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Kami, Japanese Restaurant in Kentish Town

Kami Japanese Restaurant

I keep forgetting about my local Japanese restaurant – a very small place, just a few tables, but what a treat to be able to get sushi so close by.

Kami was previously Satuma, but still despite the change in ownership, having a good Japanese Restaurant as your local is a definitely plus point! I keep forgetting to take pictures on many an occasion that I’ve been there, so this time I have. As my local, I like the fact that they have bento box options and one plate/bowl meal options, these being available at lunch mainly with a smaller selection at dinner.  I always go for a tonkatsu don  as this is my comfort dish.

The sushi and sashimi here are fresh, as I frequently get asked  this especially because of the location. From the times that I have had lunch there, I would say there are quite a few office people around the area that come in for lunch plus those like me who work from home. Kami also offers a take away service, and I see quite a few people go for that option while I was having lunch there, whilst in the evening they even have a delivery service.

I think I had my first taste of butter fish here, which I do thoroughly recommend (as part of their huge sashimi platter) – the texture is creamy and it kind of melts in your mouth.

Otherwise, Kami offers the usual variety of sushi and sashimi: salmon, tuna, eel, sea bass, prawns, scallop, and yellow tail. Additionally you can also order tempura, noodles (udon, soba & ramen), and something for the complete vegetarian as well.

I’ve taken these images with an iPhone, so there is a bit of variation in the quality. As you can see, thoroughly fresh sushi.

I did think seriously whether to write on Kami, mostly because of my own selfishness in hope that I can keep the place quiet and “secret”, somewhere I can just pop in for lunch or get a take away without it being too busy, somewhere I can get my fix of Japanese food easily!  But as you can see I thought otherwise.

Kami – Kentish Town’s local Japanese Restaurant – if you like your sushi and sashimi, do try them out,  if you have more time, try the other dishes they offer, I certainly will be. The restaurant itself is very small but such a jem in this part of London, a sign of changing times for Kentish Town perhaps?


8 Fortess Road
Kentish Town
London NW5 2ES
020 7485 7078

Monday – Saturday
12noon – 14:30
18:00 – 22:30

Sunday: Closed
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