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. 

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

Last updated on 16th June 2021




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.

Nanban

780 user reviews 4

A fun Japanese restaurant in Brixton with cocktails and soul food on its side, this fun and casual eatery is headed up by Masterchef winner Tim Anderson fuses Japanese cuisine with the global flavours of its South London locale.

Mommi

20 user reviews 4

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.

Syon Lounge

167 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.

Dokke

106 user reviews 5

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.

Lan Kwai Fong

42 user reviews 4

An East Asian restaurant found in the heart of Camden, Lan Kwai Fong is one of our top choices for Japanese food in London. Check out its massive menu of dishes, including everything from sushi and wantons through to dim sum and mapo tofu, before hitting the beer pong tables.

Inamo Soho

166 user reviews 4

Unlimited Asian tapas & sushi with free-flowing wine or beer £42.95 per person and 4 other offers

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. 

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 classic plates of sashimi served with Nikkei dipping sauces, as well as beef tataki with passion fruit salsa and aubergine with miso and apricot.