Located in the heart of London's Covent Garden, at first glance Sticks'n'Sushi looks like any other Japanese eatery providing nothing but the finest of exports of Japan's signature cuisine. So where does the Danish concept come from? The brand was founded 18 years ago in Copenhagen by three entrepreneurs - brothers Jens and Kim Rahbek and Thor Andersen - who are all of half-Danish, Half-Japanese heritage. They decided to add a unique angle and touch to the otherwise average sushi that was available in Denmark at that time. Now, it must be said that there is no surprise that any food which is cooked outside of it's country of origin is hard to beat the real stuff - it may be classed as authentic as possible, however it will never be the same as it would back in it's native place (i.e. Japanese food tastes only good IN Japan and so on...trust me on that quote...it's true for any cuisine no matter how much expats boast on about providing the true 'authentic' experience in their adopted country!).
Nevertheless, on that note I must say that the sushi at Stick'n'Sushi does taste authentic as it can be and is perhaps more healthier than most (native Japanese people may or may not disagree..). It's definitely a unique cuisine that combined the mixed-race heritages together using food, and that concept is firmly embedded in the culture of the eatery's decoration, ambiance, music, and of course the rare combination of traditional sushi and yakitori sticks. The service was extraordinaire too. It is therefore no wonder that the Sticks'n'Sushi brand has experienced huge success and has arguably become known as the provider of the best Japanese cuisine in the Nordics.
There are two restaurants in the U.K. - one each in Wimbledon and Covent Garden.
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