On a busy Thursday, was rushing for a meeting in the City, dropped in for lunch at the new Tsurusushi. It was a bit of time to find it as it was not obvious where it was and actually found it at the back of the 301 Bishopgate building. The place even has tables outside under the spider like legs of the Broadgate Tower, would be a perfect place for lunch al fresco in this area.
Met Emma (@Tsurusushi) who was very generously offering discount vouchers to promote the new branch. Around the Broadgate area, there never used to be so many places to eat. When I used to work here for a Japanese bank, the closest we would get to a nice Japanese meal was a bento box delivered by an obscure Japanese catering company and this used to costs us about £8 a box which was a lot, quite a few years ago.
Since I didn;t have time, I was quite glad that it was set up like a fast food, pay at counter or help yourself kind of setup. I ordered a Katsu curry and a small box of sushi. No sooner had I found a seat, the food appeared, that is quick service. The katsu was nicely crisp and the katsu curry sauce was not too sweet like some places make it and the portion was very generous. At about £6 for the katsu curry and about £4 for a small box of sushi, the prices were very good for the quality and quantity that we were served. At the next table were 4 Japanese salary men happily tucking into their Katsu curry ( which seems to be their favourite lunch meal as this is what I see them ordering most often at other Japanese lunch places too) which gives that stamp of authenticity to this dish.
Emma also brought over a plate of Hijiki seaweed salad and some red cabbage sesame salad which was so simple yet so tasty.
These are the small boxes of sushi. The sushi was quite good for a London sushi takeaway, fish was fresh but the rice could have been flavoured a bit more for my taste. The califonia roll was actually quite yummy and I will definitely be back for more of that.
Yummy Mochi Ice Cream- green tea and sesame
Just before we had to run we very quickly sampled the Mochi Ice Cream which was both unusual and quite delicious.
If you work around Liverpool Street and in search for a good Japanese meal, you should try out Tsurusushi.
3, 201 Bishopgate
London EC2M 3AB
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am to 10pm
Rating : 7/10