City centre gem for quality grab and go or sit-in sushi.
Where there was once only the stark choice between rock-hard supermarket boxes or booking a restaurant for hand-made rolls, nowadays it’s perfectly possible to find freshly rolled sushi to grab-and-go. This independent outlet, now into its second year, is a cut above the competition, producing some of the best takeaway in the city with none of the kitsch or cutesy branding displayed by some of the chain venues; there are no gimmicks, just quality-focused sushi with attention to freshness and sourcing. You can order everything to be made fresh for sitting-in or takeaway, while those in a hurry can choose from the counter selection of classic rolls and popular combo boxes, like the maritime king prawn tempura and california roll or beautifully sliced mixed sashimi with ponzu. A selection of hot dishes like miso soup, katsu curry and gyoza round out the menu; look out for the unusual breaded butternut squash roll with sweet chilli and the distinctive coriander tuna sashimi.
- Delivery: www.soulsushi.co.uk/
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Staff playlist
- Capacity: 14
- Open since: 2017 (2014 in old premises as production kitchen and takewaway only)
Reviews & features
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