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Since launching, this bento box of a restaurant has had Maida Vale’s sushi-lovers in a spin: fans now need to book well in advance for Saturday night – or settle for a takeaway. It’s a miracle the kitchen can churn out so many dishes in such a small space. A stonking line-up of nigiri, maki rolls, gunkan wraps and sashimi is the main attraction, although there’s much more to tempt – especially in the evening. Appetisers of Wagyu tataki with jalapeño salsa or sliced sea bass with ponzu jelly, chilli and daikon set the scene for skilful tempura, grilled eel teriyaki, breaded pork tonkatsu or ‘dynamite’ beef fired up with spicy Japanese mustard sauce. Lunch is a simpler affair revolving around bento boxes, donburi rice bowls and various noodle riffs. The quality of the cooking more than justifies the high prices, and we’ve always found the staff perfectly pleasant.

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Maguro

5 Lanark Place ,London W9 1BT

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Amazing food

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May 2017

The sushi and much of the hot food is excellent: great spider roll, gyoza and beef especially. It's expensive but Japanese food always is. Tiny restaurant, a bit dark, but nice friendly staff. Highly recommended.

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 6

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Maguro

5 Lanark Place ,London W9 1BT

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Small, but beautifully formed

by   platinum reviewer (215)

Nov 2014

Tucked away on a small side street in Little Venice, Maguro (Japanese for tuna) is well worth seeking out both for its food and its authenticity. With room for just 30 covers, locals in the know frequent this place and booking is well advised. We had not on this occasion, and were lucky enough to secure the one of the very few remaining tables. The décor is minimalist yet stylish, wood-panelled walls decorated with Japanese figurines and sake bottles, and low lighting. For such a small place,...

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 7

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5 Lanark Place ,London W9 1BT

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Oct 2010

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While the food is excellent the Manager is awful. He is rude and surly and makes you feel very unwelcome. Earlier the staff were charming! I.e, the waitress' but they seem to have picked up his bad habits and quite clearly don't wish to go out of their way. I still enjoy the food so am prepared to suffer the manager, however a neat way around this is to order takeaway. The food is quite pricey. I would request the management to get rid of the Manager. Or if the manager is the owner then, do your...

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 4
  • Atmosphere: 5
  • Value: 5

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  • Address: 5 Lanark Place, London W9 1BT
  • Telephone: 020 7289 4353
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  • Opening Times: Mon-Sun 12N-3pm 6-11pm (Sun -10pm)

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