2-4 Old Street, The City, London, EC1V 9NR
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Probably not the best idea to have dinner here before a show at the Barbican but I was so glad I did. I ordered the chicken teriyaki dinner box - everything was so delicious and never thought chicken terikyaki can taste this good! We had to dash quickly and wouldn't stick around for the dessert but they were so nice they packed it for us to go.
Why does this place have to be so far from...more
I had always been curious about this restaurant especially since I love Japanese food. Well, I was not disappointed fantastic food and service. The portions were surprising plentiful and the quality of the food was top notch. I had some basic nigiri sushi - quality of the fish great! Along with that I had a basic salad - huge portion and chicken teriyaki - again the portion was more than...more
(This review is for the downstairs bar, rather than the restaurant upstairs)
Life is one of my favourite places to meet friends for a chilled drink. The selfish part of me doesn't want to write this review in case too many people start going there!!
It is a typical shoreditch-style, underground bar, sometimes with a DJ in the corner, and movies projected onto the concrete walls. However it...more
Sushi and Sashimi menu left me wanting. Biggest deciding factor on how much I love a sushi joint is the quality of their uni nigiri and it wasn't even present on Life's menu. I did enjoy my meal though - garlic rice with veggies, house maki rolls, (incredible) fruit plate (fresh lychee which is so hard to find in the West!) and green tea crème brûlée. The Japanese waitresses were very kind to...more
Life is a ground floor Japanese restaurant with a bar and boutique in the basement. Now, I've never eaten in the restaurant, so my 5* review is just for the bar.
Mid-week the bar normally seems pretty quiet. They usually have a happy hour (or two) from 6pm to 8pm. Until 11pm the music isn't too loud because they don't want to disturb the restaurant upstairs. That means you can actually hear...more