Monday night (gosh it feels like a month ago!), my friend Natasha and I went out for some sushi and girl chat about dissertations. It is amazing how much dissertations and phD applications can consume one's time. ;) Being that we were both nearby St. Paul's, we Googled and came up with Miyama Restaurant who qualify themselves as "great Japanese restaurant in the heart of London City". How can you say no to that, right?
We apparently arrived a bit early as the restaurant didn't open until 5:45pm so we hopped across the street to the lush blue velvet couches at Grange St. Paul's Hotel where I sipped on my overpriced tea and Natasha showed off her beautifully bound dissertation. Well done, girl!!! It was as if even the beautiful lush couch was congratulating Natasha -- matching as it were.
5:45 arrived and we jumped back across the street in search of Miyama Restaurant. Earlier we had been confounded when arriving at the address, 17 Godliman Street, where we were greeted by a modern office building with an intercom system and no button for the lower ground floor where the restaurant was listed. Thankfully on our return venture across the road, Natasha spotted the restaurant's sign on the side of the building. That said, when you are coming for dinner, be sure to look out for the restaurant BEFORE you reach 17 Godliman Street but right across the street from Grange St. Paul's Hotel.
Thankfully we were seated immediately downstairs where we poured over the extensive menu and hemmed and hawed about which dishes to order. We ended up deciding on their: California Roll, Spicy Tuna Roll, Negi Hamachi Roll, and Sake Avocado Roll.
The rolls were delicious and we felt the portion was perfect for two to share. And the Monday evening we stepped into their restaurant it was quiet and perfect for a good chat about -- what else? -- dissertations and phD applications. The prices also were not half bad with 6 rolls ranging from £3.20 to £8.00 and amiable service and immaculate restrooms. Having been without my sushi fix since Easter (back home in California) I was a very happy girl and would happily recommend Miyama Restaurant to anyone looking for a lovely place to indulge in some fresh fish with a good friend or special someone. :)
And really how can you deny a visit to Miyama Restaurant when you happily oo and aww at Christopher Wren's grand St. Paul's Cathedral in the glow of night.