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Engawa Restaurant

4.5
245 reviews
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£41 and over
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Japanese
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Sunday: 12noon - 2:30pm
Monday - Saturday 6pm - 10:30pm
Sunday 6pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
020 7287 5724
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Akira Shimizu
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Public Transit
Located behind Piccadilly circus. Engawa Restaurant is ideally located with underground and bus links to all parts of London a stones throw away. Taxi"s are readily available at Piccadilly also.
Additional
Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area

Special Offers

Omakase 5 Course £85 / Omakase 3 Course £65

5 Course: Appetiser, Sashimi, Chef’s special dish of the day, Main (Steak or Sushi), Dessert. 3 Course: Appetiser, Sashimi, Main (Steak or Sushi). . If any changes/cancel the booking, please contact venue 24 hours prior to your reservation date, otherwise £25 pp cancellation fee will apply. Please contact venue for food allergies/ intolerances requirement.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 20 March 2018

Ends: 15 May 2018

Availability: Sun 12:00-14:30 18:00-21:30
Mon-Sat 12:00-14:30 18:00-22:30

What 245 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined on 13 April 2018

We had a ‘hakozen bento’ of 14 assorted small dishes, which was beautifully cooked as well as presented. It might be a bit pricy for every day lunch but a good alternative for special occasions such as business lunches etc. I would like to ke to try the tasting menu for the next time.
Only the thing is the music they play was a bit disturbing and I would prefer a complete silence or much quieter as the restaurant itself was quite small and each tables were quite closed each other.

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3.0Dined on 8 April 2018

Great food but terrible service! Servers are rude and impatient. Not impressed.

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3.0Dined on 7 April 2018

The food is decent, ok but the service is unbelivably poor this time. The waitors keep staring at you all the time during the lunch...feeling super uncomforatable..also they are in such a hurry to remove your plates. At last, my friend and I asked for a small carrier bag, the manager said no and he made a gesture to the waitress(he thought we didn't see) to tell her not to give us any bag. The waitress in the end gave us an arogant face and said no of course...What a experience...I believe there are many great restsurents in London that I don;t have to go to Engawa any more...

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3.0Dined on 4 April 2018

The front of House staff were adequate but lacked charm. The box of goodies looked pretty but the sashimi was chilled too much and tasteless the garnishes looked tired as if arrange several hours before lunch the wagu noddles were fine As the group know Japan well expectations may have been too high but this no more than mediocre for Japanese hig enf food in London.

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5.0Dined on 29 March 2018

very delicious!We both enjoyed it!But it is a little expensive for students…

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5.0Dined on 27 March 2018

Great restaurant! I booked for 5 people and at the last minute had an extra guest, the staff were really accommodating of this even though the space is small. We ordered from the a la carte menu and everything we ate was delicious. The meat was perfectly cooked. The highlight was the sea urchin with Toro. The pickled Radish was also divine.

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Superb! 3 course tasting menu was absolutely beautiful (both taste and looks)

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3.0Dined on 23 March 2018

Very overpriced. Good food but not worth the price. Portions were miniscule

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4.0Dined on 20 March 2018

I have a great time with my friend there. The food is really good and the decoration is beautiful.

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5.0Dined on 18 March 2018

It’s a perfect experience with my girlfriend! I love it so much!

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5.0Dined on 18 March 2018

really fantastic!!very good service

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5.0Dined on 9 March 2018

A small restaurant but service was attentive and friendly.

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5.0Dined on 7 March 2018

Excellent omakase and a la carte menu. Beautifully presented. Small but attractive space, attentive friendly staff

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5.0Dined on 1 March 2018

Great food and worth the money

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5.0Dined on 25 February 2018

5th time visit Engawa and never got dispointed. Would like to try a la carte next time since everytime we tried taste menu.

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5.0Dined on 24 February 2018

I found the food to be delicious and quite filling. It is a bit pricy but every dish was meticulously prepared. The restaurant is small but has a very nice atmosphere.
I definitely recommend it.

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5.0Dined on 14 February 2018

Amazing food which is very well presented!! The service was very good and the waiters were all very friendly and approachable.

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5.0Dined on 13 February 2018

It’s very nice. The food looking is very cute, the taste is great and fresh, you can see it has made with love. Love the plum liquid!

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3.0Dined on 11 February 2018

The food was all about presentation. It’s not really japanese food. It’s japanese inspired cuisine. Disappointing.

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5.0Dined on 11 February 2018

We found this restaurant by chance after Googling "wagyu" and "London". We had a fantastic meal, including both fish and the famed cattle from Japan. We had our 11-year-old son with us, and he loved it! I would recommend it to anyone that loves good food.

