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My meal at Issho-Ni was kindly gifted, but all opinions are entirely my own.
What are two things we Londoners just can’t get enough of?
I’d have to say it’s bottomless brunch and sushi.
Whenever I organise to meet with friends on the weekend, these are usually the first two suggestions that come up. And I think that’s the same for most people in the capital.
So what if I told you that you could now combine both in London’s first Japanese bottomless brunch!?
London’s Only Japanese Bottomless Brunch – Where?
Issho-Ni is a charming little Japanese restaurant and bar in East London’s Bethnal Green. It was founded by restaurateur Claire Su & Head Chef Eduardo Aguiar.
In Japanese, Issho-Ni means “along with.” This name emphasises the Izakaya tradition in which guests share plates of Japanese cuisine along with a selection of unique Japanese inspired drinks.
Issho-ni’s decor is evocative of an old-school speakeasy saloon from the roaring twenties, with lots of glistening fairy lights and quirky furnishings.
The restaurant is home to the very first Japanese bottomless brunch in London.
London’s First Japanese Bottomless Brunch – What?
When Issho-Ni say bottomless, they really mean it. Make sure you arrive hungry! Their Japanese bottomless brunch features unlimited Japanese starters and unlimited sushi, as well as a tasty main dish per person. For an extra special London brunch, you can add on unlimited drinks too.
- Chuka seaweed
- Wasabi peas
Unlimited maki rolls:
- Salmon Avocado
- Prawn Tempura
- Spicy White Fish
One main dish per person:
- Vegetable Tempura – Lightly battered vegetables, dashi sauce
- Nasu Dengaku – Fried Aubergine, sesame miso
- Chicken Katsu Curry – Fried breaded chicken leg, Japanese curry, rice
- Salmon Teriyaki – Grilled Salmon, teriyaki sauce
- Wagyu Steak (additional fee) – A3 grade Wagyu Beef, yakiniku sauce
- Bloody Geisha – A Japanese twist on a Bloody Mary
London’s First Japanese Bottomless Brunch – When?
Issho-Ni’s Japanese bottomless brunch takes place every Saturday from 12pm to 3:30pm (last seating at 2:00pm).
Each bottomless reservation is for 1.5 hours.
Make sure to book in advance as the restaurant fills up fast!
London’s First Japanese Bottomless Brunch – How much?
Japanese bottomless brunch at Issho-Ni costs £36 per person.
To add unlimited drinks you’ll pay an extra £17 per person.
Issho-Ni Review – My Experience
Good quality sushi in London can be extremely expensive and hard to find. But Issho-Ni’s bottomless Japanese brunch lets you devour all of the delicious sushi you can physically eat – plus lots of other tasty Japanese dishes – for an incredibly reasonable price.
All of the dishes were all brought out promptly as soon as our session began, with one of everything arriving on our table. You can then order more once you’ve finished each dish.
Everything we ate at Issho-Ni was absolutely delicious. The katsu curry was one of the best I’ve had in London. But I do think that next time I’ll have to try the wagyu steak – seeing it on other tables made me incredibly jealous.
Our prosecco glasses were always kept full and the friendly waiting staff checked in regularly to see if we needed any more food – which we didn’t, there was more than enough on the table to start with. By the end of the brunch, my guest and I left feeling incredibly full and suitably tipsy. What more could you want from a bottomless brunch!?
Issho-Ni is the perfect Saturday brunch spot for a special occasion or even just a weekend treat. While it’s not the cheapest brunch in London, it is fantastic value for the amount of high-quality food you get. And it’s certainly cheaper than other sushi restaurants in the capital.
Plus, being the first of its kind in the city, this Japanese bottomless brunch is a unique experience that only a few Londoners can say that they’ve tried. So get down to Issho-Ni asap!