Best Japanese Restaurants In London

Whether you're a sushi buff, looking to chow down on classic katsu and teriyaki, or want to try some robata-grilled delights, this city has a little something for you. Check out our recommendations for the top 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.

For the sushi-craving among us? Check out our guide.

Last updated on 25th September 2023

Inamo Soho

25% off food - celebrating inamo's 15th birthday

Looking for a Japanese restaurant in Soho? Inamo has something that nearly no other venues have: interactive tables. Not only can you play games or watch the chefs work from your seat, but these guys are also coming at you with sushi and katsu curry to die for. Plus, there's an interactive room of karaoke and more for afters. 

YO! Sushi

For an affordable Japanese restaurant in London, YO! is where to go. Not only do they have their namesake cuisine across loads of menu items, including sashimi, maki, nigiri and more, but also the choice of curries or noodles.

Dai Chi

Heard of kushiage? With a tasting menu dedicated to kushikatsu, where a range of Japanese delights are covered in breadcrumbs and deep-fried on a bamboo skewer. Check out Dai Chi to try this Osaka delicacy, with cocktails and wine to match.

The Aubrey

If luxury is what you're after, then a trip to The Aubrey, which is found in Mandarin Oriental Hotel, is just the thing. Think the most opulent of surroundings, alongside brunches, matcha souffles, ox tail fried rice, and even sushi platters garnished with ants.


Vowing for the spot of best Japanese restaurant in London to Michelin, having earned a mention in their guide, is Zuma. The original location of a now global brand, this place attracts glam diners to munch through robata, sushi and other innovative plates.

Inko Nito

Inko Nito's combo of relaxed dining and unconventional robata make it a must for this guide. Think lamb shoulder chop in wasabi shisho marinade or whole tiger prawns with garlic and lemon sansho, alongside nigaki - a new-style sushi made from roasted nori and sushi rice.