The Shiori - a welcome piece of Kyoto in London
|Wagyu tataki mitsuba maki|
There are a couple of dinner ordering options at The Shiori. We went with the full kaiseki experience at £105 for around 12 courses for which it is usually best to pre-order. There is a shorter dinner menu at £65 for around seven courses too, and a few lunch menu options. On the Tuesday night that we visited, most tables were full at some point during the evening, although that was the night before Fay Machsler gave The Shiori a glowing, and rare, five star review.
|Rape blossom ohitsashi|
|Kobujime seabream with ankimo sauce|
|Sweet shrimp and fermented rice|
|Sashimi (L-R): Razor Clam, King Salmon, Lobster, Chu-toro (medium fatty tuna), Black Kingfish|
|Grilled red mullet and kinome|
|Snow crab's hirosu|
|Nigiri: O-toro, Horse Mackerel, Seabass|
|Nigiri: Scallop and black truffle (L), Prawn and Uni (R)|
|Seasonal Steamed Sushi: conger eel|
|Desserts (L-R): Smoky Japanese tea, yuzu sorbet, black sesame|
Oh, and if you went to Sushi of Shiori you might be interested to know that the location should re-open this year but as a showcase for Japanese pottery which will be imported from various locations in Japan.Clearly this is another passion of the proprietors.