Sushi is one of my favourite things. There are a few little independent spots I go to for my sashimi fix. Having had some drinks at a London Bridge pub, it was time for some eats. As a regular in the area, I am working on finding new spots to eat each time. Feng Sushi seemed a good fit and luckily had a table free for us.
As the Summer heatwave continues to take its toll on us, Feng Sushi is a home to a cafe which has a glass fronted area which opens up to bring an al fresco feel to your dining experience. Unfortunately the view is not that greatest with the shade of the big iron cage who houses Borough market, debris from the days market activity and pedestrians galore brimming out from the pubs with their pints. The plus side is that you get a nice breeze and its feels more open.
Having sat down on stools at one of the shared high tables, we opted for a mixture of options to share. I ordered wilted spinach with a creamy sweet sesame dressing, which was served very cold so not very appetizing and tasteless. The smoked salmon with cucumber, chives, cream cheese and micro herbs maki was nice. King prawn tempura with avocado and mayo was a little tough. The prawn dim sum was ok. Salmon and avocado inside out maki was good as was the Shitake tempura. Overall the food was a mid level good, perhaps we had caught them on a bad day. The service in general was a bit nonchalant.
When places like Kulu Kulu in Soho, Bento Cafe in Camden and Zen Mondo in Islington running their little operations smoothly and delivering consistently excellent standards of sushi, it begs the question why would you go to a chain. I guess this is a subtle introduction to it if you have not had it before. However, when you feel you are ready to be elevated to the good stuff and check out the places I have mentioned above, you will taste the difference.
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