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Okan South Bank, London, England

Okan South Bank

4.6
4.6
585 Reviews
£25 and under
Japanese


Tiny tiny Okonomiyaki restaurant next to the London Eye. One step into Okan you will suddenly feel in the back of the street in downtown Osaka. Great Sake and Small tapas dishes available. Okan means Mother in Osaka direct. Enjoy mummy ‘s home cooking!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 37 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Asian, Teppanyaki

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    07746 025394

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Waterloo

  • Cross street

    Belvedere road

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Waterloo Station 5 minWestminster station 5 min

  • Additional

    Chef's Table, Counter Seating

What 585 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  • South West London

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  1. M

    Mymy

    Manchester

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been to Okan many times now, always love their simple menu, food is amazing and authentic. Very local vibe and decor.
  2. K

    Katw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic japanese food, very attentive and quick service.
  3. KO

    KyleO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food highly recommended. Just getting to the 50 character minimum
  4. RK

    RhKM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love it here - staff are friendly and food/decor is authentically Japanese.
  5. L

    Limavady55

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Small restaurant welcoming staff delicious food good value
  6. RC

    RobinC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food, friendly staff, thoroughly enjoyed. Thanks
  7. CF

    CarmenF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful little authentic place. Food was amazing. It’s very small so book in advance, but it’s well worth it for a little bit of Japan!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Fun surroundings. Food was good but nothing amazing.
  9. MP

    MateuszP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Okonomiyaki is fantastic. Definitevely worth trying. And it does feel line Kanteen from Osaka in there. Both ambiance and food are great.
  10. MT

    MeToo

    London

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Great place. Very busy, even at 14.00 on a Sunday. Book in advance!
  11. A

    Amber

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    The restaurant is very small, so it was extremely awkward for the waiters to get to our table to being food and take our order as we were in the back corner. Moving around within the restaurant is also quite hard as the tables are very close together so we would constantly bump into people and have to apologise. The food was decent though, my fiancé has been to Japan before and said that the food was similar to what was served at the restaurant.
  12. r

    rf27

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal here last night. Delicious food, portions just right... We started with pork gyoza, edamame and pickled cucumber... All delicious and very fresh... Main course we both went for different varieties of the okonomiyaki with a fried egg- this was new to us and was nice but I think I'd go for noodles next time... There was an overpowering bbq sauce type of flavour/sweetness... I had the yuku cheesecake for dessert which was incredibly light, mousse like really and very tasty... Quick and friendly service, lovely fresh food... We'll definitely be back!
  13. JB

    JoannaB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service - thanks! We will definitely be back.
  14. VR

    VRNK

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hidden gem with a menu that bursts with flavour. Try the pork and kimchi okonomiyaki. Service was excellent too.
  15. x

    xiaofanx

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The space is not huge but the atmosphere and food was excellent!
  16. T

    Traceyg

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food and great ambience, very helpful and lovely staff . Looking forward to going back.
  17. PM

    PanM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic restaurant ! Really good food and ambience
  18. HA

    HeikeA

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Muss man gewesen sein! Tolle einfallsreiche Asia-Küche mit sympathischem Service und sehr kleinem Gastbereich. Man fühlt sich wie in einer Suppenküche (was als Kompliment gemeint ist)! Unbedingt reservieren!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and authentic environment
  20. LW

    LondonWelshPerson

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent - great atmosphere and food. Just as though we were back in Japan. Loved it.
  21. EJ

    EJonesM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food. Some of the best Japanese food in London. Authentic. Although I was sat too close to the door.
  22. S

    Simon

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Mixed service
  23. Y

    Yasmeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great place, atmospheric, reasonable with nice service and delicious food
  24. G

    Gennie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Delicious and authentic Japanese food, but the special drinks are relatively watery. But overall recommend to go experience with your friends!
  25. RD

    RosieD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and staff super helpful. Accommodating!
  26. R

    Ravinksi

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food and good value. Seating a little uncomfortable
  27. d

    davidp

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simple but gorgeous tasting Japanese street food, in a small but perfectly formed venue.
  28. P

    Prometheus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and for a good price too. Watching the chefs cook the food in front of us was fun to watch but that’s only because we were seated in front of the main grill. Either way the vibe of the restaurant was nice and we had a good time :)
  29. JS

    JamesS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Okan South Bank was excellent. I enjoy Japasnese food but had never heard of okonomiyaki. Most definitely glad I tried it, and will be attempting it at home. Staff was super friendly. Would go again.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Thailand

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very authentic Japanese okonomiyaki! Highly recommended!
  31. NT

    NicT

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Authentic Japanese. The food is extremely tasty and the staff are friendly. We sat at the bar in front of the chefs and it was so nice watching them cook. Wonderfully quirky little place, will definitely be going back. Book a table to avoid disappointment.
  32. S

    Sophie

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Aurthentially amazing. Tiny restaurant at the back of county hall. 22 covers packed into a tiny space. Super authentic. Food cooked in front of you. Incredible!
  33. LM

    LucyM

    Tokyo

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place! Lovely intimate setting and incredible food with great authentic Japanese drink options too.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great service. Will be back again
  35. RL

    RuthL

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our third visit to the restaurant and we had another amazing meal. The food is so tasty and it’s great for vegetarians. The sparkling plum wine was delicious too! The staff are lovely and we had the same waitress that we had on our last visit - both times she was fantastic, so friendly and helpful. The restaurant is small but has a buzzing atmosphere and it’s always busy. We just love it here!
  36. L

    Lucasrg

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellente place and outstanding food! Service is very kind and friendly.
  37. FE

    FatimaE

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice service and delicious food, we're definitely going back!
  38. R

    Rachel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was really delicious and it came quickly! Service was super friendly and efficient without being in your face, and it was really good value for money for such delicious food!
  39. w

    warnestar

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff, very friendly and professional. Food was great. Sit at the counter if you can as it’s fun to watch the food all being made.
  40. ER

    EstherR

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful, authentic Japanese food in an atmospheric environment. The staff are all friendly and welcoming and the food is delicious, filling and good value. I wish I lived closer so I could visit far more often!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Okan South Bank is rated 4.6 stars by 585 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 37 times today
Google Map for Okan South Bank

Belvedere Road, London, England SE1 7GA

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Belvedere road

  • Neighborhood

    Waterloo

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Asian, Teppanyaki

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Waterloo Station 5 minWestminster station 5 min

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Chef's Table, Counter Seating

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