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Endo Kazutoshi (previously sushi chef at Zuma) opened this exclusive (just 10 seats), no-expense-spared dining experience, in the rotunda of the former BBC Television Centre. Giles Coren of The Times ate there pre-opening, and had "the most perfect meal" of his 20 years as a critic, so expect to book months ahead for a seat.

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£285
£££££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Quite possibly the best meal of my life!” – Endo Kazutoshi delivers “magical experiences, time after time” in his “tiny but scenic restaurant in the old BBC Television Centre” and “there’s no superior restaurant in London”. “Endo blends theatre, passion and extraordinary ingredients” and diners “really appreciate his dedication” in creating an omakase (‘leave it to the chef’) meal that provides “an unparalleled quality of food served with personal flair”. “More than a meal, it was an experience poured out of the heart and hands of Chef Endo… I will return… far more impressive than most 3 Michelin starred meals I have had”.

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£276
£££££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A gastronomic triumph teamed with great theatre makes for an unforgettable night out”, at Endo Kazutoshi’s “educational, luxurious, cosseting and extremely fun” experience: a 10-seater on the rooftop of the former BBC TV Centre in Shepherd’s Bush. “Endo is a huge character and his sushi is the best in London”. “To see the food prepared, learn about the ingredients and experience impeccable Japanese service is brilliant, and the added showmanship of Endo-san just makes the whole thing unforgettable”. “The eye-watering price makes this an occasional treat”, but those with sufficiently deep pockets say it’s “definitely worth the spend”: “best meal I’ve ever had… still thinking about it on a daily basis!”.

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£184
£££££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A “sensational Japanese sushi experience”, “prepared and served by a true entertainer and showman”, wins near-perfect marks for Endo Kazutoshi’s (former sushi chef at Zuma) 16-seat yearling, in the rotunda atop the former BBC Television Centre in White City – nowadays transformed as a huge, glam apartment complex by Nick Jones of Soho House. The venture invites some comparisons with the early days of Mitsuhiro Araki at The Araki, although here the much glossier setting arguably lives up more to the inevitably stratospheric price tag: “a highly informative experience of great intimacy: not cheap, but a lot less than a plane ticket to Japan…”. (On the basis that the comparison with The Araki is warranted, Michelin will likely hand this place two stars in autumn 2019).

Summary

£184
£££££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A “sensational Japanese sushi experience”, “prepared and served by a true entertainer and showman”, wins near-perfect marks for Endo Kazutoshi’s (former sushi chef at Zuma) 16-seat newcomer, in the rotunda atop the former BBC Television Centre in White City – nowadays transformed as a huge, glam apartment complex by Nick Jones of Soho House. The venture invites some comparisons with the early days of Mitsuhiro Araki at The Araki, although here the much glossier setting arguably lives up more to the inevitably stratospheric price tag: “a highly informative experience of great intimacy: not cheap, but a lot less than a plane ticket to Japan…”. (On the basis that the comparison with The Araki is warranted, Michelin will likely hand this place two stars in autumn 2019).

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Endo at The Rotunda Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Endo at The Rotunda Restaurant in W12, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Endo at The Rotunda restaurant.
Ben H
Phenomenal sushi....
Reviewed 10 months, 6 days ago

"Phenomenal sushi."

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Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 220.00 Always available 20
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £55.00
Filter Coffee £6.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%
8th Floor, The Helios, TV Centre,101 Wood Lan, London, W12 7FR
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday6 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday6 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
SundayCLOSED

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