Something to be familiar with when climbing up to the Sushisamba is that firstly, you should call and book a table well in advance; the bar/restaurant is open all year round but it’s not a rarity for the it to be closed for private events; and aside from that you can expect that a table there to find spontaneously is…well a slight chance. After you’re sure you are about to get in, better suit up because Sushisamba’s visitors are a crowd (especially when sunny) full of various types of people but all of them are dressed up according to the code.
To tell you something about Sushisamba’s interior – on the terrace the centerpiece is a beautiful tree sculpture whose leaves light up after sunset and sparkle in warming orange color and around it there is a stylish bar which is not always open: in colder days clients have to order from the inside bars and then go out with their drinks. The interior bar upstairs (the one with the better view) does not have such huge décor pieces but is a lot more spacey, lit and warm staying in the same melting orange/red tones.
Sushi Samba compliments its style and views with the quality of the menu. They offer a strangely sounding fusion between Brazilian, Japanese and Peruvian kitchen – all of it, breakfast, lunch, dinner, even late breakfast. You can try the wide range of seafood, the sushi, some spicy Brazilian dishes or unknown mixtures of all tastes – whatever suits you. Most recommended are meals like Poussin, Toro and the Peruvian corn side dish.
While impressing with an innovative food menu Sushisamba does not lower the bar with drinks as well. You can order many foreign spirits – shochu, pisco, cachaça and of course sake or try out the cocktail list – Samba Sour, Kaffirinha, Smoked plum negroni or Nashi Martini – all worth the £13.
You can check out the menu yourself: Menu
With a classy vibe, the music being another successful meeting of Japan, Brazil and Peru, and suitable for many occasions – couple treat, family dinner, business meeting or even a private event – Sushisamba attracts tons of Londoners and tourists. And as can be expected all of them spend a lot for a dinner – otherwise it wouldn’t be called a treat. The price is justified by the spectacular views, great interior and the quality of food and drinks. The only rainy cloud in Sushisamba’s sky is their service. It isn’t impossible to stumble upon a perfectly well-mannered waiter there however many visitors complain that the staff has a bit inappropriate attitude combined with not such a great competence on the menus and the tendency to forget or delay orders.
Lousy service alert or not, Sushisamba is a must – what better can you find in London? Book a table, stuff your wallet, calm your heart in preparation for the almost 40 floors trip and make the journey to London’s unique sky venue.