Mon to Thurs: 5.30pm–11.00pm
Fri to Sat: 12.30pm–12.00am
Ours is a Brazilian-Japanese eatery that showcases the kind of delicious fare found in the sushi joints and churrascarias of Rio and São Paulo.
We are independently owned and a young team that takes great pride in being innovative and always at the top of our game. We respect Brazilian Japanese culture as a source of inspiration and from that springboard we venture as far as our suppliers’ produce will take us. We carefully source the very best ingredients on the market, often at higher cost, and pay particular attention to flavour combination and inventiveness. We draw the line at sacrificing the former in favour of the latter, and thus we push boundaries, and ourselves, but do so in harmony with our roots.
Executive Chef Gemma Hyjek, a Brazilian national, has taken sushinho to a new level, creating original and inspired dishes that reflect sushinho’s thirst for discovery and escapism. Our menu changes regularly, be it with the season, an ingredient no longer holding its own in a dish or weeks of fine tuning yielding a perfect recipe: we evolve and tweak and change constantly.
Today’s Brazil is home to the largest Japanese community outside of Japan, numbering 1.8 million and growing. Back in 1908, a group of 781 Japanese people arrived as farm workers in the Brazilian port of Santos with contracts to work on coffee plantations, part of a push by the Japanese government to promote emigration as a means of tackling over population and poverty in rural Japan following the demise of feudalism in the country. By 1941, some 160,000 Japanese had moved to Brazil, joined by a further 55,000 in the post-war period, all of whom subsequently raised families, prospered, and contributed to Brazil’s rich history, society, and culture.
Point in fact, football-mad Brazil also has a strong martial arts tradition, with millions practicing judo, jiu-jitsu, karate, taekwondo and aikido (and the 1,500-year-old sport of Sumo fast gaining in popularity), while Japanese of Brazilian descent have made their mark in Brazilian art, design, architecture, business, music and, of course, the food scene.
We at sushinho have opted to showcase what the established Japanese community in Brazil have come to be known and loved for, while simultaneously giving a platform to other foods that make Brazil the very unique, characterful and enticing country it is today.
"I'd thoroughly recommend a visit to sushinho...it's unlike any other restaurant you'll find in London at the moment."
mark bolland, es magazine
"...a sexy ground floor, potted palms and very low lighting: the backdrop for extraordinary japanese/brazilian food that really breaks new ground."
tatler restaurant guide
"Above all, though, Sushinho whetted the appetite for the genuine article – for more Brazilian food, and Japanese food there too, preferably eaten close to a beach".
tom parker bowles, daily mail
"The owners have stuck together Japanese food and Brazilian bar culture as a marriage of convenience, but to our amazement, the food here is remarkably good"
guy dimond, timeout