Okan 1

Unit 39 Brixton Village Market , London, SW9 8PS

SquareMeal Review of Okan

What was a tiny industrial unit on Brixton Market has been transformed into Okan – a charming little Japanese canteen with concrete floors and basic wooden furnishings, plus a few wooden toys, paper lanterns and prints to brighten up the mood. There’s a cooking area behind the counter (it’s hardly a kitchen), and the menu is street food with the emphasis on yaki soba noodles and ‘as you like it’ okonomiyaki – savoury pancakes comprising a batter/shredded cabbage base, various toppings (from pork and kimchi to cheese and sweetcorn) and a dollop of sesame-spiked Japanese mayo. Okan now has a licence for beer and saké (if you want something stronger than organic green tea or apple juice), but note that it’s cash only and doesn’t take bookings.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Brixton Tube Station 271m

Brixton Station 293m


Address: Unit 39 Brixton Village Market , London SW9 8PS

Area: Stockwell

Opening times

Wed 12N-3pm Thurs-Fri 12N-3pm, 6-10pm Sat 12N-10pm Sun 12N-4pm

Nearby Landmarks

Ritzy Cinema 257m

The Brixton Academy 418m



Cuisine: Japanese

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