Dinner at Sticks’n’Sushi Oxford Branch

Sticks’n’Sushi is a fusion of two traditions; Japanese and Danish, both of which are known for their relaxed approach on life. The chain was created over 22 years ago by two brothers who combined their two heritage to create incredibly mouth-watering dishes. The food is of high quality, fresh and based on a unique combination of sushi and yakitori sticks from the grill.


What I loved about the menu is how comprehensive it was, the name can be deceptive. It is not all sushi, they serve chicken, beef, pork and vegetable dishes all made fresh to order.

Whilst Sticks’n’Sushi is new to Oxford, it is no stranger to London where it has several branches as well as in Cambridge. The Oxford brand of the 17th branch with several in Denmark and one in Germany. From its inception Sticks’n’Sushi has struck gold is very popular on the Danish gourmet scene. It is easy to see why, from the design of the restaurants to the investment into its employees.

The Ambiance

Prior to our arrival, we had made a reservation for 8pm, we arrived a few minutes before and we were warmly welcomed. From the moment we entered the Oxford branch, throughout our meal until leaving we were star struck. The design of the entire place is so welcoming and relaxing, it caters to soloist, ‘trendsetters’ and families too.

What I loved is they offer great reading material instead of your everyday magazine or newspaper. I was really touched because often I am alone and it would be awesome to have some great reading material. The entire ambiance was romantic, relaxing and perfect for date nights of all sorts.

The yummy and delicious food

Where shall I begin! Well I guess from the beginning.

Even now as I write this article I am still salivating just thinking about the yummy and delicious foods we ate. The menu is so extensive but very inclusive too, we both felt we have eaten enough sushi so we were for different. Don’t get me wrong, we love sushi and we will be going back for it, but for this night somehow a salad was what we wanted. My girl date ordered the Fish Salad and I went for the Four wings which was chicken, duck, egg and more.

Our original thinking was a salad is never filling and we would probably be looking for MacD later. So we decided to have a starter with our meal; I chose EBI bites and my date chose scallops. Little did we know not only will we enjoy the starters so much but the salad would come in a huge bowl. It would be full to the top so much that we would take some home in the nicest doggie bag ever.

Delicious Sticks’n’Sushi style dessert.

Now, we might have been full and felt stuffed from the starter and main but we still had room for dessert. I don’t know about you but I have two stomachs; one for starter and main and another just for dessert. To say we were excited for the dessert would be an understatement; we could not wait to try it all. But alas the budget didn’t allow us to eat it all instead tried majority of the menus of offer.

What I especially loved was the desserts served in small dessert bowls very Japanese like and very cute. You have an option to either just have one of these small bowls or get 3 for £9, which is what we did. Let me tell you it was the best dessert ever and we can not recommend it enough. I can still taste it now, I want that vanilla ice cream again and I don’t care that it’s winter.


The Service

From the moment we were shown to our seats, we received the most amazing service. The waiting staff was truly attentive, gave us some great suggestions on drinks and explained what was in the drinks. I don’t think we had a moment when staff wasn’t checking we had all we needed, they ensured our water glasses where never empty.

It was nicely chatting to them all, they had great suggestions and recommendations. The entire atmosphere was welcoming and they seemed like a real relaxing team who looked out for one another.


The Price

Now I am always the first to moan about how expensive meals for two have become these days. By the end of our date night, the dent in our combined wallet was just over £100 with optional service charge added. For the kind of service we received, it would have been wrong not to pay the optional service charge. For us this was quite expensive but so totally worth it and we will be doing it again. The food was out of this world delicious, service was really second to none and the ambiance was everything perfect. We had an incredible evening, it’s our second last date night thanks Sticks’n’Sushi.

Final thoughts

Just look at the design of the restaurant, the big smiles on the face of the staff and the atmosphere. What you will see and experience is pure bliss, the food is one for the books and the ambiance excellent. We had an incredible time, we chatted like tomorrow would never come.

