Feng Sushi - Royal Festival Hall

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£25 and under
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Japanese

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Pre/post Theatre
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This Feng Sushi restaurant South Bank offers the perfect dining option for visitors to the Southbank centre or Royal Festival Hall. Whether you are going to a play at the National Theatre, an exhibition at the Hayward, dinner at Feng Sushi makes perfect sense. Service is quick, the menu is diverse with a range of Japanese and sushi dishes and we even have a kids menu making it perfect for families too.
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KV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This restaurant is bloody closed. It's an empty shell. Why would you let us book here?! It doesn't even exist. Just a sign above nothingness. Very disappointing. Apparently - the neighboring businesses tell us it's been this way for some time - trusted open table to help us on our holiday and feel betrayed.

S
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Closed down. Yet OpenTable still booked it.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This branch of the chain is no longer open and bookings should not be taken anymore! Staff at the Borough market branch were helpful when we went there after turning up to a permanently closed restaurant on South Bank.

PL
London
16 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2017
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Super uncomfortable, extremely slow service. We had nearly two hours before a show and thought we’d have loads of extra time. We ended up having to rush to the theatre! We had to ask twice for everything we ordered, notably my glass of wine that was poured and left on the bar getting warm for ten minutes before I had to ask for it to be brought over! Wouldn’t go back. The only thing that made it tolerable was that we had 50% off!

h
London
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2017
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Great food! Shame that the waitress rolled her eyes when we asked to use a tastecard.

RJ
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was excellent. The service was a bit slow

OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2017
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great food

MT
London
22 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Solid enough. Food was decent and genuine: real sashimi and tightly wrapped rolls. Service was okay - food was quick but took half an hour to pay the bill. Was on a table near a door but was near a window. Decent ambience. Not cheap but worth the genuine food. Not the best restaurant in the world but I'd go again.

RV
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I had been meaning to try a Feng Sushi for a while but never quite got around to it. I am very glad that a friend from the States popped up and liked the idea of sushi and natter.

Make a reservation!! This branch is tiny and being across from the Royal Festival Hall is busy as well.

We ordered a plate at a time which meant the all was as fresh as it could be. The sushi was lovely and the tempura a treat. Our only disappointment was that they were out of mushrooms.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Good food... wasn't great compared to last time. Need more staff as there were only two waiters and they seemed flustered and rushed off their feet.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good value And great for a quick bite along the South bank

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly waiter. Better than last time that we went and were given terrible service by one of the waitresses.
This time was redeemed by a lovely waiter. Food was gooooood.

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Feng Sushi does not exist. There is a Yo Sushi at this location, but I did not want to eat there.
I left the area tired and hungry - wishing I had not used this booking service.

A
London
83 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2017
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The woman at the welcome desk was extremely unwelcoming and unfriendly. Waiter was friendly enough but got our order completely wrong. Food good as always.

SF
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We booked this to celebrate my husband's birthday, after seeing a play at The Globe. It is nice to have a Japanese restaurant open on a Sunday evening as very few are. We had an enjoyable walk there from The Globe. The staff were very friendly, service was efficient and the food was nicely presented and tasty. My daughter liked the fact that you had a good selection of vegetarian options. I hadn't seen the restaurant before so it was smaller than I imagined and the ambiance wasn't as I expected it to be. It's an ideal restaurant for pre or after theatre snacks or a quick supper. However not recommended if you are looking for a more formal dining experience. However we enjoyed the food and husband enjoyed his birthday! Thanks!

LW
London
43 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Overpriced restaurant with surly service and mediocre food.

We ordered Miso soup and a mix of Tempura, Sushi and Sashimi. The Miso soup and the Rock Shrimp Tempura were excellent, the sushi and sashimi were generally satisfactory but the yellowtail sashimi was awful & not fresh.

MG
London
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2017
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Ordered a starter and mains, the miso soup with one of the mains came out first followed by the starters. Then literally straight after the mains came out, so said we wanted to eat our starters first. Mains were taken away after finishing the starters the mains then took a while to come out but my katsu chicken was the same that was brought out as there was a skin film on the curry sauce and the miso soup was then luke warm so was big great to go with the sushi as was not hot.

Staff are not attentive so would not recommend this restaurant for the service or food.

