What: St. Sushi
Where: Newcastle Chinatown Area, Westgate Road. (Directions)
Phone: 0191 221 0222
Open: Mon-Thurs & Sun 12-15:30, 16:30-22:30. Fri 12-15:30, 16:30-23:00, Sat 12-23:00
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Since 2006 St. Sushi has garnered a reputation as one of top places to eat in Newcastle, let alone in Chinatown. Situated just opposite the Mill Volvo Theatre (formally the Tyne Journal Theatre) St. Sushi is instantly recognisable from the outside by its unusually shaped frontage, and the large fish logo above the door!
As soon as you enter the restaurant you are greeted by a fish tank and several lucky cat figures, both symbols of good fortune in Japanese culture. The space is bright and welcoming; with both regular open tables available as well as comfortable booth seats. Two large pictures of the busy crossing in Ginza, Tokyo (instantly recognisable from many films, most notably ‘Lost in Translation’) adorn the walls, while a television screen between them plays Asian music videos/concerts which serve as the restaurants soundtrack. The waitresses are helpful, welcoming and friendly and dress in a kimono inspired uniform.
On the menu, as their name might suggest, sushi is main attraction here, although it is not by any means all that is served in the restaurant. Huge sushi platters for groups are available, bento-box sushi sets for a single meal, as well as individual sushi pieces if you want to mix and match or have them as a side dish. Plenty of other non-sushi and/or non-fish options are available including, but not limited to, simple rice and noodle dishes. A good place to start if you are spoilt for choice is one of the bento boxes, sure to impress straight away with their beautiful presentation!
St. Sushi is a great place to go for either a light bite or a hearty meal, the food is reasonably priced and the waitresses are more than helpful if this is your first foray into sushi (or even if it’s not!). Next time you’re heading out for a meal, why not give St. Sushi a try?