Japanese cuisine is like no other. The clean-cut meals don't leave you feeling greasy but instead fresh and ready to take on the day.

From tasteful sushi to delicious sashimi and historic teppanyaki, Japanese cuisine is like no other.

While not everyone can afford to jet off to Japan to try one of the nation's many famous dishes, London offers you the chance to try authentic Japanese cuisine without leaving the UK.

Across the capital, there are dozens of Japanese restaurants all offering guests a taste of the culture's famous food.

Now, the Michelin Guide has shared their opinion, listing their top five Japanese restaurants in all of London.

You can see the full list now via the Michelin Guide website here.

5 of the best Japanese restaurants in London

Endo at The Rotunda

Set in The Helios, the former BBC TV Centre, Endo at The Rotunda has been the setting for many cultural moments over the years according to the Michelin Guide.

Described as 'Sushi in the clouds' by founder Endo Kazutoshi, the restaurant is on the top floor of The Helios and offers tastes of "subtly flavoured element of the omakase in an engaging, charming way."

Ingredients used are imported from Japan or the very best from Europe, including monkfish from Brixham and tuna from Spain.


Evernight in Wandsworth is described as a "hotspot" by the guide thanks to its experienced chef and their "trendy take on an izakaya".

Offering sharing plates that use British produce with Japanese touches, one of the popular meals is the chicken karaage and the gyoza.

However, the aged beef rib gets the most praise, as Michelin shares its "the real standout".

Humble Chicken

Soho's Humble Chicken is owned by Japanese chef-owner Angelo Sato who has created a "modern, upbeat izakaya with a luxury 18-seater counter."

The multi-course tasting menu is said to be a "theatrical affair" that "showcases precisely crafted dishes with clever flavour and temperature combinations".

The Michelin-rated restaurants have a rating of 4.5/5 on the online review site Tripadvisor, as one guest said: "World-class, inventive and fun. Every dish superb and the house’s skill with chicken still much in evidence; the chicken nanban was a bite of joy."



Maru in Mayfair offers guests an omakase menu that consists of 20 variations made with UK ingredients including crab and red mullet from Cornwall.

With a Tripadvisor rating of 4.5/5 one fan of Maru said: "I love my omakase experience. Everything from the food to the atmosphere, the service from chef Maru, the other chef and the sommelier was perfect."


Also in Mayfair, Roji was created by a husband and wife chef team set in a side alley off South Molton Street.

Roji serves a set eight-course omakase menu as the Michelin guide shares: "Flavours and techniques are kept quite traditional, with much of the fish coming from British waters."