Highlights include seared salmon with lime, shiso and soy and a light dish of grilled courgette with tarragon miso sauce. Overall, the sashimi, sushi and rolls balance traditional and wacky fusion: Dynamite Spider (soft shell crab and chilli mayo), and Wagyu Gunkan (daikon wrapped beef tartare rolls with black truffle) sit alongside impeccable toro and sea urchin. Much of the wow factor is down to high-class ingredients that haven’t been messed around with too much. Own-made silken tofu, presented in a cedar sake cup, is rich, creamy and light. Spicy miso is indulgently enhanced with beautifully sweet lobster, and lemon sole with a tangy, ponzu sauce is wittily presented in a curved bowl made from the skeleton of the fish. There is also a sake sommelier on hand to guide diners through a list of more than 40 choices.
|Where||Zuma, 5 Raphael St, London, SW7 1DL | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Hyde Park Corner (underground)|