The countdown to the opening of Sushi Passion in Birmingham was like an advent calendar with most of my friends. Either through rumour, recommendation or just sheer excitement, we’ve all been a bit excited about this place opening..with constant updates since the sign when on the door.
Mere days after it opened (I’m delayed in blogging, sorry) some friends and I went to see what the Great Western Arcade’s newest resident had to offer. Unlike its bustling, but tiny, sister venue in the Indoor Market, there’s something delightfully serene about this place. With enough to sit around 35 people there’s a mix of traditional Japanese-style lower seating, standard table-and-chairs and also seats at the bar. We were sat at the bar which was a good view of the restaurant, the chefs and the slightly ominous mannequin in full samurai get-up…and the train; love a good train in a restaurant, which also proved to be useful in delivering miso soup.
There’s a nice range of sushi, both in variety and prices, and enough description that if you’re not a connoisseur you’ll still be able to order – thankfully! Two of us went for a couple of the meal deals, priced at about £14 and £20 approximately, which I foolishly forgot to write down what they were…so here’s a photo of it instead:
The presentation was simple but effective and we’d managed to order enough food between the two of us for about three people. But it can’t just be us who are never really sure how much sushi you can manage in one sitting. And it was very enjoyable. I’d like to pretend that I know more about sushi other than it’s tasty, but really I’m still learning. And with Sushi Passion round the corner from work, I can see this being a thorough lesson indeed.