Ginza St James’s is a high-end and authentic Japanese restaurant, which is well suited to the chic neighbourhood of SW1.
The dining room here is monochromatic and minimalist, featuring a mixture of glossy marble surfaces and dark wood furnishings, alongside dining counters for those looking for a side of theatre with their dinner. The kitchen at Ginza St James’s celebrates the traditional cooking styles that have been used for centuries in Japan, with the extensive menu split between an a la carte and dedicated sushi and teppanyaki offerings.
Begin your meal with a selection of cold and warm starters, including the likes of seared Wagyu sashimi served in a ponzu citrus and miso sauce or deep fried crispy chicken served with a wedge of lemon. Next, move on to sushi rolls (varieties to choose from include salmon and avocado and spicy prawn) or take your pick from dishes that have been cooked on a robata grill, such as black cod slicked with miso or salmon teriyaki. You can also enjoy dishes from the teppanyaki counter, which range from the carnivorous likes of chicken teriyaki and kagoshima beef to fishy finds such as Canadian lobster or king prawns dressed with onion and garlic.
To round off your meal, tuck into a selection of Japanese-inspired desserts such as mochi ice cream or passionfruit curd with a lychee sorbet. To drink, there is sake and international wines, alongside a list of fun house cocktails.
For those looking to try something different, Ginza St James’s also offers a Japanese twist on a traditional afternoon tea. Guests begin with the likes of a mini Wagyu burger and black cod croquettes, before moving on to sweet treats such as a chocolate brownie and mango mochi. You can pair your tea with bubbles too, if you fancy.