I really like this place, and have visited many times (i also go to the one in soho and the one in South Kensington, they're all the same.) This branch is less crowded than soho, but more crowded than covent garden. I've eaten at dozens of sushi restaurants in London, and I am still a big fan of Kulu Kulu. Forget Yo-Sushi, why pay so much more for worse quality? You can't branding eat flat-screen TVs or go to Kulu Kulu instead.
This is not high-end sushi - for that you need to go elsewhere. Kulu-Kulu can't of course compete with the big boys, but within its convenient and low-cost niche it's a winner. The fish is fresh, probably due to the high customer turnover. The salmon is just the usual flabby farmed stuff, but many more expensive places serve up the same stuff and charge more. Value-wise it's hit and miss, some things feel relatively overpriced, and others great value. But overall it is good value. Could do with more varieties of fish, but then that is the trade off - everything would then be more expensive, so on second thoughts, fine as it is!
The crown jewel is the salmon and prawn tempura and avocado handroll, it is perfection! Can't enter the place without ordering 3 of these at least! NOWHERE else in London seems to offer these as standard in London, and if you ask for one it's about £6 or something daft. These are reason alone to come here. Just make sure you're not picking off the salmon skin handroll by mistake!
The tofu plates are quite nice, as is the strange and unappetizing looking but quite delicious chopped aubergine thing. It would be good to see more rolls too.
It's a conveyor belt place so it's not really geared towards service. It can be a huge struggle to get anything non-standard (like a wedge of lemon), because the staff just don't understand, or forget, or 15 minutes later bring loads of useless lemon slices instead. I've had to resort to bringing a lemon and penknife with me from home, such is the stress caused by what you would think would be such a simple request.
Ignoring service though, this is the perfect place for a date where you don't want to spend much money on her but want her to feel like you've taken her somewhere fun. One or two is a good number, but any more than three doesn't work too well because everyone has to crowd round the conveyor belt in a line.
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