Homegirl London’s Food Review: Kami Japanese Restaurant. This is a very cute and intimate sushi and noodle bar which is ideal for a hot date night. If you’re looking for a Japanese restaurant in Kentish Town or sushi near Tufnell Park then you must book yourself a table at Kami Japanese Restaurant.
“Super cute Japanese restaurant serving sushi and noodles in Kentish Town which is perfect for a cosy date night” Homegirl London
Kami Japanese Restaurant Menu
Start your meal with chicken, prawn or vegetable gyoza dumplings. We tried the veg option which was rather good. I usually go for tempura but my main incorporated this so decided not to double up. Other appetizers included deep fried aubergine with sweet miso and grilled chicken skewers with spring onions or deep fried soft shell crab.
If you love Sashimi then you’re in for a treat. Homeboy tried the tuna (maguro) which he said was wonderful. Other options include salmon, sea bass, sea bream, yellow tail, mackerel, king prawn, eel, scallop, razor clam and more. They also have new style sashimi which includes seared tuna with onion dressing and thinly sliced sea bass with yuzu ponzu sauce. The nigari list included salmon roe, butterfish and sweet tofu. With sushi moriwase, aburi nigiri, maki rolled sushi, hand roll and special rolled sushi, you’ll be in sushi heaven.
Aside from the Sushi you can order grilled dishes ranging from black cod to chicken katsu or salmon teriyaki. My friend tried the chicken katsu. I opted for the veg tempura udon which was a simmering bowl filled to the brim with thick noodles and mixed vegetable tempura on top. There was a king prawn version of this dish. Homeboy went for the prawn yaki soba which he thoroughly enjoyed. The boys also shared four rainbow special rolls which were very colourful and full of flavour.
To give you an idea about prices, the appetizers are £4-9.50, sashimi (3 slices) is £6-13, nigiri (2 pieces) is £5-12.50 while grilled dishes are £10-20. If you’re not sure what to order you can try the set dinner which was £38 per person. They also have a tasting menu which is £58 per person. We also ordered three desserts to share which were pretty descent. You can also order the food to be delivered if you can’t secure a table.
Kami Japanese Restaurant Interiors
This is a small restaurant but it’s super stylish. Step inside the door off the busy street and you are in a calm oasis. The sushi prep bar is on full view so you can see the chefs at work. If you are dining solo you can sit at the bar on a stool. The seating is very comfortable and the tables spaced far enough apart so you have some privacy. The décor reminded me of sushi bars in high end Japanese hotels. With low lighting, you have an intimate vibe to cosy up with your lover!!
Kami Japanese Restaurant Information
To find out more about the restaurant go to the Kami Website. The restaurant address is 8 Fortess Road, London NW5 2ES. The nearest train station is Kentish Town or you can walk from Tufnell Park tube station which is on the northern line. Current opening times listed are Monday to Friday 12 noon until 2.30pm and 6pm until 10.30pm. On Saturday and Sunday, they are open from 12 noon until 10.30pm. The restaurant is quite small so it is best to book a table online.
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London food and exterior photographs, interior pictures from Kami website. Thanks: Rich and Homeboy for dining with me.