62 Maryleborne Lane
Tel: 020 7486 2004
Date of Last Visit: Saturday, November 24th, 2007
The Victim: Me, myself, and I
The Damage: £10
The Background: So the other week, I put up a desperate cry for help on Chowhound. I needed a new lunch spot convenient to Oxford Street. You might know that I love nothing more than a few interesting rolls and some sashimi on a Saturday afternoon as I am shopping. And I am tired of the Yo in Selfridges, and well, eating at Yo all the time is certainly not helping my London restaurant blog. My fellow Chowhounders rushed to my aid, and Tomoe was suggested by a highly respected member of the community.
The Entrance: Tomoe is all black and red and everyone is SO happy to see me as enter at around 12:30 on a Saturday. The tables and chairs are a little retro. Think early 80s dining sets. I like it. It seems like fa family run type of place. Before I can even ask for tea–it's a little chilly out–a steaming cup is brought to my table. Now that's service. They bring over the menu and I quickly decide…the sashimi set menu, which comes with an assorted plate of sashimi, a green salad, miso soup, some pickles, and some rice.
The Food: The food arrives lickety split. The fish is amazingly fresh. The green salad had been sitting in the fridge for a while, but the miso dressing made up for that. Loved the miso dressing. Loved the miso soup–how can you not. Loved how they kept filling up my tea. Loved how the bill was only £10.
The Verdict: I loved the lack of pretention. I loved the service. I loved the food. I loved the decor, random as it was. I loved the Japanese menus hanging up and around. I will go back here many times.