The first thing to know about this amazing place is its location. The restaurant is actually at the last floor of a modern London skyscraper called the “Heron Tower” at 110, Bishopsgate very close to the Liverpool Street tube station in the Shoreditch area. The experience starts actually from this. In fact, the stunning glass elevator that will bring you on the top of the building is worth a trip by itself; fine dining on the top of a skyscraper is something always extremely cool and it is an added value to your visit!
As soon as you get off to the Elevator, a fantastic Japanese style corridor welcome you and lead you to the reception area where you have a fully equipped and supplied bar that offer you superior qualities cocktails under the supervision of very experienced and professional bartenders. From the same area, you can access to the fantastic external terrace famous for its Orange coloured three! There you will able to sip your Cocktails possibly in a lovely Spring/summer day. Alternatively, you can consume your dining on a counter looking directly at the Chefs preparing their fantastic creations.
The main restaurant area is arranged on a main big and a quite tall hall surrounded by the vast glass windows that give you a 360-degree view of the fascinating London’s skyline. One thing I have noticed once arrived in the main room is the great use of colours and lights specifically designed to enhance your overall experience: the beautiful chandeliers release a warm and relaxing suffused light and the overall colour is orange and gives you a warm feeling. Looking at the table preparation, everything is looked after and nicely set up.
Looking at the menu for the first time has been quite shocking for me discovering that in spite of the place name, the food served is not only Sushi…the restaurant is indeed specialized in a Brazilian and Peruvian kitchen blended with the main traditional Sushi main specialities. This open multiple options also to the ones who are not properly a Sushi fan (like me) and extend considerably the menu length. At this point, the experienced and definitely kind waiters will guide you choosing the maybe not immediately easy to understand menu with competence and sympathy.
My main recommendation is to choose some of any kind of kitchen and try to share all the main dishes with your party! In this way, you will have a bit of everything and I assure you that any single dish is worth to be tasted.
The thing will strike you will be the food presentation and again the use of colours and decoration that will make your dishes something absolutely unique and I would say a real Art creation. I have rarely had such explosion of flavours and colours on a restaurant table.
The Samba rolls!
Something I definitely recommend you are the Sushi rolls. I confirm here not being a Sushi lover (sorry to all the Sushi fan), but here at the Sushisamba, I have literally loved it. The combination of tastes and flavours combined with an amazing visual impact contributed to making me falling in love with every single portion of the sushi rolls we ordered. You have the dish description in the picture’s tagline.
The Churrasco Rio Grande
This large plate is a triumph of superior Brazilian meats! In fact, you have a superb balanced combination of Ribeye, chorizo and aged picanha (a particular kind of Brazilian beef cut). Even in this case the presentation of the food and the quality and freshness of the meat was simply fantastic and really looked after. The sides were also impressive with a good mixture of spicy and not sauces.
Mini burgers Kobe meat
The Kobe beef is probably one of the best meat you can find in circulation and you can find out why here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kobe_beef.
The last dish I am going to show you in a picture are indeed these delicious mini burgers. The taste was ridiculously good and the meat was literally melting in your mouth. And what about the presentation…just have a look at my picture here below!
My final considerations
In my article/review of this incredible fine dining restaurant, I have been unable to tell you more about the delicious selection of starter I tried with my friend’s party (you have to try the Shrimp tempura), The wine selection available and the tantalizing dessert list (I had a super yummy chocolate banana cake), but what I can assure you is that everything in this restaurant is absolutely amazingly good and you will remain shocked by the quality of the food and by the overall experience.
I like calling it “experience” because is exactly this. In your final bill (you will imagine quite salty), you will find included also the location, the atmosphere and the first quality food freshness that makes a dinner out something unique and special. Of course is not an everyday place to visit (even if the cocktails bar and a view from the rooftop is always allowed for free), but the once you come you won’t forget it easily. I strongly recommend you to book even with a month of advance because the waiting list is usually and understandably quite long.
Good fine dining to all!
London, EC2N 4AY