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7 Northumberland AvenueCharing CrossLondonWC2N 5BY
- +44 (0)20 7036 8520
- Public transport:
- Charing Cross, Underground
My wife and I visited Watatsumi after a long day of wandering around central London which culminated in a visit to the National Gallery. We decided we'd love to finish the day off with some sushi as it's our favourite cuisine. We spotted a place called Eat Tokyo just around the site of the museum, but there was a massive queue outside and so we checked on Tripadvisor for local sushi joints and...more
We visited Watatsumi because we needed to find a restaurant close to our hotel (Corinthia).
The Ambiance: This restaurant is gorgeous...high ceilings, great decor, spotless. The place is super quiet and somewhat empty though. Strange elevator-ish music didn't do much for the vibe. A very strong smell (kimchi?) greeted us as soon as we walked through the door...not the most pleasant welcome....more
Great, until the sashimi came out cooked and covered in oil.
"Do you cook your sashimi?"
"No, sashimi is RAW fish, completely raw"
"But it's cooked"
"That's just the hot oil we put on it"
Attention Watatsumi. Similar to fondue, when you put meat in hot oil, it gets cooked. And flavored.
Also, airplane restrooms are nicer. I was a little nervous about my attire, wearing just jeans, but...more
I have to say I am more compelled to try a new restaurant if there is an offer. I booked the 30% off toptable deal but ended up ordering the lunch bento which was about 15 pounds. It was actually pretty good value since you get a simple roll, miso soup, stir fried veggies, rice and your choice of protein. Plus a glass of wine (which was decent).
Like the other reviews, decor is lovely...more
First, a disclaimer: I'm Asian-American. That means I'm very picky about "Asian" food as well as customer service.
Watatsumi opened about one or two months ago, and I pass by it every day. Recently, they put out signed about an "express lunch" option, so I figured I'd pop in and give it a try. On this particular day though, I just came back from the gym (and was inadequately dressed) so I...more