JAPANESE RESTAURANTS

 

 

BENIHANA (Locations: ) ££ 

 

At Benihana's food is prepared directly in front of you, 'tappanyaki style'. The chefs are all entertaining, ensuring that you walk away with a big smile on your face because of their cheesy jokes and 'cocktail style' tricks. The food is yum too. There is a vegetarian option available which costs £19 which includes vegetable tempura, miso soup, a benihana salad (which I thoroughly enjoyed), rice, vegetables (including mushrooms) and grilled tofu which is great when mixed with the sauces they provide you with. If you can, ask to swap the plain rice with their speciality egg-fried rice with soya sauce and onions. All in all, a great experience.

 

www.benihana.co.uk

 

FENG SUSHI (Locations: ) ££

 

As far as sushi restaurants go, Feng Sushi has a lot to offer vegetarians. There are various side dishes available including spring rolls and soups, as well as various options of sushi. A personal favourite is their tofu roll with hoi sin sauce (similar to the duck wraps available in chinese restaurants) and their vegetable tempura. It works out at just under £25 per head as you end up ordering 3-4 dishes each. A great place to visit on your first foray into eating vegetarian sushi.

 

www.fengsushi.co.uk

 

MURA (Location: 10 Seymour Place, Marble Arch) ££

 

As a vegetarian, I always found it difficult to eat at a Japanese restaurant. However, Mura is an exception. Mura is tucked away on Seymour Place, only 5 minutes walk from March Arch Station. Their vegetarian food is tasty AND reasonably priced. A personal favourite is the vegetable gyoza and tempura.

 

www.murarestaurant.co.uk