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Diners' Choice: Japanese restaurants in London

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Japanese cuisine in London? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Hanasaki Japanese Restaurant restaurant
4.9
4.9 (25)
£25 and under
Japanese
Fitzrovia
About the restaurant
Welcome to Hanasaki: A Culinary Journey in the Heart of Soho.In the bustling heart of London's Soho Fitzrovia district, an exquisite culinary adventure is about to unfold. Hanasaki, a Japanese restaurant that promises to redefine your dining experience, is eagerly preparing to open its doors and immerse you in the rich tapestry of Japanese flavors.We draw inspiration from the diverse culinary landscapes of Japan, bringing you a menu that reflects the depth and variety of Japanese gastronomy.Hanasaki is not just a restaurant; it's a celebration of Japanese culinary artistry, a fusion of tradition and trend, and soon, it will be a cherished part of Soho's vibrant tapestry. Every detail at Hanasaki is designed to ensure that you savor not just the flavors but the essence of Japan itself.Stay tuned for the grand unveiling, where we invite you to indulge in the extraordinary. Hanasaki awaits, and we can't wait to share the magic with you.
Top review
Ghost
Dined 7 days ago
The quality of the produce is second to none. The changes in menu also keep us coming. The sushi head chef clearly loves his work ans is great to learn from.
A photo of Cubé Mayfair restaurant
4.9
4.9 (665)
£26 to £40
Japanese
Mayfair
About the restaurant
Our team of specialists at Cubé strives to deliver exceptional quality, Sushi and Japanese cuisine in the heart of London’s Mayfair.

Our unique space has been crafted to enhance your luxury dining experience.
At Cubé, our Japanese chefs artfully blend authentic cuisine with the finest, locally sourced ingredients to create unforgettable meals.
Furthermore, our passion to serve the finest quality cuisine is deeply rooted in our philosophy.
For instance, we prioritise sourcing high-quality ingredients to ensure that a continuous supply of sustainably sourced produce remains available for future generations.


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
excellent! great and fresh food! amazing experience!
A photo of Juno Omakase restaurant
4.7
4.7 (23)
£41 and over
Japanese
Notting Hill
About the restaurant
Embracing the idea of "I leave it up to you"

Juno invites you to trust our chef's expertise for a dining experience like no other.

Imagine a place where there's no fixed menu, inspired by the best of Japanese tradition with an innovative Mexican twist, truly pushing the boundaries of what an omakase can be.

With only six seats, Juno transports guests into a magical stage that is as much a performance as it is a meal. Indulge in 15 creative courses crafted by our talented Executive Chef, Leonard Tanyag, with a dedicated sommelier offering exquisite wine, sake, and agave pairings.

Our menu, built daily with fresh seasonal ingredients, is a feast for the senses, while our décor emulates the delicate Japanese artistry, with subtle hints evoking the vibrancy of Mexico.

Top review
VictoriaUvip
Dined 2 days ago
Incredible introduction to creative fusion of Japanese and Mexican ingredients and flavours! It blew us away!
A photo of So Restaurant Japanese restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1013)
£26 to £40
Japanese
Spitalfields
About the restaurant
Modern in its minimalist use of colour and clean lines, the new So Restaurant near Spitalfields market is every bit the contemporary Japanese restaurant. The airy ground floor dining area is a unique mixture of wooden and steel furniture with vivid orange injections that brighten the atmosphere. Zu Tanaka's dishes are creative without being fussy, introducing upgraded homely Japanese dishes as well as much loved menus with a So twist. Signature dishes include crunchy pork katsu, grilled eel, yakitori chicken cooked over volcanic rocks from Mt Fuji and salmon Rikyu-yaki that is miso marinated sashimi grade salmon grilled with an aromatic coat of sesame seeds... not to forget the tempura and fresh sushi selection. Friendly staff will knowledgeably suggest dishes and sake or wine pairing. *We are the same So Restaurant that was in Soho from 2006-2020
Top review
NikkiA
Dined on May 9, 2024
Excellent food and fantastic service . We had a fabulous time
A photo of Fumiko restaurant
4.7
4.7 (48)
£26 to £40
Japanese
Hornchurch
About the restaurant
Fumiko is a fusion Japanese restaurant with a stylish ambiance and a talented team of chefs. We offer a menu that combines traditional Japanese Izakaya dishes with innovative modern twists. Our mixologists create unique blends that combine traditional Japanese flavours with contemporary twists. With impeccable service and a stylish atmosphere, Fumiko is a destination for a unique and unforgettable culinary experience. Come and immerse yourself in our contemporary elegance, where tradition meets innovation.
Top review
RobertM
Dined 6 days ago
Anniversary meal. Great cocktails. Amazing food. Service very good. Attentive and friendly staff.
A photo of MATSUBA restaurant
4.6
4.6 (175)
£26 to £40
Japanese
Richmond
About the restaurant
The best sushi in Richmond...

