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This sushi bar/takeaway outpost of Atari-ya Foods (importer of fish and Japanese products) is tiny, with a few seats inside and out. Chef Indika and his team craft nigiri and maki to order; it can be a bit of a wait during busy times (a good tip is to call in your order beforehand and arrange to collect it), but the fresh fish and low prices make it worthwhile.


Venue name: Atariya
Address: 20 James Street
Opening hours: Open 11am-8pm Mon-Sat; noon-8pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Bond Street tube
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I'm constantly on the hunt for great sushi in this city that I've now called home, and I'm not going to lie... I was rather conflicted as to whether I should write about this establishment as sometimes, if you've got a great thing going, you want to keep it to yourself.

Atari-Ya is this little unassuming sushi takeaway joint tucked away on James street with sushi chefs expertly making sushi and slicing sashimi behind a long bench of incredibly fresh fish. It's a no fuss establishment with an excellent range of options. The prices are very reasonable, given the quality and trust me when I say that you will never eat sushi from itsu or Wasabi again. Definitely get yourself a piece of the melt-in-your-mouth Toro nigiri - it's fatty tuna from the tuna belly and is lighter in colour as it is marbleised with fat, which I read as Omega 3 fish oil, so obviously it's good for you... Obviously. There really isn't much else to say - I love establishments that keeps it simple, fresh, and where the food speaks for itself.

Tip: keep this joint to yourself, trust me.

Good For: quick bite,go-to for sushi and sashimi, small groups


Great quality fresh fish, well prepared. Friendly service. Reasonably priced. Fills up so booking is recommended. 5 stars from me so worth a visit and will go again


While the decor is akin to that of an atypical English sandwich shop, the produce being served isn't. The quality of the fish combined with a more authentic Japanese menu than most makes this place a must go for Sushi lovers. For the price, it truly is unparalleled. Get it to go and enjoy it in one of the nearby parks or green spaces. Once you been, it's impossible not to go back.

Sushi bar Atariya in James street is one of the best sushi place in London without a doubt. Even it is a tiny place quality and price is amazing. very good place to visit any one who love sushi...well...I am a regular....

For authentic and fresh sushi, this is the place to go. I have been to Japan and I can say each time I eat at this small sushi joint I feel like being transported back to Japan. You can find fresh sashimi, and very fresh sushi here. The down side is, there are not many seats in the restaurant, it's more like a take-away place. This is a regular place to visit for fresh sushis.