And not just “compared to it’s vegan” – it was truly really delicious guys.
I finally got to try Itadakizen in Kings Cross – a place I have wanted to try for a long time. Apparently – or according to their website – they are Europes first organic and vegan sushi restaurant. Pretty cool.
I really like sushi, but as I don’t eat fish it usually doesn’t make any sense for me to go out eating it unless the place have lots of veggie options (and that is rarely the case). So places totally dedicated to vegan or veggie often is a lot more creative about the green choices which makes it much more fun for me to choose the food and enjoy it as well. Maybe you think that veggie sushi sounds kind of boring or that sushi in all of its glory actually is fish and wouldn’t work without it. But I disagree. For me (yet I don’t know if it is because I never was the biggest fish eater in the first place) the greatness of sushi is in the mix of different and tasteful spices and ingredients such as miso, seaweed, sesame, wasabi and soya. So I actually don’t think fish is needed to get that specific Japanese sushi taste. Of course it is different – a lot – but as I have said before; vegetarian food is often more creative as it sometimes “try to make up for what is missing” and it ends up be amazingly innovative and tasty. I am constantly impressed about what flavours can be created with plant-based food
At Itadakizen there is lots and lots of choices, and if you are vegetarian or just won’t to try something different (and cheap!) I will so recommend trying it! A menu with plenty of sushi and various other Japanese dishes costs between 15 and 17 pounds. And don’t worry about leaving hungry because of the vegetables – you will get plenty filled up.
The place is so cute and you get a “family-owned-restaurant-wibe”.
Another reason why I love London: It would never happen in Copenhagen that I could actually choose between different (!) vegetarian sushi places. I don’t know if it is true for sure but I definitely feel like London is the most veggie friendly city in the whole world