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2.0Dined on 11 February 2018

We went to engawa in August 2017 and were impressed with the Kobe beef and quality, presentation and imagination of the sashimi and appetisers, so decided to return to celebrate my birthday at engawa on Sunday at lunch.
The standards had deteriorated so shockingly it took us by surprise. The food presentation was slapdash, with quality of appetiser you would expect of a budget restaurant. Apart from 2 slivers of raw wagu beef, the other small plates of appetisers comprised items you could get off the chiller at a Japanese supermarket.
I will never go back there. It was pricey and definitely not money well spent

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3.0Dined on 10 February 2018

My 3rd time here but felt rushed and the did wasn't as good this time.

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5.0Dined on 9 February 2018

Amazing 3-course menu! Very creative and very tasty!

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5.0Dined on 8 February 2018

Outstanding food
It could have a few more teas in the menu
You leave the restaurant smelling food which I really dislike

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3.0Dined on 7 February 2018

My friend and I went for celebrating her Birthday with a 5 course meal from the menu. The environment was nice, food were presented in a nice way. Service was fast and food delivered at a nice pace. We were also offered an extra appetiser for free. But I have to leave a note about the space in the restaurant that it is quite tight and during dinner time it is quite packed. The waitress kept banging pass my chair almost every time she walked passed. For a Japanese restaurant aiming at higher end customers, the seasoning and flavour was saltier and heavier than I would expect. A couple of the dishes involve with kimchi was quite heavy flavoured as well, which I personally wouldn’t expect to fuse well with the original oriental Japanese food style. The manager/lady was nice and she even offered to do a birthday plate for us. Overall I recommend this is a nice environment to go for special occasions for small numbers.

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5.0Dined on 5 February 2018

The food was really really authentic, and they used real wagyu beef, this is better than other Japanese restaurants because they always use regular angus beef to replace wagyu beef. And the tasting menu has a reasonable portion, no matter the service or the food is extraordinary.

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5.0Dined on 4 February 2018

コメントに「成人になりました」と書いたら、バースデープレートで最後のデザートを用意して頂きました。最高のひと時でした。

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5.0Dined on 3 February 2018

Incredible!

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3.0Dined on 28 January 2018

Limited and disappointing lunch menu
Better for evening dinners

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5.0Dined on 24 January 2018

Food is very very good!

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3.0Dined on 19 January 2018

Nice restaurant, small but nice decor and open kitchen with competent looking chefs. Sadly waiters and front of house were absolutely unenthusiastic, confused even, not knowledgeable about the menu, not helpful in any way. Impressive food - specifically the Waugu steak platter but have had much better experiences with Japanese food in London, unlikely to return...

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3.0Dined on 19 January 2018

Great venue, decent food although overpriced

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4.0Dined on 4 January 2018

Fresh food and pretty look, good experience!

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5.0Dined on 28 December 2017

Perfectly fresh ingredients prepared to wonderful tasty dishes. Very friendly and helpful staff, impressive sake list.

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5.0Dined on 22 December 2017

Exceptional food and really worth a visit. One minor negative is that Engawa isn't great for those with specific dietary requirements. I ordered the famous bento box but asked for no shellfish. Though the waiter said it was fine, there were still 4 shellfish dishes in the box. I raised this with another waiter, but they said it was impossible to replace with others from the sushi collection. For the price this was a shame but it was still an amazing restaurant overall.

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5.0Dined on 22 December 2017

food is tasty,but not as good as imagined

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5.0Dined on 20 December 2017

Engawa never disappoints!

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5.0Dined on 20 December 2017

It’s my husband’s birthday and we had the Christmas menu. It’s very nice and well presented.

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5.0Dined on 19 December 2017

The environment was amazing. Food wasn’t authentic enough but the presentation was great. Good value of a three course meal. :)

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1.0Dined on 15 December 2017

VERY BAD service. The waiter was really rushing, taking away our finished plates immediately, even though my friend was still eating. The restaurant is small, with dining tables being placed closely. The waiter bumped into me several times while clearing up the other tables. When we left, the door was heavy and the waiter at the door saw us struggling but stood still without giving any help, without saying goodbye.

I had Japanese tea for drink. However I had to ask them to top it up for me for lots of times. For this price, I would expect the waiters to top up my tea when they notice the cup is empty.

The bento box is beautifully presented. However, the sashimi on sushi is not fresh, it felt rather dry. And on the opentable menu, the bento box should be accompanied by miso soup? We were not given any miso soup on the day.

Overall, very bad service. Would not recommend.

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