One of the best things about London is the wide assortment of cuisine available. Restaurants specialise in British cooking as well as international cooking. You’ll not go hungry or without variety during a stay at hotels near London! To warm up your appetite, we’ve collated a guide to the best Japanese restaurants in London.
- Flesh & Buns
Flesh & Buns serves fluffy buns stuffed with meat and seafood. Fillings vary from crispy tempura to rocoto BBQ and tuna or chicken yaki. Vegetarians can take their pick from fresh vegetables tossed in miso. In addition, Flesh & Buns offers sushi, sashimi, and larger plates. You may decide to order several plates and share them to get a taste of everything across the board. The restaurant operates two locations: Oxford Circus and Covent Garden. Therefore, if you like what you try, you can easily visit both settings from your base at a central hotel in Bayswater.
- Dinings SW3
Located in chic Belgravia, Dinings SW3 is a cosy tapas joint presenting a modern take on traditional Japanese fare. Designed to be shared, small plates include seafood-based salads, mini steamed buns, hot and cold shuko, and sushi. The emphasis is on fish and seafood although their wagyu is considered some of the best in London. In addition to the main menu, Dinings SW3 presents a daily special menu that usually spotlights the wagyu. Besides the indoor dining space, the upscale restaurant has a patio perfect for lunch or dinner on a warmer evening.
In fact, Sushisamba is a fusion of Japanese, Brazilian, and Peruvian gastronomy. The original London restaurant occupies the 38th and 39th floors of the Heron Tower in the City of London. This is the highest outdoor dining terrace in Europe, with 360 degree views while you eat. Therefore, if you’re eager to make an impression while staying at hotels near London, Sushisamba will more than deliver. Japanese tempura and sushi are served alongside Brazilian churrasco and Peruvian ceviche, with options to suit those on a plant-based diet. Food is artistically presented with trendy cocktails to accompany your chosen dish.
Tonkotsu is your number one Japanese restaurant in London for ramen. The signature dish is prepared using homemade noodles cooked in a variety of broths to cater to meat eaters and vegetarians alike. This base is paired with chicken, pork, or seasonal vegetables – plus, of course, a seasoned egg for an additional bite of protein! With multiple locations including Noting Hill and Soho, Tonkotsu is convenient for your central hotel, Bayswater.
Situated by the South Bank, Hannah is one of the best Japanese restaurants in London for first-time visitors exploring this popular neighbourhood. The place fills up at lunchtime where the key dish is a bento box of your choice of sushi, lobster tempura, or wagyu. If you visit in the evening, you can book the seasonally-themed omakase tasting menu with optional sake pairing. Another dish not to miss here is F&C: a Japanese twist on the British staple, fish and chips!