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South Bank, London
Belvedere Road, Unit 9, London SE1 8XX
- Waterloo Station (0.2 km)
- Waterloo Station (0.4 km)
- Waterloo Railway Station (0.3 km)
- Waterloo East Station (0.3 km)
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020 7261 0001
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- Opening hours:
Mon - Wed 11.30am - 10pm
Thu - Sat 11.30am - 11pm (Deliveries 11.30am - 3.30pm, 6pm - 11pm)
Sun 12noon - 10pm
7a Artillery Passage, London E1 7LJ
“Here at Habibi Sushi we love sushi. Opened in 2008, our sushi is hand prepared by our experienced chefs using only the freshest fish, thus giving you the best sushi experience. Our unusual name comes from our love of sushi and our sense of...” more...
22 reviews of Feng Sushi in English
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Had a meal there today at the end of a long walk on the South Bank.
Disappointed they don’t do any freshly squeezed juices and the noodle salad I ordered was fridge cold. The place was empty contrarily to all other restaurants being full (I should have paid attention to that).
The waitress was very good and the fish in the salad was fresh.
The actual portion was tiny for a £11 charge.
Not going back to Feng Sushi.
This was our initial visit. Having voiced to pals and looking at the evaluations we were stop getting excited about dining here. The service was extremely fine. Very attentive. The climate was chilled out yet inviting.They are going the extra distance to make sure their guests are pleased.It was the prettiest supper That I have ever had!I highly recommend this restaurant for anyone who loves food items. Very accomodating team, and always there when you really need them.
The sushi chefs are fantastic and merely serve the finest seafood. I’ve suggested this bistro to various, some people and none have been disappointed!!
I attended the qype sushi making masterclass and japanese bbq event on the Southbank, which was lead by Silla, the owner / Managing Director. Kazu, the head chef, was very patient at our end of the table and corrected any errors we were making in our attempts to recreate their works of art – and we had the privilege of using his special especially sharp sushi knife. Also, David (Head of Development & Production) explained the concept of the use of sake on the japanese bbq. Afterwards we got to relax over drinks and sample our efforts and the various flavours of the bbq. Throughly enjoyed the event, and will be back.
I went to the qype event on making sushi and it was fabulous. Silla’s (the owner of Feng sushi) passion for what they do really shone through and their commitment to sustainable fish is admirable. The fact that even someone as cack handed as me managed to turn out reasonable looking sushi rolls is testament to the brilliance of this class. I would definately recommend trying one of their sushi making clases and impressing the hell out of your friends with home made sushi the next time you throw a soiree! And if it all goes horribly wrong the Feng Sushi delivery service will save you, shh they’ll never tell that it was them who made it ;-)
My favourites were the crab, avocado and mayo, a classic combo that really works in a sushi roll and the salmon nigiri topped with beautiful pea shoots, that was almost too pretty to eat. Almost.
I have to say the BBQ was a bit too salty for my taste but I have really cut down on my salt so I think that is just my personal opinion and certainly one that did not seem to be reflected by others around the table!
Having lived in Australia for the past two years and toured the fantastic sushi restaurants there, I have been looking for an equally as authentic and satisfying experience in London. Needless to say I have struggled, however last weeks event showed me that I don’t need to live in Asia Pacific to sample the delights of Japan. Under the grey skies of London’s Southbank, the bbq roared and the salivating passers by could only but look on at the lucky group who sampled the delights.
Sadly due to my late arrival, thanks work, I didn’t get the chance to make my own sushi, however I did make it in time to see the delicate hands of our host showing us how it’s done, and as a former cocktail barman I was delighted to sample the delicious sake cocktails…and a Japanese beer is always welcome.
It was clear to see the passion and dedication to providing an authentic experience and the whole evening was both educational, inspirational and satisfying.
The team really made us feel welcome and left me hungry to taste more from the menu.
Last week, I was one of the lucky Qype reviewers to be invited to Feng Sushi on London’s South Bank for some Japanese goodness, which involved Sushi making, cocktail tasting, and some yakitori action on the BBQ.
In our sushi making session, co-founder Silla Bjerrum explained her passion for sustainability and seasonality, which is reflected in all the ingredients used on their menu. From the sustainable salmon on the nigiri we devoured, the scallop maki to dive for (hand dived of course), to the devon crab we used to make our inside out california rolls; all are locally and responsibly sourced.
To help us wash all the sushi down, mixologist Mitch, then shared with us a couple of their summer concoctions which contained Sake and Sochu – dangerously delicious, especially for a school night!
