The best places to get sushi in Lancashire
Mr Basrai’s World Cuisines, Blackpool
Mr Basrai’s World Cuisines, in Talbot Road, Blackpool, is a popular haunt for sushi.
The family-run restaurant, which opened in 2011, serves international cuisines from around the world in a hot all-you-can-eat buffet-style arrangement.
As well as Japanese sushi, the restaurant also serves Indian, Chinese, Mexican, Italian, Oriental, Tex-Mex, or American barbecue for one single price. The restaurants also has salads and desserts on offer, including the chocolate fountain, which is a well visited centre-piece.
All the food is freshly cooked, with live cooking stations throughout, to suit diners’ preference, offering an authentic experience.
Children are welcome, with their meals being half price.
Sakura Valley, Leyland
Sakura Valley, in Golden Hill Lane, Leyland, serves sushi, ramen (homemade noodle soup) and many more traditional Japanese dishes.
The chefs pride themselves in using fresh ingredients, with natural flavours and no added MSG.
Booking is advised as the restaurant is quite small, but there is a take-away option. There are also gluten-free options. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 5pm until 9.30pm.
Nami Sushi, Lancaster
Nami Sushi, in China Street, Lancaster, is based on the concept of Kaitenzushi, or conveyor belt, where customers can select the sushi that they want to eat as it passes by.
Customers can also order their favourite dish from the servers or one of the chefs from the open kitchen. For those who prefer the seated dining experience, the restaurant also offers an intimate dining area. There are more than 50 sushi and hot food dishes available. Chefs use natural flavourings from Kombu (kelp) and Shiitake mushroom stock to create the Umami flavour that is found in many of their hot dishes. Open seven days a week, from lunch until late. Photo from Nami Sushi’s Facebook page.
KOKO is a fast casual eatery in Common Street Garden, Lancaster.
The restaurant offers diners the chance to create their own poke (diced raw fish served as either an appetizer or as a main course and is one of the main dishes), or opt for something from the hot food menu. This can include teriyaki chicken bento, kalua pork bent, hot donburis and Japanese curries. Finger bites and soups are also on the menu.
Open Monday to Saturday 11am until 9pm.
Beach House Bistro, Blackpool
Beach House Bistro, on Blackpool’s promenade, serves hand-rolled sushi, all made fresh, in-house.
Options include teriyaki beef and wild mushroom, chicken katsu , tofu reverse roll, tempura king prawn and shredded duck and cucumber.
Also on the menu are steaks, pizzas and fish. The restaurant offers sea views.