RestaurantsLondonSt James'sSW1Y

survey result

Summary

£100
£££££
2
Average
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

After two name changes and a refurb, this upmarket Japanese in a St James’s basement is now named after Tokyo’s poshest shopping district – and urgently needs to establish a new identity. One or two reporters are wowed, but others have found it “full of middle-aged tourists”, with “unexciting food” and “very little input from waiters, who seemed uninterested”. “Prefered it under the old name, Matsuri”.

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.

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Restaurant details

No dress code
128

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always   £160.00

Tapas / Dim Sum

Main
£20.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £50.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
15 Bury St, London, SW1Y 6AL
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑4 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
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
Sunday12 pm‑4 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm

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