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SquareMeal Review of Ginza Onodera

The corner of the West End where Mayfair segues into St James’s has become the spiritual home of London’s slick, modern Japanese restaurants. And so, after 23 years on Bury Street, traditional teppanyaki outfit Matsuri closed for six months, emerging £2.5m later as the London outpost of globe-spanning Ginza Onodera. Out go the tabletop hot plates, replaced by contemporary trappings including a robata grill, marble sushi bar, pale woods, monochrome furnishings and high-spec private rooms. However, this is not the place to come for California rolls or blow-torched tuna; rather, the kitchen deals in exquisite updates on the Japanese hallmarks of delicacy and refinement, alongside ultra-respectful versions of classic sushi and tempura. Our favourites included tuna tartare with spicy miso sauce and a crunch of roasted pine nuts, sticky chunks of yakitori made with Norfolk Black chicken skewered on cocktail sticks, and black cod with miso that actually tasted like fish, rather than just something very sweet. A wine cabinet groaning under the weight of Super Tuscans, sakés and Japanese single malts reveals Onodera's greatest asset: eye-opening food and drink matching. Just ask the enthusiastic staff (many from the Matsuri days) to recommend their favourite dishes. A ‘Tsubaki’ set menu for £45 offers an affordable way in, while the £250 ‘Takumi’ indicates how much one could easily spend here.

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Ginza Onodera is recommended for

Quiet Conversation | Group Dining 8 Plus | Afternoon Tea

Special offers

3 courses: £29

From a set menu. 500ml wine £15.

From: 16 May 2018

To: 16 November 2018

Max: 6

Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Meat feast: £40

Scottish 35 days Aged Rib-eye Steak 400g £40 or 1kg £65 served with Organic Salad with Plum Dressing.

From: 16 May 2018

To: 16 November 2018

Max: 6

Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Green Park Tube Station 316m

Piccadilly Circus Tube Station 457m

Address

Address: 15 Bury Street , London SW1Y 6AL

Area: Whitehall Buckingham Palace

Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-2.30pm (Sun -3pm) 6-10.30pm (Sun -10pm)

Nearby Landmarks

Christie's 87m

Fortnum & Mason 117m

Details

Telephone: 0207 8391 1101

Website:

Cuisine: Japanese Sushi

Private Dining: 6, 6, 8

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Ginza Onodera has three different types of private experiences available. The Teppan-yaki Counter can seat eight guests, while the Sushi Counter can host up to six. For those looking for a more conventional evening, there is also a standard private room which can accommodate six guests.

Sushi Counter
Capacity: 6
Private Room
Capacity: 6
Teppan-yaki counter Private Room
Capacity: 8
Special offers

3 courses: £29

From: 16 May 2018

To: 16 November 2018

Max: 6

Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Meat feast: £40

From: 16 May 2018

To: 16 November 2018

Max: 6

Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.