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Japanese Canteen

Restaurants Bethnal Green
5 out of 5 stars
(10user reviews)
Japanese Canteen, Bethnal Green

Time Out says

A Japanese restaurant that serves noodle and rice dishes, as well as bento boxes.



Address: Arch 255
255 Paradise Row
E2 9LE
Transport: Tube: Bethnal Green
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5 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.6 / 5

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Great value and delicious food every time. I usually avoid eating in chain restaurants especially Asian food but Japanese Canteen never really let you down if you want a staple good meal. Ramen there’s pretty good but my favourite is their selection of sushi rolls.


I love this place. Amazing Japanese and Korean food - the spicy Korean tofu is so great - and really good prices. The number of brilliant cocktail bars within stumbling distance is definitely handy if you're looking to make a night out of it too.


I only tried the ramen here. The place is really nice and in a great location in Bethnal Green, but the food was a bit pricey for what you get in comparison to other expensive places nearby. I was a little disappointed by the ramen - this is not going to be your most authentic or best place to get ramen in London, it tasted a little packaged and less homemade than you would like for the cost of it.

Next time I defiantly want to try out the rest of the food on offer other than the ramen.


By far the best Hot Stone Bibimbap in East London. A great restaurant tucked away in the arches of Bethnal Green. Would definitely recommend, amazing food reasonably priced - also one small thing its card only. 


This small chain is really understated but with quick till service and an extensive Japanese Menu with almost everything under a tenner, the Japanese kitchen is a far more satisfying culinary experience, and better value, than bigger brands in the city like Wasabi, Itsu or even Wagamamas.

Eat in or takeaway you’ll only be waiting five minutes for your generous and delicious food.

Absolutely love the food here. Their wanton ramen and their handmade noodles are incredible! I even fell in love with a simple plain bowl of rice I ordered one day I was super ill, it tasted delicious (and it was only £1.50). Sushi is excellent and I wish I could go eat there every day. However, I think it's a little bare in terms of style, even cold somehow. I felt a little exposed when there with friends, so if you wanted some careless drinks or catch ups with people you haven't seen in a while (or who knows...a date?), perhaps I wouldn't recommend it. But if it's delicious heartwarming tasty food, you can't get it wrong here.


A really popular local spot due to delicious food and reasonable prices. Apart from the typical sushi, sashimi or katsu curry, you can try some Korean specialities. Go for bibimbap, a hot pot full of various ingredients (rice, veg, seafood/chicken Korean chilli) and flavours still sizzling when served. It's accompanied by a tasty miso soup and a tiny saucer of kimchi (Korean fermented cabbage with chilli). The last one was on the low side, not very fermented and not very flavoursome.  For the drinks they have a collection of cocktails, but  also local and Asian craft beers and wines. If you're still doing dry January, you can get green tea (hot or iced) or other soft drinks. They claim all their ingredients are ethically sourced and all the tips go to the staff, so a point for that too. The fact that it's located in a railway arch means that every now and then you have to put up with loud noise of the passing train above your head.

Some of the best Japanese (and Korean, despite the name) food I have had. Fresh, depicious sushi, flavoursome dishes, generous portions. Yum


This place does really nice Japanese food at great prices! Some of the best vegetarian spring rolls I've ever had and delicious donburi. For only 50p more you can substitute white rice for brown rice. There is a wide range to choose from - donburi, bi bim bap, ramen, and sushi and it all looked delicious. It's located in one of the Paradise Row railway arches and has lots of seating outside as well as inside.

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