The Best Places to Enjoy Japanese Food in London

London is a thriving metropolitan city and a mixing pot of different cultures – nowhere else is this cultural fusion more evident than in the choice of incredible cuisines to be found almost around every corner. If you’re staying at the Grand Royale London and love Japanese food there’s more than one restaurant, bar, or street food stall that you should stop at during your trip.

Traditional Sushi
Nobu Berkeley

The critically acclaimed and fashionable Nobu Berkley brings fine dining Japanese cuisine to its customers. With a mix of classic dishes and contemporary takes, you’ll love the mouth-watering menu. With a traditional Japanese wood-brining oven, sushi bar, and hibachi table, eating here is an experience. Among the delicious options on the menu at this Mayfair restaurant are kushiyaki skewers, wagyu gyoza with tosazu tacos, and squid pasta.

YuKyu

YuKyu was London’s first Japanese mobile street food kitchen and its success has paved the way for others. Serving up a delicious range of Japanese food that’s perfect for when you’re on the go, you’ll love their curries and dishes with a London twist. You can find them at Kerb Camden Market, perfect when you need to grab a bite to eat as you browse and shop.

Chaya Teahouse

If you love Japanese tea as much as the food, Chaya Teahouse is the place to head. This must-reserve hidden gem will bring you plenty of Japanese delights and flavour combinations that are enticing. Among the options to try are Szechuan peppercorn and peanut honeycomb, chilli bamboo shoots and egg mayonnaise sandwiches, and traditional dim sum. Of course, a pot of tea is a must when you head to this charming teahouse in Shepherd’s Bush.

ROKA

Serving up contemporary Japanese robatayaki cuisine in the Fitzrovia, ROKA restaurant has built up an enviable reputation. Dominated by the robata grill at the centre, you can see all your food being freshly prepared. The tasting menu is an excellent way to sample a range of the beautiful food that ROKA can prepare. The ambiance and dishes means you’ll be wanting to return here more than once.

Tombo

If you’re looking for a quick bite to eat or a place to enjoy a drink as your rest your feet, Tombo is perfect. The authentic café and matcha bar is right at the heart of South Kensington’s museum district. It offers a modern take on the Japanese dining experience. Sushi, bento, and donburi bowls make up the menu here, along with matcha products, from delicate macaroons to dorayaki pancakes. The refreshing list of drinks promises you a shot of superfood matcha too.

Okan

Serving up Osaka street food in Brixton Village is Okan. Open six days a week the food here is simple yet incredibly tasty. Okan’s speciality dish, the okonomiyaki is a must sample. These savoury pancakes come with your selection of toppings, from pork belly to mochi and cheese. Add a Japanese beer or organic tea to complete your meal.

Among the best restaurants near Hyde Park you’ll find an eaterie to suit every budget and craving.

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