London's best Japanese restaurants

Whether you're looking for shrines to sushi or a full-blown kaiseki experience, you'll find it all at London's top restaurants serving Japanese cuisine

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Whether it’s a steaming bowls of ramen noodles, super-fresh sushi or an up-market kaiseki meal you’re after, you’ll find them on our list. Do you agree with the choices? Use the comments box below or tweet your suggestions.

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10 comments
Talmage D
Talmage D

This is one of my favorite sites to find reviews for new places. I'm heading out to London in a couple of months, and I can't wait to try some new food out there. Who says that you have to go to Japan to find good Japanese food. The sushi in these photos looks so delicious. http://www.tanpopojapaneserestaurant.com

TAKA
TAKA

I found new Japanese Restaurant in South kensington. It is Sushi des Artistes. it is no typical Japanese . but it is new mix style ...sushi . and Cook Sushi . it is very nice !! New style of Japanese Restaurant. also Lunch menu , Ramen !! It is best in Town for me !!

Steve
Steve

2 Japanese restaurants I would highly recommend in London are Kiraku in Ealing Common and Asakusa in Mornington Crescent. Both very well priced but most importantly the food is brilliant. You know Kiraku is special when the place is heaving with Japanese, they know best!

Tom of Brixton
Tom of Brixton

Definitely agree with Hamish and Thai Chef. Went to curry Ono in Brixton Market last night. I thought the food was unusual and tasty. Especially the Katsu Curry. Try the green tea ice cream - like something off Masterchef!

Hamish
Hamish

Curry Ono at Brixton Markets serves the best Japanese curry in London and interesting Japanese home foods. The price is reasonable.

Your Thai Chef
Your Thai Chef

Curry Ono at Brixton Market is a must-try for their home-made katsu curries.

James Sweeney
James Sweeney

Yo-I-Sho, on Goodge Street, is the Japanese restarant par excellence. The clientele is mostly Japanese, the food and drink is authentic, the staff are well laid back and cool, and for whatever reason one of the chefs is a mad Celtic fan. All in all, definitely worth a visit.

nNuches
nNuches

i think u missed one nice japanese restaurant, Kyoto, located at Romilly street, Soho

Davina Askew
Davina Askew

I absolutely disagree with the choice in Ealing. Hiraku is only 4 doors down from Sushi-Hiro and offer a much broader range of delicious authentic dishes. I challenge anyone to go to Hiraku and not come away thinking they had had the most scrummy, well priced and authentic Japanese meal ever!