UCHI

It’s off the Lower Clapton Road, which is hardly Billingsgate, and it’s turning out solid Japanese fare in its own quietly confident way. The menu is small, which is reassuring – sushi, yakitori, karaage, and tempura – but the room is large. It’s basically a big izakaya. You’ll sit on a wooden stool, hear the reassuring clink of your Asahi on the industrial metal tables and order a load of sashimi, nigiri and sushi rolls. It’s all nice. The fish here isn’t the isn’t the rarest or most extravagantly presented, but that’s not what Uchi is about. It does simple things well with good produce at a reasonable price.