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Let’s be honest, there are no shortage of Sushi restaurants in London.

Like most things in life however, not all sushi restaurants are created equally.

You can pop into some sushi restaurants and leave feeling like a wet fish full of disappointment.

What you’re really looking for are those restaurants that transport you to Japan, where local Japanese people go, and where you will leave feeling like a puffer fish full of delicious sushi and optimism.

Thankfully, if you are in London, you are blessed with some great and varied sushi options, here they are.


Eat Tokyo Sushi Restaurants

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Be warned – the lines do get quite big!

Stupidly, i’m going to start this list with my favourite sushi restaurant. I know you should save the best till last, but i’m just so excited about it!

Eat Tokyo is very popular; you’ll usually have a 10-15 minute line outside the restaurants, especially the one in Soho. Once you’re in however, its awesome and bustling.

The selection is so vast that you are literally given a ring binder by your server, who by the way, will likely be dressed in traditional Japanese attire.

The food is great quality and super cheap for London. Salmon Teriyaki nomnomnom.

Soho, Holborn, Notting Hill, and more. 


Zaibatsu – Greenwich

Zaibatsu Sushi Greenwich London
Zaibatsu Sushi Greenwich London

I cant write this article without including my local favourite.

To be honest, Zaibatsu in Greenwich South East London, looks rather drab from the outside. However, when you enter the very small and cosy establishment, it is full of atmosphere.

The small plastic chairs that surround the few tables remind you of South East Asia, and the food is good quality yet cheap.

You have to book to eat here because its so popular and seating is limited!

Greenwich


Sushi Cafe

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Sushi Cafe platter London

All you can eat great sushi? Its not a dream you little munchkin!

Sushi Cafe’ in Battersea has a great fixed menu full of traditional and fusion style sushi, from which you are free to order.

However, it also has a buffet full of great sushi rolls and other dishes!

You have 90 minutes to eat as much as you can before the staff will roll you out like a sushi roll.

Battersea


Roka

Roka is rather fancy, and because of that, its rather expensive. However, if you’re willing to push the boat out a bit, its so worth spending the extra money.

The restaurants have an open grill in the middle of the room where you can see the sushi being cooked.

You can sit around this table if you want to get really close to the action!

Charlotte Street, Canary Wharf, Aldwych, and Mayfair. 


Sticks ‘N’ Sushi Restaurants London

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Sticks ‘N’ Sushi is extremely well established across London. It’s probably the second most expensive option on this list, behind Roka, but its provides great quality sushi in a warm and cosy atmosphere.

With soothing music playing in the background, all you need to do it sit back and let the extremely professional staff serve you beautifully created and scrumptious sushi.

Greenwich, Covent Garden, Wimbledon, and more. 


Rock Star Sushi Restaurant

Rock Star Sushi Bar is consistently rated 5 stars by pretty much everyone who visits it.

The establishment itself is tiny so you need to book, once you’re in however, the sushi looks and tastes amazing. The restaurant prides itself on the presentation of the food and it will delight you with its concoctions that are reasonably priced.

After you leave here and you’ll feel like a rock star sushi roll 😉

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Along with the epic remote outback and beautiful beaches, Australia also has some of the most incredible cities in the world; Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide to name a few. But one that should really be on your list to visit is Perth, this Western Australian capital gives you the benefit of the city and beach rolled into one. You could easily spend a full week or two exploring, but if you only have one day- here are some ideas on how to spend it!

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It’s time to explore the large cities of Europe, discover a mix of cuisines in each country, and watch the scenery change as you arrive at your next destination; add your favourite travel companion, and it is a dream come true. The sad thing is that we usually need to save up for these trips, and often an entire year in advance if you’re a student – it kind of puts a damper on the excitement, doesn’t it?

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Europe offers so many cultures, culinary delights, and climates. No wonder it is such a holiday favourite, no matter where you’re from. There are plenty of choices, and the ease of travel from country to country on the mainland makes it a traveller’s delight too. Best of all, it’s still pretty easy to hop over for a spur-of-the-moment long weekend. Here’s where to head to for each season of the year:

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If you are thinking of heading to the beautiful and scenic nation of Canada, then there is one place that you need to visit. That is Calgary! Often overlooked for some of the more famous Canadian cities such as Vancouver or Toronto, Calgary isn’t perhaps at the top of everyone’s wish list. But that is where you are missing out! This city In the Province of Alberta has plenty to keep you interested and entertained. Read on to find out more.

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With a look of old and new, sharp and soft, Eastern Europe invites visitors for an untimely experience. If you are enthusiastic about discovering grand history, or a person seeking modern excitement, this place is ideal for you. This region will gift you a one of a kind experience that will last a lifetime.

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The accents are amazing.

I was visiting my mum in Liverpool and on the bus back to her house there were two women sitting behind us; I think I understood a solid 20% of what they were actually saying.

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So it turns out Vienna is famous for museums, churches and the opera – who knew! I certainly didn’t when I booked a 3 night vacation to the city. These 3 attractions are great and attract millions, but not really my thing you see. So I was a little apprehensive if I’d have anything to do! However, I can safely say that there is so much more to Vienna! I actually had a blast and Vienna has entered as one of my favourite European cities…and all without visiting one museum or the opera.

Here are some reasons, other than its most famous attractions, to visit Vienna.

Explorers Gem

Wander a few minutes from the touristy parts and you come across streets with grand doors that are propped open just enough for you to sneak in. These doors lead to courtyards which are surrounded by the cities apartments. Each one is slightly different. Some contain lots of plants, some contain crazy old ladies,  and others – tiny little doors.

Markets

There are many markets in Vienna and Nashmarkt is the main one of these. It’s a stones throw away from the hostel I was in so was frequented regularly! Its over 1.5km long and contains mainly food stools, bars and restaurants. Great for shopping in the day, this place is also buzzing during most evenings and has a great atmosphere. Its relatively cheap as well and great for evening meals and drinks.

Great Hostels

I stayed in the Wombats Hostel – Naschmarkt, and thought it was great. Its a very large hostel but still has a cosy feel as there’s so many places to lie down on cushions in the foyer – great if hungover or just chilling!  It’s also a great place to meet people and make some great friends! Oh, and its £12 a night – bargain bucket.

Parks

Vienna has no shortage of green open spaces. Whether its the gardens of Schonbrunn palace or a regular city park, there is always somewhere to relax and chill for  few hours. The gardens of Schonbrunn are majestic – just don’t lay down in the sun for 3 hours and get burnt like I did. A great city park is Stadpark – it has people singing, fountains, food, music, great buildings – you name it.

City feel, but just the right size.

Its the capital of Austria – it has skyscrapers, shopping malls and huge parks. Yet everything seems so easy to get to. Literally everything in the city is within walking distance from the metro – which Is fast, reliable and cheap (By cheap I mean free, I don’t think anyone pays as there are no barriers!). Its so simple to use and even during rush hour its not too packed. This is such a bonus for travellers and enables you to see everything you want so easily!

These are just some reasons why Vienna has impressed me so much. If your not into museums or opera don’t be put off by thinking that they’re all the city has to offer.

It has so much more and you’ll be pleasantly surprised!