I went to Dozo Sushi, Soho, London a week ago with friends who highly recommended this restaurant. I can confirm to their recommendation that the food at Dozo was delicious. If you are an authentic sushi lover, this might not be your taste, however for those who love fusion cuisine this is just the right restaurant for you. It took us around 45 minutes to wait in line from 6:30 pm (to be fair, we went on a Saturday night) but the long wait was worth it!
We ordered 5 dishes Nasu Dengaku (grilled aubergine with sweet miso dressing & sesame seeds), Grilled Unagi (grilled eel), Volcano Maki and 2 Dragon Makis to share among the four of us and had a main dish each. My belly was about to pop by the time the the 5th sharing dish arrived. So if you're in for a light meal, ordering a sushi maki is enough. The Nasu Dengaku was tender and drenched in a sweet miso dressing that enhanced the flavour of the aubergine.
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Dragon Maki consists of jumbo prawn, asparagus, avocado, tobiko, ikura, eel sauce and mayonnaise. The eel sauce really went with the crispy jumbo prawns and avocado. This is a good dish to order.
Volcano Maki, it consists of eel, leeks, bonito flakes, eel sauce, avocado mayonnaise and fish roe on top. There are 8 pieces, two stacked as one, so made it perfect to share for four. I could taste the flavour of eel, mayonnaise and bonito flakes which was a great combo, with avocado on the side adding to the creaminess of the whole thing. Definitely recommend this dish, I think it is a must eat!
Dragon Maki (mango version) consist of jumbo prawn, asparagus, avocado, tobiko, ikura, eel sauce and mayonnaise usually but this version add a twist, which was suggested by the waiter since we ordered two of these. Instead of wrapping the maki with avocado, it was wrapped with mangos and served with soft shell crap instead. The mango slices added a sweetness to the rice and soft shelled crap, a mix of crispy and sweet.
Unagi Don which is grilled fresh eel with eel sauce on rice. The eel was grilled just to the right amount, soft and juicy on the inside with a bit of chewy texture on the outside. I've had bad grilled eels before which was either too dry or too raw, which made me gone off eels in general but this time I was able to regain my trust in Unagi Don. The sauce was seasoned well, which was not too sweet or salty. I would recommend this to seafood/ fish lover!
Overall, Dozo Sushi was better than my expectation and I thoroughly enjoyed the food there. If you're in London and looking for yummy Japanese (fusion) restaurant, definitely give this a try. Comment below your thoughts and let me know if you've tried this place before and what you think. :)
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