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Japanese Restaurants in London

Japanese restaurants London: talk of the town

Some time ago, London didn’t used to spring to mind when looking for a Japanese restaurant. Japanese expatriates have been in London since the end of World War Two, but even so there are relatively few Japanese living in the UK. However, the vast majority live in and around the capital and in 1972 the first London Japanese restaurant opened its doors. It was called The Ajimura, on Shelton Street in WC2, where you can still find some London Japanese restaurants. The last ten years has seen the phenomenal growth of Japanese cuisine around the world, leading to some of the best Japanese restaurants popping up in London.

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Chisou Mayfair

Chisou Mayfair

Mayfair
Japanese££££
5.2/6263
Chisou Knightsbridge

Chisou Knightsbridge

Knightsbridge
Japanese££££
5.1/692
Kouzu

Kouzu

Belgravia
Japanese££££
4.7/6101
Kitcho

Kitcho

Greenwich
Japanese££££
5.0/657
Sushi Nara

Sushi Nara

Town Centre
Japanese££££
5.6/647
Yuzu

Yuzu

Spitalfields
Japanese££££
5.8/612
Osaka Japanese Restaurant

Osaka Japanese Restaurant

Worcester Park
Japanese££££
5.5/622
Hibagon Sushi & Grill

Hibagon Sushi & Grill

Forest Hill
Japanese££££
5.0/619
Fuji Japanese Cuisine

Fuji Japanese Cuisine

Stoke Newington
Japanese££££
4.8/617
Kiri Restaurant

Kiri Restaurant

Mayfair
Japanese££££
4.9/69
Sushi Inn

Sushi Inn

Palmers Green
Japanese££££
5.4/67
Koyama

Koyama

Golders Green
Japanese££££
6.0/61
Tsunami

Tsunami

Clapham
Japanese££££
5.3/64
DSTRKT Restaurant

DSTRKT Restaurant

Soho
Japanese££££
3.8/66
Suito

Suito

Brick Lane
Japanese££££
5.0/64
Yuzu Restaurant

Yuzu Restaurant

West Hampstead
Japanese££££
5.0/61
Udon Cafe

Udon Cafe

Finchley
Japanese££££
3.7/63
Tsubaki

Tsubaki

Spitalfields
Japanese££££
Chisou Sushi Counter

Chisou Sushi Counter

Mayfair
Japanese££££
5.0/62
Izakaya Susake

Izakaya Susake

Waterloo
Japanese££££
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    Japanese restaurant London: hotspots for sushi & more

    London Japanese restaurants are dominated by sushi and ramen, London being a perfect candidate for food on the go, just like Osaka or Tokyo. Look in and around Camden Town, Canonbury, Aldgate and the Docklands for plenty of Japanese restaurants in London, including the ubiquitous sushi train concept. Crouch End hosts some of the best Japanese restaurants London has on offer, but expect to pay top dollar for a fraction of a pound of the finest sushi and sashimi in the UK. Many would vote their local sushi bar as among the top Japanese restaurants in London – the simplest of Japanese restaurants promote fierce loyalty.
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    Japanese restaurants London: what to expect

    Even top Japanese restaurants in London are typified by a selection of sushi or sashimi. We’re all familiar with the former, while sashimi is a Japanese delicacy of thinly sliced, artfully presented raw fish – perhaps the epitome of Japanese cuisine, judged for its freshness, the rarity of the fish or seafood, and the elegance of its presentation. All three qualities are highly esteemed in Japanese dining, and this is what you should expect from a good Japanese restaurant in London. Ramen, izakaya, and teppanyaki are some other types of Japanese cuisine you should explore, and all are represented by a London Japanese restaurant or two.
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    Finding Japanese restaurants in London with Quandoo

    It’s easy to find top Japanese restaurants in London using Quandoo. Or even a Japanese restaurant, London-based, that just serves sushi rolls. From the basic to the best Japanese restaurants, London has it all. Head to Quandoo, select London, then refine your search by selecting Japanese or sushi from the range of cuisines. You can then find a London Japanese restaurant close by by selecting the district in which you want to search. In terms or Japanese restaurants, London is up there internationally when it comes to embracing Japanese cuisine, from the humble ramen noodle to the full blown ‘kaiseki’ Japanese restaurant experience.