Sen Nin Japanese Teppanyaki & Sushi Restaurant - Camden
Sen Nin Japanese Teppanyaki & Sushi Restaurant - Camden

Sen Nin Japanese Teppanyaki & Sushi Restaurant - Camden

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sen-nin.com/restaurant-9.html
  • Phone: 020 7096 1276
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch:
    Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 3pm
    Dinner:
    Monday - Friday: 6pm - 11:30pm
    Saturday: 5pm - 11:30pm
    Sunday: 5pm - 11:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Sen Nin Japanese Teppanyaki & Sushi Restaurant - Camden
Sen Nin Japanese Teppanyaki and Sushi restaurant, located in London on Camden's Pratt Street, is a hip spot to stop-off for a sushi-and-sake break, and this restaurant's relaxed, zen interior and excellent value-for-money menu attract a regular crowd of local scenesters, sushi enthusiasts and media folk. Everyone gathers in a group around teppanyaki grills in groups of ten, maybe orders a starter or two, then watches in delight as the chef performs, searing squid, meats, chicken and more. Sen Nin’s teppanyaki-style service guarantees a good show, and the theatrical chefs provide the perfect backdrop for first dates, pre-gig bites and fun nights out with friends. Sen Nin’s other Japanese menu specialties include fresh sushi, teppanyaki, tempura and soups with cocktails and chilled or hot sake on the side – we recommend the deluxe assorted sashimi platter, the udon gozen noodles with tempura prawns and vegetables.
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Sen Nin Japanese Teppanyaki & Sushi Restaurant - Camden reviews from OpenTable diners
135 reviews since 22 November 2013
Average Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambience3.8
    Value3.6
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
group bookings (89)special occasions (79)romance (28)fit for foodies (26)child friendly (22)good vegetarian options (20)outstanding value (18)business meals (14)disabled access (7)pre/post theatre (7)sunday lunch (4)outdoor eating (3)afternoon tea (2)brunch (1)Show More
  • Too gimicky, OK food.
    Damngoodcook
    Dined on 15/11/2014
    A lot of clanging and banging of utensils around. I saw every chef drop something during their presentation. Food was not worth all the fuss. The chef special roll was covered in what seemed like rice krispies, rather than 'tempura dust'. Nice for non-foodies, birthday parties and people who like to shout 'whoo!' during dinner.
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    group bookings
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  • Great food, Great experience, Friendly staff
    scrivuk
    Dined on 15/11/2014
    This was the 3rd time I had been to this place. The staff are friendly, tentative and happy to help you. The style of food and cooking make for a great experience and I picked Sen Nin because of this for my Mothers birthday. Food tasted lovely! They even got a candle out for us all to sing happy birthday!
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kind and professional
    eleruggeri
    Dined on 24/10/2014
    i had a late dinner with my boyfriend on saturday the 25th, and i have to say that i was extremely happy with everything about this restaurant. the sushi was delicious and all the food i ordered was so delicate and of high quality! also, the waiter who took our orders was extremely kind and helpful as well as professional. he also helped us when we didn't know where the nearest metro was and gave us directions. i am definitely looking forward to eat here again!
    Special Features:
    business meals, pre/post theatre, romance
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  • Good food, poor service
    ebty
    Dined on 22/10/2014
    Sen Nin is a japanese restaurant with high potential. Food is good but not amazing and no one in this place is japanese which made me feel skeptical. the Maitre d' was very condescending and arrogant when we asked for 3 separate bills.
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    child friendly
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  • Nice place, funny cooks
    Iuliana
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    the restaurant is small but its nice. Food was cooked in front of us, and I really enjoyed to watch the process. The cooks are very sociable and were trying to impress us by doing different tricks. The food was tasty, i recommend. The receptionist was helpful as well.
    Special Features:
    Sunday lunch
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  • Great evening and food - Fun
    Tommyg
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    Booked this restaurant to introduce friends to Japanese food. We had great fun and the whole restaurant was involved in the different tricks and demos the chefs were doing at the other hot plates. Great atmosphere. Little bit pricey but overall was worth it.
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    group bookings, special occasions
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  • Great food, and a show
    XmasRights
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    Always enjoyed teppanyaki, and this place does it very well. The chef was very charismatic, and had us smiling throughout the cooking. The price is a little bit steep for the food you get, but factoring the experience of watching the cooking, and all the tricks the chef was able to do, I'd say it's worth the price, and I would happily go again on another special occasion.
