Mission: Japanese Restaurants in London

Posted on July 14th, 2007 in Mission - Japanese Restaurants by Stephanie

As you may have read in my about me page I am a self-confessed Japanese food addict or Japanese foodie :-)  Call me what you like but I absolutely love Japanese food, from sushi and sashimi to okonomiyaki and teppan-yaki!  I have decided to go on a mission to eat in all the Japanese restaurants in London, every last one of them!  Mad as you may think I am considering that there are around 400 Japanese restaurants in London, not to mention the great expense that I am going to incur, but I will be documenting my pursuit and reviewing each restaurant in this blog.  This will hopefully also be useful for those who are visiting or who don’t necessarily want to visit every Japanese restaurant in London… :-)

When I have visited a restaurant I will add a link to it below and hopefully build the list into a directory of Japanese restaurants in London.

Japanese Restaurant Directory (London)

  • Hare and Tortoise
    38/39 Haven Green, Ealing, London W5 2NX
    Telephone Number: 020 8810 7066
    Opening Times: 12pm-11pm (Sun-Thurs), 12pm-11.30pm (Fri, Sat)   
  • Itsu
    118 Draycott Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 3AE
    Telephone Number: 020 7590 2400
    Opening Times: 11am-11pm (Mon-Sat), 11am-10pm (Sun)  
  • Bincho Yakatori 
    Address: 16 Old Compton Street, London W1D 4TL
    Telephone Number: 020 7287 9111
    Opening Times: 12-3pm, 5-11.30pm (Tues-Sat), 12-3.30pm, 5-11.30pm (Sun) 
  • Donzoko – CLOSED
    Address: 15 Kingly Street, London, W1B 5PS
    Telephone Number: 020 7734 1974
    Opening Times: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.15pm (Mon – Fri) 6pm – 10.15pm (Sat)
  • Matsuri St James
    15 Bury Street, St James, London, SW1Y 6AL
    Telephone Number: 020 7839 1101
    Opening Times: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm (Mon – Sat) 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm (Sun)
  • Sushi World
    58 Pitshanger Lane, London W5 1QY.
    Telephone Number: 020 8997 6057
    Opening Times: 6pm – 10pm (Mon), 12pm – 2pm & 6pm – 10pm (Tues, Wed), 12pm – 2pm & 6pm – 10.30pm (Thurs – Sat), 12pm – 2pm & 6pm – 9.30pm (Sun)
  • Yakitoria – CLOSED
    Address: 25 Sheldon Square, London, W2 6EY
    Telephone Number: 0203 214 3000
    Opening Times: Mon-Fri 12pm – 3pm, Mon-Sat 6pm – 11pm
  • Zipangu 
    Address: 8 Little Newport Street, Chinatown, London, WC2H 7JJ.
    Telephone Number: 020 7437 5042
    Opening Times: Mon-Thurs: 12:00-23:00, Fri-Sat: 12:00-23:30, Sun: 12:00-22:30

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Comment by Columbia
2007-09-04 09:17:32

I myself like Japanese foods. Thanks for posting the list of Japanese Restaurants, I think I will visit them all 😀

2008-08-21 13:55:54

I’ve only been to Donzoko on that list but have been there many times and can highly recommend it.

Comment by seo tech tips
2008-12-02 17:36:41

Just what i need when i get to london :)

Comment by London Tickets
2009-06-13 18:42:48

That is a nice directory of restaurants, surely it will help those who want to eat japanese food in London. Thanks for sharing :)

Comment by UrbanAngel
2009-11-12 12:24:31

Ohayo gozaimasu!
I can really recommend Asakusa at Mornington Crescent but you often have to book in advance as it gets really busy. Lots of Japanese friends I know go there which is a good sign. Food ranges from sushi to shogayaki, tempura etc. An absolute must to try is the maguro nutta. Simply gorgeous. It’s also not so expensive – we generally stuff our faces for around £15-£20 each!

2010-09-30 02:59:21

This isn’t Japanese, but you should try a restaurant called ‘Ping Pong.’
They specialise in Dim Sum and so far the best oriental food I’ve tasted so far.
They have branches all over London, but the best one in terms of service is the Appold St branch, near Liverpool St Station.

2010-12-31 17:20:34

Great info, I’ve always wanted to taste Sushi

Comment by Stephen
2011-01-06 06:10:12

I do like Japanese food. Its such a beauty to eat and its not to expensive. Me and my friends go to this nice little place on LaTrobe Street, Melbourne and they have the authentic look and tables which just make it special.

Comment by London Photographer
2011-07-23 09:35:39

One of the best ones is the Tsunami in Clapham!Try the black cod.

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