Ichi Sushi and Sashimi Bar

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£26 to £40
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Japanese

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Specialising purely in sushi and sashimi, Ichi Sushi’s menu can be summed up in three words: fresh, simple and delicious. True sushi aficionados will appreciate the just-caught freshness found in the selection of fish and the outstanding quality of the restaurant’s rice. With its impressive views of Big Ben, guests will feel as if an intimate upscale Tokyo sushi bar has been relocated to London. All of the dishes will be made to order at the counter by the restaurant’s team of experienced sushi chefs.
This intimate London sushi restaurant is cool and contemporary in design with a choice of seating at the sushi bar, watching the skilled sushi chef’s or at tables throughout the restaurant. This contemporary South Bank Japanese restaurant is ideally located near the London Eye, Houses of Parliament, National Theatre and Royal Festival Hall.
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London
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Was ok - food was a little bland and service average. Small dining area but good for a quick bite if you fancy sushi

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Un peu bruyant mais bon.

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r
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Wouldn’t recommend as you can get much nicer and cheaper sushi/sashimi/nigiri/etc at a nearby Japanese shops/cafes (like “Wasabi” or “Kokoro”). The only thing that we liked is that the restaurant is situated in a beautiful Park Plaza Hotel with gorgeous interior and views.

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small venue inside the hotel complex. Great window view where i was seated.
Lovely surroundings perfect for a date.

Full bar menu and lounge bar just outside the restaurant.
Wait staff very friendly, service was quick.
Serving sizes were small so i had two rolls and a starter which made my belly content.

K
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

I do not recommend for a large group.

RD
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good and quick sushi. We had 2 of the set menus and they came very quickly and efficiently. We were both totally stuffed afterwards.

B
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I am italian and I was in London on holiday...I went two times because it was very very good
The service was friendly and kind. Well done!

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 4

Food is terrible and over ptice

H
London
18 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a lovely restaurant with fantastic Sushi options. I was concerned about if this was an appropriate venue for Father's Day lunch. (My children enjoy sushi and opted to take Daddy for a sushi lunch). The waitress was very accommodating and very kind to the kids. We were made to feel very welcome and the ambiance of the restaurant made this a slightly special lunch. The food was lovely with the children getting to try some different sushi options. Everything was presented beautifully too. Thank you Ichi Sushi and Sashimi Bar we will visit again.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and great service

F
London
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

Pre-theatre light dinner with my elderly mother and gluten-intolerant sister - Sushi, should have been just the ticket!

Despite there being only one other table occupied, we were, strangely, seated right next to them, at a corner table. The couple at the other table began heavy petting and discussing, loudly and in detail, their appreciation of each other’s bodily parts. Whilst the nature of their conversation is of no fault of the restaurant, I would have expected the staff to have intervened at the point of dry-humping!

The sushi was unpleasantly chewy and apparently not gluten free, due to the unnecessary addition of non g/f soy sauce to the rice, although they do offer g/f soy at the table! Just wasn’t our night.

On the other hand I can nighly recommend “Witness for the Prosecution” staged within the old council chamber at County Hall.

LJ
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Really good food but a bit expensive. It is situated inside of the hotel so can feel daunting if you casually going to eat there.

LH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a small venue but managed to sit at the bar. Great food. Nice service. Would go back.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we ate very well the service was great and we were served by a very good and friendly waitress (Claudia) I recommend the sushi was very fresh.

G
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very small and cosy bar and sushi was very tasty although a little overpriced.

DM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Have been here a few times now and always leave very happy!

S
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Very small portions for what your posting there are alot more sushi places in London, that serve a better variety and good size portions for that cost and could leave with a full belly.

A
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 1

Food was decent but overpriced! Two pieces of salmon sashimi that were 1.5 inches for £7 ?!Terrible service too with pushy waitresses.

m
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely attentive staff, nice location adjacent to the window, gorgeous food. Everything just right

MW
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit, great location with views over Westminster Bridge and River Thames. Lovely food presented beautifully. Good range of drinks including cocktails and extensive list of Sake.

