Best Japanese restaurants in London

Check out the top Japanese restaurants in London, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Sushi Masa
1. Sushi Masa
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41 local reviews
33B Walm Ln
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+44 20 8459 2971
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Lena
Compact Japanese restaurant with stripped-back decor, known for its sushi, yakitori and sake. Probably one of…
Christian
One of the most popular Japanese restaurants in North West London. Friendly service with plenty of atmosphere
Emilie
One of the best Japanese restaurants in London and worth the 5 minute cab.. Highly recommended.
1. Sushi Masa
1. Sushi Masa
host-0host-1host-2
41 local reviews
33B Walm Ln
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+44 20 8459 2971
Lena
Lena
Compact Japanese restaurant with stripped-back decor, known for its sushi, yakitori and sake. Probably one of the best places in London to…
Christian
Christian
One of the most popular Japanese restaurants in North West London. Friendly service with plenty of atmosphere
Emilie
Emilie
One of the best Japanese restaurants in London and worth the 5 minute cab.. Highly recommended.
2. Asakusa
2. Asakusa
host-0host-1host-2
39 local reviews
265 Eversholt St
Closed · Opens 6:00 PM
+44 20 7388 8533
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Elaine
With a well-worn interior, this is one of the capital’s best-value Japanese restaurants. Perfect, room-tempera…
Piers
Despite the forbidding exterior, this Japanese restaurant is good value and the real deal. The clientèle will…
Petra
Our favourite Japanese restaurant. You definitely must book. Closed for lunch and on Sundays. To book,…
2. Asakusa
2. Asakusa
host-0host-1host-2
39 local reviews
265 Eversholt St
Closed · Opens 6:00 PM
+44 20 7388 8533
Elaine
Elaine
With a well-worn interior, this is one of the capital’s best-value Japanese restaurants. Perfect, room-temperature sushi (a plate of nigiri…
Piers
Piers
Despite the forbidding exterior, this Japanese restaurant is good value and the real deal. The clientèle will persuade you that this is…
Petra
Petra
Our favourite Japanese restaurant. You definitely must book. Closed for lunch and on Sundays. To book, call: 020 7388 8533 after 6pm. Ask…
3. Kulu Kulu Sushi
3. Kulu Kulu Sushi
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17 local reviews
Kulu Kulu Sushi
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+44 20 7734 7316
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Stephen
One of my favourite little spots for lunch (If you like Sushi) Small Japanese restaurant with simple decor…
3. Kulu Kulu Sushi
3. Kulu Kulu Sushi
host-0
17 local reviews
Kulu Kulu Sushi
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+44 20 7734 7316
Stephen
Stephen
One of my favourite little spots for lunch (If you like Sushi) Small Japanese restaurant with simple decor serving sushi and cooked dishes…
4. Akari
4. Akari
host-0host-1host-2
46 local reviews
196 Essex Rd
Closed · Opens 5:00 PM
+44 20 7226 9943
BarRestaurantPoint of interest
Alex & Olga
One of my favourite Japanese restaurants in London in a building which once was a pub. Tofu salad and tempura…
Elsa
Great for dinner: Japanese restaurant offering great quality Japanese cuisine such as sushi, sashimi and hot…
Leanne
One of the most popular Japanese restaurants in London. Great sushi and small plates - Izakaya style. Do…
4. Akari
4. Akari
host-0host-1host-2
46 local reviews
196 Essex Rd
Closed · Opens 5:00 PM
+44 20 7226 9943
Alex & Olga
Alex & Olga
One of my favourite Japanese restaurants in London in a building which once was a pub. Tofu salad and tempura udon are extremely good, as…
Elsa
Elsa
Great for dinner: Japanese restaurant offering great quality Japanese cuisine such as sushi, sashimi and hot food in an old east London pub…
Leanne
Leanne
One of the most popular Japanese restaurants in London. Great sushi and small plates - Izakaya style. Do reserve before going - always busy!
5. Abeno
5. Abeno
host-0host-1host-2
19 local reviews
47 Museum St
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+44 20 7405 3211
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Jesse
Simple Japanese restaurant specialising in savoury pancakes, where tables have embedded hotplates.
Jared SSP
Simple Japanese restaurant specialising in savoury pancakes, where tables have embedded hotplates.
