Located close to Liverpool Street and inspired by Japanese izakayas, Beer and Buns is an easy all-day eatery that does what it says on the tin. Expect delicious meat-filled buns and games such as foodball and pinball machines.
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.
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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.
A fun Japanese restaurant with cocktails and soul food on its side, this Brixton eatery headed up by Masterchef winner Tim Anderson fuses Japanese cuisine with the global flavours of its South London locale.
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.
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.
Angel's favourite Japanese spot, Hot Stone boasts a stunning menu of delicious dishes, with a focus on steak and sushi. Head down for some seriously good sashimi followed by a Scottish sirloin or Japanese Wagyu.
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.
With a selection of swanky sister sites in Mayfair, Fitzrovia and Canary Wharf, Roka have nailed the art of upscale Japanese dining and the Aldwych venue is no different. There's sushi, sashimi specials and robata specialities, as well as, delicious cocktails.
Spectacular in every which way, not only is Crazy Bear one of the most dazzling Japanese restaurants in London, it's one of the most delicious. Head on down for bespoke and eclectic interiors set alongside a roaring roster of Eastern and Asian plates.
Nobu isn't just a Japanese restaurant in London, it is one of the best. Come here for dishes of world-renowned Japanese food, such as Black Cod Miso or Yellowtail with Jalapeno, all while taking in the stunning interior and drinking fantastic signature cocktails.
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.
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.
Bringing Japanese comfort food to Mare Street, Tonkotsu is all about the beauty of the broth as they showcase ramen alongside a selection of side dishes that also put Japanese fried chicken in the spotlight.