First opened in 2004, Matsuba offers a combination of traditional and modern Japanese dishes placing the freshness and quality of ingredients at its centre and delivered to the customer with service to the highest.

Located in the beauties of Richmond town centre, Matsuba strives to deliver excellence from dish to dish, from customer to customer which has seen success with diners from near and far.

NOTICE TO CUSTOMERS
Our the tasting menu last orders for lunch is at 1pm & Dinner at 8:30pm
MATSUBA

Top review
Mop21
Dined 1 day ago
Our first time at MATSUBA and it won't be our last. A couple having an early evening meal after a day at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, we were warmly welcomed. The service was unobtrusive but efficient. We went for the set menu (3 courses for £20.95) which was excellent value. The Prawn Katsu curry and Beef Bibimap (a Korean dish) were delicious and served in good size portions.
A photo of Kintan restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1745)
£41 and over
Japanese
Chancery Lane
About the restaurant
Kintan is the first authentic Japanese style yakiniku in London. Yakiniku is a Japanese term that literally translates to “grilled meat.” It has a long-standing history and a strong presence in Japanese cuisine. Our restaurant features a built-in smokeless roaster at each table which enables fun and interactive dining where our guests become the chefs.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 6 days ago
Love kintan, we go there regularly and it’s always fantastic. Thanks
A photo of Hachi Japanese BBQ Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (638)
£25 and under
Japanese
Soho
About the restaurant
Casual Japanese BBQ where you can order a selection of meat/seafood/Vegetables and grill it yourself!

We use smokeless table grills with smoke extractor which keeps the strong smell of the BBQ off your clothes! Also, the air is circulated by the extractor, it helps to have clean air.

We are welcoming all kinds of parties from single customers to group up to 25. As well as our BBQ menu, we have prepared a variety of starters to start off your experience. Visa and Master Card is available.

*Please be advised that tables are available for 90min (60min for 1 person) for Lunch time and for Dinner, a maximum of 1 hour for 1 person, 1.5 hours for 2 persons and 2 hours for 3 to 6 persons. If you book for more than 7 people, please contact us directly for your table reservation and tell us how long you would like to enjoy our wonderful meals!

***Safety precautions***
Cleaning & Sanitising
Common areas deep cleaned daily
Contactless payment available
Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Top review
sarahr
Dined 1 day ago
We had a set meal for 4 . Plenty of dishes meats where melt in the mouth. We haven’t tried this before but will definitely eat here again
A photo of Tanakatsu restaurant
4.7
4.7 (862)
£26 to £40
Japanese
Clerkenwell
About the restaurant
A contemporary Japanese diner,
based on Katsu Specialists throughout Japan.

We strive to produce the finest
Katsu and Teri-Yaki by using our own family recipes.

Believing in Simplicity, Honesty and Quality.

TANAKATSU team.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Amazing hidden gem. Great and delicious food. However, unless Katsu, the other dishes are small. Staff members are a plus... amazing! Absolutely recommended!
A photo of Yashin Ocean House restaurant
4.5
4.5 (368)
£26 to £40
Japanese
South Kensington
About the restaurant
Yashin Ocean House was founded by some of London's leading experts in Japanese cuisine. Hosting an elegant dining hall with Edwardian architecture, the ambience is perfect for dates with friends, family or couples as well as solo visits. Our menu is centred on satisfying Japanese tapas and our signature Omakase sushi, also offering some of the finest delicacies in the world such as our exclusive Hida wagyu. Enjoy your meal with a glass of sake, as we offer one of the widest ranges in London, and can suggest the perfect sake to enhance and complement your dish.

Our sushi concept is “without soy sauce – but if you want to”. Of course, we can serve as much soy sauce as the diner desires; however, what we want to emphasise is the taste of the fish. Therefore, each piece of sushi that we serve is brushed with the right amount of soy sauce and topped with an accompaniment that harmonises with the flavour of the fish.

Top review
IsareeYvip
Dined on Apr 1, 2024
It's my favourite Japanese restaurant in London. Overall, it was really good. The food was fresh and delicious. Also, waitresses have a good service mind and are friendly. I'll give 10 of 10.
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