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Old Mar 4th 2007, 5:36 pm
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As you know I'm moving back from Canada and the thing I will really miss is the fab sushi. Does anyone know if they are selling decent sushi in the supermarkets now in England? I did have some crappy stuff from m&S last time I was back but it was yuk. I love California rolls and dynamite rolls the best are they into that yet?

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As you know I'm moving back from Canada and the thing I will really miss is the fab sushi. Does anyone know if they are selling decent sushi in the supermarkets now in England? I did have some crappy stuff from m&S last time I was back but it was yuk. I love California rolls and dynamite rolls the best are they into that yet?

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Waitrose do a really nice range. For a supermarket.
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Sainsbury's does too
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How about restaurants, are they becoming more popular now?
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Pret-a-Manger (nationwide sandwich bar) do sushi - its sushi is only on a par with M&S tho, IMO.

Not sure where you're headed but up our way (NW UK) there are very few places. Selfridges in Manchester has a sushi bar in it, which is about as good as we get round here. I do like going there for the sushi as it does have a very large range of dishes (both on the conveyor belt and to order - and it's very well priced).

We went to a Japanese restaurant in Wilmslow recently (supposedly the best in the NW - and maybe it is) but it didn't really compare to the places we used to go to in Melbourne. I don't know what the rest of the UK is like (London probably has heaps of choice) but up here it's pretty limited.
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Pret-a-Manger (nationwide sandwich bar) do sushi - its sushi is only on a par with M&S tho, IMO.

Not sure where you're headed but up our way (NW UK) there are very few places. Selfridges in Manchester has a sushi bar in it, which is about as good as we get round here. I do like going there for the sushi as it does have a very large range of dishes (both on the conveyor belt and to order - and it's very well priced).

We went to a Japanese restaurant in Wilmslow recently (supposedly the best in the NW - and maybe it is) but it didn't really compare to the places we used to go to in Melbourne. I don't know what the rest of the UK is like (London probably has heaps of choice) but up here it's pretty limited.
We're heading to the Berks/Hants/Surrey area, I wonder if they have any in Reading? The sushi bar in Selfridges, Manchester sounds great. Thanks for your help, I never liked the stuff before I went to Canada.
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We're heading to the Berks/Hants/Surrey area, I wonder if they have any in Reading? The sushi bar in Selfridges, Manchester sounds great. Thanks for your help, I never liked the stuff before I went to Canada.
Yes, there is a sushi bar in Reading town centre. I was in Reading last week - didn't get to the sushi bar as had a baby and toddler in tow, but it's on Broad Street! My OH works in Reading and goes to the sushi place every week - says it's pretty good. (And Pret-a-Manger is just across the street, as is M&S )
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As you know I'm moving back from Canada and the thing I will really miss is the fab sushi. Does anyone know if they are selling decent sushi in the supermarkets now in England? I did have some crappy stuff from m&S last time I was back but it was yuk. I love California rolls and dynamite rolls the best are they into that yet?

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M&S do sushi too but not well. Learn to make your own is my advice.....
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This thread is making me want to go back to Japan instead of the UK.
(That may well happen actually)
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Old Mar 5th 2007, 3:34 pm
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Yes, there is a sushi bar in Reading town centre. I was in Reading last week - didn't get to the sushi bar as had a baby and toddler in tow, but it's on Broad Street! My OH works in Reading and goes to the sushi place every week - says it's pretty good. (And Pret-a-Manger is just across the street, as is M&S )
Oh wow, do you know the name of the place? I know exactly where pret is in Reading and M&S. Your husband has a long commute from up near Manchester. He obviously doesn't go into Reading everyday does he?
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Oh wow, do you know the name of the place? I know exactly where pret is in Reading and M&S. Your husband has a long commute from up near Manchester. He obviously doesn't go into Reading everyday does he?
OK, just checked with OH and it's called 'Wa'. It's on King St, right by Broad St.

He doesn't commute every day!! His company head office is in Reading so he usually makes an appearance once every few weeks. However, at the mo, he needs to go every week for a couple of days.
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OK, just checked with OH and it's called 'Wa'. It's on King St, right by Broad St.

He doesn't commute every day!! His company head office is in Reading so he usually makes an appearance once every few weeks. However, at the mo, he needs to go every week for a couple of days.
Thanks so much, I'll check it out when I go back.

Thank goodness your husband doesn't commute everyday, would be a nightmare! My husband used to work in Reading for HP before we came to Canada.
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As you know I'm moving back from Canada and the thing I will really miss is the fab sushi. Does anyone know if they are selling decent sushi in the supermarkets now in England? I did have some crappy stuff from m&S last time I was back but it was yuk. I love California rolls and dynamite rolls the best are they into that yet?

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Nottingham have a really good one.
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Nottingham have a really good one.
Bit too far for me!
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M&S do sushi too but not well. Learn to make your own is my advice.....
Good idea, the kids have been asking me to have a go making sushi, I might just do it. Tried the M&S sushi once and it was horrible
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