Atari-Ya in West London is "the" best takeaway sushi place we go to if you settle for nothing but the very best. This inconspicuous little shop offers a wide range of the freshest quality fish in London. There are expert chefs at the counter preparing some of the silkiest sashimi and sushi dishes around and offering up some of the best tuna available on the market.
Our friends @exyle and @bkdbkd happened to be here visiting us so I suggested we get some of fresh fish from Atari-Ya and make them a nice sushi meal at home as I knew beforehand they are also big fans of Sushi, just like me and @ezzy, lol.
Atari-Ya is located just a minute away from West Acton underground station, a couple of blocks away from a popular Japanese School there. It seems a huge Japanese community resides in those parts.
The shop itself is on the small side but always very busy with long queues, mostly Japanese expats. That’s a key sign to knowing if this place is legit or not, lol.
Atari-Ya offers a wide range of high quality Japanese foods including rice, vinegar, wasabi, soy sauce and noodles. There are a lot of shrink wrapped meats and packaged fish on the front counter behind the glass. The seasoning they use is the delicious Miso which is made from fermented soybeans and is the perfect way of adding "umami" flavouring to your selections of meat and fish!
My favourite part of the shop is the fish counter selling top quality sashimi grade seafood, prepared and cut by the skilled staff working there. The main chef behind the counter looked very experienced hold an extremely sharp knife in one hand and slicing the fish to perfection. Another great thing about fresh counter is that you can request the fish cut exactly as required. For example, sashimi style or nigiri style.
We ordered a selection of sashimi to take home with us, including 40 pieces of Salmon, 20 pieces of Tuna, 10 pieces each for the sweet red prawn and scallops as well as some fish roe. These are all my favourites and proved to be quite the banquet, lol. The total price was about £75 pounds which is quite reasonable by Central London standards. Imagine the same meal at a sushi restaurant! It will set up back no less than £200, for sure.
A couple of hours hard work later from the kitchen and.. "Ta-Da!" A delicious, authentic Japanese sushi meal is prepared and ready! For my Steemian friends who would like to learn this recipe, please check out back to my previous post, Sushi Made Easy.
Hmmm, so tasty... Where do I begin, lol! The soft texture of the vinegar rice is just right with the seafood being as fresh as you can get. Quite the combination! The tuna and salmon were so tender as each smooth slice almost melts in your mouth!
The flavour of the prawn sushi was of the same high standard! I love to dab a bit of wasabi on top to enjoy that strong "kick", haha!
Scallop Sushi is probably considered one of the most luxurious item on the sushi menu. The butterfield scallops placed on top of sushi rice are so tender and sweet. Absolute heaven on a plate!
Just writing up this post makes me so hungry, haha! We all enjoyed this amazing sushi meal and were really satisfied by the end. How much better could it get! Having lovely food and with the greatest of company too!
I really love Atari-Ya and am really grateful for it being located so nearby to where I live. If you ever fancy the most superlative fish you can find for that "special" Japanese dish, this place is the best you could ever hope for.
Atari-Ya位于West Actoon 地铁站附近，仅一分钟路程，非常方便。附近有一所日本学校，所以这个地区有一个庞大的日本社区。