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.
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 [node:173587] 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).
- Business travellers
- Families with teenagers
- Families with younger children
- Mature travellers
- Celebrity spotting
- Live entertainment