AH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The Fatty Tuna was exceptional - slight odd seating service was pretty good aside from a slight issue with our order.
Worth a visit if you are in the area but not worth going out of your way for

A
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Quick bite before heading off to the theatre. Cute and cosy, a good start to the evening especially if time is a factor. Food wasn't mind blowing but it is a decent standard and was enjoyable.

JS
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

The first table we were given was two lounge chairs and a 18” x18” coffee table. I had to ask to be set ata proper table. The meal was part of a NYE offer with a set price of 95.00 pounds per person. Not worth the money. The sushi was not fresh and had a three day old fish taste. Service was slow and not very attentive. We had to ask for water three times.

C
London
68 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

First of all, the restaurant is in the Plaza Hotel, and it has a strong 'hotel feel', which you may like or you may not. The sushi was not good at all, particularly the dragon rolls, where the fish was almost minced inside. Overall, the fish didn't feel too fresh and portion of fish in the sushi was not generous.

M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Sushi and sashimi were very fresh, variety of options available. We had beef tatiki (very tasty), duck spring roles (average), Katsu Chicken (very good), selection of sashimi - excellent and beautifully presented, tender and fresh, section of roles - also very good. Staff were very efficient and spent the right amount of time at the table and offering refils etc. The restaurant is just off the bar area and very small. The hotel itself is a typical busy hotel bar. Therefore venue can lack intimacy for a romantic date location.

LB
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Good atmosphere in general but need some serious improvement on the service and staff management.

PF
London
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

The soft shell crab was terrible, coated in a crude cheap batter and not crispy at all. The chicken kara age roll was very dry and tasteless, almost as if they had used some low quality chicken goujons from a supermarket in the roll. The salmon sashimi only came with 2 pieces. Very poor value and quality for a very high price.

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view, the service and the sushi were excellent! Loved it all from the started till dessert! Thanks

JM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good, very tasty. Whenever I go to London I go to this restaurant. It’s always a pleasure.

a
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Large group turned up. All tables moved so we were left a single four in a big space, felt as if we had gate crashed a party! Group were really loud and as a result our service was slow.

RG
New Mexico
13 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Despite my wife's resistance to hotel restaurants (which I think she doesn't distinguish from restaurants located in hotels), I decided we weren't going out in the rain to traipse around London not knowing where we were. It was a good move. The place is tucked very inconspicuously in a corner of the hotel's large bar and I had a moment going in when I wondered what I might have gotten us into. But you could have knocked me over with a feather when we were seated at the front window that faces straight up Westminster Bridge! Even with Big Ben covered in scaffolding at the time, it was a stunning view. We were starving and irritable so I have very little recollection of the various delights that were on the set menus that we picked (I also had a sake flight, ordering an additional glass of my favorite). All I can tell you is that the only thing left on the table at the end of the evening was a half eaten bowl of edamame (it wasn't bad - it was just edamame). I certainly felt that everything was fresh and pretty.

It took me a few moments to realize that the servers were watching us from a short distance for signs that we needed them and we looked like we were still thinking. But they were actually efficient and friendly in a quiet sort of way that we're not really accustomed to here in the States where staff tends to drop by at their convenience. A couple of men at the next table appeared to be having a business dinner but I have to say that I think Ichi is a viable date night destination, as well.

EL
London
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Good location, nice food, good service.
We booked a table at 8:30pm, but we were late for 20 mins. They still reserved the table for us.

OT
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely nice staff serving top quality food. Definitely competes with sushi samba

L
London
11 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Just very poor quality of food. Wayward service.

A
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Muy buena calidad de alimentos. Pero el lugar es bastante ruidoso

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KS
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The restaurant was very clean, and the staff were friendly, and the food was amazing! We were very impressed with over all qualities of the restaurant, food, and the staff!

DR
Grand Rapids
80 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great sushi - fresh and delicious.

AD
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food is very good. Waiters aren't kind at all. Service is fast. Prices are related to the quality of the food

DM
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food , well presented and very tasty. The restaurant felt modern and tasteful. Staff very helpful and friendly.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Service is good, we were assigned a small table but upon request they help us combine to a bigger table. The food is also better than we expected for a Japanese restaurant in an English hotel

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