London is up there as one of the best food cities in the world. With a diverse culture, a huge population, and a demand for variety you won’t be short on top places to eat in this colossal city.
London specifically has a large Japanese and Asian community, so there are so many solid Sushi offerings dotted all throughout London.
All-you-can-eat sushi restaurants are on offer in London, but they aren’t as prevalent as you may think. There are only a handful of spots doing it, but we have done all the donkey work for you and sampled the best AYCE Sushi that London has to offer.
Address: 89-91 Old Church Rd, Chingford Mount, London E4 6ST, United Kingdom
Price Range – £
This place is definitely worth traveling for. Although it is located outside of central London in Chingford and it doesn’t look like much from the outside. It’s definitely the best AYCE offering in the wider London area. The sushi here is great, the service is impeccable and at £22 for the AYCE option. You really can’t go wrong.
It was also clear that the sushi was freshly made, which isn’t always the case at these AYCE options. Their menu has a wide variety of choices and the standout dish for us is definitely the Taco Nigiri. The Octopus was really fresh.
The only limitation to this AYCE option is that you can only order 9 pieces of Sashimi each sitting, but honestly, we found that to be more than enough.
Address: 830 High Rd, London N12 9RA, United Kingdom
Price Range – £
Located in North Finchley this spot is a little bit off the beaten track, but it’s worth a visit if you want some top-quality sushi at a really good price. For the AYCE option, it will set you back £22, which given the quality of the sushi, is a really decent price.
Their soft-shell crab maki is delicious and they have a great variety of ramen and tempura dishes on offer.
The only drawback to Ai Sushi’s offering is that it is not truly AYCE. Guests are limited to three orders in the 90-minute timeframe. Although this isn’t uncommon for AYCE offers. The three-order limit isn’t ideal, but the quality and range of choice make up for that.
- Sushi Salsa – Camden
Address: 3A, Camden Wharf, Jamestown Rd, London NW1 7BY, United Kingdom
Price Range – ££
Located in the famous Camden town area, this is the perfect spot to visit if you’re taking in the Camden market as it’s situated right smack bang in the middle of this tourist spot. This spot actually used to be called “Hi Sushi”, but it’s now Sushi Salsa.
The dishes here were presented really well and the fish was super fresh and tasty. The value that you get here is also really good with the all-you-can-eat buffet costing £19.80 per person. They also offer some great bento boxes that cost £15.
Consider its location, the value for money, and the decent sushi on offer. Sushi Salsa is well worth a visit if you are in this area of North London.
- Sushi Cafe
Address: 555 Battersea Park Rd, London SW11 3BL, United Kingdom
Price Range – £
With an AYCE buffet option for £19.99, it’s a really well-priced offering. There are a lot more limitations to the AYCE option at Sushi Cafe compared to the other restaurants on our list, but this is balanced by the wide range of choices from the Buffet.
Sushi Cafe probably has the widest choice of dishes on any menu on our list with Tempura, Okonomiyaki, Black Cod, Katsu Curries, Fried tofu, and Gyozas all on offer. From a standalone Sushi offering, you are limited in the number of pieces you can order. For example, you can only have 2 pieces of Nigiri and 3 pieces of Sashimi per person, so it is quite limited.
Pound for Pound Best Sushi Spots in London
Address: 12 Jerusalem Passage, London EC1V 4JP, United Kingdom
Price Range – £££
This is definitely our top option when you take into account the quality of sushi and the experience. It goes toe to toe with some of the top spots we ate at in Tokyo on our last visit. It results in our top choice for the pound-for-pound best sushi option in London.
Located in Farringdon, this is a central and convenient location to get to. With only six seats open per sitting. It’s really difficult to get a reservation at Sushi Tetsu, so make sure to plan well in advance if you want to try out this spot. Although the prices are on the higher side, for the standard and depth of the Omakase menu it’s well worth it. The Omakase menu will set you back around £100 ahead. This spot doesn’t even have a website, you need to call ahead to make a booking.
Address: 40 Beak St, London W1F 9RQ, United Kingdom
Price Range – ££
This is one of our favorite restaurants in the London period. Sticks’n’ Sushi has a great mix of being very approachable from a price point and offering top-notch Japanese cuisine, that punches way above its price tag.
This is a chain restaurant and there are 9 restaurants around London. The Soho location is our favorite spot, but you won’t go wrong visiting any of them.
Our favorite thing to order is the Sushi sister, which is a delicious platter with a range of great sushi. It comprises Tamago with miso aïoli & trout roe, seared salmon, hiramasa with truffle oil, daikon with shrimp, tuna tartare, scallops, tuna, hiramasa, and salmon sashimi. Costing £42 is really decent value and can easily feed two people.
Address: Television Centre, 8th Floor The Helios, 101 Wood Ln, London W12 7FR, United Kingdom
Price Range – ££££
This One Michelin-starred restaurant is exquisite. Endo is definitely a fine dining premium option. An average meal here will set you back £220 ahead, so it’s very much a special occasion kind of vibe.
Even though the price tag is so high at Endo, this spot lives up to the hype. Located in the old BBC TV center. It’s a stylish spot that has been decorated with soft wood furnishes that give it a very minimalistic vibe.
There are just 25 seats at Endo and the food is prepared right in front of you. It’s an experience and Chefs Endo’s charismatic and welcoming nature makes this place a very approachable Michelin-starred experience.