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Japanese cuisine - Guide to eating out in London

By Paul Caffell (09 Jun 09)
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Looking to eat out at a quality Japanese Restaurant in London?

With websites galore offering online booking it’s now easier than ever to find a restaurant in London serving Japanese cuisine. But with the plethora of Japanese restaurants London has, how do you know which are the best ones? Below is a simply guide to what Fluid Eating recommend are the ones to experience. Enjoy.

Atami - Victoria & Westminster.
Born in Macau, Anthony Sousa Tam is the Head Chef at Atami and has created a menu for lovers of Japanese cuisine with a slight nod to European influences in terms of ingredients and presentation. To make a table booking and for more details go to Book a Table.

Benihana - Swiss Cottage.
Benihana Swiss Cottage located in North West London was the first Benihana Restaurant to open in the U.K in 1986. The restaurant is traditional in design and has a garden area, which can be used in the summer months. The restaurant can accommodate 100 covers. To make a table booking and for more details go to Book a Table.

Benihana - Chelsea.
Benihana Chelsea located on the fashionable Kings Road is a glamorous and elegant restaurant. The Restaurant was the second to open in the U.K in 1993. Chefs dazzle you whilst cooking a variety of fine steak, vegetables and fresh seafood in front of your very eyes at your Teppan table. To make a table booking and for more details go to Book a Table.

Benihana - Piccadilly Circus.
Benihana’s food preparation methods immediately set it apart from other restaurants, as it had no conventional kitchen. Instead Chefs prepared and cooked entrees at a table called a “Hibachi Grill”. Since the opening of the first Benihana, Rocky Akoi the founder has natured his theme into a successful international food chain. To make a table booking and for more details go to Book a Table.

Kobe Jones - Bloomsbury.
Kobe Jones is a modern Japanese Restaurant with a twist. Super chic and innovative - the perfect setting to indulge an ultra culinary experience. Inspired by the best of eastern spices and the californian flavours of the west. The huge menu is fresh and light containing some surprising delicious dishes. To make a table booking and for more details go to Book a Table.

Koto II - City of London.
Koto II is a Japanese sushi and noodle bar at the Grange City Hotel. It also provides access to the hotel's private piazza for dining 'al fresco'. The Koto II Restaurant offers a unique blend of the very best authentic Japanese cuisine prepared with the freshest of ingredients, modern flair and complemented by discreet personal service, in a lively and vibrant atmosphere. To make a table booking and for more details go to Book a Table.

Sumosan & J Bar - Mayfair.
Combinations such as Sumosan Tartar are joined by divine partnerings such as salmon sashimi with strawberry jus and tuna sushi with truffle oil. Yet perfect renditions of modern Japanese classics such as the immortal Black Cod still remain a heavenly consternation. Experiencing these sublime culinary delights in the sumptuously decorated interior of Sumosan renders a feast for all the senses. To make a table booking and for more details go to Book a Table.

Ubon By Nobu Restaurant & Sushi Bar - Canary Wharf.
The menu at Ubon draws heavily on the existing menu at Nobu and includes Japanese dishes such as the "New Style" Sashimi, the Toro Tartar with Caviar and the now legendary Black Cod with Miso. Stylish, delicious and sexy, Ubon may be on the expensive side though you’re not only paying for a meal, but a memorable experience in an awesome location. To make a table booking and for more details go to Book a Table.

Umu - Mayfair.
Umu, meaning "born of nature", offers the freshest ingredients sourced from Japan. Guests can choose from Kaiseki - their traditional Japanese "tasting" menu, their a la carte or their set menus. As the only Kyoto style restaurant in the UK, the unique Umu experience invites guests into a haven of tranquility, where enlightened design, artfully presented cuisine and sublime service redefine the dining experience. To make a table booking and for more details go to Book a Table.

Viktor - Knightsbridge.
Viktor, the established modern Japanese restaurant, has opened Vbar, offering a warm, glamorous and inviting environment to enjoy some of London’s most delicious and modern Japanese food and cocktails, notably the house cocktails Russian Kiss and Last Samurai. With the expertise of Chef Uji, formerly from NY, Dubai and Tokyo; its truly unique mix of traditional and modern Japanese dishes creates a delightful dining experience. To make a table booking and for more details go to Book a Table.

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