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“Delicious, Authentic, reasonably-priced Sushi Bar & Japanese Restaurant” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of E-Kagen Sushi & Noodle Bar

E-Kagen Sushi & Noodle Bar
Ranked #365 of 1,098 Restaurants in Brighton
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Reigate, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Delicious, Authentic, reasonably-priced Sushi Bar & Japanese Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2012

Ate dinner here yesterday and had a fabulous experience. We wanted a delicious, reasonably-priced meal, with lots of variety and that is exactly what we got . We had Mixed Sashimi (admittedly the portion could have been bigger for £8), Tofu, Seaweed, Shitake roll, Green salad, Miso soup, and Daifuku mochi. All were delicious and of excellent quaity. How great to see a Japanese restaurant run by actual Japanese people. Authentically you can watch them preparing your meal. Try the Black Seasame Soya Drink (its Korean not Japanese, but creamy and delicious!). Staff were friendly and attentive, and helpful in dealing with a sticky table! Well worth the walk here from the Seafront, so glad we didn't eat at the unfriendly and rude Moshi Moshi restaurant by the Thistle hotel. We'll certainly be back to E-Kagen on our next visit to Brighton. 5 Stars.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Yummy lunch menu & very cheap!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2012

Really tasty food, big portions and excellent value for money. Very varied menu with authentic ingredients, highly recommended!

Visited June 2012
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Work favourite”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2012

Lunchtime at E-Kagen is always a pleasurable experience with a warm, friendly welcome, speedy service and great food. Would go every day if I could

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“My favourite sushi restaurant of all time!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2012

I love E Kagen. The main chef always smiles and says hello warmly when I arrive. The restaurant is above an oriental supermarket in the heart of the lanes in Brighton. I always book and ask for a table in the window. It is simply furnished and just pretty much one room, with the kitchen/prep area on view behind a bar along the right hand side. The windows are wall to ceiling, so if you get a window spot, you can people watch all the strange and wonderful characters that tend to fill the streets of this part of Brighton, while you wait for your food.

Once you have ordered your sushi is made fresh to order, fresh being the optimum word here. Never before have I tasted such fresh (and generous) portions of sushi in England. You do have to wait a while as this preparation process takes time, but is always worth the wait. When I lived in West Sussex I tried to eat at E-Kagen once a week. I've moved away now and still miss it loads. The waitress is fantastic (I only ever saw one during the week). She is friendly and welcoming, just like the chef. Go for the eel nigiri, I've never had better, the portion given is larger than usual, succulent and sweet, I must go back sometime!

E-Kagen is also surprisingly cheap for what you get. It's no thrills interior and relaxed atmosphere makes for a restaurant makes for the kind of place you must find on the streets of Tokyo.

Awesome, but don't expect tablecloths!

  • Visited March 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Brighton
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Cosy and good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2012

For what matters, the food, is very good quality. The price is more than reasonable and the staff have done is part in making it pleasant.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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