Do you remember SEX AND THE CITY´s EPISODE 68?
NEW YORK, Barrow & 7th,
Richard: I ordered you a Dirty Martini.
Samantha: Dirty Martini? [Throws drink in his face…] Dirty Bastard.
And so it was that Sushisamba – which famously serves a unique fusion of Japanese/ Peruvian/ Brazilian food (and dirty martinis) – quickly became the place to be, opening a second restaurant in New York before launching in Vegas, Chicago, Miami and… London.
There’s plenty of high-rise competition in the City these days and “getting a reservation is always tough” but show-timing Sushisamba is still a “wow-factor venue”, from the moment the lightning-quick glass elevator whisks you up to the 38th floor of the Heron Tower.
Once inside, expect incredible floor-to-ceiling views and groups of trendy City types splashing the cash on sexy show-stopping cocktails at the bar – don’t miss the creamy and fruity Lychee Cooler, a blend of vodka, elderflower and vanilla sugar shaken with lychee juice and coconut milk.
Food-wise, the menu promises a thrilling fusion of Japanese and Latino cuisine that always packs a punch. Fans single out “some of the best sushi ever”, but we never tire of the crispy green bean tempura with intense black-truffle aïoli, or the richly luxurious Brazilian fish stew – a heady mix of shrimps, squid, sea bass, mussels and clams, topped with creamy coconut milk and finished with sticky chimichurri rice.
Sky-high pricing and a feeling of uppity exclusivity (including a strict dress-code policy) might not be everyone’s cup of saké, but Sushisamba remains the ultimate City spectacle – a high-octane, fun-loving destination for thrill-seekers and those with money to burn.
Location for Sushisamba City
Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate (38-39th floor),London,London,EC2N 4AY
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