Japanese Restaurants in London
. Sushi Tetsu
Japanese restaurant in Clerkenwell
12 Jerusalem Pas - EC1
Less hyped than Araki, with great food at one-seventh the price! Toru Takahashi entertains both your taste buds and your eyes at his charming Clerkenwell 7-seater: a showcase for his uncompromising attention to detail and illusionist-like skills. It feels like a stellar, very special experience as close as you can get to authentic Japanese dining in London and delivers astonishingly good sushi, yet without an absurd price tag. The catch? its a nightmare getting a seat.
. The Araki
Japanese restaurant in Mayfair
Unit 4 12 New Burlington St - W1
Can heaven be far away? If you can afford it, Mitsuhiro Arakis Mayfair restaurant is a unique experience and a world class one that for a second year won the highest food-rating of any restaurant in the UK. Be one of nine diners enjoying a specially prepared meal from one of Tokyos top chefs thats as close to Japan as you can get in London. You feel like you are at a theatrical performance, sat in line watching the numerous chefs, and Mr Araki himself, and there are too many amazing dishes to mention. The price is world class too of course but worth every penny for what you get (in the view of all reporters, including those who are themselves Japanese). Clients cant fail to be impressed
and at that price so they should be! STOP PRESS. On October 2, Michelin finally woke up, and awarded the Araki the three stars it should have granted last year.
. Chotto Matte
Japanese restaurant in Soho
11-13 Frith St - W1
The surprising fusion of different cuisines works very well at this impressively buzzy and clubby Japanese-Peruvian haunt in Soho, which aided by quirky decor and excellent Peruvian-styled cocktails somehow really works, even if the final bill is a bit heavy.
. Jin Kichi
Japanese restaurant in Hampstead
73 Heath St - NW3
This cosy, cramped little Japanese stalwart in Hampstead is absolutely great (I always leave feeling the world is a better place). The seats upstairs near the grill are best, and theres a wide-ranging menu incorporating top quality sushi and tempura, which are arguably the best in north London. Service is very fast (almost too fast).
Japanese restaurant in Soho
2 Ham Yd - W1
2017 Review: If you dont like sushi or Kobe, dont come to this intimate, little shrine to Japans highly prized Kobe beef, in the cute environs of Sohos Ham Yard a truly authentic experience of exceptional quality, featuring stunning food that begs to be talked about and talked over.
Japanese restaurant in Wimbledon
228 Merton Rd - SW19
I dont really want to tell people about it! This tiny yearling from an ex-Nobu chef in a parade near South WImbledon station is not the easiest to get to if you dont live in SW19, and has no decor to speak of, but the food is just heavenly: amazing, contemporary Japanese cuisine, as good as anything in the West End.
Japanese restaurant in Knightsbridge
5 Raphael St - SW7
Exceptional Japanese-fusion cuisine still wins very consistent praise for this svelte, very buzzy Knightsbridge haunt, whose appeal in its fifteenth year still stacks up well. OK, theres some tossing around of black credit cards by its eurotrashy following, but this can make for awesome people-watching, and even though its very expensive, its worth it.
Japanese restaurant in Marylebone
22 Harcourt St - W1
Dont be put off by the simplicity of the dining room a noisy concrete basement (although you can also sit at the ground floor bar): Tomonari Chibas sushi and other Japanese fare is genius, albeit spectacularly expensive at his original Marylebone venture of over ten years standing. In May 2017 he opened a considerably swankier offshoot in the beautiful and chichi premises vacated by Totos (RIP) which seem likely to become the dominant member of the duo hereafter. It features a mashup of Japanese and Western ingredients and ideas early press reviews are mixed.
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London British, Modern £59
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