There’s a narrow shopfront directly across the street from the Ealing Common tube station that always looks like it’s closed, thanks to it’s whited-out windows. Look carefully, and you’ll see a little display of plastic sushi in the front (and a sign that says Cash Only). Behind that door is an adorable sushi restaurant that serves some of the best sushi in London.
We were looking for a light lunch one weekend when I suggested Sushi Hiro. It has been on my radar for a while and this was finally a chance to go.
We ordered two sushi platters – the first and third sets on the menu (were they A & C?). Together, they came to about £17, very reasonable for sushi of such high quality. The fish was extremely fresh and watching the sushi being made was highly entertaining and made the long wait feel much shorter. Mmmm… I love all the silky smooth fish: tuna, mackerel, salmon… I’m not fond of the slimy squid though. If I had to complain about one thing, it would be about how they spread the wasabi under the fish – it wasn’t spread evenly and so sometimes you’d get a big lump that would cause your eyes to water a lot! Green tea was brought for us to drink and soon after our platters were brought to us, bowls of miso soup were also presented.
I’m already keen to go back to try their maki sushi. There’s one with huge lumps of crab meat and another with gorgeous grilled eel (they dab the sauce on so gently with a brush) and there’s even futomaki, the giant sushi roll filled with many goodies.
They are closed in between lunch and dinner and last orders for lunch are taken at about 2pm. Reservations are also taken and are recommended.
1 Station Parade
London W5 3LD