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A lure for foodie pilgrims & salarymen alike, this unselfconscious, undiluted Japanese is really for those who are serious about raw fish. The… more »
‘Roka still rocks’, declaims a fan of this long-serving Japanese big-timer – a sexy destination for glamorous encounters, cocktail-fuelled… 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 »
Reservations for the seven seats at Clerkenwell’s tiny Sushi Tetsu disappear on the day they are released (the first of the month). Snagging… 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 »
‘Nouvelle meets sushi’ at this polished Japanese dazzler overlooking Canada Square – a ‘devastatingly cool’ mix of clean lines, glowing… 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 »
‘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 »
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 »
If bubbly Japanese bolthole Cocoro looks quiet from the street, be warned that the basement may be significantly more gregarious. Many regulars… 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 »
There’s something very seductive about the almost ‘secret’ entrance to Umu: press the touchpad to open the space-age door, sweep through… more »
‘The Japanese do stark better than anyone else’, notes a reader, and this minimalist 16-seater in a Bayswater backwater proves the point. Chef… 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 »
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.