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Summary

For “the most authentic Japanese in London”, some Asian ex-pats tip this “decrepit” Mayfair basement – “it’s the best in the west (and that’s not me, but a Japanese CEO with a jaw-dropping expense account!)”

£45
Exceptional
Average
Poor
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Just like Tokyo, the food is everything, the service takes an interest, and the place is falling apart” – that’s the deal at this Mayfair basement.

£35
Very Good
Very Good
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“The setting may be dingy, but the place has a charm of its own!” – this Mayfair basement Japanese offers “great value”, and its menu includes some items which are otherwise “hard to find”.

£34
Very Good
Very Good
Poor
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Restaurant details

10 pm
11 Maddox St, London, W1S 2QF
Opening hours

Last orders: 10 pm

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