Londonist was recently invited along to a press lunch at Soho Japanese restaurant Satsuma. We had the Satsuma Bento, which at £16.90, filled us up with salmon and tuna sashimi with chicken yakitori, prawn katsu, vegetable roll and seafood salad. One of eight savoury sounding bento options, it was certainly delicious and more than ample but at a price that’s a bit above what we’re accustomed to paying for a quick and decent Japanese lunch in Central London. However, we should make note of the £5 lunch special that’s on at the moment (check the Satsuma website for details).
Of course, bearing the close proximity of so many other Japanese eateries, it’s difficult to say there’s anything about it that would pull us from favourites such as Tsuru (which has wowed us a number of times), Bincho (which we tried back in April and loved) and long time standby Toku at the Japan Culture Centre. Still, Satsuma is worth keeping in mind for those times you want to a casual meal in a stylish setting in a convenient location. We don’t expect to go out of our way for a visit but wouldn’t put up any objections to paying Satsuma a revisit.
Satsuma is at 56 Wardour Street (W1D 4JG) visit them online at www.osatsuma.com.
Image courtesy of the restaurant