Itadaki Zen – King’s Cross

I love sushi soyyy much 🍱⁣

Did you know that there’s a 100% vegan sushi joint in town? 🌱 @itadakizen has been on my list for years and I finally made it down!⁣

Here’s what @thebigjolleyvegan and I thought:⁣

🌱⁣Sushi – 12 piece set⁣
✏️I adored this. So nice to have some unusual ingredients rather than just cucumber! The aubergine, mushroom & the one with peanut sauce on were our faves⁣
❓Order Again?⁣⁣ ⁣Yes⁣

🌱⁣Kitsune Udon set – 2 fried tofu on udon noodles w/ 5 pieces of Kimpab sushi roll⁣
✏️ The chunky udon is like thick pasta but a little more chewy. The thin, spongey tofu soaks up the flavours well. Ginger flavour stands out. Loved the broth! The kimpab sushi was SO GOOD!⁣
❓Order Again?⁣⁣ ⁣Yes⁣

🌱⁣Okara Balls⁣
✏️ Tasty! Kind of like a mix between stuffing and a meatball. Crisp layer outside, soft inside. The gravy-style sauce was great, not as sweet as I expected⁣
❓Order Again?⁣⁣ ⁣Yes⁣

🌱⁣Tendon set (tempura) w/ miso soup⁣
✏️ Beaut flavours. I tend to find tempura a little too oily. However, the divine sauce complimented the dish well and I liked the contrast with the rice. Crispy onions worked well. Miso soup was great – sweet, not too salty and liked the chunky veg at the bottom⁣
❓Order Again?⁣⁣ ⁣Yes⁣

🌱⁣Tofu steak w/ special sauce⁣
✏️ The tofu had a very eggy, omelette texture. Loved the onions on top and the subtle but delicious sauce!⁣
❓Order Again?⁣⁣ ⁣Yes⁣

🌱⁣Spring Rolls (x2)⁣
✏️ Absolutely loved the texture, stuffed to the brim with a nice crunch. ⁣
Would’ve liked a dip to bring it to life!⁣
❓Order Again?⁣⁣ ⁣Yes⁣

🌱⁣Kisetsu no goma-ae⁣
✏️These are nice enough. They’re fresh and I liked the sesame dressing but wasn’t blow away by them⁣
❓Order Again?⁣⁣ ⁣No⁣

Fantastic food but it is definitely a little pricey. The lunch menu looks like it would be a much better deal!⁣

📍Location: ⁣⁣⁣King’s Cross⁣⁣
🌾GF Options? Yes⁣⁣⁣
🌱100% Vegan? Yes⁣⁣⁣
🏠Eatery: Casual restaurant⁣⁣
💰Price: £⁣£⁣⁣⁣ ⁣
🍽Portions: Standard⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
👩‍🍳Service: Efficient, fast⁣⁣⁣
🎶Vibe: Casual⁣, busy⁣
📸 @thebigjolleyvegan & me⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
📦Leftovers: No. we ate this entire feast 🙈⁣
🌍Sustainability: No plastic seen

Dog friendly: Yes


Itadaki Zen is featured on my list of Best Vegan-Friendly Date Night Restaurants. To see the rest of the list, click here.

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