Review of 'Sushi Bar Makoto'

Located on Turnham Green Terrace just down from Turnham Green tube station you might easily walk by this small and quite plain looking sushi bar. Inside there are a few tables and a counter at the back that the sushi masters work their magic with the décor extremely plain. We visited while on our way to Magical Lantern Festival early on a Thursday evening and we were the only ones in there.

The menu is as you would expect, with bento boxes, a la carte sushi and various set menus (including various lunch specials). I had the “Tuna Combo” (“3pcs tuna sashimi, 6pcs tuna roll and 2pcs tuna nigiri sushi”, £15) which was fresh but quite bland even with the wasabi placed in the sushi itself. My companion had two hand rolls: Spicy Salmon (£5.50) and Tuna and Avocado (£6.50) which were much tastier. We both had a bowl of miso soup on the side which was quite good but, again, quite bland.

Service was quite good and friendly with a typically understated but helpful Japanese manner. It was nice to see that we were offered water when neither of us ordered a drink (preferring the miso soup instead).

At £31 for a “quick bite” it was a bit on the pricey side but we would like to come back to try their somewhat cheaper lunch specials (between £9.50 and £15) and perhaps sample their tempura or donburi. If you are in the area it is certainly worth having a look at if you want a quick fix of sushi and are not that bothered with a fancy dining experience.

Rating: “Really good but I have some issues”

Review Date: 2016-02-11


Cuisine: Japanese

Address: 57 Turnham Green Terrace, Chiswick, London, W4 1RP ENGLAND

Public Transport: TUBE Turnham Green

Location: London (England) - Chiswick

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Telephone: +44 (0) 20 8987 3180

URL: http://www.sushibarmakoto.co.uk/