Japanese Restaurants in London
Whether you're a sushi buff, desperate to board that all important flight East or simply love the culture, Japanese cuisin has more than a touch of passion about it. Check out our recommendations for the best Japanese restaurants in London, from high-end restaurants in Shoreditch to Izakaya pubs in Soho, and get to know some of the most attractive plates in the business.
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Experience a fusion of South American and Asian flavour at this unique Japanese restaurant in London. Ayllu celebrates the finest in Nikkei cuisine with star dishes that include sushi and sashimi, alongside ceviche of grilled salmon and baked baby chicken.
If you're on the hunt for a Japanese restaurant in London with a little extra wow-factor, Aqua Kyoto is just the place. Perfectly perched in The Shard, just off Regent Street, the venue serves up tasty omakase sushi and sashimi, bento boxes, tempura and specials from the robata grill.
One of the most unique Japanese restaurants in London, Inamo has something that nearly no other diners in London have, and that's interactive tables. Not only can you order Eastern food atop your table, and play computer games to boot, Inamo are coming at you with sushi and dishes to die for.
Whether you're looking to eat in of takeaway, KIBOU offers some of the finest Japanese food in London. From steaming hot ramen and melt-in-the-mouth bao buns, to fresh sushi and healthy poke bowls, their delicious dishes are available to eat in or takeaway.
A Clapham Japanese restaurant known amongst locals, Mommi is the perfect hybrid. Not only producing a roster of sashimi and sushi that hark of the East, Mommi have gone all out to conjure up a menu that combines the heart of Japan and Latin American dining combined.
Dokke is an Asian fusion restaurant that uses new world influences to create delicious sharing plates and tapas, paired with fine wine. But what makes it Japanese is their Omakase sharing menu, leaving it to the chef and pairing it with wine to create something unique.
Offering a delicious menu of Japanese dishes, Mezemiso is more than just a place to get your sashimi fill. The rooftop restaurant also offers a selection of Lebanese mezze, so you can mix your tempura and miso-marinated cod with fresh hommos and juicy lamb cutlets.
From freshly made sushi to perfectly crispy tempura, Vintry Izakaya at Vintry & Mercer has your Japanese food cravings sorted. Head to Garlick Hill for a menu of raw dishes, steamed buns, sandos and small plates accompanied by thirst-quenching drinks.
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 classic plates of sashimi served with Nikkei dipping sauces, as well as beef tataki with passion fruit salsa and aubergine with miso and apricot.