As when I mentioned that we wanted to eat the starters first when she brought out the mains she proceeded to say you should have said when ordering. If there is a starter section which we ordered from I would expect the starters first then the main after or the waitress should have asked.

A
London
53 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food - Relaxed and informal - Conveniently located. Good portion size. Chicken Katsu curry is excellent. Will visit again.

T
London
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I won't come back here. The restaurant did not feel very clean. The waiting staff were not friendly and the food was average and abit pricey for such average fare. I used my tastecard and even if it says my deal should be 50% off, it ended up being about 30% off. They charge extras on the actual bill price. Not interesting.

JL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food, spot on service. We were running a bit tardy and called to notify the restaurant. Was told no problem, take your time and travel safely and we will hold your table.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2017
Overall3food3service1ambience1

Quality of food is good, albeit service and atmosphere in restaurant where not at satisfying level.

KP
London
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2017
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Was disappointed in the service - staff were visibly talking about customers, whispering to each other then looking across at people then laughing. Made us feel quite uncomfortable. The tip is automatically added on so I guess that's why they don't care about giving good service.

J
London
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Great service and location. Ambience in restaurant was brilliant. Great value! Will definitely recommend it to everyone.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2017
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Honestly, bog standard food with a not so average price tag.

I'm a big foodie who loves to post food photos to instagram, but I felt I couldn't even post one photo because all of the dishes looked so bog-standard, not appealing at all - normally this isn't the case for sushi.

I would not recommend Feng Sushi at Royal Festival Hall. Take the short trip to Soho and go to one of the many Japanese restaurants which are cheaper, tastier, and definitely more photogenic!

If you are in the area on the weekend and can't go far, just eat at the food market behind the Royal Festival Hall, trust me, you'll have a better time, a cheaper time, and your stomach will be happier.

This restaurant's food was so ugly!

M
London
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2017
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great food! Service was quick, but not very attentive.. Did not feel very clean, tables not always cleaned before customers as "no time" ... Menu was a bit grubby made the experience feel a bit less nice. However food was good, and came out quickly.

A
London
19 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in a great location. The restaurant dealt very well with one of our party who is gluten intolerant. Really good, recommended

C
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful ! We went for a birthday meal and they went above and beyond to make the dining experience special! The location is perfect! Right by the river front and bridges if you want to have a romantic stroll but close to stations (embankment and Waterloo) for if you need to rush off anywhere. We are definitely coming back again for their over generous (but very very tasty) portions ! Thank you again!!

CE
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good vegetarian options. Mock duck was wonderful. Tempura udon was really good. Big portions

m
London
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Met a group of visiting American friends for afternoon sushi here - the food was very high quality & satisfied their San Franciscan tastes. They also serve Sapporo which is my favourite Japanese beer :0)

Great location opposite the Nelson Mandela sculpture which offers plenty of people watching opportunities as well.

N
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience2

The food was very good and well presented! The service was a little slow and you have to raise your voice to have a conversation, but the food makes it worth it.

AL
London
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2017
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food is fantastic consistently at Feng, but the service is quite poor. On all three occasions in which I've visited the festival hall location, I had to chase for water and to simply put in an order. Most recently we had no soup cutlery for the miso's and gave up waiting and just went ahead to drink the soup from the bowl. Hopefully this is a minor kink that will soon be reconciled as it's a beautiful and uniquely situated sushi spot.

V
London
15 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite a nice place if you're on the Southbank. Wasn't busy, and food came fairly quickly. The portions were large, and decent value.

EL
London
10 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and convenient for Festival Hall.
Nice light meal pre concert.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food and great selection. Fantastic location for pre-show food on the South Bank. Would recommend.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2017
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food court quality sushi at best.

J
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal using tastecard. Excellent value for money. Quick service. Highly recommended.

A
London
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2016
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Food was fine but service poor - unfriendly staff, probably used to tourists visiting once and not returning. Go if everywhere else around is full, not the best sushi in terms of value for money. Wouldn't return and wouldn't recommend

R
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2016
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great place for sushi and Asian choice dishes. Would recommend the veg Katsu curry . Very filling on a cold day

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We went with a taste card and that is great value

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service and cool spot for a bite to eat. Thank you!