London's love affair with Japanese cuisine shows no sign of slowing. As a result, the best sushi and sashimi restaurants are increasingly popular for both quick bites to eat and more glamorous nights out. Whether you know your sushi from your sashimi or are a complete novice, the best sushi and sashimi restaurants in the capital will make you feel right at home.
More Sushi and Sashimi Restaurants
240 Regent Street (entrance 30 Argyll St), Soho, London, W1B 3BR
(020) 7478 0540
Renowned Hong Kong-based restaurant group aqua has launched in London on the former site of Dickens and Jones in Regent Street. The top floor location offers three areas of drinking and dining complemented by spectacular views across the capital. aqua kyoto is one of the venue's dining spaces and features an impressive sushi bar and sumibiyaki charcoal grill.
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
Bento is a popular Camden restaurant specialising in fine sushi, sashimi and bento box options.
9 Parkway, London, NW1 7PG
(020) 7482 3990
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 and world-class cocktails, DJs playing the best of chillout and lounge from around the world - all set against a striking, contemporary interior.
Unassuming yet established sushi and sashimi restaurant in Putney which has been a haunt for locals for many years.
292 Upper Richmond Road, London, SW15 6TH
(020) 8788 9626
Ichi Sushi and Sashimi Bar is found within the elegant Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London. They offer freshly made sushi and sashimi using the finest ingredients. Ichi Sushi and Sashimi Bar is ideally located close to the London Eye, Houses of Parliament, the National Theatre and the Royal Festival Hall.
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London, 200 Westminster Bridge Road, Waterloo, London, SE1 7UT
(020) 7620 7373
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
Kulu Kulu Sushi is a relaxed Japanese venue popular among the Soho set.
76 Brewer Street, Soho, London, W1F 9TX
(020) 7734 7316
Matsuba is a stylish and modern Japanese restaurant with a warm and friendly atmosphere. They serve authentic Japanese cuisine from sushi and sashimi to contemporary specialities.
10 Red Lion Street, Richmond Upon Thames, Surrey, TW9 1RW
(020) 8605 3513
Maze Sushi Bar is part of the renowned Gordon Ramsay restaurant Maze. Chef Gohei Kishi creates a menu of French Japanese sushi that can be enjoyed in the restaurant or bar area.
London Marriott, 10-13 Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, London, W1K 6JP
(020) 7107 0000
Me Love brings fresh and healthy Japanese cuisine to Swiss Cottage. Expect traditional and tasty sushi, noodles and tempura accompanied by thirst quenching authentic sake.
100 Avenue Road, Swiss Cottage, London, NW3 3HF
0844 855 2255
Miyajima is a relaxed Japanese sushi and noodle bar on Lavender Hill that offers an extensive menu of freshly prepared food in a stylish and friendly environment.
196 Lavender Hill, Battersea, London, SW11 1JA
(020) 7223 1144
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.
Nozomi serves a selection of modern Japanese dishes in a stylish, funky setting.
14-15 Beauchamp Place, Knightsbridge, London, SW3 1NQ
(020) 7838 1500
Several types of sushi and sashimi are on offer from this superb restaurant at County Hall.
County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London, SE1 7PB
(020) 7928 7766
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
Roka offers contemporary Japanese cuisine served within stylish and vibrant surroundings. The menu focuses on robatayki dishes which are cooked on an open charcoal grill.
4 Park Pavilion, 40 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5FW
(020) 7636 5228
Sake no Hana, part of the Hakkasan Group is a celebrated Japanese restaurant on two floors with a bar downstairs and the restaurant and sushi counter upstairs. Executive Chef Daisuke Hayashi's menu emphasises the diversity of modern authentic Japanese cuisine.
23 St James's Street, St James's, London, SW1A 1HA
(020) 7925 8988
Sapporo Ichiban serves lucky Catford residents a veritable feast of quality Japanese dishes from its friendly restaurant on Catford Broadway.
13 Catford Broadway, Catford, London, SE6 4SP
(020) 8690 8487
So restaurant in Soho serves contemporary Japanese food infused with unique European flavours.
3-4 Warwick Street, Soho, London, W1B 5LS
(020) 7292 0767
Take your pick from the various sushi and sashimi dishes available at this chic venue in Mayfair.
165 Sloane Street, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 9QB
(0203) 0960 222
This small sushi bar in Putney has been wowing locals with its fresh food and pleasant ambience, giving the big rival sushi chains a run for their money.
54 Lower Richmond Road, Putney, London, SW15 1JT
(020) 8788 1199
With its authentic sunken sushi bar and enticing sashimi offerings, Hi Sushi Salsa captures the taste of Japan with a fusion of Latino.
3a Camden Wharf, 28 Jamestown Road, Camden, London, NW1 7BY
(020) 7482 7088
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
Some of the best sushi and sashimi in the capital can be found in this unassuming venue on Brewer Street.
56 Brewer Street, London, W1F 9TJ
(020) 7287 1738
Tsuru offers a variety of Japanese dishes including katsu curry, chicken teriyaki bento and hand made sushi.
Unit 3, 201 Bishopsgate, The City, London, EC2M 3UG
(020) 7928 2228
Former Ubon by Nobu head chef Yasuhiro Mineno brings sumptuous sushi to High Street Kensington.
1a Argyll Road, Kensington, London, W8 7DB
(020) 7938 1536