Stefan And Cecilia
Simple Japanese restaurant specialising in savoury pancakes, where tables have embedded hotplates.
5. Abeno
5. Abeno
host-0host-1host-2
19 local reviews
47 Museum St
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+44 20 7405 3211
Jesse
Jesse
Simple Japanese restaurant specialising in savoury pancakes, where tables have embedded hotplates.
Jared SSP
Jared SSP
Simple Japanese restaurant specialising in savoury pancakes, where tables have embedded hotplates.
Stefan And Cecilia
Stefan And Cecilia
Simple Japanese restaurant specialising in savoury pancakes, where tables have embedded hotplates.
6. UCHI
6. UCHI
host-0host-1host-2
46 local reviews
144 Clarence Rd
Closed · Opens 6:00 PM
+44 20 3302 4670
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Kim
So good it’s already made the pages of Vogue, this Japanese restaurant puts modern twists on traditional,…
Maya
This Japanese restaurant puts modern twists on traditional, home-cooked dishes. The menu boasts all the usual…
Lizzie
Uchi is a sort of humble Japanese restaurant that does very nice sashimi, nigiri and rolls. There are hot…
6. UCHI
6. UCHI
host-0host-1host-2
46 local reviews
144 Clarence Rd
Closed · Opens 6:00 PM
+44 20 3302 4670
Kim
Kim
So good it’s already made the pages of Vogue, this Japanese restaurant puts modern twists on traditional, home-cooked dishes. The menu…
Maya
Maya
This Japanese restaurant puts modern twists on traditional, home-cooked dishes. The menu boasts all the usual suspects – think…
Lizzie
Lizzie
Uchi is a sort of humble Japanese restaurant that does very nice sashimi, nigiri and rolls. There are hot things too - like yakitori and…
7. ROKA Charlotte Street & Shochu Lounge
7. ROKA Charlotte Street & Shochu Lounge
host-0host-1host-2
47 local reviews
37 Charlotte St
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+44 20 7580 6464
BarRestaurantPoint of interest
Anton
Lively Restaurant with great food - London's award winning Japanese restaurant, serving contemporary Japanese…
VanZyl
ROKA is London's award winning Japanese restaurant, serving contemporary Japanese robatayaki cuisine in…
Alice & Marc
££££ - Yes that's the super pricey Japanese restaurant next door. We've only been once but that was probably…
7. ROKA Charlotte Street & Shochu Lounge
7. ROKA Charlotte Street & Shochu Lounge
host-0host-1host-2
47 local reviews
37 Charlotte St
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+44 20 7580 6464
Anton
Anton
Lively Restaurant with great food - London's award winning Japanese restaurant, serving contemporary Japanese robatayaki cuisine in striking…
VanZyl
VanZyl
ROKA is London's award winning Japanese restaurant, serving contemporary Japanese robatayaki cuisine in striking yet informal surroundings. …
Alice & Marc
Alice & Marc
££££ - Yes that's the super pricey Japanese restaurant next door. We've only been once but that was probably one of the best experience…
8. Tonkotsu East
8. Tonkotsu East
host-0host-1host-2
101 local reviews
1a Dunston St
Closed · Opens 11:30 AM
+44 20 7254 2478
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Gloria Maria
Pretty Japanese restaurant under the brick wall arches of the Overground. Serves Ramen soup in pork broth and…
Cora Morena
A japanese restaurant, sister of the original in Soho, serving good tonkotsu ramen with homemade noodles and…
Anders & Gabriel
Japanese restaurant with a reputabel sushi menu. Very busy at weekends, book table in advance rather than try…
8. Tonkotsu East
8. Tonkotsu East
host-0host-1host-2
101 local reviews
1a Dunston St
Closed · Opens 11:30 AM
+44 20 7254 2478
Gloria Maria
Gloria Maria
Pretty Japanese restaurant under the brick wall arches of the Overground. Serves Ramen soup in pork broth and several other small nibbles…
Cora Morena
Cora Morena
A japanese restaurant, sister of the original in Soho, serving good tonkotsu ramen with homemade noodles and other yummy dishes.
