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14 hanway Street, London W1T 1UD, England
+44 20 7637 7720
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171 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant offers great, authentic Japanese food like sushi, tempura and sashimi, very well and traditionally prepared. The good is really delicious and the menu offers a lot of options. Good, but not that extensive, variety of sake is available. The service is good and friendly, but: its small and you have to make a reservation for sure.

Thank Antonis M
Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Honestly, I have never been anywhere with such attentive and polite service! The waitresses /the chefs and I were literally thanking eachother back and forth for about 5 minutes as we were leaving. Full of genuine smiles although their English is limited. Place is not cheap, without drinks aim for about £150 for two, with drinks closer to £200-£250. Well... More 

Thank lola516
Perth, Australia
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Drop in here if you get the chance at all. We had no reservation and dropped in, there was a little concern but we were soon found a seat. Had a great night with great food, service and drinks. Authentic Japanese food with fresh ingredients. All the sushi is prepared spectacularly and very fresh. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone.... More 

Thank T R
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

I wish I'd eaten "in" in this cool gem of a restaurant with delightful staff. As it was it was the best Japanese "takeaway" I've ever had (if somewhat pricey !) an absolutely exquisitely tasty meal. I'm going away to earn some money, but we will be back for sure.

Thank Tony S
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38 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Friends recommended me to come, so i came here for dinner. The food is good and service is good as well. I ordered one uni don, which is tasty, but i think might be a little pricey. overall, it's very good dining experience. Good

Thank jason3135
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Kikuchi serves some of the most outstanding sushi I have had in London - sitting at the counter at this backstreet alleyway joint is reminiscent of being in a sushi restaurant in Tokyo. Very fresh fish with generous portions, and high levels of precision and artistry from the chefs; one of the few sushi bars in London with otoro and... More 

1 Thank Mark241
Belgrade, Serbia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Excellent food and service, the stuff is very friendly. Great selection of sake! Thought, not cheep at all.

Thank marigio0
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Went here with Japanese boyfriend on his insistence- and without a doubt it has the most incredible Japanese food in London. Staff were wonderful- especially since they managed to understand my very dodgy Japanese (a feat in itself)! Try the nasu dengaku (roast aubergine with a miso and mirin sauce - best dish ever, and they do it well) and... More 

1 Thank Evelyn F
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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560 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 721 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Namely, a lovely, cool izakaya with a skilled and very experienced chef (still the same after several years) using good produce. You can have a very good, quick if you want, informal dinner here. The only rule is to spend at least £30 per person excluding drinks. The reason is obvious (though some contributors seems not to understand it): to... More 

1 Thank thoughtfuldiner
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Incredibly overpriced for what you get. May as well go to itsu for a fifth of the price. So disappointed.

Thank Thelondongoat

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 hanway Street, London W1T 1UD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Fitzrovia
  • Neighbourhood: Fitzrovia
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7637 7720

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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This sophisticated and sociable slice of Central London is a shopper’s paradise, offering the latest fashions, gadgets, and souvenirs. Fitzrovia is conveniently located between the major retail thoroughfares of Regent Street to the west and Tottenham Court Road to the east, with a handful of well connected Tube stations dotted around the area for easy transport. This neighbourhood is a favorite among foodies as well, with an impressive number of quality restaurants, pubs, cafes and food shops vying for your patronage – especially along Charlotte Street and near Goodge Street Station.
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