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Best Japanese restaurants in London
Londoners have well and truly embraced the food of Japan, with sushi bars and Japanese-themed restaurants popping up throughout the metropolis. But given so much choice, how do you find the best Japanese restaurants in London? We’ve searched the city to discover London’s best Japanese food – whether it be sublimely fresh sashimi, a steaming ramen broth or the latest deep-fried delicacy – so take a look at our pick of the best Japanese restaurants in London. You fancy sashaying into a sushi bar, or nudging your way in to a noodle den? Just grab some chopsticks and scroll through this list of London’s best Japanese restaurants.
31 Peter Street, London W1F 0AR
"Confidently residing at the delectable end of the fast-food spectrum", this high-energy ramen joint continues to win fans – despite cramped, canteen-like... more »
4 Princes Street, London W1B 2LE
Equally popular with whisky-sipping Japanese businessmen and petite girls from nearby Vogue House, Chisou may lack cliquey, celeb-spotting credentials,... more »
31 Marylebone Lane, London W1U 2NH
“Really takes me back to life in Japan”, mused one well-travelled reader after visiting this bubbly oriental bolthole. Inside, Cocoro has a pleasingly... more »
11-13 Frith Street, London W1D 4RB
Modern and youthful, this champion of Nikkei cuisine (Japanese/Peruvian fusion) pulls out the stops in every department. Chotto Matte is a large two-floor... more »
34 George Street, London W1U 7DT
This oriental veteran claims to be the oldest Japanese restaurant in London, and it’s become renowned for offering standout traditional dishes in pleasingly... more »
22 Harcourt Street, London W1H 4HH
Dinky Dinings may look like a private house, but its Japanese food and sexy cocktails are far from homespun. Grab a stool at the ground-floor counter for... more »
2 Ham Yard, London W1D 7DT
Small really is beautiful at this bijou but expensive Japanese eatery – arguably the first UK restaurant to showcase melt-in-the-mouth, super-premium Kobe... more »
41 Earlham Street, London WC2H 9LX
Ross Shonhan (of Bone Daddies fame) is the brains behind this jumping basement joint – a hipster izakaya-style eatery that offers a peek into Japanese... 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 Covent Garden, Mayfair, 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.