Earlier this week, I was in Newcastle again with one of my bosses. I love to eat out but sometimes I am so tired after being at work that I opt to stay in my hotel room with a Deliveroo (usually Yo Sushi)
However, on Wednesday, the sun was out and we both fancied a walk around the local area. A quick chat about the food we fancied, and a quick google map search showed that we were only a 10 minute walk from St Sushi.
The restaurant is located at 89-93 Westgate Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 4AE. I am not massively au fait with the geography Newcastle but judging by our walk it is right in the centre.
Serving everything from bento boxes, curry dishes, standard japanese mains and ‘signature sushi’ it really is a great find. It was easy to see why they describe it as the most popular Japanese in Newcastle. We arrived just after 6pm and the place was already really busy, with booths and tables already well occupied.
We were seated immediately (warning, the tables are very close together) and ordered a beer each as we perused the menu.
My boss and I have been to a couple of sushi restaurants now, and although he isn’t well versed in the cuisine, he is happy to jump right in and try everything, which I love!
Meanwhile I ordered a range of smaller dishes for us both to try.
Here they are one by one:
First out was the honey sweet potato. If you have ever had sweet potato crisps you’ll know the flavour. They were deep fried, crisp and really sweet with the added honey. They were lovely, if a little sweet as part of a main for me. I would love these with ice cream, or to have as a snack (I am going to attempt to recreate these at home at some point)
I love ikura gunkan, and these fish eggs were an incredibly bright orange, and much larger in size that I have ever seen. I love the sensation of the eggs popping in my mouth and the slightly salty taste was gorgeous. I also found out that the word ‘gunkan’ translates into English as ‘battleship’ and you can see why from the shape.
We then had to have the dorayaki for dessert (we shared as we were full). This pancake, sandwiched with a sweet red bean paste was lovely. I am used to the Yo Sushi one so was quite surprised that this one was chocolate. The consistency was great and I wish they were bigger (but then i wouldn’t stop eating them!)
The service was amazing and the staff were lovely and so helpful in explaining the dishes we hadn’t heard of. They were even lovely when I knocked over my whole tray of soy sauce like an idiot. The presentation was beautiful too. I really do eat with my eyes and it was a genuine joy to eat here.
I will definitely be returning for more, and to be a little more experimental with some of their signature dishes next time.
For just under £60, it was fantastic value, especially when you consider that we had two beers each.