    Special Features:
    child friendly, group bookings, special occasions
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  • ok Tepaniaki option
    DrVi
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Had a nice evening with my gests. Was not impressed though. The selection of soft-drinks is a little poor, not much thrills on the food and the chefs could practice a little more there tricks. A little overpriced without a special offer.
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  • suzribe
    RibS
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    I was disappointed with the way the handled our booking. We booked the restaurant to include a 50% off deal but found out on arrival that this does not cater for veggies even though I specified this in the comments field for the booking.
    Special Features:
    group bookings
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  • Dinner entertainment
    Noobface
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Great food, and the chefs try to do all they can to entertain you. The set menu is a little pricey if not for the discount that was offered. Overall a very positive experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Not cheap but great fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    The experience at Sen Nin is about more than the food, the chefs entertain and cook on hot plates at each set of benches. Food was good and ambience was great. We had the Imperial menu which was plenty of food.
    Special Features:
    special occasions
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  • Great with friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Excellent dining experience with a group of friends. Relaxed, informal ambience but not compromising on quality. Food is pricey but definitely good value with a deal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, fun entertainemtn
    YaxomVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    As it should be with teppanyaki (or so i think), it was the show by the chefs. Food was very good, had some good drinks on top. On the day we came they where very busy, packed actually. In turn it ment that it took a little to get served, but once one got the attention of waiters it was quick. On the plus was that the chefs entertained us guests, so one did not really mind waiting. Will come back for sure!!
    Special Features:
    group bookings, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    justus
    Dined on 26/8/2014
    We took my husband's two teenage boys to the restaurant as they both loved sushi but had never experienced teppanyaki before. They loved the theatre of it and the food was fabulous! Would recommend this place highly!
    Special Features:
    business meals, group bookings, outstanding value, special occasions
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  • Excellent!!
    Yooks
    Dined on 26/8/2014
    It was everything I was hoping for and expecting. Took my girlfriend to the restaurant for a birthday and was hoping they would put on a show which the chef did. Cooked excellent authentic Japanese food! We went on Super Tuesday so managed to eat and drink loads. Highly recommend and would come back.
    Special Features:
    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy hen...
    Lene
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    We booked for a hen night meal - the seating is perfect for a party of ten. The staff were very helpful in confirming number a few days beforehand - I also really appreciated the fact that when I had two last minute cancellations, they were very understanding. The wait staff were very attentive (we were only one of two tables - 7pm booking) and the chef was very funny and good fun! He had good fun with the bride to be and cooked a great meal! It was the perfect dinner interlude and the bride had a great laugh. Thanks to all.
    Special Features:
    group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ludivine
    Ludivine
    Dined on 12/8/2014
    We booked a table online for lunch with my colleagues. When we arrived, the restaurant was quite busy as it was a Tuesday (50% off every Tuesday for lunch). No one didn't seem to know about our booking. We waited an hour before being served, and were the last served in the restaurant. We didn't even have any commercial discount or voucher for that, even though the manager apologized several time. Moreover, even though the place is really nice and entertaining if you are sitted next to the cooking table (which we weren't at the beggining) the food isn't that amazing for it's price on the menu. Really disappointing.
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  • good food and show
    divershan
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Food was brilliant , portioms were slightly small for the price. But overall was a good show with the chefs cooking right besides you.
    Special Features:
    group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice food...and entertainment
    YumyumVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food was good, ambience and the show chef were excellent . I preferred the starters to the main. We were sat at the corner of a table which meant that the waiting staff always had to push past us to serve the other side of the table. Staff also rudely interrupted conversation throughout the evening!
    Special Features:
    group bookings, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sb008
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    We got the 50% off deal on the set menu. The food was fantastic - if we had paid full price it would have been quite expensive but with the discount good value for money, we couldn't have eaten another bite. The staff were extremely attentive and friendly, we went on a Monday night so it was quite quiet. I am sure on other nights the ambience would be better. The chefs were lovely but not as much theatrics as I have seen at other teppanyaki restaurants. Overall a nice evening though.
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  • hollywood teppanyaki
    ingracejones
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The food was fine, but unless you are in a "hen and stag night" mode I would really avoid this restaurant. This is the US version of Japanese teppanyaki - a show off steakhouse. Music was also terrible and loud. In short, I will not go back.
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    group bookings
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  • Average
    Bianca
    Dined on 30/7/2014
    We enjoyed the food a lot, and the show provided by the Teppaniyaki Chef, but a liitle overpriced for the quantity that you get
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    good vegetarian options, group bookings
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  • Evan
    Dined on 26/7/2014
    Pretty good overall. Chefs are quite entertaining and the food good average. But soup and house wine leaves something to be desired!.