Anders & Gabriel
Anders & Gabriel
Japanese restaurant with a reputabel sushi menu. Very busy at weekends, book table in advance rather than try to drop in
9. Tosa
9. Tosa
host-0host-1host-2
9 local reviews
332 King St, London
Closed · Opens 12:30 PM
+44 20 8748 0002
BarRestaurantFood
Damien And Lucy
Good Japanese restaurant. They only ever have half the tings on the menu available, but those they have are…
City Relay
Simple japanese restaurant serving robata grill dishes and sushi in a light dining room!
Maria & Jean-Mael
Simple Japanese restaurant, but one of my favourite
9. Tosa
9. Tosa
host-0host-1host-2
9 local reviews
332 King St, London
Closed · Opens 12:30 PM
+44 20 8748 0002
Damien And Lucy
Damien And Lucy
Good Japanese restaurant. They only ever have half the tings on the menu available, but those they have are very good.
City Relay
City Relay
Simple japanese restaurant serving robata grill dishes and sushi in a light dining room!
Maria & Jean-Mael
Maria & Jean-Mael
Simple Japanese restaurant, but one of my favourite
10. Sticks'n'Sushi
10. Sticks'n'Sushi
host-0host-1host-2
25 local reviews
58 Wimbledon Hill Rd
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+44 20 3141 8800
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Emma
Japanese restaurant based on a renowned Danish concept, offering sushi and grilled yakitori skewers.
Henry
Japanese restaurant based on a renowned Danish concept, offering sushi and grilled yakitori skewers
Gemma
This is supposed to be a fabulous (but pricey) Japanese restaurant - friends recommended highly!
10. Sticks'n'Sushi
10. Sticks'n'Sushi
host-0host-1host-2
25 local reviews
58 Wimbledon Hill Rd
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+44 20 3141 8800
Emma
Emma
Japanese restaurant based on a renowned Danish concept, offering sushi and grilled yakitori skewers.
Henry
Henry
Japanese restaurant based on a renowned Danish concept, offering sushi and grilled yakitori skewers
Gemma
Gemma
This is supposed to be a fabulous (but pricey) Japanese restaurant - friends recommended highly!
11. Eat Tokyo (Notting Hill Gate)
11. Eat Tokyo (Notting Hill Gate)
host-0host-1host-2
43 local reviews
17 Notting Hill Gate
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+44 20 7792 9313
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Jessica
Great value in this tiny Japanese restaurant. The food is not the highest quality but it's tasty, cheap and…
Pinar
Authentic, affordable Japanese Restaurant serves delicious food. Because of the limited seats we advise you to…
Daniel & Marsio
Authentic Japanese restaurant with an extensive and affordable menu. What it lacks in space is made up for by…
11. Eat Tokyo (Notting Hill Gate)
11. Eat Tokyo (Notting Hill Gate)
host-0host-1host-2
43 local reviews
17 Notting Hill Gate
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+44 20 7792 9313
Jessica
Jessica
Great value in this tiny Japanese restaurant. The food is not the highest quality but it's tasty, cheap and the menu is extensive. Always…
Pinar
Pinar
Authentic, affordable Japanese Restaurant serves delicious food. Because of the limited seats we advise you to arrive at 12 noon for lunch…
Daniel & Marsio
Daniel & Marsio
Authentic Japanese restaurant with an extensive and affordable menu. What it lacks in space is made up for by the experience! We always…
12. Sushi Tetsu
12. Sushi Tetsu
host-0host-1
18 local reviews
12 Jerusalem Passage
Closed · Opens 5:30 PM
+44 20 3217 0090
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Eveline
With its white frontage and fluttering ‘nori’ curtains, Sushi Tetsu could easily be mistaken as a modest,…
Victoria
A small Japanese restaurant specialising in sushi and sashimi, with a chef's choice menu.
12. Sushi Tetsu
12. Sushi Tetsu
host-0host-1
18 local reviews
12 Jerusalem Passage
Closed · Opens 5:30 PM
+44 20 3217 0090
Eveline
Eveline
With its white frontage and fluttering ‘nori’ curtains, Sushi Tetsu could easily be mistaken as a modest, run-of-the-mill Japanese…
Victoria
Victoria
A small Japanese restaurant specialising in sushi and sashimi, with a chef's choice menu.