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Engawa Restaurant

4.5
4.5
863 Reviews
£41 and over
Japanese
"Exclusive Offer!!! Limited to 10 Portions a day"
Wagyu Sirloin £10 per portion.
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"Limited Time Offer" - Finishing on 30 of June
14 assorted selection Two-Tiered Hakozen Bento Box £25 (50%OFF)
*This offer is only available for LUNCH time and ONLINE booking
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"Early Bird Offer” - Finishing on 30 of June
Every Wednesdays and Thursday from 17:30 to 18:00
20% OFF your total bill
* This offer is only available for ONLINE booking

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Wed–Sat 12:00–15:00 Sun 12:00–16:00 Dinner Wed–Sat 17:30–23:00 Sun 17:30–22:00

  • Phone number

    020 7287 5724

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Akira Shimizu

  • Area

    Soho

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Engawa Restaurant is located less than 3 minute walk from Piccadilly Underground station

  • Additional

    Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining

Experiences

  • Lunch time summer discount!

    1 Jul - 30 Sept 2022
    You can get 10£ pounds off on a selection of Lunch time options, you can come try our fantastic fish or our delicious Wagyu beef! This offer is available for the following options: 14 Selection, Tempura Don, Wagyu Don. ONLINE bookings only! Don't miss out!
  • Early Bird Summer Special!

    1 Jul - 30 Sept 2022
    Come enjoy our Early Bird Special on Wednesdays and Thursdays! If you book ONLINE from 17:30 to 18:00 you will enjoy a 20% off you food! (Drinks not included) Don't miss out in our summer time offer!

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What 863 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • West End London

    Japanese

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  1. F

    Federica

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely experience for a Sunday lunch, do not miss the 11 startes
  2. EL

    EricL

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Very little space between seatings. For the price similar to Roka you are expecting more comfort.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great!
  4. DH

    DaisukeH

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    いつも美味しく頂いてます。 日本で食べるよりも美味しいし、見た目も味も最高です! ありがとうございます。
  5. G

    Genuinediner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    As always, the food was top class. However, the 2pm table was very rushed as the kitchen closes at 3pm. The restaurant shouldn’t rushed customers to order less or finish quick as Japanese delicacy shouldn’t be rushed. It also ruins the experience given the level of spend. If you open for 2pm you should expect customer to spend at least 1.5-2hours as you have a 5 course worth £96 on your menu.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!
  7. LB

    LidiaB

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just lovely and amazing food and drinks
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Sushi with cold stiff brown rice.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent, loved the small plates. Really unique dining experience.
  10. KL

    KonradL

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Small intimate venue in great location and despite risking some Japanese purists by putting the likes of broccoli in the sashimi box it was beautifully presented and most importantly great fish, tempura and steak. Cocktails, mocktails and desserts all great with a great serving team. Note they do not do sushi rolls but nigiri.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing quality, Amazing food !!!! Would miss this place after heading back to states
  12. P

    Pweech

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food/service. Small space so expect to be right next to other diners but if that doesn’t bother you I highly recommend it. A variety of traditional Japanese food with a few unexpected and delicious bits thrown in. The wagyu beef is heaven.
  13. w

    wiscoed

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This restaurant is great. Start to finish the food was exceptional, and the service highly attentive.
  14. IB

    IssyB

    Israel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food, I loved the 5 course dinner (my wife took 3 course since we only wanted 1 dessert) - sushi box is amazing and can be served as appetizer for extra 5 pound - worth it!) decoration of food, plates and overall serving was beautiful. Excellent service, and great Sake.
  15. A

    Andre

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Staff is very attentious and considerate. Space is a bit short, specially at the counter. Had the omasake three course with the wagyu. Starting sashimi was very good, but the chef's special, the mushroom broth, was bland and flavourless. The meat was impeccable, tasty and rich, very well presented, but the short portion (as expected) did not really made up for some of the other menu shortcomings.
  16. s

    style

    New York Area

    78 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Lovely bento box that looked fantastic and overall had some unusual and perfectly displayed dishes. My two not so positive comments would be: 1. The tempura was made up of two halves (whole chunks) of raw red onion. For a restaurant of this calibre and standard i really am not sure why they did this as it was the worst tempura i have ever had and left an awful taste. 2. The Wagyu beef stew was not great. A shame to put Wagyu beef in a stew and it was somewhat fatty. The rest was faultless.
  17. EM

