If you love sushi as much as I do then this is the place for you. Sushi which is coeliac friendly can sometimes be hard to find as many places add soy sauce to their dishes (soy sauce is made from fermenting soybeans with wheat grains so often isn’t gluten free).
The good news is that many places in London serve sushi that’s not only gluten free but also fresh and tasty. As well as this alot of places also keep gluten free soy sauce often known as tamari so you can enjoy it that little bit more with fresh ginger and wasabi which are both naturally gluten free.
Last week I had the chance try out Sticks n Sushi in Covent Garden for dinner. We hadn’t made a reservation but the staff were really helpful and accommodating and managing to squeeze us in.
A waiter showed us to our table and provided us with a drinks and food menu. The restaurant itself is quite big with dark and simple decor and the menu is extensive with vibrant images displaying the dishes. As gluten free options are not clearly marked on the menu I asked which options were suitable. Our waiter explained that his manager would be over to run through their options in a moment.
The manager, Aris was very helpful and very well informed. He ran through the options which are available including maki rolls, sashimi, ceviche and certain skewers. While they have amazing platters he recommended against them as they tend to be mixed with non gluten friendly dishes.
We went for a mix of a sashimi, edamane beans, maki rolls, skewers and ceviche between us and they gave us some tamari (gluten free soy sauce) in a separate ramikin.
The dishes came down at different times which worked perfectly. Personally I loved the scallop ceviche. I’d never eaten it before, however it as recommended as a favourite by Aris and it was the perfect blend of tangy and sweet. Everything was insanely fresh and the flavours were perfect.
For dessert we chose vanilla ice cream with creme brulee which was the perfect combination and finish to the meal.
Definitely a favourite for sushi so far and very well informed. I’ve had sushi in other restaurants where you’re quite limited to basic rolls or sashimi, however Sticks n Sushi had numerous options and we’re able to make some changes where necessary so it was just as enjoyable gluten free.
Highly recommend 👌
What we ordered:
Hotate Ceviche – Scallop with lime, chilli, coriander, red onion, celery & tigers milk
Tebasaki – Spicy Chicken Wings
Chiizu Maki – Emmenthal cheese and bacon skewerSalted Edamane beans
Coeliac Friendly: ⭐⭐⭐⭐