After a refurbishment Arigato on the bridge has re-opened.
But even with two weeks of works I still get the feeling that I could get a side of a ISA with my sushi as it still has that bank vibe.
Forgetting the interior, as always the food was great. With starters catering for all tastes, including a dedicated vegan menu, Arigato covers all basis.
We opted to kick start with a sake each. Both packed flavour and got us going for the rest of the evening.
Starters featured teriyaki chicken and a spicy powder dip. The chicken was tender and when dipped in the spice had a real kick. Our other starter was a crispy chilli squid, which had loads of fresh flavours. The only comment was that it could have done with a dipping sauce, but you can't have everything.
With a second sake under the belt it became harder to manage some very delicate chop stick logistics. Fortunately the tampura had enough bite to stay firm, while the duck was perfectly cooked. It really did melt in the mouth and was served with a helping of mushrooms and rice.
Our other main course was stir fried noodles with vegetables. The flavours were plentiful and were the perfect partner to the very tasty black tiger prawns.
With three sake, two starters, two main courses and a diet coke costing more than £70, this wasn't a cheap Monday night out.
Would we do it again? Yeh I reckon so but it won't be a regular haunt.