A good Japanese restaurant, handily-placed for the surrounding theatres and concert halls.
It's co-owned by DJ Norman Cook (Fatboy Slim), and run on the Japanese fundamental principles of freshness and quality.
As well as the evening carte, there are a selection of Bento Boxes such as 'Tofu Teriyaki'; 'Sea Bass Bento' and 'Steak Teriyaki'.
While the daily carte offers dishes such as various Sushi and Sashimi dishes (including platters), plus individual starters such as 'Nikku Gyoza' (handmade dumplings filled with pork & vegetables, with sesame & chili dipping sauce) and 'Yasai Tempura' (vegetable tempura).
For those seeking something more substantial, 'Oki Teri Tofu' (fried tofu steak in a teriyaki sauce with braised vegetables and sticky rice); 'Unagi Don' (teriyaki char-grilled eel with sansho pepper, served in a box with sticky rice); 'Tuna Wafu' (char-grilled tuna fillet in a citrus & sesame sauce with braised vegetables' should fit the bill.
If you have a sweet tooth, you might be tempted by the likes of 'Chocolate Orange Cake with Japanese Plum Liquour & Sultana Ice Cream'; 'Oven-Baked Ginger Cheesecake' or 'Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream'.
Service is both friendly and professional.
- Food Style: Japanese
- Lunch: Mon-Weds 12.00-15.00, Thurs & Fri 12.00-15.00, Sat 12.00-23.00, Sun 12.30-20.30; set L £16.95 (2 courses), £20.95 (3 courses); Bento Boxes from about £11
- Dinner: Mon-Weds 17.30-21.30, Thurs & Fri 18.00-22.00, Sat 12.00-23.00, Sun 12.30-20.30; pre-theatre £9.95 (until 19.30); set D £16.95 (2 courses), £20.95 (3 courses); mains from about £10
- Wine: a concise list is backed up with sake and various Japanese beers
- Children's portions: Children's Menu
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not basement lavatory
- Nearest station: Brighton Rail
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page