And then there was the BBQ. With street food vans and barbecued meats taking London by storm this summer, it would be rude of Feng Sushi not to jump on board given their idealic location by Festival Hall, and yakitori being a Japanese staple. With David at the helm of the drum BBQ’s, he showed us the art of skewering chicken wings (only using the middle joint), and divulged a couple of secrets too which ensured perfectly flavoured yakitori every time!
Feng Sushi (South Bank) will be running their BBQ on the Festival Hall Terrace every Thurs-Sun from noon until 9pm this summer (weather permitting).
For full review and pictures, please go to www.gourmetbelly.wordpress.com
Feng has been my sushi preference for along time. Being from the Antipodes I have grown up with fine tuned sushi taste buds (also known as Astro buds) and this is one of the few places in London that impresses me with the quality of their produce and the care in their dishes.
Once I was invited to BBQ, have cocktails, and learn the secrets of how to make sushi Feng style, I wouldn’t stop blabbering about it! The set up was perfect, taking advantage of the warmer days by setting up a class outside, with a sizzling BBQ and a load of Southbank meanders salivating nearby.
The team made it fairly simple to follow the instructions for making sushi, and after creating the fairly easy cucumber and wasabi roll we moved onto the California roll (inside out rice) with Dorset crab, without too much drama. My top tip was wet the knife, the tap the handle to the table top to let the water gently run down the blade, allowing for a smooth, clean cut.
The BBQ was quite a learning as well, made less daunting by the clam and relaxed chef who gave me the impression he is accidentally a brilliant chef. That explained the cool way in which nothing really phased him as he created the best BBQ goods I had had in a long time!
He explained how to make Teriyaki marinade, Mirin, soy, ginger, garlic, sugar, onion and boil down to thicken for an hour. The secret here was to salt goods, then BBQ, and afterward, towards the end add the marinade, to stop it getting sticky, and actually become a glaze. Double skewer trickery and a lovely spray that was part sake, then another spray bottle with salty water to gently flavour the foods. Another fab trick was soaked damp oak chips, added to the fire to slightly smoke the food.
This evening was a wonderful experience, not at all intimidating and great fun, I would defiantly come again… and bring friends!
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lesleyharker, 4 December 2012:
Feng Sushi put on an amazing display of their cuisine for a group of lucky qypers and gave us a culinary treat of Japanese cuisine with a European twist. The event was held in the outdoor section of their restaurant and was split into a number of events:
- Preparing Sushi dishes and watching the methods of intricacy involved in delivering these mouthfuls of pleasure. Bonus was eating the left over ingredients, the Devon crab claw meat was top notch. All food created on the day was packaged up to take home, which my girlfriend appreciated.
-Cocktails: these were more Japanese themed drinks created by the staff and based around Apple and Cucumber with Sake of course. They were sublime, the sort of drink to enjoy on a Sunday afternoon.
-Japanese BBQ: A fantastic selection of skewered meats they had marinade in their sauce mixtures – lamb, pork and chicken wings were kept sizzling with salted water and a little sake of course.
I strongly recommend trying their sushi making classes, of course you also end up with a takeaway of the freshest sushi.
Long English evenings, sitting by the river. What more can you wish than a delicious and healthy barbecue with good company? I recommend the outdoor barbecue of Feng Sushi, smell wafting on the summer breezes, setting sun catching the glistening marinade, passers-by licking their lips.
In the breaks from summer jobs past, I enjoyed sitting in cafes in Paris and watching the world walk by while chatting with friends, and I love the great street cafes of Bangkok where the food moves so fast that its fresh and tip-top tasty, whatever the surroundings look like. I wish that it would catch on in London. Last week I found it had.
I was one of lucky Qype reviewers to get invited to learn about Japanese barbecuing. The evening started with a class in making sushi, which all looked as if they enjoyed (check out the other reviews, I arrived a bit late for that one). The knife work was impressive and it was excellent to watch new sushi materializing in seconds, full of fresh ingredients such as sesame, crab, salmon.
Closer to my territory, we began with the cocktails, and maestro Mitch made refreshing Japanese twisted cocktails with a Japanese spirit called shochu which is somewhere between wine and vodka, apparently around 25% abv so not too strong, but teh effect creeps up fast, and sake sangria. The banana essence was a strange flavour, but the spirit was moving. The ginger and other spicy flavours could have been stronger for me, but the cocktails will change from day to day.
