What is it?
BYOB restaurants near Liverpool Street are hard to come by, so we were overjoyed when we found this gem. Sakana Sushi is on Commercial Street is one of the most authentic BYOB Japanese sushi experiences you can have in the capital.
No gimmicks or overpriced food here – just really tasty sushi in a modest setting. On entry you get given a menu and a pencil. Decide what you want and hand it back to the waitress. Simple, very efficient & no risk of missed or messed up orders. Our service was great, we were met by a lady who was extremely attentive & quick – service with a smile.
Sakana is an authentic sushi experience – no gimmicks or overpriced food here – just really tasty sushi in a modest setting.
What should you get?
Sushi, as you might expect, is the real star of the show here. It’s fresh, beautifully put together and very reasonable (especially considering the location) at £12 for a 5 piece set. Sakana offers up a strong range from nigiri and hosomaki through to more exotic dragon rolls and soft shell crab rolls.
If you’re undecided, there are a range of 5 set menus available that allow you to mix and match between different dishes for a saving. The cost of these range from £12 to £23. If you’re open to more experimental options, check out some of the house specials – the new style tuna crunch roll and the (aptly named) creative roll offer a few unique takes on sushi classics for something entirely new.
If you’re not into sushi don’t worry, Sakana also have a strong range of noodle & rice options from yakisoba, udon and katsu curry through to teriyaki, soup and a few tempura options.
It’s fresh, beautifully put together and very reasonable (especially considering the location)
Best from the Sakana Sushi menu
- Uramaki (the ones with rice on the outside) – a fave here at BYOB London, it’s super fresh and you can get 6 pieces for around £6
- Vegetable udon – if you’re hungry Sakan’s udon is a no brainer
- Tuna & Salmon Sashimi – sushi at it’s finest (IMO) nothing else just tasty fresh ingredients at their absolute best
It’s hard to find great Japanese & sushi restaurants, it’s also difficult to find (any) BYOBs in Liverpool Street area – therefore you’ve hit the jackpot finding this place. Check it out, you won’t be disappointed. They now have a license to serve alcohol but still allow for BYOB – last time we went they were charging a couple of pounds per person (let us know in the comments if this has changed!).
|Value||Big fresh portions at very reasonable prices|
|Setting||Authentic Japanese Sushi restaurant|
|Closest station||Liverpool Street|