Oki-Nami

Price guide: Mid-range

6 New Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1UF

Price guide: Mid-range

Oki-Nami

By Emma Gregg, your Brighton expert

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#18 of 20
expert-rated restaurants in Brighton
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Food and drink:
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Ambience:
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Service:
4.5
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Location:
4.8
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Value for money:
4.3
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Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Mature travellers, Celebrity spotting, Live entertainment, Nightlife, Shopping, Trendiness

Expert review of Oki-Nami

This is a smart little sushi joint co-owned by Brighton lad Norman Cook, aka Fatboy Slim.

DJ Norman Cook is Brighton’s favourite celeb, so pretty much everything he does is guaranteed instant street cred and an ardent following. He loved Oki-Nami so much that he decided to join forces with its founder, Mike Dodd, who has a deft touch with a sushi knife and a knack for sourching super-fresh ingredients.

Food and drink: 

Oki-Nami specialises in sushi, tempura and teriyaki dishes. The quality veers unpredictably between the superb and the hit-and-miss, but plenty of people still love the place for its central location and cool vibe. Cocktails, sake, plum wine, green tea and Asahi beer are also on offer.

Ambience: 

The building is Regency but the interior is bright, crisp and modern, with small, blond wood tables and background tracks hand-picked by Cook.

Service: 

The service is generally fine, despite occasional lapses.

Location: 

Formerly in Hove, Oki-Nami is now in the centre of town. New Road is an elegant, buzzing, semi-pedestrian street that’s always thronging with shoppers and entertainment-seekers; the Theatre Royal, Dome, Corn Exchange and Royal Pavilion are clustered around.

Price advice: 

Otusame (Japanese-style tapas dishes) cost £5-£9 each; main courses start at £10. There’s a set menu at lunchtime (two courses for £16.50, three for £20.50).

More information on Oki-Nami:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Bar, Restaurant
Food:
Asian, Japanese, Modern, Vegetarian
Address:
6 New Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1UF
Telephone:
01273 773777
Website:
http://www.okinami.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Thu noon-3pm, 6-10pm, Fri noon-3pm, 6-10.30pm, Sat noon-11pm, Sun 12.30-8.30pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times

Have you been to Oki-Nami? Would you recommended it?