A fusion of Japanese and Korean sushi, this Holborn restaurant feels very authentic from the moment you enter. The dark interior furnishings are definitely not current, but enough effort has been put in for you to be transported out of London. The downstairs karaoke also contributes to this genuine Asian vibe. We decided to sit down by the sushi bar, and only sampled dishes from there. The conveyor belt items range from £ 2.20 to £ 5.30, and students receive a 10 % discount. The standard sushi and maki bites of any sushi bar are there, but I also saw a lot of interesting little dishes I haven’t seen before. Some of the most unfamiliar ones I let roll past. Their unusual rendition of the Prawn Nigiri was topped with yellow cheese seemingly identical to that of McDonald’s. I particularly enjoyed the Salmon Avocado Maki with fish roe. The house red wine is not to be recommended, go for one of the Japanese beers instead. Sushi Hiroba is not the place to go if you are looking for healthy, low-calorie sushi. Most of the platters have mayo, sour cream, cheese or some other sauce lathered over it. I didn’t get that light, almost-full feeling that I often get after eating sushi, but that’s not always a bad thing.
50-54 Kingsway, Holborn, London WC2B 6EP