Hidden away in a quiet part of Clerkenwell, down an alleyway aptly named Jerusalem Passage, is a holy place for even the most seasoned hedonist. Sushi Tetsu is bold in its simplicity, refreshing in its authenticity and unique in its hospitality. The husband-wife combination of Harumi and Toru Takahashi strike a harmonious balance of personal service and attention to detail whilst paying homage to sushi’s culinary tradition. It is a taste of Japan without the pretence of London, offering up well-seasoned nigiri and sashimi (among others) all served up on a simple bamboo leaf, in the small but humble surroundings of Sushi Tetsu.
The sushi master Toru prepares a unique dining experience that is akin to what you’d expect of an intimate dinner party hosted by the chef. He tailors each meal to the individual’s budget and taste, offering advice and guidance around a wooden bar which seats seven. However there is no waiting or queuing policy as Harumi protects the relaxed experience of each and very diner, so be sure to book. All in all it is a secret treasure among the sushi restaurants in London, unspoilt and honest.