Opening: Tenshi
tenshi_lrgThe paint was still drying this weekend inside Tenshi, the new Japanese diner-restaurant chain-wannabee that's just about finished on Upper Street in Islington. They've got a selection of sushi boxes ready to take away from the fridge and the usual range of Japanese hot meals, which are cooked to order.

tenshi_outmidThe salmon nigri for £3 had three chunky pieces of salmon with not a lot of rice, usually its the other way round, while the Chicken Teriyaki was actually good. Normally it's a dish that sounds better than the result but it was made fresh in a few minutes with plenty of chicken and some nice mushroom slices and was well worth the £6 (and no service charge). A good start to the year.

Tenshi, 61 Upper Street, N1