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Asakusa London
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4.4 out of 5 stars

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4 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

2 Spinach with sesame is amazing. One of the best seasoned I’ve had.

Fried tofu is so soft and crispy.

Veggie gyoza is really good, even better than the pork gyoza from a meat eater’s perspective.

Grilled onigiri tastes crunchy and delightful.

Karaage is very juicy and tender.

Takoyaki can have a bit more octopus. Sukiyaki as well as miso eggplant is on the sweeter side. The meat is rather thick but lean and still not too tough.

The cork fee of £30 is outrageous though. I’m willing to pay £10, but £30 is more expensive than my wine lol.

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Pricey but tasty. Asakusa Udon is for someone who struggles to make choice like me. Unagi and mochi and chicken and ebi tempura all in a bowl. The strange combination coexist harmoniously.

Came in after afternoon nibbles so I gave up more solid dishes. Looking forward to try some sashimi or kaisendon next time. (And unfortunately, one of the sashimi order on our table is forgotten.)

Joanna P. Stokes
Joanna P. Stokes

3 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

I was disappointed by our meal. I think this place is better for hot or fried dishes. The menu is long. Perhaps I chose the wrong dishes. We had 2 Makimono which were reasonably priced and quite nice but we also ordered the MAGURO NUTA £18
Raw tuna with special vinegar and miso. Tasted nice but was stone cold with some nice tuna bits but a good 70% was mashed up like it had been in a mortar and pestle which reminded me of the texture of baby food. We also ordered GINDARA KASUZUKE
£22 Grilled marinated black cod. This was not grilled rather pan fried. My 1st mouthful had a strong cornflour taste and my husband unfortunately got about 6 bones from it while I only got 2 which is a shame as the piece of fish was only the size of the palm of my hand. Not much on flavour either. I chose this place because it looked different so hoped to find the food a nice experience. At no point did anyone ask ‘how is (was) your meal?’ but did get a ‘I hope you enjoyed your meal’ upon receiving the bill which gratuity was already included. Unfortunately it was a miss for me. I wish I had said something at the time but we had a show to catch following our dinner. Will not be going back.

Lauren Allpress
Lauren Allpress

5 out of 5 stars

posted 5 months ago

What a gem! A little slice of Japan in Camden. Delicious authentic food, good service, cosy and atmospheric decor. Serves food late too

Chiho Sharp
Chiho Sharp

4 out of 5 stars

posted 7 months ago

Casual dining and reasonable prices

Extensive menus and it was hard to choose what to eat as I wanted to try everything.

Love deep fried oysters and soft shell crabs! So tasty!

Great for family although the place is not that big.

I W
I W

5 out of 5 stars

posted 6 months ago

This delightful and authentic Japanese sushi restaurant can become bustling, so be sure to reserve your seats in advance. Had the good fortune to have a few walk-in spots at the sushi bar on a Wednesday night.

The grilled salmon head, unagi (eel), and saba (mackerel) were standout delights on the menu. While everything was top-notch, these dishes are particularly memorable and worth a revisit. Unfortunately, they were out of uni and aji (horse mackerel) on this occasion, but there's always next time.

The sushi chef, a true artisan, remarkably handled the busy service solo, ensuring all patrons were satisfied.

With its laid-back ambiance and an unstuffy approach to excellent food, the restaurant promises a relaxed dining experience. All this coupled with generally reasonable pricing makes it a destination worth trying.