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Zinnia sushi
'This is simply a delightful restaurant that plays host to a very mixed, lively and elegant crowd'

Zinnia

Tue—Sat midday—late

Chelsea’s new Japanese-style brasserie Zinnia is housed in a former Mexican taco restaurant, but the transformation could not be more dramatic. Zinnia’s entrance opens rather grandly onto a stylish bar, which is almost the width of the building.… Read more →

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'The hug-in-a-bowl dishes are comforting'

Bone Daddies Kensington

Open daily 11am–6pm

Ramen (the Japanese soup which includes meat, veggies, egg and Chinese-style lamian noodles) is achieving cult status in Europe. Zuma’s former head chef Ross Shonhan, arguably the man who brought the boom to London, has recently launched … Read more →

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Ramusake
'It’s hard to find fault with what they are doing here'

Ramusake

Wed—Sat 6pm—late

The style:

Ramusake is a South Kensington members club styled around a New York East Village speakeasy having an affair with an izakaya (an informal Japanese bar/restaurant). The interior is moody and chic with dark walls, low lighting … Read more →

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Tombo
'Tombo is certainly a delightful find, in its simple and cleanly sophisticated focus'

Tombo

Mon—Sun 11.30am—9.30pm

The style:

South Kensington’s Tombo, recently refurbished and reopened, labels itself ‘London’s first authentic Japanese café and delicatessen’ with good reason, with their unique, authentic range of Japanese teas and speciality ingredients cleverly combined into more recognisable European … Read more →

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Feng Sushi platter
'Feng Sushi use sustainably fished seafood'

Feng Sushi

Open Mon–Fri 11.30am–3pm and 6pm–10pm, Sat–Sun midday–10pm. Delivery only

The style:

Ordering take out inevitably doesn’t have quite the same buzz about it as visiting a new restaurant for the first time. Especially since the only place you’re transported to … Read more →

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obika
'Staff were the perfect combination of polite and probing'

Obikà, South Kensington

Open Mon–Sat midday–11pm, Sun midday–10pm

Nestled along a street that hosts fashion royalty such as Margiela, Obikà could easily label itself as couture cuisine. Mozzarella and other Italian ingredients are given the modern touch, with an emphasis on food being … Read more →

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nozomi
'There were a few too many hiccups for the price'

Nozomi

Open Mon–Sat 6.30pm–1.30am, Sun 6.30pm–12.30am; Lunch Tue–Sun 12.30pm–3.30pm

Celebrity hangout and Knightsbridge hotspot Nozomi has started offering a home or office delivery service of their fine Japanese cuisine. Their full a-la-carte menu is available including sushi, nigiri, sashimi, and cooked … Read more →

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Chisou Chiswick
'Chisou picks itself off the cutting floor with its culinary delights'

Chisou, Chiswick

Open Mon–Fri midday–2.30pm and 6pm–10.30pm, Sat 12.30pm–3pm and 6pm–10.30pm

I should be clear that my visit to Chisou (with my very own blonde) occurred on the day after Mr AA Gill’s less-than positive review of the restaurant had appeared in … Read more →

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L'Etranger
'L 'Etranger is like dining in a Parisian restaurant that serves very good Japanese cuisine'

L ‘Etranger

Open lunch Mon–Sun midday–3pm; Dinner Mon–Thu 6pm–11pm; Fri–Sat 6pm–11.30pm; Sun 6pm–10pm

L ’Etranger means ‘The stranger,’ which is pretty accurate – I felt very much an outsider. As you enter the intimate restaurant there is no doubt that this is … Read more →

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Mori Japanese
'Things took a turn for the worse' at Mori

Mori

Open Mon–Sat 11.30am–10pm; Sun Midday–10pm

As I walked into the latest branch of this Japanese café, I was greeted by one of the girls behind the counter who assured me that there weren’t any toilets if that’s what I was … Read more →

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