Sake no Hana

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Japanese
Sake no Hana bar and restaurant is housed on the first floor of a modernist Grade II listed building in the heart of St James, offering modern Japanese dining. The a la carte menu provides a variety of hot and cold appetisers, charcoal grill, Toban and Kamameshi dishes, while sushi and sashimi are prepared to order at the 13 seat sushi bar. A carefully selected list of sakes, Japanese whiskeys and other wines, spirits and liqueurs complement the dishes offered in the restaurant. Sake no Hana’s interiors were designed my esteemed architect Kengo Kuma and the bar includes a beautiful futuristic chandelier, offering the perfect space for post work cocktails. Cloakroom available. ALIPAY and weChat payment accepted.

Specials

4 course set menu £39

From Sakenotayori set menu, with half a bottle of house white or red wine.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: November 4, 2019

Ends: February 4, 2020

Availability: Mon-Thu 12:00PM-3:00PM 6:00PM-11:00PM
Fri 12:00PM-3:00PM 5:30PM-7:00PM 10:30PM-11:15PM
Sat 5:30PM-7:00PM 10:30PM-11:15PM

4 course set menu £34

From Vegan Sakenotayori set menu, with half a bottle of house white or red wine.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: November 4, 2019

Ends: February 4, 2020

Availability: Mon-Thu 12:00PM-3:00PM 6:00PM-11:00PM
Fri 12:00PM-3:00PM 5:30PM-7:00PM 10:30PM-11:15PM
Sat 5:30PM-7:00PM 10:30PM-11:15PM

Umai Weekend 6 courses: £44/£51/£61

...from a set menu 6 course lunch with 3 complimentary drinks.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: July 27, 2019

Ends: December 31, 2019

Availability: Sun 11:30AM-4:00PM
Sat 12:00PM-3:15PM

Celebrate New Year's Eve with a fantastic meal!

The New Year's Eve menus will be available at £108 per person until 8.30pm, while the full a la carte menu will be available in the restaurant until 8pm.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 5538 People Are Saying
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CP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service, pricey but worth it for a special occasion

LG
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Service was awful and waitress missed two items from order. Food was lovely but experience was shadowed by awful service

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Incredible food and ambiance! One of my favourite restaurants for a special meal.

VD
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyable and exquisite Japanese food with a twist

JM
London
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Fantastic food.. but it was a busy evening and service was somewhat inattentive.

NT
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

I was excited to visit Sake No Hana and whilst the food was good, the arrogant and pushy attitude of our waiter sadly spoiled what could have been a special occasion.

From the outset something was distinctly off. From being seated to our drinks arriving took 35 minutes and when our orders were taken our male waiter seemed more distracted than anything else. The restaurant was far from busy so I am unsure as to why. When we asked questions about the food and the menu his disinterest was palpable to the point of rudeness.

The food was good but not great, and my memories of Sake No Hana are sour.

Would not recommend at all.

Sake no Hana
Responded 3 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for dining with us at Sake No Hana. We appreciate the feedback on our service standards. We take comments such as these very seriously, and you can rest assured they are being addressed. Thank you, and we do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back. Sincerely, Anna Kuzmina Maitre’D

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1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

We arrived to be told our table wasn't ready so could we have a drink, 20 minutes later we were led to our table with a perfunctory apology and no sense that they would pick up the drink we were made to have.
We opted for the £98 set menu with wine pairing (£48 per person). With the exception of two courses the food was less than average. A deep fried ball of mashed rice with an accompaniment of flavourless vegetable crisps. A entire rice dish with diced carrots was salty. The wagu beef was delicious and remains the only memorable element of the meal. The wine (four thimbles) was disappointing firstly as we were not afforded a glass of anything and nor were we given any insight into why the wine had been chosen to match a course. More confusing was why we were given a 'sip' of white wine with the beef and a 'sip' of red for the fish. When we queried this we were directed to the menu and informed that it clearly states how much wine would be measured, hardly good customer service but highlights that this question clearly has come before. The service was adequate, not attentive or interested. The music seemed stuck on loop with the chords repeated. We eat out regularly and this was one of the worst experiences. We won't be back and certainly wouldn't recommend this restaurant.

Sake no Hana
Responded 3 days ago

Dear Mr Andrew, We regret to hear that you weren’t happy with the service and the food. We take every comment seriously and have passed your notes along to the team. We do hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back. Sincerely, Anna Kuzmina Maitre’D

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r
London
48 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good all round and the set menu that we had was very tasty. Would recommend

MC
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing lunchtime 6 course menu with lovely Sake.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and location. For £61pp you have a glass of champagne and 2 cocktails together with excellent and plentiful food. Considering you are in the centre of London I consider it great value. Looking forward to returning.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Exquisite food, delicious cocktails. Service could have been a bit quicker.

T
London
12 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Thanks for the amazing meal once again and much appreciate the birthday deco on dessert! 4 course with wine made it into a super deal.

RG
London
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent food. Good fun atmosphere.
Drinks service was extremely slow and out of sync with food service. When I pointed this out the manager worked hard to rectify and as a sign of goodwill invited us to the puddings. A very much appreciated gesture.
We will be back.

