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The restaurant closed without warning in October 2021.

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Summary

£91
 ££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This contemporary take on Japanese cuisine occupies one of London’s most designer-y restaurant sites – a curved Modernist building next to The Economist in St James’s, accessible via a single escalator and with a bamboo-and-cypress interior by Kango Kuma, the architect who designed Tokyo’s Olympic stadium. While it has never achieved the fame of its siblings in the glitzy Hakkasan group, it continues to win consistently high ratings for its “beautiful” food.

Summary

£82
 ££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Beautiful food in a stunning location” – a Modernist building next to The Economist in St James’s – again wins high ratings for this long-running Japanese outfit in the Hakkasan Group. It’s never really made its mark, however, and continues to inspire little feedback, but such as there is brims with enthusiasm nowadays for the “always-great meals”. And if you support sustainability, you’ll want to know that Sake No Hana is, as of September 2019, the first restaurant in the UK to sell fully farmed Bluefin tuna rather than the endangered variety.

Summary

£82
 ££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Beautiful food in a stunning location” – a Modernist building next to The Economist in St James’s – again wins high ratings for this long-running Japanese outfit in the Hakkasan Group. It’s never really made its mark, however, and continues to inspire little feedback, but such as there is brims with enthusiasm nowadays for the “always-great meals”. And if you support sustainability, you’ll want to know that Sake No Hana is, as of September 2019, the first restaurant in the UK to sell fully farmed Bluefin tuna rather than the endangered variety.

Summary

£78
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Set in a very 1960s Modernist building next to The Economist, this ambitious Japanese in St James’s is part of the all-conquering Hakkasan Group, but its up-and-down performance over the years means it’s never achieved the high profile of its siblings. This said, “the food has moved up a level” in the last couple of years, and the place is nowadays achieving consistently good ratings all round.

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Restaurant details

Portions
No dress code
103

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch   £44.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 74.00 Always available 7
Menu2 59.00 Always available 7

Tapas / Dim Sum

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£5.00 £15.00 £13.50 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £35.00
Filter Coffee £2.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
23 St James’s St, London, SW1A 1HA
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
SundayCLOSED

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