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“Outstanding” Japanese cooking (“we dream about it!”) has made this stalwart “izakaya-style” venue one of Hampstead’s best foodie destinations for decades; and it attracts fans from across north London and beyond. “And it’s not all about sushi” – yakitori (“grilled delicacies”) are also a speciality here, and “the hotpots are brilliant too”. “Service is lovely”, and the only drawback is its diminutive size – “so get a reservation if you can”. Top Tip – “sit by the grill upstairs for the treat of watching the chef at work”.
“Like walking through a portal into Tokyo” – this “really tiny” Japanese stalwart is “one of the few Hampstead restaurants worth going to” (note: “you’ll need to book”). “The stuff on the grill/ BBQ (including yakitori meat skewers) is to die for”, and “the sushi remains excellent”, while “a recent revamp has not dulled its charm”. “Sit and watch the superb food being prepared right under your nose – amazing!”.
“This cosy, cramped little Japanese stalwart in Hampstead is absolutely great” (“I always leave feeling the world is a better place”). “The seats upstairs near the grill are best”, and there’s a wide-ranging menu incorporating “top quality sushi and tempura”, which are arguably “the best in north London”. “Service is very fast (almost too fast)”.
“Some of London’s best authentic Japanese cooking” has long made a big hit of this small, “very basic” but “wonderfully reliable” Hampstead café (and fans say it’s getting even better with its “recently improved interior”). “Sitting at the grill bar is the best”.
Jin Kichi Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Still an old keepsake of excellent Japanese food in Hampstead. The tempura dishes are good. The day we went service was short staffed in the kitchen so the usual 5 became a 4. "
|Wine per bottle||£22.00|
73 Heath St, London, NW3 6UG
|Tuesday||12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Wednesday||12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Thursday||12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Friday||12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Saturday||12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Sunday||12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm|