Sticks’n’Sushi arrives in Kingston

Sticks’n’Sushi arrives in Kingston

We simply had to be first in line to try the newest addition in town. By Anize Keers

Marking their 12th UK location, the Japanese restaurant with Danish influences has moved into The Bentall Centre. The largest Sticks’n’Sushi restaurant to date, you can expect fresh sushi, sashimi and yakitori as well as delicious hot sides and a very extensive drinks menu.

Heading down to see the new space, we were struck by the beauty of the intimate setting spread across two floors. The low lighting and natural furnishings create a warm and inviting ambience completed by the aromas wafting from the open kitchen and the spectacle of the chefs crafting their creations.

The restaurant chain is known for its blend of flavours and range of different small dishes. For meat lovers, I would recommend the Wagu Bites, made with wagyu tartare, shiso, spring onion and kizami wasabi on a bite of toasted bread. While the Shake Teriyaki is a stick of delightfully fresh and tender salmon dressed with teriyaki and spring onion.

Sticks’N’Sushi group CEO, Andreas Karlsson told us: “We have had our sights set on Kingston for a while now and we were in the process of purchasing another site before settling on this one.”. The new Kingston location will be able to accommodate over 200 visitors while also offering an outdoor terrace and private dining area.

All the meat and fish are freshly prepared on-site and beautifully presented. The Beef Tataki is not to be overlooked. The tenderness of the meat is complemented by miso aioli, spring onion, root vegetable chips, shiitake and truffle ponzu for a delightfully savoury umami taste with a crunch to it. Or opt for the Shake Carpaccio for the taste of fresh juicy salmon with miso aioli, trout roe, chives, daikon and lime marinade for a refreshing citrus oceanic flavour.

The menu caters for vegetarian options too with a selection of deliciously prepared vegetable small plates. The fried cauliflower with black truffle goma is a favourite of mine for its sweet and creamy taste.

The restaurant chain also has a stocked bar and offers a range of delicious cocktails and classic Japanese tipples such as warming sake and teas. Treating ourselves to the Purple Rain cocktail we found it to be a gin lover’s dream with the classic smoothness of gin mixed with tonic and violet liqueur for a sweet taste reminiscent of old-school Parma Violet sweets.

Bookings are open now and you can find the restaurant opposite John Lewis on Wood Street.


The Bentall Centre, Wood St, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1TP