Engawa Restaurant

4.5
719 reviews
£41 and over
Japanese
"Limited Time Offer"
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”
Wednesday from 17:30 to 18:00
20% OFF your total bill
* This offer is only available for ONLINE booking
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Christmas Special Omakase Course £115 pp
Available from 2nd December 2021 to 24th December 2021 (DINNER)
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Engawa Restaurant is located within the prestigious Ham Yard Hotel, offering a fusion yet traditional Japanese cuisine for Wagyu and sushi

Experiences

  • Christmas Special Omakase Course

    £115.00 per person

    Dec 2 - Dec 24, 2021

    Christmas Special Omakase Course at £115 per person

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
What 719 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing best food

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AhmedA
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good but stick to the beef and sushi/sashimi

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JoCcc
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous food in the nice environment with good service.

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RobertaC
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, cosy and quiet place, service simply outstanding. Besides being on the pricey side, we would definitely go back as the overall experience was absolutely worth every penny. Thanks to all staff and amazing chefs.

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EvangelineL
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been many times. Amazing food and excellent service!

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vipTheObserver
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

not the best service, specially for the price they charge.

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Ricardo
London
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Repeat customer. Great food and presentation. Highly recommend.

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Kuni
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very authentic Japanese cuisine with very polite and friendly staff. Perfect combination for a couple who love Japanese food!

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AudreyY
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Lead waiter was not friendly at all. After we said we wanted to water for the table, he took away the drink menu assuming we don't want anything else.

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Andrew
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

The bento box is almost all veggie…menu says it has wagyu but apparently not

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AC20211117
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Unfortunately I did not find the taste to my liking... I found some dishes were too bland, others too "westernised" for my taste. All in all I think food was good, just not to my liking... I am sure others will feel different.
The small plate box is definitely a signature product, that itself is worth the experience.
I did not appreciate having to chase the waiters several times for drinks ordered that were late, This was not pleasant at all as I was entertaining and important business guest, and these kind of issues put a dent to the experience.
Overall, I thought the dinner to be overpriced despite the good ambience and refined presentation.

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AroyDee
8 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Enjoyed our lunch, well looked after by the staff. Bento box food was good, but not in any way outstanding. A very satisfactory experience, although I doubt we will be rushing back.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Started off well, but ended in disappointment.
We came here for our 5th anniversary,
upon arrival the restaurant was pretty much empty. Started off with 2 starters, chefs special - a soup dish and the sea urchin and toro dish. Starters came out pretty prompt and the sea urchin and toro dish was nice. Half an hour in and the restaurant is fully booked, so now we’re just waiting for our mains. My partner ordered the wagyu steak and I ordered their infamous Hakozen box. My partners main has arrived and the waiter informs me that my main will arrive shortly, whilst my partner is eating, all customers are receiving their box whilst I’m sat there watching my partner eat. 30 minutes in, my partner has finished his meal and I’m still yet to receive my box, at this point I’m annoyed because I’m hungry and everyone ordered after us but still received their box before me. We ended up cancelling my main and leaving. Staff were not apologetic and they also had the audacity to keep the main that I did not receive on my bill.

Restaurant is really small, a customer kept walking in and out the restaurant causing my partner to constantly tuck his chair in so he can walk past. We felt like the staff treated us differently as we weren’t dressed as wealthy as others. What upset me the most is that I only came for the Hakazen bento but I didn’t receive it. Ended up in shakeshack because I was still hungry.

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VNguyen
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The lunchbox was amazing and very good value with the special offer. However, I was expecting much better service. Instead, we were hugely rushed and felt like we were treated as children rather than guests. It felt more like being at a Chinese roast duck vendor rather than a high-end Japanese restaurant. Nothing wrong with the former but this place was setting a different expectation.

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AlisonS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best and most authentic sushi and love beef in London. Intimate and welcoming - Engawa is a small gem.

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StevenB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Early pre theatre dinner. Beautiful food (we had the dinner box) and fun cocktail list. Managed in my large power wheelchair as it has a riser function. Food tasted as good as it looked. Will happily return.

