Murakami

I recently discovered a new sushi restaurant, tucket away on St Martins Lane, right in the heart of one of my favourite areas of London, Covent Garden.

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Its minimalist, chic and trendy decor is what first attracted me to Murakami. That and the fact that is serves sushi! I came here with a couple of colleagues last week and it was so good that I was back again a week later with my best friend.

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How could I possibly go to a Japanese restaurant (or any restaurant for that matter) and not order green tea?

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We began (as most sushi meals do) with a plate of spicy edamame beans. Warm and tangy, they were topped with sweet chilli sauce and sesame seeds.

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Next we went for one of my favourite kind of dumplings, pork gyoza which came with a thick and salty soya and miso sauce.

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Their salmon teriyaki is out of this world! Perfectly grilled with just the right amount of sweetness from the teriyaki sauce. Definitely my favoutire dish of the day!

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The restaurant is quite big and airy with a more private area towards the back if you wanted to hire out the space for large groups. A lot of wood and very zen, similar to a Japanese tea garden.

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For our mains we went for the Murakami Delxue which comes with: rice, spicy salmon rolls, spicy tuna rolls, beef chilli relish, chicken yakitori and miso aubergine.

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I found the beef slightly too chewy but really enjoyed the chicken yakitori.

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My favourite part of this platter was the spicy salmon and tuna roll (basically, give me anything with spice!).

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And then there was this beauty, tuna tartare on a bed of avocado! So perfect when dipped in some soya sauce and wasabi.

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Last but not least, my (second) favourite dish of the day was the dessert, in the form of a nutella cheescake. I tried this the first time I came here and we loved it so much that we ordered another one! So I had no choice but to try this little wonder once again.

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Murakami is located on St Martins Lane in Covent Garden and you can find out more information here. The closest tube station is Leicester Square and luckily I didn’t have to book either time I visited (it may have been because both times were during the less busy, lunch hours).

I found it to be a great place for a nice, relaxed meal with the girls during a shopping trip or for a quick bite before heading out for drinks. The best part is that it’s not too bad on the wallet either!

 

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  • Delicious pictures! Made me hungry :))

    • Divya

      Thanks!