As I’m sure you know, this past week was Copenhagen Dining Week. If you don’t know, it’s a great concept in which restaurants all over the city offer a 3-course menu including mineral water for 200 DKK (plus some fees, so you effectively end up around 225 DKK). You pre-pay and book your table online – there are still some tables available today and tomorrow!
I think it’s a great way to have a nice dining experience without breaking the bank. Restaurants usually join for one of two reasons: either they want to attract new customers and give them a great experience so they’ll come back, or they see Dining Week as a way to make some easy money. The latter means that their menu might have more of a “mass production” feel – one of my colleagues had that experience at a steak house. But especially if you opt for a newer restaurant, chances are that they’ll really try and impress diners to make sure they’ll come back in the future.
Tickets are usually very popular, so if you want to get a shot at booking your favorite restaurant, you have to be early. Luckily, one of my good friends managed to get a slot to book, and she opted for Letz Sushi in Christianshavn. Letz Sushi is a chain with 12 restaurants in Copenhagen and the rest of Sjælland. The restaurant in Christianshavn is rather small, with a clean and minimalistic interior. I especially loved the tableware from Broste Copenhagen!
Our Dining Week menu started out with some edamame beans with freshly squeezed lemon juice and coarse salt. A classic that never disappoints!
Then it was time for our starter: salmon sashimi and tempura shrimp, topped with chili mayo. Especially the sashimi was excellent, and you can always excite me with anything deep-fried!
The sushi was served on plates to share, and it was very good as well.
There were these tempura deluxe rolls, topped with salmon and avocado, which had a really nice crunch to them. Next up were the tuna rolls, topped with spring onions.
We also had delicious cream cheese rolls, topped with lumpfish roe.
Of course we weren’t cheated out of nigiri either – spicy tuna with dollops of chili mayo, and torched salmon with a creamy, rich Japanese mayonnaise, lumpfish roe, and fresh spring onions.
For dessert, we got these adorable mini chocolate lava cakes – they were approximately the size of a mini muffin, but their richness and creamy texture were just right. And after all that sushi, I’m not sure I could’ve eaten a bigger cake, anyway! We also got green tea pies, but their texture was too rubbery for my taste – the green tea cream inside was delicious, though.
All in all, a really great sushi dinner, especially considering the price. The only thing that was disappointing to me was the wine selection – they only have three whites, and only one by the glass. We opted for a bottle of German Riesling for the table, which was dry, crisp and fruity (us Germans know our Riesling!). They do have a good selection of Japanese beers and some sakes, too.
Letz Sushi Christianshavn | Overgaden Neden Vandet 41, 1414 Copenhagen | letzsushi.dk