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Food + Drink

Restaurant Review: Bisushima, London

A modern Japanese restaurant taking over the whole of the Page8 Hotel’s sixth floor, Bisushima is an amalgam of two concepts: Bisu, which represents the Egyptian god of hedonism and party, and Shima, which is the Japanese word for island and sanctuary.

Guests are welcomed to relish in the restaurant’s offerings from Shima (day) to Bisu (night) – considering Bisushima boasts two massive roof terraces with views over Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden, that’s a particularly tempting proposition.

The Lowdown 

An under-the-radar dining spot with great food, and even better rooftop views.

What To Order

The food is what it’s all about. While you peruse the menu, order some edamame and aubergine dengaku (fried Japanese aubergine with miso glaze) to nibble on. Ordering for the table is the best approach here, with so many dishes likely to tempt. We suggest a selection of sushi to rev things up: try their salmon avocado, yuzu kosho mayo signature maki roll; nigiri-wise, both the tamago (Japanese omlette) and the unagi (freshwater eel) come highly recommended.

Then to the main event. You can’t miss the rock shrimp tempura, served with a punchy wasabi mayo, or the yuan chicken risotto – a comforting, shiitake-infused dish. Fish lovers are in for a real treat here – the Scottish sauteed scallops served with seasonal greens and cauliflower puree (why not add black truffle (5g) for £15) are melt-in-your-mouth good and the charcoal-grilled seabass, serves with koji marinated grilled celeriac, celeriac miso puree, and crosnes is also a memorable plate.

Who To Bring

Head here with your work pals from 5PM – with a little luck, you early birds might have the place to yourselves. Plus, there’s no beating an after-work sushi dinner. Given Bisushima’s central location, it’s also a great option for culture vultures in search of a moreish bite post NPG tour and pre-theatre outing on The Strand.

The Dress Code

From suits to sneakers, anything goes. Depending on the season (and if you’re planning on sitting outdoors) it might be a clever idea to bring a coat.

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