Review on Sukiyaki

An immensely likeable Japanese restaurant tucked away just off St Albans' market place, Sukiyaki might almost be mistaken for a casual teahouse, with its carefully arranged plants, calligraphy on the walls and soothing koto music in the background.

This is a family affair and it's run with great charm and courtesy. What it offers is a novice's guide to Japanese food, with the emphasis on robust home cooking rather than high-art cuisine. Sushi and sashimi are notable by their absence (the owners have been unable to find a local supplier who can guarantee the necessary freshness) and you won't find any noodle dishes either.

At lunchtime there are excellent-value deals served on black lacquered trays (beef shoga comprises stir-fried beef cooked in ginger and soy, served with rice, peasant-style miso soup, salad and pickles). Sukiyaki and teriyaki specialities steal the show in the evening, and you can also get appetisers including chicken yakitori, agedashi dofu and grilled gyoza dumplings. Green tea is free; otherwise drink beer or saké.

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Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.15pm Tue-Sat
Dinner: 6.30 - 11.30pm Tue-Sat

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Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at Sukiyaki

  • Vegetarian menu
  • 40 covers


6 Spencer Street
St Albans

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