Sushi Samba – Covent Garden

Whoever invented miso aub is an auber-genius 🍆🤓 {press meal}

Ya girl went high end recently with a trip to one of the fanciest spots in town – @sushisamba 🍣

This was my first time dining at their Covent Garden branch 📍 Here are my thoughts:

🍌 Plantain Moqueca w/ okra, coconut milk, dendé oil, fried rice
🤷🏼‍♀️Order again? Yes in the sense that I really enjoyed this creamy, flavoursome dish. I was initially shocked at the price but think it’s designed as a sharer for two

🍣 Selection of maki & nigiri
💰 £15
🤷🏼‍♀️ Order again? No. It wasn’t bad but could’ve been much more exciting – was expecting more interesting combos & flavour

🍄 Mushroom Tobanyaki w/ yuzu soy & garlic chips
🤷🏼‍♀️ Order again? Yes. Really enjoyed this and if I was here again it‘d be my first choice, hands down
🏆 Fave dish

🍆 Miso aubergine w/ sweet soy
🤷🏼‍♀️Order again? Yes, it was really tasty – I’d have it as a sharer to make it more affordable

🌱Asparagus w/ sesame & sweet soy
🤷🏼‍♀️ Order again? No. I can’t justify this price

🥗 Samba salad w/ baby spinach, grilled kabocha, truffle ponzo, shavings of heritage carrot, radish, apple & mango dressing
🤷🏼‍♀️ Order again? No. I liked some of the flavours but it didn’t wow me and I think it’s too expensive for a salad

🍹 The mocktails were excellent and I’d deffo come back for them

🍨 Only vegan dessert is mochi

💰I know that it’s a fancy venue and you’re paying for the excellent service, location & beautiful decor so you expect it to be pricey but some of them did shock me. I wanted to love the food a bit more for the price tag. In fairness though, if you share three dishes (which is enough for two), it works out at about £56 (£28pp) which isn’t too bad for such a nice venue

🍽Name: @sushisamba
📍Location: Covent Garden
🌾Gluten Free Options? Yes
🌱100% Vegan Business? No
🍽 Cuisine: Japanese
📦Leftovers: Yes, my friend took them home
🌍Sustainability:⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣They wouldn’t offer any info on their sustainability practices which was disappointing
👨‍🍳 Owner is Israeli
♿️ Wheelchair friendly: Yes
🐶 Dog friendly: No
🖤 Sushi Samba invites a diverse range of bloggers to try their food

Sushi Samba 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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