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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 »
If bubbly Japanese bolthole Cocoro looks quiet from the street, be warned that the basement may be significantly more gregarious. Many regulars… more »
The brainchild of Kurt Zdesar (founder of the Ping Pong chain), dimly lit Chotto Matte is a good fit for Soho with its discreet black facade, hard… 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 »
Inspired by his Soho hit Bone Daddies, Aussie chef Ross Shonhan has opened this rocking izakaya-style joint in Covent Garden. Look for the kooky… more »
A lure for foodie pilgrims & salarymen alike, this unselfconscious, undiluted Japanese is really for those who are serious about raw fish. The… more »
Launched with the minimum of media bluster, this homely izakaya has slowly been making its mark on Rupert Street. The small, white-walled dining… 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 »
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.