K10 Japanese Restaurant Review
Sushi makes us happy, very happy. So it was with a spring in my step we hurried on down to taste the Japanese delights of K10 in Appold Street, close to Liverpool Street Station. Slightly tucked out of the way, and certainly worth seeking out. The large imposing doors give way to a much more intimate and low light setting inside.
K10 describes itself as “ modern Japanese cuisine”, and has earned its stripes to be known as the best “kaiten” (conveyor belt) restaurants in London. The restaurant is set up canteen style, basically, its a sushi train, and as we arrive at 7.30pm on a weekday, it is scattered with a mix of couples and work colleagues transfixed with the slow moving sushi offerings.
The sushi train seating doesn’t lend itself to large groups, but there are tables attached to the belt allowing comfortable seating for four. As well as the cold plates that circle the belt, which you can dip into at any time, there is a selection of hot plates available to order through table service. Water, both sparkling and still, is provided at the belt, on tap. The atmosphere is lively and welcoming, with the waiting staff keen to check on our experience every step of the way.
We started by ordering a mix of the hot plates which comes made to order; Salmon Teriyaki, Prawn Shumai, Edamame Beans and Soft Shell Crab alongside the legendary “Chilli Baby Squid” which did not disappoint. The fish is incredibly fresh and tasty, so there was little need to sample the meaty alternatives, but we did dip into the K10 specific Chicken salad, which we were told was a regulars favourite as well as the Chicken Gyoza. The portions were plentiful, and the plates looked and tasted great.
Turning our attention to the belt, I want to take this opportunity to pay homage to the Salmon Sashimi, my favourite of all the sushi dishes. The fish at K10 was fresh (you can tell they have this delivered daily from the lochs of Scotland), chilled and although chosen from the belt tasted like it came straight out of the kitchen.
Their mantra of using great ingredients to create great food couldn’t be more accurate. And one thing is for sure, we will be back for more!
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By Polly Robin