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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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- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Awesome place. Proper flavors and quality. Friendly and professional staff.
Excellent restaurant, the food was delicious and service was great!
I thought going to a small place would prove issues for a friend get together but it was the opposite and minus some rather obscure dishes within the appetizers, it was one of the most thoughtful dinners I’ve had. We all enjoyed it and is now on my recommended list.
Excellent quality Japanese Wagyu Beef, A small restaurant with a relaxed but good service.
Beautiful good both from a visual and from a culinary perspective. Service was very attentive and we felt looked after.
Nice cosy place, serving amazing food. Beautifully presented but also tastes great!
We went to engana a couple of years ago and it was absolutely delicious. Unfortunately this time, we didn’t have the same experience. Nothing really stood out. Not a good value for money at all. The place is lovely, service great, beautiful food presentation, but the taste wasn’t great. A bit boring.
Food was absolutely delicious, the service super nice and attentive (but not too much, either). It's pricey, but absolutely worth it - and omakase menu is plenty of food, delicious, delicious food!
Food was excellent and sashimi was fresh as we remembered from our first visit.
However they should work on customer reception upon arrival. We arrived 10-15 min early - as considerate guests do. It is understood that during COVID it is not always possible to wait inside the restaurant. However the receptionist simply told us we couldn’t go inside and pointed to the table inside saying “there is another customer still sitting at your table”. He could have politely offered us a seat on one of the outdoor tables or even in the courtyard. When we asked where we could wait, he casually waved “outside” and went back in.
Had we not been here before and remembered the excellent food, we would not have been so patient. It is a real shame the overall high standards have been let down by such a “couldn’t care less” attitude at reception.
Really incredible 5-course Omakase menu that my wife and I both opted for to celebrate our anniversary - my wife made an early error in ordering an additional sea urchin dish, which took us to 6 courses and my wife barely made it through the phenomenal sushi and sashimi, let alone the Wagyu beef and Black Cod. I had a brilliant time, not least because I also ended up eating half of my wife’s final 2 courses. The ambience was quite cool and understated and we felt the prices were reasonable if not cheap - but then you get what you pay for. The staff were very attentive but not overbearing which is always a fine balance in a small restaurant but they got it. Final tip for anyone considering the Omakase menus - make sure you’re hungry for the 5 courses, otherwise go for the 3 courses. We would only have missed out on the chef’s specials, which for us were the tomato noodle soup and the tempura parsley with miso sauce. This would have likely made room in my wife’s belly for the subsequent main and dessert, which made its way into my belly instead! (Couldn’t let any go to waste!) Great evening and they are taking what Covid precautions they can during this time, which is reassuring.
A fantastic dining experience. The sake flight with tasting menu, superb. Service excellent. The food was wonderful, very enjoyable, thank you.
This place deserves a Michelin star. The omakase was amazing, service attentive... Overall excellent!
The Omakase menu was excellent - very fresh ingredients, presented beautifully and put together in a thoughtful manner. The manager was welcoming; service was attentive but not intrusive.
The restaurant space is small, neat and appears very clean. We felt that the overall dining experience is just as good as we recall from pre-pandemic times. Booking in advance is recommended to ensure appropriate distancing.
It's the second time we have been to this restaurant. This time we decided to go a la carte focussing on the Wagyu beef. The 100g Hida steak was excellent and reminded us of when we ate it in Japan. We also took a few other dishes that we all enjoyed very much!
Wonderful restaurant, as good as the previous experience 3 years ago. Tasty and tasteful food prepared with care.
We had asked for a table and we’re originally seated at the bar but needn’t have worried as they moved us to a table after we had a cocktail each. They accommodated dietary requirements very well and even brought my husband a birthday dessert with a candle. They were really helpful, and we had a special evening. We’ve been once before and really enjoy the food. It is quite unique but the flavours take us back to our travels in Japan.
Tasting menu was incredible. Went for sushi option, was not disappointed!
I think the waiter/ waitress should wear mask during their work
Very lovely boutique restaurant with a nice intimate ambience. Had the omakase menu and it was delicious, particularly the wagu. Great for trying things I wouldn't normally and knowing what I'd order more of next time. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive and cocktails were also amazing.
amazing food and service; we had the 5 course taster menu with Wagyu beef and sake pairing- staff was exceptionally polite and knowledgeable about the food and sake; will go again.
