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Slick, sexy and ‘good for a date night’ – it’s all about the atmosphere at this moody Japanese sibling of Aqua Nueva. Bypass the moneyed… more »
Ex-Zuma chef Ross Shonhan has hit upon a winner with this funky, rock’n’roll izakaya –a cheap-eats standout staffed by a bevy of ‘charming… more »
‘Don’t be fooled by the lack of presence’, advises a fan; Chisou may lack cliquey, celeb-spotting credentials, but it delivers food of ‘fantastic… more »
There are some Japanese restaurants with more sex appeal than Defune, & there are others with more atmosphere or lower prices, but an impeccable… more »
Housed in an easy-to-miss cottagey building, Dinings is a tiny bonsai bunker with huge appeal. The ‘squashed' basement surrounds can be a source… more »
A lure for foodie pilgrims & salarymen alike, this unselfconscious, undiluted Japanese is really for those who are serious about raw fish. The… more »
Nobu Berkeley St was once the celebrity canteen of choice, and most nights there’s still a jostle of predatory paparazzi outside, even if the… more »
Great sushi isn't so easy to find outside ‘W' postcodes, so City workers and East London residents are right to seize upon Pham Sushi. Plainly… more »
‘Nouvelle meets sushi’ at this polished Japanese dazzler overlooking Canada Square – a ‘devastatingly cool’ mix of clean lines, glowing… more »
‘Roka still rocks’, declaims a fan of this long-serving Japanese big-timer – a sexy destination for glamorous encounters, cocktail-fuelled… more »
The designers went for a ‘futuristic forest’ look, and there’s no denying they’ve created an exceedingly cool, geometric fantasy involving… more »
The sibilant name might whisper Japan, but Sumosan is the London outpost of a Russian-owned group and its style is distinctly international… more »
There’s something very seductive about the almost ‘secret’ entrance to Umu: press the touchpad to open the space-age door, sweep through… more »
‘Without soy sauce, but if you want to’, proclaims a neon sign behind the green-tiled counter – just one novel aspect of this superior Japanese… more »
‘An absolute trendsetter for years’, the Chelsea mother ship of the now-global Zuma brand is much more than a restaurant with its fizzing mix… more »
Discover London’s top Japanese restaurants with Square Meal’s guide to the best Japanese restaurants in London. Japanese cuisine has taken London by storm over recent years and has fast become one of the most fashionable cuisines in the capital. Considered as a delicate, subtle and highly visual cuisine, you’ll often find Japanese cuisine to be beautifully presented and served in small portions. There are many typical dishes within Japanese cuisine, such as sushi, sashimi, tempura, teriyaki and yakitori, each and every one a work of culinary art in its own right.
Japanese dining is on the increase in London and there are now numerous great Japanese restaurants to choose from. Many of London’s Pan Asian restaurants also serve Japanese food too so the choice is wide and varied. Square Meal’s list of the best Japanese restaurants in London is a handy guide to London’s top Japanese restaurants, ensuring your Japanese meal in London is first class.
Every one of the Japanese restaurants featured in Square Meal’s list of London’s top Japanese restaurants have been tried and tested by food critics and our own customers so check out the reviews and book a table online with Square Meal today. As well as the restaurants on this page, we have listings for Japanese restaurants in the West End including Covent Garden and Mayfair , Japanese restaurants in Central London including Knightsbridge and Chelsea and Japanese restaurants in The City as well as Japanese restaurants throughout the rest of London. Each Square Meal listing features an independent review, as well as reviews from diners, together with unique special offers such as free drinks and discounts.