Japanese Restaurants in Fitzrovia
1. Kazu Japanese restaurant in Fitzrovia 64 Charlotte St - W1T
2019 Review: No reports yet on this early 2018 opening – a ‘contemporary Japanese’ in fairly traditional style on Fitzrovia’s ‘restaurant row’, majoring in sushi. It has a good pedigree, with a head chef formerly of Chisou (Dham Kodituwakku).
2. Ippudo London Japanese restaurant in Fitzrovia 40 Goodge Street - W1T
2021 Review: “Top ramen with great broth and good combinations”, win fans for this genuinely Japanese chain (originating in Fukuoka), which has branches in Holborn, Embankment and Canary Wharf. Ratings, though, fall short of the top heights at the hands of those who feel its food is “not bad, but not memorable”. A fourth branch is to open in Fitzrovia in autumn 2019.
3. Roka Japanese restaurant in Fitzrovia 37 Charlotte St - W1
“The original Charlotte Street site is the best”, but, in fairness, all the branches are superb when it comes to Arjun Waney and Rainer Becker’s sleek Japanese-inspired group, where “a visit always feels like a treat: from the slick service to the buzzy atmosphere to the consistently good food”. Sushi and luxurious bites (for example black cod, yellowtail with ponzu and truffle oil), mostly from the robata grill, are the backbones of the menu. The odd report was slightly downbeat of late (“it was less good than normal, but to be fair they had just reopened post-lockdown with new staff”), but the dominant view remains that a trip is “always a lovely, fun experience” (and some regulars tip a stool at the counter as the best perches).
4. Flesh and Buns Fitzrovia Japanese restaurant in Fitzrovia 32 Berners Street - W1T
“Delicious steamed bao buns with great fillings” are the star turn at these “loud” and dynamic izakayas (Japanese gastropubs) in Covent Garden and Fitzrovia, backed up by raw fish and hot-stone rice dishes. The newer, bigger Fitzrovia branch, near Oxford Circus, adds a selection of Peruvian-fusion Nikkei plates. They are part of the Bone Daddies group, whose Australian founder, Ross Shonhan, departed in 2020 for pastures new in Dubai.
5. Sushi Atelier Japanese restaurant in Fitzrovia 114 Great Portland Street - W1W
“Very-high-quality sushi and sashimi” win high esteem for this contemporary Japanese near Oxford Circus, from the Chisou group: “the raw fish is of dream-like quality with intelligent little toppings, while the other dishes on the menu are straight from Japan and effortlessly delicious”. Top Tip – “sit at the bar for superb and informative service from the chefs”.
6. Kikuchi Japanese restaurant in Fitzrovia 14 Hanway St - W1
2018 Review: This little izakaya in the backstreets near Tottenham Court Road tube attracts a small but dedicated fan club, who say: “don’t look at the bill whatever you do, but prepare to be amazed by the food!”
7. Kintan Japanese restaurant in Westminster 21 Great Castle Street - W1G
2019 Review: This Japanese tabletop BBQ is a “great place for a fun night out” in Holborn (there’s also a new branch at Oxford Circus), cooking your own meat from a “good, reasonably priced set dinner selection”. It is part of a Tokyo-based group with branches in eight countries.
8. RAI Japanese restaurant in Fitzrovia 3 Windmill Street - W1T
Formerly known as Hot Stone, and under the same ownership, this Fitzrovia site - under executive chef Padam Raj Rai - has launched this modern fusion concept using Japanese techniques, omakase-style in a tasting menu format, using "quintessential British" ingredients.
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