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34 George Street | Marylebone, London W1U 7DP, England
+44 20 7935 8311
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible16%
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“sashimi” (14 reviews)
“yaki” (2 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
34 George Street | Marylebone, London W1U 7DP, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going to Defune for about 20 years. On special occasions. I do not know better sushi outside Japan. The quality is superb. The last visit was dissapointing. Food remained excellent, prices and service lagged behind. Defune increased prices and devalued the service....More

Thank JAnMarti
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Set in the affluent Marylebone, this Japanese restaurant offers great food with attentive staff. The price for two sits comfortably in the ball point of £120-150 reflecting the quality of the ingredients and indeed the opulence of the neighbourhood. The relaxed ambience of the restaurant...More

Thank Shiron R
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

This is a highly end Japanese restaurant in West End, their price reflects their ingredients and location. It's great for romantic occasions, its basement is intimate and quiet. Service is attentive, but not intrusive. We loved the Tonkatsu, it's made with Iberico pork, crispy and...More

Thank Anteater222222
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Fresh ingredients for beautiful food. The ground floor has the chef table and about 4 individual tables. The main area will be in the basement with a teppanyaki table and 10-15 tables. We ordered the 'Defune Special' (tasting menu) with additional dishes on the side....More

Thank minibisceper
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Traveling in London from San Francisco, and spotted this well rated place near my hotel. Full disclosure, this place is alright (better than your average sushi roll joint), but given its price and ratings, does not deserve more than 2 stars in my opinion. I...More

Thank Scott H
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We have eaten at Defune for many years. It is our family treat as it has the best tasting classic sushi as well as other traditional Japanese dishes. Once my daughter and I ordered too much food (as usual!). I asked for a doggy bag...More

Thank Leyla C
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Great dishes with an authentic flavour- some of the best Japanese food in London I have had. If you are in to sushi, sashimi and other mainstays like miso, nasu dengaku - I highly recommend this place.

Thank nicosanremo
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I have visited here numerous times which is proof within itself of the sheer quality. Absolutely everything from the Miso soup to the Nasu Dengaku is just absolutely fresh and delicious, and the tofu steak being just incredible! Definitely the best Japanese restaurant in London....More

Thank lisst92
Reviewed 5 December 2016

I simply love this place! it is unique with amazing real Japanese food. Nothing really trendy in comparison to big chains but the quality and style of cooking is just out of this world. Highly recommended for sushi lovers. Not cheap!

1  Thank Vicky P
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Whereas there was no doubt the ingredients were fresh, this is the most expensive sushi I have ever had for the type of sushi you can get at Tesco. No frills what-so-ever. Only hosomaki and nigri is available (at an exorbitant price) - no chumaki,...More

Thank ShoeGirl64
Marylebone offers what so many London neighbourhoods
cannot: a village feel coupled with urban convenience.
Much of its success rests in its location. Wedged
between the northeastern corner of Hyde Park and the
southern end of Regent's Park and with a number of
Tube stations within easy reach, Marylebone is as
pedestrian friendly as Central London gets. The
bustling shopping mecca of Oxford Street separates it
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
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Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Business meetings
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 10:30 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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  • Address: 34 George Street | Marylebone, London W1U 7DP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Marylebone
  • Neighbourhood: Marylebone
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7935 8311
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