London-based sushi and bento chain Wasabi has opened the first of five sushi counters in partnership with Marks & Spencer (M&S).

Wasabi has launched the fresh sushi counter inside the Marks & Spencer store in Westfield Stratford.

This will be followed by openings at the Pantheon in Oxford Street on Friday (20 October); Milton Keynes on Thursday, 26 October; Marble Arch on Thursday, 2 November; and Kingston on Tuesday, 7 November.

The counters sell a range of raw sushi and hot meals, including rainbow and harmony sushi box sets and chicken katsu curry rice.

Wasabi managing director Frederic Lluch said: “We’re excited to be opening five Wasabi sushi and bento counters with Marks & Spencer over the coming weeks, welcoming and serving more customers with our high-quality, great-value sushi and hot food.”

Marks & Spencer head of hospitality Steve Kemp said: “The opening of this first counter is the result of months of collaboration and we can’t wait to hear what our customers think.”