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alexisg
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Came for the wagyu, gladly didn’t disappoint! It melts in your mouth, so good!

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GloriaS
London
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional food. Couldn't fault it. We had the 5 course and the 3 course tasting menus. You don't get much more for the 5 course so recommend going for the 3 course, it's the perfect amount of food.

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vipElaineK
London
288 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Engawa is simply awesome from the moment we stepped through the door.
The sommelier was kind, thoughtful and knowledgeable. We did drinks pairing with our Omakase dinner.
Food was beautifully presented and every morsel had its own umami.
We will be back.
Thank you for a very memorable evening.

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Yoda
London
9 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience2

While I recognise that we made a reservation for the last lunch slot available, I hadn't expected to be "rushed" from start to finish - including having one of the lunch boxes removed while the other guest was still eating and then to find the restaurant being literally closed around us.

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Lori
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and attentive staff and beautiful and delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I didnt know there was 50% going on for bento box. The quality was literally 20 pounds worth. I would rather pay 50 to get better food. Avoid

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Gary
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good. Presentation was spot on. I was running super late and I called them up they was willing to save me the spot. Thank you for having me.

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NANa
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The kinda old lady in short hair with bangs was super rude.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service is excellent and the food is good but the selection that offered seems way pricier for the 14 assorted bento for normal price of £50. I

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was ok, however it didn’t reach my expectations
As buys as always, book in advance is the best recommendation

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Nonri
London
13 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

As soon as I arrived, I was told this table needs to be returned to us by 13:30 which was in 90 min. I never reserve any restaurants that have 90 mins rules. If they have these silly rules, they have to say that before booking. I know they are doing 50% off bento lunch deals, but their service and food value was 50% off or less. It was like a ridiculously expensive fast food store. My friends and I totally agreed we won't come back and not recommend engawa to anybody.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday for my friend

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ANDREWF
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious quality food, friendly and efficient staff. Can't wait to go again one day.

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JenH
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Really treat for the family

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Iya7
London
9 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Bento box was delicious and nice. Service was very good and not bad small place.

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Kimberly
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, well presented and thoughtful Japanese food served by wonderful team of staff.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I used the promotion of £25 for a lunch set, which was really good value.

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HebeM
Bath
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal u have ever had. The space is really nice it’s small so it’s intimate. The tasting menu is outstanding. Each course was delicious and a complete experience. I cannot wait to visit again.

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cici
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

they set my on the bar, right in front of chef's table. the cutting knife was pointing to me until i asked them to remove it. the food was so so, not that fresh as they looked. overall, a good concept, but not authentic food

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ccLondon
London
7 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food and great service. Not a large restaurant so seatings are a bit compact. Also they were strict about the 1.5 hrs table but we were able to move to the bar area to finish the drinks.

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FreeAgent
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What an idyllic gem hidden away next to the Ham Yard hotel. Impressed with the presentation of the bento boxes and the food was beyond delicious!

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AJTLove
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A small dining restaurant but service is excellent and the Tiered Hakozen Bento Box is amazing, it's worth a try.

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DipDipDipam
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for the Omakase 5 course menu. Definitely recommend. Great food and the dashi was fantastic. Black cod was amazing.

I'd also recommend going to the same pairing but make sure you specify you want the 5 course premium pairing if you are having the 5 course Omakase meal.


Also I don't think I'll ever look at non Japanese wines the same. I'd be so tempted to move over the SHIRAKABEGURA MIO forever, if it wasn't £42 a bottle from elsewhere. Amazing but a bit too expensive to drink at home all the time. But I do think I'll replace one of my Christmas day wines for this.

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vipEllCee
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Managed to get a lunchtime table and got the 14 assortment box for half price which runs until the end of October at the moment. Very nice and well presented, left us stuffed and would definitely go again. Staff were very friendly and knowledgeable, would recommend!

FAQs

Engawa Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 719 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.