London may offer a surfeit of takeaway sushi stops, but few are as worthy of a lunchtime perusal than the bijou Inigo. Rather than standard mixed salmon platters, the restaurant slings something a little different: sushi handrolls (or, as they’re sometimes less elegantly known, sushi burritos).
An Australian remix of the Japanese staple, these generously proportioned sushi rolls are packed with fillings which range from the (somewhat) orthodox—like ponzu-marinated tuna with spicy mayo—to the less traditional (crispy confit duck, say, or the Hawaiian-inspired poke salmon). Each is seared off by a quick hit of the blow-torch, which makes for pleasingly toasty nori, and can be munched on the go. One roll makes for a fitting meal with one of Inigo’s vibrant, grab-and-go salads on the side; two should appease the very hungry.
Still, there’s reason to linger—and not only for the minor blowtorch pyrotechnics. With its globe lights, array of beverages both soft and hard, and soundtrack curated by Kooks frontman Luke Pritchard (who just happens to be a co-owner), the petite eatery is still plenty comfortable.