Japanese fusion in the West End with obliging staff and lots of choice.
Located close to both tram and train, this popular wee diner is turning tables for lunch and dinner six days a week. A substantial menu offers a wide choice of both sushi and main course rice and noodle dishes as well as several set menu and bento combinations for busy diners happy to let the chef decide – the dinner bento selections are particularly good value. The chef’s recommendation of inside out rolls are worth checking out, while unagi rice with miso soup comes in a lacquered box packed with steamed rice, a thick slab of sticky glazed eel and a wok-fried egg on top. You are only allocated an hour and a half for a booking, so this is more a place for a quick lunch or fast feed after hitting the shops than a place to linger, but go with it – the brisk turnaround lends a pleasant buzz and bustle to the relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. There are more refined competitors out there for sure, but Chizuru Tei is a great bet for a quick, tasty and affordable feed.
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Capacity: 26
- Largest group: 12
- Open since: July 2017
- BYOB: free corkage