I’ve been in a Japanese sort of mood recently and have visited a few places around town, but sometimes your old reliable sushi haunt is still the best. For me, that’s a small neighbourhood restaurant right next to Bermondsey underground station, an odd place for a sushi joint but nonetheless a good one. Enter Poppy Hana
The interior is red and black and atmospheric and makes even going to a neighbourhood joint feel special.
The seared salmon tataki is fabulous – if all salad leaves were dressed with this dressing, we’d all be a lot healthier.
The soft shell crab rolls are my favourite – and I’ve ordered both the Temaki hand roll and the normal sushi rolls. The crab is hot and the rolls freshly made.
We’ve seriously over ordered and by the time the shrimp yakisoba arrives, there’s not too much room for the noodles. The noodles are ok, but probably not something I’ll ever order again – much preferring to stick to the sushi and salmon tataki.