    EmilyM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    always a lovely time 💘
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food always beautiful and delicious. Service excellent
  19. HS

    HollyS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really lovely intimate setting with great food. Would come back
  20. KC

    KaeC

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Nice food although a bit pricey. Very welcoming staff and everything served quickly.
  21. NC

    NealC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an amazing lunch seated at the counter. Nice to be able to watch the chefs at work, preparing our food. Waitress was lovely, knowledgable and on the ball. Would highly recommend
  22. JH

    JenniferH

    Bristol

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still me favourite restaurant in London
  23. HA

    HeatherA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had the Omakase menu. Service was exceptional and food was excellent. All the dishes were beautifully presented. It felt very authentic (I have been to Japan and experience eating at Engawa was comparable).
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    Be careful with the outside tables, there are a lot of thieves around the area
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The 50% off is a super great deal! Food was great! And service was excellent!!! Will definitely come back :)
  26. RC

    RobinC

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Only thing was quite complicated set menu options.
  27. L

    Londonfoodluver

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went with a pram and they gave us the counter seats . Booked the lunch time 2 tiers bento box and was v impressed with the quality and they were delicious . My favorite was the toro , really fresh and tasty We also ordered the wagyu sirloin and was melt in the mouth . It”s a small restaurant but pleasant on a Friday afternoon.
  28. S

    Stepl

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Lovely atmosphere and the service was top notch! The presentation of the food was also wonderful. Only thing that was disappointing was the quality of the tuna we ordered. It was definitely not justified for the price and I even had a bone in there. The portions are super small and you will enjoy if you are not expecting to be filled up.
  29. M

    Milk

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! The quality of their service and good was another level.
  30. P

    Phatcharida

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had really good time at Engawa. Excellent service and the food was delicious. We will definitely come back next time we come to London.
  31. t

    trex

    London

    413 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    413 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Soy sauce as one of the bento box variety seems cheap. Every box should have some food. Not condiments.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service is really nice! But the food is ok, not that impressive but is nice tho
  33. R

    Ronab

    Bristol

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    My son and I went for lunch, the food was delicious and incredible value if you book online.
  34. D

    Dougall

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    I had booked a special price on the internet, and felt a bit of a second-class citizen as a result. Nevertheless, the food was good, the ambience was fine, the service was courteous if not warm. Prices for additional items were high (e.g., £5 for soft drinks). At full price, I would not have felt it was good value for money. At half price (£25+added tip) I thought it was ok…
  35. T

    Tony

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my third or fourth time at Engawa, it never disappoints. The food and service were excellent, this is my favourite high-end Japanese restaurant in London. It is a bit on the expensive side but the quality of the dinning experience makes up for that. I recommend the Omakase 3 or 5 course - sensational stuff.
  36. S

    Singer

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Hakozen half price now and excellent value. Great service. Mention birthday when book. You will get an free desert! A little cramped but a good place to go.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved this! Booked it last minute and was completely satisfied. I’ve told many people to visit based on my experience.
  38. HC

    HannahC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to, the food was outstanding and the service was impeccable. The nicest front of house staff ever, cannot wait to go again !
  39. R

    Rose

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    We had 14 selection of bento with 50% discount but we did not enjoy as fish was not fresh and its definitely not worth paying full price.. very disappointed
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tokyo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’m Japanese traveler. Food was great and staffs are very friendly and sophisticated. Strongly recommend if one looks for Japanese restaurant around the center of London.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Engawa Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 863 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Engawa Restaurant

Unit 4, 2 Ham Yard, London, W1D 7DT

Additional information

  • Area

    Soho

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Wed–Sat 12:00–15:00 Sun 12:00–16:00 Dinner Wed–Sat 17:30–23:00 Sun 17:30–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Engawa Restaurant is located less than 3 minute walk from Piccadilly Underground station

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Akira Shimizu

  • Additional

    Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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