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb Dinner Entertainment!
    rayceylaydey
    Dined on 25/7/2014
    Whilst the good was utterly incredible, every course a delight, it was equally matched with an excellent spectacle of flames, food and fun!! We really enjoyed our night and the chef was definitely the highlight, funny and friendly he made the evening what it was and for that we thank him!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, group bookings, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Generous Portion, Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 25/7/2014
    The staff was very friendly. A nice dining experience with live cooking and very reasonably priced for London.
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    business meals
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food
    Jubbly
    Dined on 24/7/2014
    A great dining experience with fresh food served in such an entertaining way. They offer a great choice of food and it is cooked to perfection. The waiters and chefs are very friendly and so we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would go again.
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    group bookings, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yameee!!!!
    Lovely
    Dined on 23/7/2014
    My friend recommended about Sennin and it's an amazing experience. Good food and great service though the restaurant was fully packed. Nice atmosphere & great value for food. Very tasty food!!!!
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    special occasions
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  • Entire Entertainment
    Mike
    Dined on 23/7/2014
    It was an early dinner with my friend. We seat in front of a cooking plate with nice street view by the window. Very friendly service & live cooking, I would recommend Sen-NIN as a great restaurant. The value and flavour of food is worth. Very friendly server & chef was entertaining as well. We will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Great!
    bennyboy
    Dined on 22/7/2014
    You get great food and entertainment, its a really fun night. + the mango mojitos are delicious
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    business meals, group bookings, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hot inside,crowded,ignored by staff
    UnhappyCustomers
    Dined on 15/7/2014
    The place was hot, and even we were sharp (we came 5 min before booked time), it was busy, so we had to wait outside. After 20 minutes, they seated us in the corner, with dirty table and ignored us for next 30 minutes. We didn't even get the drink! Place was clearly overbooked and under staffed. After that, we switched for Italian place, around the corner and it was much better!
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  • Simply amazing
    Charlotte83
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    All I can say that is that the food and service was brilliant. The whole experience was very entertaining and it's a real treat seeing the chefs cooking infront of you.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, child friendly, disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place to eat out
    t4mishka
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Wonderful service food and entertainment. Wish we had a restaurant near us!
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    good vegetarian options, group bookings, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice, but things to improve
    TOMLC
    Dined on 14/6/2014
    I loked the principle of a "show" during the dinner. but wasting food by throwing it to the mouth of customers should be avoided.
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  • Great Value!
    makanmakanVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    It was a really good experience to eat there. The food was awesome and of course it worths the price, the staffs are really friendly.
    Special Features:
    business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wheelstomeals
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    We chose one of the teppanyaki set meals which, on paper, looked very substantial, but in fact was no more than just enough. However, the quality of the food was very good with great flavours and the usual teppanyaki show to boot. Busy restaurant, bit cramped, nice atmosphere. Very enjoyable.
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    group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wendizzle
    Dined on 31/5/2014
    Overall, the food was nice but pricey for what you received and no choice for the dessert? I liked the experience of having the food cooked in front of me, but I didn't like the fact that there were no vegetarian options included on the set menu.
    Special Features:
    business meals, child friendly, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good fun, decent food
    neutronztable
    Dined on 19/5/2014
    I would recommend this restaurant for a fun, informal meal. We had sushi to start, and then teppanyaki for our mains, which was cooked well, with a good level of flair. As others have commented, I have been to better sushi and teppanyaki restaurants, but if you're in the area it's worth a visit for good food at a fair price.
    Special Features:
    group bookings, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Entertaining dining
    Pammie
    Dined on 17/5/2014
    Sen Nin is a great place for group dining and especially good if you're into a bit of entertainment with your food. The Teppanyaki chefs are a lot of fun and make this a memorable dining experience for all.
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    child friendly, group bookings
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  • Ok
    Jamesholmesbsc
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Title says it all really, it was ok. We booked a table for 10pm, it was empty at that point....on a Friday. Food was decent, nothing special tbh. 5/10
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  • Squeeze in!
    NandA
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    We booked for two and were wedged in at the corner than when we asked to be moved were seated at the back, right next to the toilets. Loud, completely chaotic. Great if you're with a few friends and don't mind the crush, not for a date or in fact chatting unless you don't mind shouting a bit. In fact, we left before even ordering.
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