Excellent spot for seriously good sushi and other Japanese delicacies, including banging drinks, in laid-back, stylish surroundings.
The edgy interior, stylish staff, and delicious house grooves playing in the background at Pickled Ginger, all give the impression that this place is very together. The interior is petite, with an industrial feel and artistic features like geometric shapes painted on the walls and a silent black and white documentary projected behind the bar. Dig deep through the eight page drinks menu to find the excellent range of imported sakes, whiskies and other drinks. Try a Japanese whisky flight if it’s not just the ginger that you want to be pickled. There’s a huge smattering of wonderful sushi platters to choose from, some with lesser-seen ingredients, like eel sauce. The Japanese omelette comes packed with sautéed vegetables and sweet shellfish, and is so light and fluffy it should be served with The Orb playing in the background. Bigger dishes include katsu curry, or a dish of delicate sashimi salmon served in a huge bowl of salad and steamed rice with a sauce that starts with jammy-citrus flavours and finishes with a spicy punch. The dorayaki are two wee pancakes stuffed with custard, which make for a great little finisher.
- Delivery: Primarily through Just Eat
- Provides: Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Well-selected house music
- Capacity: 35
- Largest group: 22
- Open since: 2015
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 5
- House wine: £19 per bottle
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