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Wabi London

Looking for state-of-the-art sushi (and a cocktail or two to wash it down)? Step this way…

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Following the success of his Horsham outpost, Executive Chef Scott Hallsworth, formerly of Nobu, has opened a second of his Wabi restaurants in Holborn. As you’d expect, Wabi London is a sleek, high-end affair, serving modern Japanese cuisine with a flourish (by an ultra-friendly team of Onitsuka Tiger-clad staff).

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Those with the time and ambition should tackle the tasting menu, which includes flawless sashimi, superbly tangy beef fillet tataki served with onion ponzu and garlic crisps, and tempura-battered langoustine.

The wine list is strong (and there’s a sommelier on hand to ensure your drinks mesh with your order) but make sure you dip into the range of shōchū-infused cocktails (shōchū is, of course, a Japanese spirit similar to vodka), served both at the bar and to your table.

wabirestaurants.com| 36-38 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6EY - (020) 7400 5400

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