6 New Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1UF
- 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
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.
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.
The building is Regency but the interior is bright, crisp and modern, with small, blond wood tables and background tracks hand-picked by Cook.
The service is generally fine, despite occasional lapses.
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.
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:
- Bar, Restaurant
- Asian, Japanese, Modern, Vegetarian
- 6 New Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1UF
- 01273 773777
- 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:
- Essential at peak times