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