If you like your sushi with a side of ‘the grandparents of this scallop like Beethoven and long walks on the beach’, then you’ll like Rai. A serious omakase operation in Fitzrovia, everything here leans towards expensive and theatrical. The five-course tasting menu will set you back £110 per person but you can opt for the £150 menu if you want to make the most of their excellent hand-dived ponzu scallops with sweet Umboshi and the meaty fatty tuna roll. If that’s all sounding a little stiff, serious and pricey for you, then we recommend going for a seat at the chill sushi counter and kicking it a la carte for the £37 sashimi omakase and a round of the expert salmon maki.
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