Searching for the finest examples of Japanese restaurants in London? These recommended Japanese restaurants in London offer wholesome tasty food that is not only great for a hangover but filling and nutritious too. Inside these recommended Japanese restaurants you will find tasteful yet stylish decor, polite service and eclectic menus offering a range of Asian cuisine which both the experienced and novice Japanese diner can enjoy. Whilst some of the finest Japanese restaurants in London are swanky expensive affairs we have also included more affordable options, so there's something suitable for everybody.
More Japanese Restaurants in London
The Araki is an intimate sushi restaurant brought to Mayfair by Michelin starred sushi master Mitsuhiro Araki.
12 New Burlington Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 3BH
Seating just nine people, The Araki serves a fixed menu with various appetisers and sushi, focusing on high quality edomae suhi. There is also wine pairing available or three types of sake that are served in traditional Kakiemon and Eiraku ceramics.
Dinner sittings are at 18:00 and 20:30.
(020) 7278 2481
77 Kings Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 4NX
(020) 7376 7799
Benihana on the King's Road is a Japanese teppanyaki restaurant where dishes are cooked in front of you on a teppan grill. Benihana Chelsea is ideal for birthdays and celebrations with a private chef at every table, dazzling guests with their showmanship and culinary skills.
37 Sackville Street, London, W1S 3EH
(020) 7494 2525
Benihana is a unique and lively restaurant where the skilled chefs cook and prepare your meal at your table. Enjoy a variety of dishes from sushi and sashimi to hibachi and Benihana specialities.
Bone Daddies is a ramen restaurant open by Ross Shonhan on Peter Street. Expect a variety of innovative dishes served in an environment similar to Japan's izakaya.
31 Peter Street, Soho, London, W1F 0AR
(020) 7287 8581
145 Knightsbridge, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7PA
(020) 3667 5222
Buddha Bar brings Oriental flair to London's dining scene, blending a sumptuous menu of pan-Asian cuisine, a live DJ playing the best of chillout and lounge from around the world, all set against a striking interior.
Chino Latino offers an enticing mixture of Asian and Mediterranean dishes at the Riverbank Park Plaza.
Park Plaza Riverbank London, 18 Albert Embankment, Lambeth, London, SE1 7TJ
(020) 7769 2500
This well-respected restaurant in Marylebone offers an impressive array of authentic Japanese dishes, and comes highly recommended.
22 Harcourt Street, Marylebone, London, W1H 4HH
(020) 7723 0666
Reasonably priced and healthy Japanese offerings off the Strand.
43 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4HS
(020) 7240 2530
inamo Soho is a state of the art restaurant using modern technology to create a unique dining experience.
134-136 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 8ZP
Projectors are used for menus so that customers can order their own food and drinks, adjust their light settings and themes at their individual tables, find out where to go for another drink in the local area or even book a taxi home.
(020) 7851 7051
A stylish and contemporary Japanese venue on Brewer Street Soho, Kulu Kulu was one of the first kaiten sushi restaurants in London and is still popular with visitors and locals alike.
76 Brewer Street, Soho, London, W1F 9TX
(020) 7734 7316
A fusion of French and Japanese food, L'etranger might be expensive but it's very good indeed.
36 Gloucester Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 4QT
(020) 7584 1118
This impressive spot on Red Lion Street in Richmond comes recommended thanks to its very fine take on Japanese food. Especially good for sashimi.
10 Red Lion Street, Richmond Upon Thames, Surrey, TW9 1RW
(020) 8605 3513
A stylish Japanese city eatery that packs in quality produce as well as punters.
Andaz London, 40 Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street, London, EC2M 7QN
(020) 7618 7100
44 Clapham High Street, Clapham, London, SW4 7UR
(020) 3814 1818
MOMMI is a raw bar and grill that brings a unique fusion of Japanese and Latin cuisine to Clapham.
Executive chef Paul Sowden creates nutritious small plates of ceviche and Nikkei chirashi sushi as well as specials from the robata grill.
This gorgeous Japanese venue in Knightsbridge has made quite an impact since its inception a few years ago. Sumptuous Art Deco interiors and award-winning cuisine make Nozomi a wise choice.
14-15 Beauchamp Place, Knightsbridge, London, SW3 1NQ
(020) 7838 1500
Oishiii Japanese Eatery is a Stoke Newington option serving a wide range of dishes including sushi, sashimi, maki and bento boxes together with a selection of traditional Japanese drinks.
67 Stoke Newington Church Street, Stoke Newington, London, N16 0AR
(020) 7254 3488
Pham Sushi offers diners a delicious selection of Japanese dishes from its large and relaxed setting in Barbican.
159 Whitecross Street, Barbican, London, EC1Y 8JL
(020) 7251 6336
Alan Yau's new Japanese restaurant is on two floors with a sushi bar downstairs and a resto bar upstairs.
23 St James's Street, St James's, London, SW1A 1HA
(020) 7925 8988
A popular spot in Catford, Sapporo Ichiban brings reliable Japanese staples to Catford Broadway.
13 Catford Broadway, Catford, London, SE6 4SP
(020) 8690 8487
For some of the best and most entertainingly prepared cuisine, teppanyaki cannot be beaten and it is particularly good at the new Camden branch of Sen Nin.
35 Pratt Street, Camden, London, NW1 0BG
(020) 7096 1276
Sumosan is a well established restaurant in Mayfair serving a range of Japanese favourites on their menu but we recommend the astounding sushi.
165 Sloane Street, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 9QB
(0203) 0960 222
Bang in the centre of Soho, Taro adds decent and reasonably priced sushi to Old Compton Street.
10 Old Compton Street, London, W1D 4TF
(020) 7439 2275
Ukai on Portobello Road sell various Japanese inspired products including tasty tea cocktails, flower teas (which blossom in front of your eyes), delicate incense and a variety of stylish tableware. However, we'd recommend popping in there for one of their amazing Japanese sandwiches.
223 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London, W11 1LU
(020) 7243 3222
This is another luxurious option in Mayfair with a contemporary twist to the informal, Izakaya style approach to drinking and dining.
5 Raphael Street, Knightsbridge, London, SW7 1DL
(020) 7584 1010