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Time Out rating:

<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>3</span>/5

User ratings:

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Venue details

  • Address:

    Asakusa 265 Eversholt Street
    NW1 1BA

  • Venue phone:

    020 7388 8533

  • Opening hours:

    Dinner served 6-11.30pm Mon-Fri; 6-11pm Sat

  • Transport:

    Tube: Camden Town or Mornington Crescent

  • Price:

    Main courses £5.50-£13

  • Map

    1. Asakusa
      • 265 Eversholt Street
        NW1 1BA
      • 020 7388 8533
      • 51.533823,-0.138214

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Average User Rating

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  • 4 star:0
  • 3 star:0
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Everyone knows this is the best Japanese restaurant in London, as is obvious from the reviews. All of my Japanese friends say so too; this is where they'll take you if you ask to eat good Japanese food. It is also possibly the cheapest Japanese restaurant (out of those of decent quality). This is probably why the Time Out reviewer gave it a 3/5 rating—it's not posh enough and doesn't have a pretentious decor. Atmosphere is great. Very cozy environment, nothing over the top. Definition of an excellent restaurant. Time Out get a grip.

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I love this place. Having eaten Japanese food in Japan, this place definitely compares. The food is great and the prices are even better. I have brought a few of my friends here and would certainly recommend it to anyone who wants to try Japanese food.

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This is one of my favourite restaurants in London, and the best Japanese food I've had. The restaurant itself has a great atmosphere; it's absolutley tiny but the decor is excellent - very authentic and not OTT. The food is excellent and of a really high standard; the buta kakuni (simmered pork belly) is so tender it falls apart practically by looking at it! Just make sure you book before you go because it is ridiculously hard to get a table without booking. The best part is when you get the bill and realise how reasonable the prices are!

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Bloody great. Had an awesome meal in a packed to the rafters restaurant. Make sure you book!

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Amazing japanese traditional food. Simply one of the bestJapanese restraunt in London.

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Don't know what crack this reviewer was smoking, 3/5? Best Japanese I've had in London for years and quite possibly ever.

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What is up with TimeOut? Three stars for the best Japanese restaurant in London? Are you kidding me??? Wonderful atmosphere, amazing (reasonably priced) food, feels like being in a real Japanese izakaya, takes me back to my days in Tokyo.

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This is my absolute favourite restaurant. I don't think Time Out's review has given it justice. Asakusa is easily the best Japanese restaurant in London. The decor isn't great but the food is well worth it.

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Love this place!!!Recommend highly. Great value for money, tasty food, and no meagre portions- unlike other Japanese restaurants in London.

Nick Stavros Stephens
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Sushi is fresh and solid 9/10.. Tempura was good but not mind blowing.. Service is solid. Top Class for the price you pay check it out for sure...

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The Best Japanese izakaya in London the only place that not so pretentious and up tight that you can relax and eat Japanese food, It what must be a former Italian or Greek mock restaurant you can sit and eat delicious food and have excellent drinks. I would definitely recommend booking the fact that its packed from 6 on a monday evening says it all and most of the customers are Japanese. God Bless Asakusa


Great place and recommended by all the Japanese I know! We went there 2 weeks ago and are planning to go again in the following 2 days for our anniversary dinner. Its small, but the service provided is better than many and I really mean many big restaurant chains! The food is amazing and the cook is real Japanese! All of this comes to a real amazing price! I do not understand how the Timeout rating could be that low as all the people without exception gave Asakusa 5/5 stars. I am someone who enjoys going to many high and low class restaurants but previously have not bee bothered leaving a review. Well now I do! Thanks for the experience and I recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants to eat real Japanese food!