Bisushima embodies the zen synonymous with Japanese culture. The restaurant has an organic, earthy feel, with wood panelling and generous cove seating to enjoy your dinner with friends. Light pours in from every angle, filling the restaurant with sunshine during the day and the sparkling London lights at night. The real star of the show is the outside terrace, wrapping round the restaurant and deep enough for multiple outdoor dining tables.
The food is as beautiful as a painting, and becomes as much a delight on the eyes as on the palate. The food and ingredients focus on nature and becoming one with nature through food, and every plate we were served looked like a magical garden. Our starters were definitely the most impressive of the meal - the tuna, scallops, beautiful herbs and vegetables were fresh and the flavours innovative, simultaneously paired with beautiful familiar Japanese ingredients. The balance of lemon sour and creamy notes came back in every dish, from the coriander dip accompanying the calamari, to the Edomae style sushi. Order the lamb as a main and be pleasantly surprised.
Bisushima is, to us, the perfect place for a Saturday afternoon. Start with lunch and get lost in the vibe of the outside rooftop area, stay for drinks and dinner and well into the night. Make sure to order sides with your mains, and ask lots of questions about the ingredients - the incredible variety of flavours is there but not always explained. Definitely order a few cocktails and enjoy one of the most spectacular rooftops London has to offer.