I’ve talked before about how we love eating sushi and sashimi, so we were very pleased to be invited along to Sushi Time in Martineau Square, Birmingham to try out their menu. What sets Sushi Time apart from other restaurants offering sushi, is the sheer range and variety of their menu offering. There are pages of sushi to choose from, so there’s something for every sushi lover to enjoy or try out. We decided to try out some of the sashimi, as well as a mixed platter, so that we could try out a wide range of sushi types.
After much consideration, we ordered some Jasmine Tea, Sake Sashimi, Maguro Sashimi and a Sake Tekka Set for 2. When the food came it looked amazing and was attractively displayed on a rack. We were slightly disappointed with the sashimi. Both the Sake Sashimi and the Maguro Sashimi lacked the succulence and flavour of sashimi at its best. That said, they were very eatable and nicely presented, but I’d probably stick to the sushi on a return visit.
- Banzai Roll
- California Tempura Roll
- Philadelphia Roll
- Tekka Maki
- Spicy Sake Maki
- Yamakasi Roll
- Nidzi Maki Roll
- Hino Maki Roll
The two biggest highlights were two sushi roll types that were new to us. The Philadelphia Roll was soft, moist and moreish. Cream cheese is a wonderful addition to the sushi range, but you probably wouldn’t come across it in Japan. I think it works really well and we’ll certainly be using it ourselves, if we make sushi at home, or if we are eating at Sushi Time again. The other big win was the California Tempura roll. Again this isn’t something that’s evolve within Japan, but it is a great development. The crunch and texture of the tempura adds a new dimension to the soft sushi and we’ll certainly have that again.
If you like sushi then Sushi Time, Birmingham is a great place to visit. You can choose from a great range of dishes, or take advantage of one of their set menu choices if you are part of a group. I loved the comprehensiveness of the menu and the quality of the sushi was very high. They also offer a takeaway service if you are in a hurry or want to eat at home.