New sushi takeaway restaurant opens in Portsmouth
A NEW takeaway sushi restaurant has opened up in the city.
Sushi2Me opened its doors today in Somers Road, Somers Town, Portsmouth, replacing what was The Cube Pizza.
The takeaway will offer different styles of sushi to pick up or have delivered.
It is owned by serial restaurant owner, Ruman Karim, who also owns several Indian restaurants in the city, including Indian Quay in Port Solent and Gandhi in North End.
He is also joined by Dave Reed, who is the co-owner.
He said that the new place will have a unique take on traditional sushi, with not only raw fish used, but chicken, duck and beef also on the menu.
They also focus on healthier sushi options.
Mr Karim, 42, said: ‘We are unique in what we are doing. It’s not your average restaurant. We’re focusing on fresh delicious food. We have selected only the finest sushi and what we think people will enjoy most.
‘People think that sushi is just raw fish, but we do cooked fish as well as chicken, duck, pork and beef.
‘We decided to do sushi because it’s a new trend, where it’s growing and a lot of people are getting into it more.’
Marketing director Paul Cox said: ‘A lot of people have not tried sushi and when they do they are shocked, so we’re trying to bring that to the market.’
All the sushi is hand-rolled by trained sushi chefs, including one who previously worked for national chain Yo Sushi.
Sushi chef Jake Reed said: ‘We’ve got our own personal products so no one else is doing it in Portsmouth. We have tried our competitors’ food and we think ours is nicer - my blood, sweat and tears have gone into it.
‘We have our own twist to the Japanese side of things, it’s made with proper authentic ingredients that have been sourced by a Japanese supplier.’
The menu has around 30 different dishes, which the owners felt was important because they wanted to keep the menu small in order to retain the quality of the food.
Orders can be placed at the takeaway, through JustEat and through website sushi2me.co.uk
The firm currently delivers to PO1-PO5 postcodes.