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.
We found 31
Best Japanese restaurants in London
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 »
22 Harcourt Street, London W1H 4HH
You wouldn’t come across Dinings by accident – and if you did, you might not think it was a restaurant at all. But this Japanese powerhouse isn’t defined... more »
2 Ham Yard, London W1D 7DT
Cloaked in the shadow of the Ham Yard Hotel, you could easily miss this Soho Japanese, although those in the know are handsomely rewarded – especially... more »
58 New Kings Road, London SW6 4LS
The reinvention of pan-Asian hangout Mao Tai as Japanese-themed Koji has done little to dampen local enthusiasm for this bubble of West End glitz in SW6.... more »
21 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0BD
Being shoehorned into a corner of one of Victoria’s elegant old buildings seems slightly incongruous for a smart, modern Japanese restaurant, but Kouzu’s... more »
49 Frith Street, London W1D 4SG
DUE TO CLOSE 31 MAY 2015
Frith Street’s chic, minimalist Koya has always stood out from its ramen-touting competitors, but this hip noodle joint has... more »
17-20 Kendal Street, London W2 2AW
Is this the funkiest dining room in London? The energy is pure Antipodean (very different from Japanese reserve) and the big glazed room rings with the... more »
312 King's Road, London SW3 5UH
"Stunning", "amazing", "absolutely superb": readers are running out of superlatives when it comes to Scott Hallsworth's "always buzzy" King's Road... more »
5 Panton Street
, London SW1Y 4DL
An ode to Kyoto-style home cooking, Machiya is from the duo behind Kanada-Ya and offers a short range of carefully rendered dishes divided into izakaya,... more »
15 Berkeley Street, London W1J 8DY
London moves on, but Nobu still parties. More than a decade after opening on Berkeley Street, the toast of the noughties has been heavily flattered by... more »
Discover London’s top Japanese restaurants with Squaremeal’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. Squaremeal’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 Squaremeal’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 Squaremeal today. As well as the restaurants on this page, we have listings for Japanese restaurants in the West End including Covent Garden and Mayfair, Japanese restaurants in Central London including Knightsbridge and Chelsea and Japanese restaurants in The City as well as Japanese restaurants throughout the rest of London. Each Squaremeal listing features an independent review, as well as reviews from diners, together with unique special offers such as free drinks and discounts.