Harden's survey result
On a quiet alleyway near Piccadilly Circus, this typically low-key (but “welcoming”) Japanese, has been an insider’s secret for more than two decades, with a simple counter downstairs and table service up. Practically all diners agree it’s on good form again now, “after many years of changing chefs and menus”.
Hiding in a side alley, this “favourite Japanese” is an “oasis of calm of the highest quality in Piccadilly”. “The welcome is always amazing” (“I feel like a treasured friend”), and the food (which has had its ups and downs over the years) “very fresh and simple” but “artfully produced”. There’s quite a contrast in style between the ground floor counter and small upstairs space.
“Tucked away in an alley off Piccadilly”, this quirky café-style venue is “as near as you can get to genuine Japanese food” in London. Opinions differ on whether it is nicer downstairs or in the small upstairs area, but “sitting at the counter is a great option for the solo diner”.
“A must for sushi-lovers, expert or novice!” – an “interesting” little Japanese café, tucked down an alley “around a corner near the Royal Academy”.
Yoshino Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Small Japanese restaurant tucked away down a narrow alley. Worth seeking out for simple but well prepared Japanese fare. Lunch pricing attractive by West End standards."
"Intimate friendly Japanese café restaurant tucked away down a narrow lane. Good value (for central London!) £20 lunch delicious apart from dry, overcooked chicken teriyaki. Worth giving another go though!"
"Avoid!!! Hate to leave such a negative review but just experienced the worst Japanese food I've eaten in London in the last 36 years!!! Where to start, Spider rolls with cold soft greasy soft shell crab wrapped in soft chewy nor I that was clearly made long before I ordered. Ox tongue so tough it was inedible and only fit for the bottom of a shoe. Very sad, this used to be a great restaurant years ago, not a single Japanese person in there, should have known better."
|Wine per bottle||£26.00|
3 Piccadilly Pl, London, W1J 0DB
|Monday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-9:30 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-9:30 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-9:30 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-9:30 pm|
|Friday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-9:30 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm-11 pm|