Engawa Restaurant

4.5
345 reviews
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  • Tasting Menu
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Engawa Restaurant is located within the prestigious Ham Yard Hotel, offering a traditional Japanese cuisine for Wagyu and sushi tasting course and is our flagship restaurant outside of Japan. We hope to bring our unique dining experience and authentic Japanese food to the people of London.

Salt group is the market leader in the Japanese dining scene, providing both casual and high-end cuisine. Established in 2002, the group is growing fast as a global trendsetter, understanding consumer markets and offering diners an experience they’ll never forget.
Our portfolio of 40 restaurants includes prestigious venues in prime locations with flagship destinations such as Osaka and Tokyo.
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JH
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

We had high expectations for this place as we are in love with Japan and its food.

However it was severely overpriced for what it was, the smallest portions of food I have experienced for a very long time, and people were uncomfortably jammed into their seats.

Although we paid nearly £250 for dinner for two, we ended up going to Chinatown afterwards for some crispy duck, it was maybe the most disappointing meal I have ever had.

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CW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

the restaurant is tiny and very expensive - we were having a pre-theatre dinner and it was £150 without any drinks, which was not worth it! I should have done more research...Plus the size of the restaurant means someone is banging into the back of your chair very frequently which is annoying when you are trying to enjoy clearly premium food.

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J
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place to eat, a must for any steak or sushi lovers

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Diablical service and attitude. The staff cleared the tables before everyone finished eating making everything very rushed. Drinks and water arrived after the first course was already set on the table. We came to Celebrate my girlfriend’s birthday and on booking and telephone confirmation a little birthday note and candle surprise with the dessert course was organised. Not only did they forget despite the double confirmation, when queried on the night the manager simply shrugged his shoulders and said ‘oh it was missed’. No apology or attempt to correct this was made. A glass of champagne was eventually offered but I did not take it as he completely missed the point. Food was decent as expected with this price tag but after this service there is no chance the experience would be good. I highly recommend against this place.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

The service location and ambience is good but the food is ok.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice service and top food

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Overall experience is good.

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B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a great time, the sushi was amazing. I would say was worth the money. Counter seat gave an authentic Japanese experience. Would definitely go again and recommend.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I like the bento box

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DL
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We appreciate the great care taken to provide a very special Christmas menu and experience for all of our family.

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KR
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a Japanese, the food was very authentic and enjoyed the great presentation. A bit pricey side but for an occasion I would definitely repeat again and again.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Very impolite welcome - was told to liberate my place in 1 hour! The kitchen was very fast, I was already out in 18 minutes (starter and Entree).

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

nice food and outstanding services

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Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Our waiter was very rude

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food here is absolutely great! Love the Sashimi and the steak. The location in the Ham Yard is central and the environment is fabulous. The only thing I think could be improved is the service(but the service is also outstanding, I might just being picky), we were almost finished with our bottle of sparkling water as well as our meal, and I just didn’t like sparkling water that’s why I gave mine to my boyfriend, but the waiter came over and asked

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SK
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

It's good overall, but the chefs are stressed and I wasn't comfortable during lunch time.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Couldn’t have asked for more, the food is amazing!

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GF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

After finishing my omakase meal, I was never once approached by restaurant staff to check how I was doing. When I asked the chef for more sushi, I was told that the kitchen was closed. I paid my bill and went to speak with the manager. The manager told me that the servers are not mind readers and that I had to find someone with whom to place another order and argues with me for 5 minutes before I walked out.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Service and ambience were good. Food was just average.

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DW
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Impressed by the quality of food and service, no sign of deterioration on my 4th visit. Thanks and keep up the good work!

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OD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Second time we've eaten here and still a big fan. Food is delicious with excellent presentation and attentive service. Would thoroughly recommend

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TJ
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best culinary experience my girlfriend and I have ever had.

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MN
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal! The atmosphere as well as the food was simply amazing.

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A
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very good food with Kobe beef and other tasting dishes. Bit cramped due to a very small space so be ready to get your chair bumped by the waiters passing around

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was really outstanding. The steak melted in the mouth, the sashimi and sushi was so tasty as was everything we ate. Good drinks options as well. The service was also excellent. We really enjoyed it and can’t wait to go back.

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LR
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Very good food, but you pay for it. There is a nice atmosphere, but it is a busy one that is more suited to a lunch time booking rather than a late night one. Avoid if you want a romantic evening out. However, the beef is amazing.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

Appalling value for money. Extremely expensive for what it is. Borderline disgraceful

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O
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food, beautifully presented. The bento box of sashimi, each morsel presented in its own little ceramic dish with accompaniments, was a delight for the eyes as well as the taste buds. Then the wagyu beef just melted in the mouth - pure delight.

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SL
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 2

The idea was good, merch food and fun together. But tbh I would not go there again because it's little bit unmatch for the price and foods. The course is not good as I expected for a long time. It's kind of focus too much on the outside and lost Japanese food's spirit in it.

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CG
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about the experience was amazing, from the food to the service. Thank you for a great evening.

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j
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Restaurant much smaller than we expected

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food

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London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

steak is really nice.

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YR
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

that was really nice night and so kindly for prepare birthday cake for my gf!

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E
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent and great staff and pretty good to watch to cooking by chef. However, the price was higher. Which mean that i was still hungry. But, mostly girl like here to taking a picture and food at all.

I recommend you here and will come back next time again.

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SQ
London
6 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We chose to eat sushi before heading to the theatre. We had sashimi and nigiri salmon and tune and also some maki rolls (not on the menu).

Tuna in particular was excellent and salmon very good.

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Booked this restaurant for a birthday dinner. Requested a birthday desert surprise in the booking and spoke to the waitress mid meal. They forgot about the desert and then at the end pretended they hadn’t and came out with three pieces of fruit on a plate saying happy birthday. Food is ok but overpriced.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an absolutely exceptional experience. The sushi box there is innovative and delicious. Meanwhile the steak is amazing which recalls my beautiful memories in Japan.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Wonderful food. But it is too crowded. I can't sit comfortable

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SA
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Really amazing food. A visual feast as well. Great service.

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