Went to Engawa for my boyfriend's birthday to surprise him with authentic Japanese beef. Went for the Omakase 3 course and it was the best Japanese food experience ever! Such an array of different flavors and the beef was amazing and presented beautifully! I wish there was more of the Wagyu beef! It is on the expensive side but you definitely get your money's worth of food, set in a beautiful location, Engawa is perfect for a special occasion!
Excellent location in the heart of soho and joyful high quality and innovative japanese cuisine . I'll return
Came here to celebrate my husband’s birthday and was very impressed. Engawa shows the same attention to detail that we experienced from our numerous visits to Japan.
Fun experience. Food was very good, feels like I am in Japan
Loved our 3 course omakase, especially loved the waygu and cod - literally melted in our mouths.
Loved everything about the restaurant other than the fact that there’s a table right outside of the washroom. We’re really grateful that we’re not sitting at that table but felt incredibly bad for those who did.
Absolutely amazing as usual. First trip back since lockdown!
Nice Birthday dinner. Professional service, great food and drink, nice ambient
Outstanding service and excellent food.
Great way to end lockdown.
Tecquila plum wine margarita-Lovely.
Amazing food and service! Loved it and will definitely come back!
Exceptional service, delicious food that was very well presented with a few surprises. Lots of information and knowledge of food and saké. Highly recommend!
Food was great however they can not accommodate for any allergies or intolerances as they “like to serve the dishes as is” which is surprising given that everything is made fresh & basically in front of you - they would definitely be able to accommodate however just refuse to. Other than that the tables are slightly too small for the amount of food on the table! But the food and waitress were amazing.
The waitstaff was very accommodating-- we were running late for our reservation and it was no problem at all. The food was amazing and when they found out it was for a birthday, they brought out mini cakes with candles. It was delicious! I would definitely recommend Engawa to anyone looking into going. The tasting menu was great and worth the price.
Everything ok!!!!....a great time!!! We love it
The worst Japanese food experience in London I've ever had.
It is not authentic Japanese food at all - if anyone gives this restaurant 4-5 star - they clearly have no idea what Japanese traditional food should be.
To be honest, I would've been ok to pay for the meals if it was £15-20 per person but we ended up paying £122 (incl. 12.5 service charge) for two persons. The owner of this restaurant seriously needs to consider what is value vs. quality because they haven't got the balance right at all.
As Japanese person, living in London, I genuinely feel embarrassed that the British people believe this is Japanese food because it is not.
Unfortunately we were disappointed with both the service and the food at Engawa, which result in an overall very disappointing value for money. Of course, the dishes were well prepared and the flavours went well together (we had the 7 course Omakase), but none of it stood out in a particular way (which you would expect for this price). The quality of fish didn't seem better than at most other restaurants and some of it was badly done (especially the cod seemed dry, and fried salmon in a bland soup defeats the point of frying it, as the crispy parts get soggy within seconds).
The service was rushed, the waitress placed the napkins on our laps (which should still be the client's choice) and the second a glass was empty someone rushed over to ask for a refill. 2-3 waiters stood behind us during the entire night, staring at our plates which was very attentive but didn't leave any space for a personal experience.
We learnt our lesson - good ingredients don't make a good restaurant. We will not come back.
One of the best Japanese restaurant I have tried in London. Service amazing, the menu at £65 was exactly what you need to discover the restaurant menu
Our second time here and very good again. The otoro and uni crepe is absolutely delicious, a must if you like fatty tuna. Not cheap by any means but well worth the price considering the premium ingredients used. We mixed a la carte and omokase menu to try a variety of dishes, everything was delicious. Service was friendly but as space is limited every time a waiter passed they brushed our backs without acknowledgement, until the very end after a particularly hard bump when we had the bill. We had our chairs pushed in as much as we possibly could and we are both slim. For the prices charged they should really be more mindful of this and pass more discreetly even if it takes a little more care and manoeuvring. Otherwise a very enjoyable evening.
Very poor combination of quality vs value. Overpriced food, average quality of food, limited choice of food in the menu. Though staff are friendly and helpful. Space is very tight and it gives the feeling of restriction
Engawa Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7287 5724.
Engawa Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 544 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.