Wednesday, February 11, 2015

WINNIE EATS: SUSHI PASSION

winnie eats sushi passion
Situated in the Great Western Arcade in Birmingham is a little hidden sushi treasure. Sushi Passion was originally located in the Indoor Market in Birmingham and it's opening times were seriously restricted by the market trading hours. This means that I've never been able to visit since it was always closed by 5pm. When it moved to a new premises, I could finally make a visit after work and it's now a frequent haunt of mine!
sushi passion interior
When it comes to authenticity, don't let the (fantastic) Polish sushi chef and kitschy Samurai warrior in the corner put you off. I've seriously yet to eat sushi anywhere that compares to this little restaurant in the UK, I'm sure they exist but for Birmingham this place is unbeatable. Sushi passion has several different types of seating - traditional tatami mats, table and bar and once seated, it's time to order! Firstly the sushi is awesome and beautifully presented. It's super fresh and if you are seated at the Bar, you can see the sushi being swiftly hand moulded right in front of you (as well as receiving miso soup via a little train, a much cuter version of conveyer belt sushi!) It's also extremely good value compared to London sushi restaurants and the usual fast food sushi chains. A party sushi selection for two people (served on the bridge in the pic below) comes with miso soup and refillable green tea and priced at £44, so at £22 per person, it's not that bad at all.
Sushi bridge
unagi
handrolls
sushi overview
david set
If you're ever in Birmingham, be sure to visit this place as it is hands down, the best sushi in the city and beats the city's alternatives (Yo Sushi, Ocean Dragon, Shogun Teppanyaki) by miles and miles. You need to book as the small restaurant gets pretty full and they don't serve any hot sides (sorry - no tempura!). I've been back several times now and the sushi is awesome every single time.  Fun fact? They create sushi birthday cakes - SUSHI birthday cakes. I don't know about you, but that's all the convincing I need...
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31 comments

  1. Omg I have such sushi cravings after reading this! To be honest for that high quality sushi it seems extremely reasonable for UK sushi prices, I've definitely blown that much or more before at Yo! Sushi which is pretty poor quality xx

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  2. This looks incredible, I'm adding it to my list of restaurants to visit next time I'm in Birmingham!

    Maria xxx

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  3. I can't wait to go! xx

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  4. Oh wow, this sushi looks amazing!!!

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  5. This looks so good! And I want a sushi birthday cake all to my self for my next birthday...x

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  6. Yum! looks good

    xo,
    stella
    www.stelladorothy.com

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  7. nnoooo omg i have serious sushi craving after reading this post. daaammmnn they look so fresh and SUSHI BIRTHDAY CAKES. I NEED :(((


    xx http://tanaditya.co.vu

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  8. Nom nom nom nom, and all at such an affordable price. Also, I must admit I'm a sucker for sushi served in cute little displays as such :)

    Mili

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  9. Oh my gosh. This looks amazing. I love sushi and these pictures have got me seriously craving some.


    p.s. a sushi birthday cake?! I'm so curious about what that would be like.


    xx


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  10. *drools* this place sounds great Winnie! And all thanks
    to this Polish chef?! Wowie :P Xx http://icepandora.blogspot.com

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  11. It really is great value and so fresh too. You can really taste the difference compared to sushi chains. You must be eating the best food while in Japan Georgie! I'd love to see some food posts/recommendations :)

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  12. Oh Gem, you will love it. We'll order the bridge and ALL the sashimi xxx

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  13. I love sushi but am yet to find an amazing restaurant near where I live. Food served by a train has got to be a winner!

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  14. oh my godd I love sushi! definitely going to visit here on my next trip back to Birmingham!

    Rose and Weston x

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  15. OOO this looks delish!! Had no idea Birmingham had some great sushi places!

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  16. I absolutely LOVE sushi, we usually eat is every week at work. This looks like a great place. I will certainly be ready for that sushi birthday cake, come my bday in the summer. :) <3

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  17. Haha I know right - there were pics of it in the menu, it looks epic!

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  18. Oh it really is Daisy. Wanted to go today but it was fully booked :(

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  19. It was Stella! Thanks for dropping by too x

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  20. It really is very fresh - love that everything is made to order (as it should be) and the sushi cake....is all kinds of awesome!

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  21. Oh my gosh, I'll have to dig out a photo and tweet it to you (just a pic from the menu) it's the stuff of sushi dreams :P

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  22. I know right? He's awesome and done such a great job with this little place.

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  23. Yes yes you must, you won't regret it. If you feel adventurous - try their Wasabi ice cream ;)

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  24. This one is absolutely amazing - so if you're ever about then definitely do drop by!

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  25. I wish I could eat sushi every week! That sounds like the best!!

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  26. This photography is amazing! The sushi looks so tasty! What camera do you use? :) x

    http://ariannachatz.blogspot.co.uk/

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  27. Siobhan Elizabeth16 February 2015 at 09:23

    Oh there is so much deliciousness in this post! OMNOM.


    http://cutenoir.net

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  28. Thanks so much Arianna! I actually used a small compact for this post which was the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7. It's now discontinued and despite it's low megapixel count (only 10 mp!) it's not bad at all for food pics :)

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  29. Oh man, looking back at this now make me want sushi asap too!

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