Stylenest have a deep-rooted love for sushi. Fresh, light and low in carbohydrates, we often indulge in a delicious sushi lunch or dinner. When we heard about the latest Feng Sushi opening in West Hampstead, we just had to try it.
Locally sourced food was what inspired Silla Bjerrum, restaurateur and chef, to open Feng Sushi. Danish by birth, Silla took a job at a Japanese eatery and fell in love with this style of cooking. After co-founding Feng Sushi in 1999 with Jeremy Rose, Silla has spent much of her time traveling to Japan to hone her sushi-making skills.
Right from the start Silla introduced seasonal produce and sustainability to the menu at Feng Sushi. Only using the finest ingredients, such as local crab, Loch Duart salmon and hand-dived scallops, Silla wished to combine health with flavour.
Feng Sushi West Hampstead is situated on the bustling West End Lane, just a few minutes walk from the tube and overground station. Feng Sushi is a hub of tranquility and calm with soft lighting, a carefully chosen array of relaxed, yet contemporary music to accompany your meal and a huge fish tank dominating the front bar area. A lovely ambience to set off a delicious meal.
We began with a traditional bottle of warm Japanese sake, which was presented in authentic carafe and cups by our lovely server. Stylenest were eager to sample some of the seasonal dishes on offer, so we tried the delicious and sustainably sourced sea bass sashimi with a surprising, yet delectable jalapeno salsa. The salmon sashimi was also a delight and forms part of Feng Sushi’s special Loch Duart salmon range. We also opted for some maki and tomaki, which were packed full of ripe avocado and generous in size. King Prawn tempura was another favourite, the prawns being so fresh and meaty that we suspected they had been swimming around just hours before, whilst the desserts really blew us away.
Not content with serving the mediocre desserts sometimes seen in Japanese restaurants, Feng Sushi had a delightful offering. We opted for the chocolate mochi, a gelatinous, chewy chocolate-mousse cake sweet and also the jasmine and charcoal macaron, which was truly a taste sensation. Ideal for a weekday dinner out, or a place for a pre-cinema, or drinks meal, Feng Sushi is a relaxed, contemporary venue with good service and the freshest food.
Feng Sushi is located at 280 West End Lane, London NW6 1LJ. Visit Fengsushi.com for more information and bookings.