S
London
10 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Chefs were not Japanese
Say at counter but overcrowded, no room for bags etc
Don’t mind the prIce of the food....but £6 for sparkling water ?

IH
London
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner and Service was very nice. We sit at the bar and have nice look to the sushi creator.

F
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We went for the umai weekend lunch. The sushi was lovely and up to the high standard you would expect at this restaurant. But the salmon for the main course was hopelessly over cooked. The waitresses poured the champagne into the glass as though it was beer so the foam almost overflowed the glass. The champagne servings were unnecessarily parsimonious and we were left feeling short changed. Not the standard you would expect in a high end restaurant.

Sake no Hana
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I can assure you that the experience you had with the food and service was not our standard. We have sent your feedback to our team and do hope you will visit us again in the future. Sincerely, Anna Kuzmina Maitre`D

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AC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Excellent food, but poor, haphazard service. To start, we received our soup, then a cocktail, then a hand towel (but only 4 out of 5) which was a bizarre order. We had different staff for each courses and had lots of minor issues which collectively made it a less enjoyable experience eg hard to get the attention of the staff, always had to ask for more water when our glasses were empty, asked for a pause before our mains which was ignored. One exception was a v tall male member of staff who came to the table once or twice and was v professional (correct cocktails for the right people etc). The food was excellent, the signature lunch was great value, but I don’t think I would recommend or go back unless I heard that the service had improved.

MF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

I must start by saying I have never written a review before, even though I always read reviews before booking. I was so disappointed with Sake No Hana. I love Zuma and Nobu, which I have visited several times in multiple different cities. Sake No Hana comes no where near close to the quality, taste, variety, presentation....and worst of all it is as expensive if not more! Would never return - it’s like having sushi made by former workers from a fast food restaurant.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience1

Food was good but service was extremely poor. Very slow had to ask for drinks multiple times. Definitely better Japanese spots in London would not recommend

i
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dining experience. Excellent Japanese food in a beautiful setting.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been going to Sake No Hana every year for a special occassion for nearly 4 years now. Always love the food, the service and ambiance. The wagyu beef sushi is to die for ! It literally melts in your mouth. I love everything about the restaurant

NR
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a great lunch visit. Service was good. Only slight annoyance was the man next to us dining on his own who though playing you phone out loud watching you tube was acceptable.

PK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The food is not authentically Japanese. It is some sort of fusion cuisine. There was only one Japanese chef at the time we ate there. The quality of the food was average at best.

The service was good though and our child was made to feel welcome.

Sake no Hana
Responded on October 28, 2019

Dear PhilippineK , Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We take great pride in our cuisine and source our ingredients from the best purveyors. We are constantly innovating and looking to provide an exceptional experience for our guests. We have made note of your comments, and have shared them with our management team. We do hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back. Best Regards, Anna Kuzmina Maitre`D

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R
London
13 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent food! Tasting menu was delightful and we are returning customers for the last 3 years.

Service was a little haphazard (initial order not taken, menus left on table, paired drinks not given at correct time).

For the amount paid one would expect there to be no basic errors such as these.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Service was terrible, most of the waiters had no knowledge of the menu and weren’t allowed to take orders. We got spilt soy souce and we had to ask twice to clean it up. We also had to ask twice for cutlery, and we got it after the meal was served. The staff kept bumping into my chair, not even apologizing for that.
Steak and salmon were good, but the sushi and sashimi were average.

Sake no Hana
Responded on October 28, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for dining with us at Sake No Hana. We appreciate the feedback on our service standards. We take comments such as these very seriously, and you can rest assured they are being addressed. Thank you, and we do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back. Sincerely, Anna Kuzmina Maitre`D

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l
London
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Service was extremely slow - spent more than 2,5 hours for a lunch. Food is very good but waiting for more than an hour for your first course is ridiculous so in the end you don't enjoy anything at all as you are in a hurry...

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Average good.. not very attentive to details as in high end japanese.

BH
London
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance and Service great! Food outstanding - congratulations!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good quality of tempura prawns

S
London
42 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellente cuisine , très bons vins, cadre superbe et service top.

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MM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Delicious food and perfect atmosphere!

p
London
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Unfortunately, despite the good food, everything else was a big crash.
Booked for 8pm,we got the table set up only by 8:30..followed by the first starter by 9:15 and by the 9:25 the forgotten drinks...the manager wanted to apologise and give us free dessert which we refused..so we had reduced the price of the final bill.
Not quite as expected but expectations where pretty high hence the price and the place by Hakkasan brand.
Never again.

b
London
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Afraid the food was not what I expected. The quality and flavours were not good and very expensive for what it was.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service

AC
London
22 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always top class, always good food and an excellent place for business meeting

J
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As soon as we walked through the door we were treated like the guests of honour. Food was outstanding and service was speedy and polite, I really want to go back soon ! All round amazing place with cool interior too

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food great experience

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Superlativo!!

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a
London
22 reviews