"Well-priced, tasty conveyor belt sushi"Review Rating: Reviewed by Leila
It was YO! Sushi who first introduced conveyor belt dining to the UK. Back in 1997 it was heralded as the future of restaurants by some, and while YO! went on to become a global brand, the other similar restaurants that opened in its wake have since been plying their trade in a much quieter fashion. K10 (the name comes from “kaiten”, meaning conveyor belt in Japanese) could well be a serious contender to rival the sushi giant, aside from the fact that it’s taken them 13 years to open this, their second site.
Hot food is ordered at the table, and includes some very subtly flavoured chicken teriyaki and lovely soft shell crab with plenty of meat encased in the lightest tempura batter - some of which also coats the well-seasoned chilli baby squid.
On the sushi-go-round there is futomaki wrapped in a sliver of courgette instead of nori, and filled with avocado and sundried tomato, a great piquant addition to the mix. Also good is the tuna sashimi, here sliced wafer-thin and with a peppery crust, and the beef carpaccio dotted with hot mustard and garnished with grated crispy taro, a type of tuber that is more commonly boiled or steamed. But most outstanding is the “surf and turf”, a roll with lobster and avocado, topped with a rasher of raw beef and a dab of hot wasabi, sprinkled with golden tempura crumbs.
It’s possible to eat substantially for around £30 a head; the tuna sashimi dish is £5.50, as is the surf and turf. There are other nice little touches: the open kitchen in the centre of the rotating belt, the taps for sparkling and still water on each table, and on the night we visit there is free prosecco with dinner. This is one brand expansion we can get behind.
Leila reviewed K10 on Wed 29 May 2013