Also up was King Dave, lord of the barbecue, who applied special care and delicate touch, backed with deep knowledge to ensuring one of the best braais I ever tasted. First, if you want to barbecue on wooden skewers you have to soak them for a long time first (I got that wrong last time I tried and the skewers caught fire). I have never been a fan of chicken wings, but he only took the middle section and put a few on 2 skewers. One trick is to spray with salt water and also with sake, another is to barbecue quite a lot before you add the yakitori sauce, the result delicious, succulent, crispy, melt in the mouth, flavour burst.. (no its not the cocktail talking). Also great from the barbie was shitake mushrooms (sorry vegetarians, I couldn’t resist raiding), lamb and tuna, grilled and sauced to perfection.
It was also great to chat with MD Silla Bjerrum. I have boundless admiration for people who run their own flourishing businesses and still enjoy life, and she is one. I loved the picture of this Danish woman, teacher of Japanese cooking, and giving classes worldwide, including beautiful Zanzibar. She talks with passion about sustainable sourcing for food and you learn a lot about it at Feng Sushi. If you are what you eat, you want to make it great, green and something to be proud of.
Thanks for the great company too, fellow qypers!
I can much recommend for a pre theatre lite bite or a tasty evening meal when you don’t want to get heavy, and sushi is great for a takeway espeically if you are working and what stamina and liveliness for a few more hourse.
Barbecue at Feng Shui is the perfect South Bank outdoor food experience, on Thur-Sun noon to 9pm until 4 September, except if weather bad.
Check it out.
Ahoy there, landlubbers, here’s some delicious japanese fusion fare adjacent to the Festival Hall on London’s snazzy South Bank. Feng Sushi’s a little gem of a place just off the river. This oriental mini-venue is well suited to a relaxed and cultured pre-concert dinner, small friendly groups and sustainable sushi maniacs.
And the sushi is good – after eating here as a punter many times, a few nights ago I was lucky enough to meet one of the co-founders at a Qype event held recently at the South Bank branch. The formidable Silla is big on sustainability and seasonality, and also served us delicious mouthfuls of accomplished modern maki and japanese bites, along with a surprisingly tasty cucumber ginger shochu cocktail.
Many different kinds of fussy eater are catered for at this place (although when it’s pointed out to me I always say I’m not fussy, I’m discerning):
For the pub-grub lover:
-chow down on japanese-style fish and chips (tempura fish and a mixture of conventional and sweet potato chunky chips – oh, and the chips are cooked PROPERLY)
For the vegetarian:
-feast upon the Nippon Duck (deep fried tofu with shredded cucumber, spring onions and hoi sin sauce wrapped in a pancake) Yes, you can have it without spring onions if you like, which I do.
For the health-conscious:
-nibble delicately on a selection of brown rice sushi. Actually there’s a lot of healthy to choose from here.
In short, if you like sushi but your friends aren’t fans, the modern menu allows for everyone to indulge. Lovely if you’re looking for somewhere to moor your belly before weighing anchor and setting sail into the South Bank sunset.
Dinner: around £14-£18 per person
I arrived thinking that I was coming for a BBQ event but was greeted with bamboo mats and raw sushi ingredients at a table. I found out that we were going to be learning to make sushi which was really exciting as I haven’t done this in a long while. It was really great to learnt to make the normal sushi roll as well as an inside out version.
We were then served cocktails and learnt a few secrets on BBQ Japanese style. The chicken yakitori are just awesome and those cocktails are dangerous!
It was such a great time and the company was just sooo much fun! Definitely came away with learning more about Japanese cuisine and not to mention lunch sorted the next day!
As I live pretty much round the corner, I've eaten at Feng Sushi a couple of times before, but for laziness sake I seem to keep getting waylaid by the comforts of Ping Pong next door. It was jolly nice to be jolted out of the laziness by last night's wonderful Qype event, which took us outdoors to make sushi, drink cocktails and sushi canapes and enjoy a bloody great barbecue.
There was terrific schadenfreude to be had in watching all the hopeful passers-by sidling up to the barbecue, salivating, then mournfully going away again on hearing it was a private event. On the bright side, the barbecue is here for the whole summer, so there's plenty of opportunity to try what we did: pork, lamb and excellent chicken wings.
My favourite barbecue tip was to take a giant spray bottle filled with 25/75 salt/water to dampen the flames and crisp up the meat. Our chicken was so unbelievably light and crispy that it could have escaped from an advert. There was another bottle filled with sake too, hurrah!
We tried two cocktails; a sake sangria and an apple and ginger one. I wouldn't order those myself. The sake was completely overwhelmed by the flavours, and tasted much better on its own. I was very taken with the bottle Kirin and Asahi beers, not least because Kirin always makes me think of the Famous Five. Delicious!
I was incredibly surprised by how easy it was to make sushi (although not so easy to make it look as presentable as it does in the restaurant). It feels like I've learned a wonderful secret, and I can't wait to get my own little rolling mat, seaweed, sticky rice and ingredients and get cracking with a very sharp knife.
