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Yashin Review

Without Soy Sauce...but if you want to proclaims the neon sign on the glazed green-tiled wall behind the open chefs' counter at London's best sushi bar (right off Ken High Street). Take their advice, bag a ringside counter seat, and watch head chef and co-founder Yashuhiro Mineo and co. tease, slice, tweak, and blowtorch their way through dish after dish of the most awesome/fresh/funky/spunky/colorful and exquisite "omakase" sushi, sashimi, salads, and carpaccios that you're likely to find this side of the East China Sea. Tofu-topped miso cappucino comes in a Victoriana cup-and-saucer, and softshell blue crab salad is a tangle of zingy mizuna leaves. Delectable 8, 11, or 15-piece omakase sushi spreads (£30-£60) might mesmerize with ponzu-spiked salmon, Japanese sea bream with rice cracker dust, salted wagyu, or Japanese botan prawns with foie gras. Alternatively, the bargain £12.50 5-piece salmon nigiri set-lunch, with hot miso and bracing salad, is a smashing way to sample Yashin's below-the-radar brilliance.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 1A Argyll Rd., Kensington, London, W8 7DB
  • Phone: 020/7938–1536
  • Website:
  • Tube: High Street Kensington.
  • Location: Kensington

    Restaurant Details

  • Reservations essential.
Updated: 03-06-2014

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