RestaurantsLondonWimbledonSW19

survey result

Summary

£55
   ££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “sensational local Japanese” is lost in a suburban shopping parade near South Wimbledon tube station. Owned and run by Taka, a former Nobu chef, and his wife Yuko, it has consistently won our survey’s highest-possible food ratings since its launch six years ago. “With only 12 covers a night you’re guaranteed the chef’s full attention is on every plate he serves” – including “high-quality sushi, beautifully presented with elegant service”. This “attention to detail” matches anything you might find at far more expensive places in the West End.

Summary

£50
   ££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Some of the best Japanese food in London, at half the price you’d spend in Zone One”, is found at this tiny, “surprisingly calming” outfit, in a parade of shops “on a busy road”, near South Wimbledon tube station. “Superb fresh sushi” is prepared on site by chef-proprietor Taka, formerly of Nobu, with service by his “charming wife”, Yuko. “I’ve eaten sushi three to four times in Japan – and this is better!”. Booking recommended.

Summary

£50
   ££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Some of the best Japanese food in London, at half the price you’d spend in Zone One”, is found at this tiny, “surprisingly calming” outfit, in a parade of shops “on a busy road”, near South Wimbledon tube station. “Superb fresh sushi” is prepared on site by chef-proprietor Taka, formerly of Nobu, with service by his “charming wife”, Yuko. “I’ve eaten sushi three to four times in Japan – and this is better!”. Booking recommended.

Summary

£48
   ££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“An unbelievably good neighbourhood find!”“some of the best Japanese food ever!” and wonderfully “caring service” can be discovered “in a tiny room at this unlikely location – a deeply suburban parade near South Wimbledon tube station. The “sublime” and “mouth-watering” cuisine – “Japanese with a Mediterranean twist” – is freshly prepared by chef-proprietor Taka, formerly of Nobu.

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Restaurant details

No dress code

Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 100.00 Dinner only 8

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£3.00 £20.00 £4.50 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £25.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%
228 Merton Road, London, SW19 1EQ
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday5 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday5 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday5 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday5 pm‑10:30 pm
Sunday5 pm‑7:30 pm

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