Nemo’s, Kirchberg, Luxembourg City

After long time, last week was finally the time to go to the movies again. I had a girls night with a friend and we decided to go to watch the new “50 shades”. I was a bit skeptical as I was very deluded by the first one of the series but I have to say this one, to me, was definitely better. Not an intellectual movie, for sure, but at least a better plot and some very romantic bits (yes, I cried).

After the movie, we decided to stop at Utopolis for dinner and we headed to Nemo’s, a small Japanese restaurant. It was full being a Saturday night and we did not reserve ahead, but they were anyway able to find us a small table. I ordered once from them online and the sushi was not very good – but it was already couple of years ago, so I wanted to give them another try.

The service was informal and pretty fast, we went for a beer and a glass of wine and ordered a Sushi Sashimi Combo. The platter was quite good for sharing – I had a huge box of pop-corn during the movie – for more consistent appetites it would definitely be better order the bigger combinations

Couple of pictures of our dinner and my considerations about the night.

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What I liked about Nemo’s:

– It was a very good after-movie solution: fast and smiling service, nice food combinations, comfortable location.
– Our sushi sashimi combo was a good portion to share, the fish was fresh and well prepared and the variety was impressive for such small platter.
– The price was more than fair (less than 30 euro each for two drinks, the sushi platter, coffee and sake).

What I liked a bit less about Nemo’s:

– Indeed, being in the middle of the Utopolis and with clear windows, the location is definitely not fashion and a bit chaotic. I would not consider to visit it on purposes, but this is indeed the best after-movie solution for me.

In conclusion: Sushi at Nemo’s was pretty good. If you are around Kirchberg or at the movies and you want to have some nice Japanese food, this is definitely a recommended informal place for me.

 

Sushi Train, Petange, Luxembourg

While I am normally a very easy going person concerning food – basically I can eat everything -, there are couple of things I am not extremely a fan of. First, all you can eat buffet (except when I am hangover). Second, non-authentic restaurants.

So, when I want to eat some good Japanese food in Luxembourg city, my options are very restricted by the two conditions above as, with some pricey exceptions, most of the Japanese in Luxembourg Рthose opened in the last couple of years at least Рare managed by Chinese and are everything but authentic.

On Monday night I was craving some sushi and my “usual” places were closed, so we decided to head to Sushi Train in Petange, around 20 minutes from the city centre, after I read some very nice review on Luxembourg Foodies forum on Facebook.

The restaurant is located in the very city center of Petange and has some modern, not cheesy decor. You can decided to eat at the table or at the sushi train – we went for the latter.

The sushi train option includes as well a miso soup to start with. Alternatives on the sushi train are extremely various: from standard nigiri and sushi, different California and tempura rolls, tuna, salmon, sashimi, soya rolls, fruit rolls, various kind of salads. You have a lot to choose among and if you are not just into sushi, there were as well couple of dishes with noodles, fried calamari and grilled pork, even if they are very limited.

The train included as well as fruit salads and some dessert options.

I did not take pictures of everything I had (I had a lot LOL) but you can still find some shots followed by my comments about the restaurant below.

What I liked about Sushi Train:

  • Compared to other sushi train I have been, there are a lot more options: my favorite pieces were those that mixed fruits and fish and the big rolls with salmon, avocado and cream cheese.
  • Sushi is prepared with care just in front of you, the quantity of rice is proportionated to the one of fish and the taste is very good.
  • The sushi train option costs 23.5 euro per person. We had two beers, two glasses of wine, some water and two coffee and the total bill got to 70 euro. Definitely very cheap for what you eat.

What I liked a bit less about Sushi Train:

  • When you sit down at the sushi train, you are not given any menu neither drink card. We had to ask about how the train was working (in some restaurant you pay per dish) and we just ordered our drinks without knowing the options. I think that a drink menu, even at the train, would be highly appreciated.
  • The place is really calm and while it is nice and cozy, if you are looking for anything poshy this is not an option.

To sum up: Sushi Train was a nice discovery and I agreed with other reviews I read around: sushi is better than most of the one you have in Luxembourg city and the price is very cheap. It is perfect for an informal dinner during the week.