Itsu

www.itsu.com

2-4 Broadmead, Bristol  BS1 3HH

43 Stall Street, Bath BA1 1QH (coming soon)

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Most of our Asian-inspired menu is under 500 calories and packed with vitamins, fibre & protein, a third is plant-based and the vast majority costs under £6. But it’s still delicious & fast. We often give away free lunch to loyal customers kept waiting more than 90 seconds.

You want less meat and we hear you, fine by us; the Japanese were almost completely vegetarian for a thousand years and our menu is already 30% plant based. The challenge is to make plant-based food amazing. We cracked the  vegetable dumplings on version no.86 (and still tasted a bit like a shredded compost heap). But on July 28 at 3.36 pm we may have cracked it with version no. 87 including a hint of authentic sambal from Korea that tied the taste and texture together. Miso’easy, paradise’rice, i’thai noodles, and veggie maki rolls with fresh mint are part of our plant-based breakthroughs. More to come as we aim for 40% vegan.

Half an hour before closing each store holds an itsu sale – all sushi and salad boxes are half price.