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Venue says: "Come take advantage of our takeaway lunch special boxes, all at £5.50!"
Marylebone

When it comes to Japanese culture, some things get lost in translation. Appreciating the art and grace of outsized men wrestling near-naked is one such mystery, and plastic models of food is another. Cascades of noodles falling from floating forks, dusty bowls of ramen and platters of intricately crafted sushi are intended to lure diners into Japan’s restaurants. These plastic replicas of their dishes are unlikely to get you salivating, but there’s no denying the fun.

This Japanese spot in Marylebone is decidedly old-school in its looks - slatted wooden façade, monochrome interior and plenty of plastic food, both in the window display and on show inside. The extensive menu has a range of Japanese classics: sushi, tempura and deep-fried breaded pork (tonkatsu), plus ramen and other noodle dishes. All of which are undoubtedly done well - our sushi selection contained faultlessly fresh fish, while a selection of grilled skewers were pleasantly smoky.

But there are also a few less common options, which definitely shouldn’t be ignored. A rich and meaty miso stew came packed with pieces of tender braised tripe and tofu. And a Japanese pub classic of rice in a green tea broth with salt-pickled plum (ochazuke) made the perfect conclusion to our meal.

Though it was way too chilly on the table by the door (make sure you sit further in), the lesser seen dishes warmed our cockles.

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Nagoya says
We are an authentic izakaya style traditional Japanese restaurant in central London, just off Baker Street.

The restaurant has two floors with two tatami rooms which can accommodate 80 customers. The basement and the rooms are available for private hire and large party bookings.
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Venue name: Nagoya
Contact:
Address: 110 George St
London
W1U 8NX
Opening hours: Lunch served 11.45am-2.30pm Mon-Fri; 11.45am-4pm Sun. Dinner served 6-10.30pm Mon-Fri; 6-10pm Sun.
Transport: Bond Street tube
Price: Meal for two with drinks and service: around £70.
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Chesca R

The sushi is made to order and is delicious. The spider roll was my absolute favourite. Staff very friendly and decor was authentic