Sticks and Sushi – Cambridge

Where do weary wedding shoppers go to refuel?

Well, if you are wandering around Cambridge I can highly recommend that you swing by Sticks and Sushi for a nibble.

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This swish sushi restaurant opened in May 2016 and occupies the gorgeous old council building known as the Old Reading Room. We instantly loved the vibe, there is a hushed air to the restaurant with its clean, neutral colour scheme and high ceilings that creates an oasis of calm compared to the bustling Saturday streets outside. We had arrived early to beat the lunch time rush and thank goodness we had, as by half 12 the places was full.

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Ordering sushi can be risky business, especially if you’re not an expert – but the fantastic menu comes with plenty of pictures to help you figure out exactly what you fancy.

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The staff were charming, attentive and knowledgeable and with their help we decided to order the PERFECT DAY platter.

To start we had edamame with salt and lemon and a delightful mouthful of Kani Korokke which are crab croquettes with a wasabi dressing.

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Followed by a complete feast for the eyes (the lighting in this place really is impeccable for photos)

Nigiri: Seared salmon, tuna and avocado
Maki: Spicy tuna, crispy ebi and rice paper with duck and goma
Tataki: Seared salmon, kizami wasabi, daikon, cress & ponzu

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For me, the real pièce de résistance were the “sticks” comprising of Emmental cheese wrapped in bacon, chicken with chili dip, teriyaki & spring onion and lamb chop with miso herb butter.

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It was much too much food for the 3 of us to finish but our kind waitress boxed us up the leftovers with Papa Clarke devoured the next day.

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The bill was a little steep with the platter costing £87 for 3 people (not including drinks) but it was an absolute treat and worth every. single. penny.


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