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Summary

£109
£££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This offbeat, “really high-quality Japanese” outfit in a Kensington backstreet from Yasuhiro Minemo and Shinya Ikeda has carved out a niche for itself over the last 13 years with its “delicious sushi” and “extremely attentive staff”. It’s pricey, but “the lunch menu is great value”. Its offshoot Ocean House is in the former Brompton Library, while the latest addition from 2022, Sushi Kamon in Arcade Food Hall on Oxford Street, offers a cut-price 45-minute omakase experience.

Summary

£109
£££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Flying under the radar, as they have for over a decade now, Yasuhiro Mineno’s and Shinya Ikeda’s offbeat duo – a two-floor site in a Kensington backstreet (est. 2010), and the newer ‘Ocean House’ spin-off (est. 2013, in the quirky former Brompton Library) – never inspire a huge volume of feedback, perhaps because they are by no means cheap. The owners have fine CVs though and all reports continue to say the sushi here can be exceptional.

Summary

£109
£££££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Despite designer interiors and posh locations (the ten-year-old original in a Kensington backstreet; the ‘Ocean House’ spin-off in South Kensington, in a quirky building built as Brompton Library), this off-radar duo perennially inspire surprisingly little feedback. Not only that, such reports as we do get typically say something like “one of the most delicious Japanese restaurants in town”. Perhaps it’s because they are not cheap?

Summary

£98
 ££££
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Backstreet sushi restaurant in High Street Kensington of high ambition which typically elicits high praise, but which curiously inspired practically no feedback this year. By contrast its South Kensington spin-off, which occupies a characterful landmark (formerly Brompton Library) is usually ignored, but inspired a number of reports, mostly adulatory regarding its “exceptionally good” (if pricey) cuisine: “the chef asked us if we wanted him to do something special, he did, and it was the best sushi we have ever had”.

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Yashin Ocean House Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Yashin Ocean House Restaurant in SW7, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Yashin Ocean House restaurant.
Wendy F
Hard to find as it doesn’t look like a re...
Reviewed 1 months, 25 days ago

"Hard to find as it doesn’t look like a restaurant and the only sign is a blabkboard - worth it though"

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Alberto P
Stay with the set lunch options and you get...
Reviewed 3 months, 6 days ago

"Stay with the set lunch options and you get really high quality ingredients, carefully put together, for a reasonable price."

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Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Sunday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm

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