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Summary

“Would have expected a lot more from a Japanese restaurant within Japan House” is too often the verdict on this venue within the Japanese Government’s year-old showcase for all things Nipponese, which occupies Kensington’s former Derry & Toms department store. The place is not without advocates of its “attractive” design and “beautiful presentation” but even fans acknowledge it’s “on the expensive side” and some critics report really bad trips with “overly complex and heavy”, or even “shockingly bad” dishes.

£88
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Average
3
Good
3
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

The Japanese Government’s meticulously designed new cultural centre and store – Japan House in Kensington’s old Derry & Toms department store – opened in June 2018 and is one of three globally aiming to showcase Nipponese heritage and craft. Its robatayaki and sushi restaurant is brought to us by Akira Shimizu, former chef of Engawa. It’s far from being a showcase for budget Japanese dining however!

£56
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always   £75.00
Dinner   £60.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £32.00
Filter Coffee £2.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
101-111 Kensington High Street, London, W8 5SA
Opening hours
Monday12 pm-3 pm, 6 pm-10:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm-3 pm, 6 pm-10:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm-3 pm, 6 pm-10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm-3 pm, 6 pm-10:30 pm
Friday12 pm-3 pm, 6 pm-10:30 pm
Saturday12 pm-3 pm, 6 pm-10:30 pm
Sunday12 pm-4 pm

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