Sticks’n’Sushi is a place I highly recommend, definitely worth 5* designation on my book.

Disclaimer: This review is not a commissioned review, we just wanted to share our wonderful experience.


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  1. Lisa
    February 4, 2018 / 1:39 am

    This looks like a great place to eat when your out on the town.

    • February 4, 2018 / 3:46 pm

      It sure is and I can not recommend it enough

  2. Leo T. Ly
    January 30, 2018 / 10:29 pm

    I love sushi and would love to go to a great restaurant with a nice ambiance with lots of delicious food to for a date night. It’s definitely with a try.

  3. Stephanie
    January 29, 2018 / 8:03 pm

    This looks and sounds lovely. The decor is so pretty

  4. Deborah Nicholas
    January 29, 2018 / 8:03 pm

    Oh wow this looks amazing and I don’t mind paying when it’s good food and good service.

  5. January 28, 2018 / 3:02 pm

    I love the whole look of this place. It does sound a bit expensive but for a treat now and then, I could see myself splurging on it.

  6. January 28, 2018 / 2:15 pm

    Talk about a lovely place to enjoy some good food. I like the vibe, very relaxed and modern! I think it’s one that you shouldn’t miss whenever you’re in an area that has Sticks’n’Sushi.

  7. Lavanda Michelle
    January 28, 2018 / 1:58 pm

    That restaurant seems to inviting! I’m not a sushi fanatic so the fact that its not all just sushi is amazing. I’d love to go there, it looks worth the price.

  8. January 28, 2018 / 3:25 am

    Omg i love the name of this restaurant! It’d be a great place to take everyone as it doesnt just serve sushi. Food looks so good too.

  9. Shannon Graham
    January 27, 2018 / 9:23 pm

    That place looks so great. My husband would love it.

  10. BohemianBabushka
    January 27, 2018 / 8:12 am

    Wishing we had that chain in the states. Starting from the decor to the dessert it looks INCREIBLE. How nice to have a place where dining is a total experience for the senses;by your post Babushka can feel the pleasure of the evening.

  11. January 27, 2018 / 1:43 am

    First of all those chairs look so freaking comfy and cozy. I love sushi but I like the eclectic mix of menu options. I would totally eat here and try out some new things.

  12. Maayan Shaanan
    January 26, 2018 / 7:50 pm

    I love the Nordic Inspired Decor, wow, totally on my list for when I visit Oxford again!

  13. Sara Welch
    January 26, 2018 / 7:44 pm

    That is some high quality sushi! I would love to check this place out sometime.

  14. January 26, 2018 / 7:34 pm

    This place looks fantastic! I love the decor and design of the furniture and the food looks so good!

  15. Louise Oliver
    January 26, 2018 / 5:34 pm

    This sounds like my kind of restaurant! I have to admit, I’ve never heard of it even though I live just outside of London! Are the only other branches in Oxford and Cambridge? I’d love to check it out.

  16. January 26, 2018 / 4:53 pm

    Oh, I love the modern decor. Your photos look very nice. The food pics are making me hungry, I wish I lived closer.

  17. Kara
    January 26, 2018 / 4:32 pm

    I have to admit that sushi really doesn’t appeal to me but it does look like a lovely restaurant for sushi fans

  18. chubskulit
    January 26, 2018 / 4:31 pm

    We are a family of mixed race (Whasian) and we love some good Asian food. It’s always delightful when the service is excellent.

  19. Vyjay Rao
    January 26, 2018 / 4:00 pm

    The ambience of Sticks N Sushi looks really great. I love the fact that they have good quality reading material and also nice service. The fact that vegetarian dishes are also available is good to hear.

  20. January 26, 2018 / 3:18 pm

    I’m starting to love Japanese food but not a fan of sushi. I love the ambiance of the restaurant and the desserts looks so yummy. Now craving for a vanilla ice creaaaammm..

  21. Sarah
    January 26, 2018 / 2:30 pm

    We love sushi! We’re alway excited to try new restaurants. The dessert looks amazing too!

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