Shiori
Cuisine: Japanese
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Address: 45 Moscow Road, London W2 4AH

Website: Visit restaurant website

Telephone: +44 20 7221 9790

Formerly Sushi of Shiori in Euston, The Shiori is an intimate Japanese restaurant serving Kaiseki cuisine, run by a former head chef of Umu. Sushi and sashimi sets are available at lunch; at dinner, two tasting menus are offered.

Latest reviews of The Shiori

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Nicholas Lander, Financial Times

28 February 2014

A salmon and sea bass hakata presented layers of the two fish interlaced with seaweed that had been pressed in a wooden box for a day, alongside the thinnest slice of sudachi, a citrus fruit closely related to yuzu. This was preceded by a plate of the finest sashimi I have eaten outside Japan…

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AA Gill, The Sunday Times

8 September 2013

There was no sense of the easing of hunger or the natural glow of sweetmeats, no unfolding of delight or satisfaction. In fact, no pleasure at all…

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Giles Coren, The Times

13 July 2013

At Shiori there is glorious cooking, exquisite attention to detail, wonderful slow-paced service from two beautiful women, and maybe a 30 per cent risk that it just won’t be your sort of thing…

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Andy Hayler, andyhayler.com

21 May 2013

There is much to like about Shiori, and certainly considerable thought has gone into the design of the dishes (…). The trouble is that Japanese kaiseki cuisine is at its heart a celebration of ultra-seasonal high quality ingredients, and this is very difficult to replicate in London…

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What the Critics say

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Nicholas Lander, Financial Times

28 February 2014

A salmon and sea bass hakata presented layers of the two fish interlaced with seaweed that had been pressed in a wooden box for a day, alongside the thinnest slice of sudachi, a citrus fruit closely related to yuzu. This was preceded by a plate of the finest sashimi I have eaten outside Japan…

Read full review »
AA_Gill

AA Gill, The Sunday Times

8 September 2013

There was no sense of the easing of hunger or the natural glow of sweetmeats, no unfolding of delight or satisfaction. In fact, no pleasure at all…

Read full review »
giles_coren

Giles Coren, The Times

13 July 2013

At Shiori there is glorious cooking, exquisite attention to detail, wonderful slow-paced service from two beautiful women, and maybe a 30 per cent risk that it just won’t be your sort of thing…

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Celia Plender, Time Out

19 March 2013

‘Natsukashi!’ they say in Japanese when reminded of a fond memory, and an evening here was resoundingly reminiscent of Japan. From placemats decorated with seasonal ingredients, to dishes adorned with edible buds and blossoms, a lot of attention has gone into every detail…

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Marina O'Loughlin, The Guardian

9 March 2013

At the risk of coming over all M&S, this isn’t just dinner, it’s a merry-go-round for the senses, a series of revelatory little pleasures. It’s an education…

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Fay Maschler, Evening Standard

13 February 2013

Even more impressive was the substitution (…) of snow crab and winter vegetable hotpot with a ball of crabmeat in a skin of ultimate tensile strength resting in a small amount of deeply savoury broth. It was like the sort of conjuring trick when a napkin is pulled away and a glass of water turns into a bunch of flowers…

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Joe-Warwick

Joe Warwick (Metro), Metro

7 February 2013

Our first hot dish is a snow crab nabe, a fantastically delicate consommé-like soup, the pieces of crab perfectly textured bursts of sweetness rubbing shoulders with tofu, yubu (tofu skin) glass noodles and enoki mushrooms. A precisely grilled piece of red mullet – not too crispy, not too oily – grabs our attention next. (…) this represents exceptional value…

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What the Bloggers say

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Andy Hayler, andyhayler.com

21 May 2013

There is much to like about Shiori, and certainly considerable thought has gone into the design of the dishes (…). The trouble is that Japanese kaiseki cuisine is at its heart a celebration of ultra-seasonal high quality ingredients, and this is very difficult to replicate in London…

Read full review »