Harden's survey result
“Classic Japanese – not trendy but lovely and with good-quality food” sums up the appeal of this pair in Mayfair (long-established) and off Knightsbridge (quite new). The “awesome sushi and very good cooked dishes” are accompanied by “great sake” (“do try the sake flights”). They’re “not cheap, and like many Japanese restaurants the ambience is functional rather than funky”.
“Excellent sushi, sashimi and tempura” are the stars of the show at this “long-established and quite smart – though not unduly expensive – Mayfair Japanese” (with an offshoot near Harrods), which boasts a “great sake list, too”. The “quiet” original is “a civilised retreat from the fray of Regent Street”, and its chichily-located Knightsbridge branch is in a similar vein.
“One of the best proper Japanese restaurants in London” – both the calm and “easily overlooked” Mayfair original and its “secret hideaway” Knightsbridge offshoot offer “excellent” sushi and sashimi backed up by a “very good range of izakaya-style dishes” and an interesting sake selection.
“Always-outstanding sashimi and sushi” and “some unusual izakaya-style dishes” are washed down with a “mind-blowing sake selection” at the low-key Mayfair original of this small group; SW3 is little-known but also well-rated, but the W4 branch is no more.
|Wine per bottle||£29.70|
|Monday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 6:30 pm-11 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 6:30 pm-11 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 6:30 pm-11 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 6:30 pm-11 pm|
|Friday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 6:30 pm-11 pm|
|Saturday||12:30 pm-2:30 pm, 6:30 pm-11 pm|
|Sunday||1 pm-9:30 pm|