RestaurantsLondonSt James'sSW1Y

survey result

Summary

£96
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Stately Japanese venue – from an international chain based in Tokyo’s upmarket Ginza – that’s “de luxe, although not OTT”; with “very good food and top-notch service”. It’s not so dissimilar to Matsuri (RIP), the previous occupant of this refurbished (“not for the better”) St James’s basement, below a department store.

Summary

£96
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Stately Japanese venue – from an international chain based in Tokyo’s upmarket Ginza – that’s “de luxe, although not OTT”; with “very good food and top-notch service”. It’s not so dissimilar to Matsuri (RIP), the previous occupant of this refurbished (“not for the better”) St James’s basement, below a department store.

Summary

£95
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Aficionados of Japanese cuisine love the “wonderfully fresh and inventive yet traditional” cooking in this large, luxurious dining room below a St James’s department store (which, for many years, traded as Matsuri, RIP, and is nowadays run by an international chain). It’s not an inexpensive option, though, and has a peaceful style that’s not everyone’s cup of green tea.

Summary

£86
 ££££
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Recently refurbished and renamed from Matsuri” (RIP after 23 years but same owners) – this ambitious fixture (part of an international chain) in a large basement near Piccadilly Circus recently emerged from a £2.5m renovation, and the 128-seat space continues to provide a wide array of eating options (from sushi to teppan and robata, from private rooms to the Chef’s Table). Even if it has been overlooked in recent years, this has always been a top quality, traditional Japanese and early reports suggest it’s on fine form: “gobsmackingly expensive, but equally gobsmackingly delicious”.

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Restaurant details

No dress code
128

Prices

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£10.00 £34.00 £12.00 £10.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £40.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%
15 Bury St, London, SW1Y 6AL
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑4 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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