Pong Norrlandsgatan is one out of 7 Pong restaurants in Stockholm serving sushi dishes and asian fusion cuisine. It is centrally located between Norrmalm and Östermalm, close to Humlegården.
The stylish place offers indoor and outdoor seating and is open for lunch and dinner. It also claims to have combined their food with Sake and beer directly from Japan and offers its own genuine Bao in two flavors. On a walk through Stockholm, we stopped there for some quick pre dinner snack.
Quick Sushi Bites
As we were just stopping for a light snack before heading back to Gamla Stan for a later dinner, we ordered on of the many sushi plates on the menu. It came with suzuki (sea bass), maguro (tuna back), ebi (shrimp) and sake (salmon) nigiri. The salmon pieces also came with some black caviar on top. Then there were some sake (salmon) uramaki (inside out roll) with a spicy chilli topping, some wakame as well as wasabi and gari (pickled ginger).
All in all the plate was ok, but nothing special. The salmon was very good, had nice texture and sublime taste. It was also well balanced with the caviar. The shrimp and sea bass were not convincing and especially the tuna was very disappointing. The inside out roll was not well balanced. The avocado taste dominated the salmon and also the child topping overshadowed the otherwise nice salmon.
Sushi Guide Verdict
Pong is a nice and stylish restaurant, just around the corner from Stureplan. It interior is most compelling and might compensate for the rather average sushi menu if you are out for simple snack and drinks. The food quality is not outstanding, but ok for simple sushi dished. The drink menu is extensive and might be suitable for afterwork or cocktail hours rather then a sushi dining experience. The service team was detached and not very forthcoming, which did not add to the experience during our visit. Even though the restaurant looked very appealing, we might choose another option next time around.
Review date: August 7, 2020