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Miyajima – restaurant of the week – CLOSED

Warung Bumbu, fast-food Indonesian cafe/restaurant has opened in its place (LardButty review pending). If you’ve eaten at Warung Bumbu, how was it for you?
Alternative Indonesian dining on Lavender Hill: Nancy Lam’s Enak Enak

Miyajima, an outstanding Japanese sushi and noodle bar near Clapham Junction in Battersea has become my most frequently visited restaurant this past year (in part because a friend and fellow sushi fan lives in the area).

When eating at different Japanese restaurants I like to try dragon rolls as a benchmark, and Miyajima’s dragon rolls rank top.

Crazy dragon rolls: crab stick, cucumber, avocado, grilled eel, masago/sesame seeds + yakitori sauce

Here, the wide variety of sushi and sashimi is consistently excellent as are all side dishes: miso soup, grilled asparagus, tempura, edamame, katsu and gyoza but the house speciality has to be the beautifully presented and equally tasty thick rolls such as crazy dragon rolls (eel, avocado, yakitori sauce), rainbow rolls (tuna, salmon, red snapper, avocado) and dancing eel rolls (grilled eel, avocado, cream cheese, yakitori sauce).

There’s a fairly broad selection of wines and beers to choose from, and at reasonable prices (wine from £13 a bottle).

Miyajima – LardButty restaurant of the week

Miyajima is a busy restaurant with seating on long benches which usually makes for a friendly atmosphere although waiting staff often don’t speak English well enough to engage in conversation. And they do hurry along late-eating customers as they close at 11pm. On the dot.

Restaurant info:
~ Lardbutty rating: 4.5 / 5
~ Type: Japanese
~ Postcode: SW11
~ Nearest station: Clapham Junction
~ Website: n/a
~ Location: Miyajima map

Miyajima on Urbanspoon


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