Murakami Now you sashimi, now you don't. Charming Eastern musings from new West End, Japanese restaurant
63-66 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4JS
Happily Affordable ££
Type of Venue

What they say:

As London's Japanese dining scene continues to flourish, another new destination arrives to indulge the city in more delicious, and delicate Eastern dishes. A 170 strong restaurant boasting its own 40 cover private dining room, guests get set to douse themselves in fresh fare as dishes the likes of Yellowtail carpaccio and Dragon Rolls will not only sit alongside a cocktail menu from the infamous Shrub and Shutter, but also alongside the venue's 12ft living wall.

What we say:

As not to be confused with the chap of literary fame, Haruki, Murakami couldn't have popped its dainty head at a better time. With the Japanese dining scene flourishing and more punters willing to pay a higher price for more delicately sourced dishes, this new restaurant romp could truly benefit from the current trend and fond footfall of its location. That and its apparent penchant for cracking food photography. Make mine three of those.