Japanese Restaurants in London
Whether you're a sushi buff, desperate to board that all important flight East or simply love the culture, Japenese dining in London has more than a touch of passion about it. Check out our recommendations for the best places to eat Japanese food in London, from high-end restaurant to Izakaya pubs, and get to know some of the most colourful plates in the business.
Last updated on 4th December 2017
On the high-end scale of Japanese restaurants in London is the markedly talented Kouzu. From live sushi chefs making colourful wares, to chopsticks and plates brimming with waygu beef, Kouzu is the restaurant for that all important Eastern occasion.
A Clapham favourite for Japanese dining in South London, 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.
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.
This isn’t Japanese food as you know it. L’Etranger offers a menu packed with French dishes with Japanese flourishes, meaning you get dishes like caramelised black cod with miso and pomme gallette. The minimalist interiors are inspired by French philosopher and writer Albert Camus, while their wine list is extensive and award-winning.
Machiya is a new restaurant-bar in Soho that draws inspiration from the food halls found across Japan. Beautifully decorated and laid back in every way, the team serve authentic dishes - such as tonkatsu, teriyaki and yaitori - coupled with flavoursome cocktails made using sake, Japanese whiskies and fresh spices. Enjoy a Japanese Old Fashioned or tuck into a belly-warming bowl of ramen at this quaint Japanese restaurant in London.
Head over to the West End to find Anzu, the new Japanese eatery from the renowned Tonkotsu group. The bar and restaurant serves up both modern and traditional takes on the delicious cuisine as well as having an excellent selection of sake and wine.