The definitive guide to London dining & events

...For Japanese Food

Date: 17.09.10 Category:

“It can be loved for both its simplicity and its complexity; Japanese cuisine is a popular choice for all, from yummy-mummies to indulgent bankers.”

If budget is not a consideration (but Japan seems like quite a long way to go), Mayfair is the place for Japanese; head to Sumosan , Nobu London or Umu for exceptional food and great service, or Zuma and Nobu Berkeley Street for something a little more vibrant. Roka and Aqua Kyoto also offer a fantastic vibe with bars that are great for after-work drinks, catch ups and dates.

Sushinho offers a fusion of Japanese and Brazilian food and flavours; a welcome pinch of individuality in the fairly unadventurous culinary pocket of Chelsea. Or if you're headed East, Saki in Smithfield offers a bar, restaurant and shop, all serving contemporary but authentic Japanese cuisine.

When it was open in The Oxo Tower,  Bincho Yakitori was very popular, now its Soho offering is the place for a quick bite. And Miyako in the Andaz Hotel on Liverpool Street is ideal for a quick and discreet business lunch.

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Nobu London

Nobu London

Restaurant

"Nobuyuki Matsuhisa's first restaurant in Europe, Nobu London offers a restaurant and a sushi bar complete with views across Hyde..."

19 Old Park Lane, London W1K 1LB

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Umu

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Umu

Restaurant

"This Michelin-starred Kyoto style restaurant is respectful of its traditions and has quality in every mouthful."

14 - 16 Bruton Place, London W1J 6LX

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Zuma

Zuma

Restaurant

"Informal but stylish, Zuma pulls the monied-set thanks to great food and a fantastic atmosphere, every night of the week."

5 Raphael Street, London SW7 1DL

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Nobu Berkeley Street

Nobu Berkeley Street

Restaurant with bar

"In and out of fashion and the press like the celebrities it often feeds, Nobu still serves great food and offers a sparkling..."

15 Berkeley Street, London W1J 8DY

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Roka

Roka

Restaurant with bar

"Counter-dine at the central Robata grill for the full experience. Great food and a great atmosphere with a buzzing bar downstairs."

37 Charlotte Street, London W1T 1RR

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Aqua Kyoto

Aqua Kyoto

Restaurant

"With a buzzing bar (aqua spirit) and a roof terrace with table service and heaters, aqua kyoto is a great destination for drinks..."

240 Regent Street, London W1 3BR

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Sushinho

Sushinho

Restaurant

"A fusion of Pan-Asian and Brazilian, Sushinho offers an interesting and intriguing menu of unique dishes and flavours."

312-314 Kings Road, London SW3 5UH

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Saki Bar and Food Emporium

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Saki Bar and Food Emporium

Restaurant with bar

"With a restaurant, bar and shop on site, Saki has all your Japanese cravings covered."

4 West Smithfield London EC1A 9JX

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Bincho Yakitori

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Bincho Yakitori

Restaurant

"Bincho is perfect for counter-dining and watching the world go by."

16 Old Compton Street, London W10 4TL

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Miyako at Andaz

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Miyako at Andaz

Restaurant

"The bento boxes at lunch time are perfect for a quick and easy business lunch."

40 Liverpool Street, London EC2M 7QN

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