London Japanese Restaurants

Whether you're a sushi buff, looking to chow down on classic katsu and teriyaki, or try some robata-grilled delights, this city has a little something for you. Check out our recommendations for the best Japanese restaurants in London, including everything from high-end eateries to izakaya bars, and get to know some of the most attractive (and tasty) plates in the business.

For the sushi-craving amongst you? Check out our guide.

Last updated on 24th January 2023

Aqua Kyoto

4 user reviews 4

If you're on the hunt for a Japanese restaurant in Central London with a little extra wow-factor, Aqua Kyoto is just the place. Perfectly perched on a rooftop just off Regent Street, the venue serves up tasty omakase sushi, bento boxes, tempura and specials from the robata grill.

Syon Lounge

449 user reviews 3

Syon Lounge is a popular pan-Asian restaurant and shisha lounge in West London. Against a backdrop of colourful furniture and lush indoor foliage, diners here can graze on fresh sushi, gyoza and steaming hot goodies from the robata grill.


1042 user reviews 4

A fun restaurant fronting cocktails and soul food to boot, Nanban is headed up by Masterchef winner Tim Anderson. This casual eatery fuses Japanese cuisine with the global flavours of its South London locale, including inspiration from Brixton Market.

Chotto Matte

6 user reviews 4

Head over to Soho where Frith Street restaurant Chotto Matte is marrying the cultures of Peru and Japan through its vibrant interiors and Nikkei plates. Tuck into sashimi served with dipping sauces, as well as beef tataki with passion fruit salsa or aubergine flavoured by miso and apricot.