Above all, it was really lovely to hear about all the sustainable fish (Devon crab was delicious) and to see such experience sushi chefs preparing sashimi and nigiri up close. It took our chef maybe five seconds to make the most perfect nigiri - unbelievable.
Wonderful food and passionate, friendly staff. A terrific evening in a great location.
i went to my first ever qype how to cook event and it was very good.
A fabulous night of fabulous food drinks and company.
We started off learning how to make sushi the traditional way (i can now throw away my sushi machine). We made 3 different types the hardest being the inside out california roll. I highly recommend the classes they run if you would like to learn how to roll the perfect sushi.
We also learnt how to make 2 japanese cocktails the green sangria being my favourite and lastly but not least the mouth watering japanese bbq. we sampled lamb, pork and chicken skewers. If you go to the belvedere branch they regularly do the bbq outside the restaurant.
It has been a life-long dream of mine to attend a sushi-making class. All the classes I have ever come across have been so expensive (or I have been so poor!) that I could never afford such a luxury - until tonight that is!
This evening I was lucky enough to be one of the ten or so Qypers invited to a sushi-making class at Feng Sushi on the Southbank. The evening started with rounds of green tea and ginger beer, before we sat down and got our hands dirty with rice, wasabi and and lots of avocado! The incredibly charming and loveable manager Silla showed us how to make cucumber and avocado maki before promoting us to california roll level. Luckily she was also very patient when it came to fixing our botched attempts at rolling said sushi!
After filling a box of sushi for us each to take away for lunch tomorrow, we were then shown how to slice fresh salmon - they kept the sharp knives away from us Qypers which was probably a smart move! I love love love the fact that all of their fish is sourced sustainably - it just makes so much sense. Next up was how to make the perfect Japanese-inspired cocktail (hint: lots of sake!) before moving over to the BBQ to get some tips on barbecuing Japan-style.
The whole evening was lovely - Silla and her crew were so charming and thoughtful, making sure that we had every item of food and drink that we could possibly want. I am pescatarian (i.e. I don't eat meat) so the guys happily barbecued some mushrooms and tuna for me, both of which tasted divine. The food generally was incredible - my favourites were the self-made california rolls, the salmon sushi canapes we gobbled and the perfectly-cooked tuna steak.
I'm so glad I found out about this place - especially as I also noticed that they do vegetarian duck rolls. I'll certainly be back to give them a try! And until then, I'll be spreading the word about their classes...
We wanted a quick dinner en route and figured, how wrong can you go with sushi? We'd love to rate this higher because of the sustainble fish angle but in truth, the service was poor - either we were ignored or, like buses, each one of the three waiters came and asked the same question within 30 seconds of each other. The sushi was wasn't great either, dryish and bland but not cheap enough to be excused, and it's difficult to see how an average spring roll can justify a £8 price tag.
The toilet wasn't particularly clean, it took three times of asking to get a glass of tap water, and, for some reason, none of the wait staff looked like they particularly wanted us there. The two stars were for the sustainable fish thing - beyond that, unfortunately (and even though we'd really want to give it more) there was nothing else to recommend about our dinner at Feng Sushi.
Feng Sushi-Royal Festival Hall was delicious. I ordered the lunch special that came with Miso Soup, Miso Salted Edamame, Salmon and Tuna Sushi (1pc each) 4 pieces of a soft-shell crab roll as well as Prawn and Vegetable Tempura! It looked just as it tasted and all for 8 pounds! It was close to Waterloo Station and a very filling, tasty lunch for a great price.
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We took our seats opposite the large bust of Nelson Mandela at the top of the stairs alongside the Royal Festival Hall after a search around the surrounding area suggesting that Google Maps on an iPhone isn't quite as infallible as they might suggest.
Once in to this small, cafe style place we were slightly daunted by the comprehensive menu and over-eager waitress who wanted our order within seconds. We were able to placate her into giving us a little longer and then suffered the pain of attempting to catch her eye for about twenty minutes before getting served. Still, once the Bento box and Salmon rolls arrived they were pretty fresh and tasty. Going for sushi with someone who won't eat raw fish is always an odd one but luckily the fishcakes were plenty tasty to keep her full (and I wondered why I couldn't remember much about them.)
It's a fine place for a quick, light and reasonably priced meal before going to see something at the Southbank centre.
Pretty fresh sushi, impressive that they're trying so hard to make it all sustainable fish. It's on the pricey side - easy to spend 20 quid a head and still not feel very full, but then maybe you're not supposed to feel full after raw fish... Good service and clean restrooms are a plus.
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