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Promotions

Christmas Omakase course £125 pp

Promotions

Christmas Omakase course £125 pp
Details

First Appetiser, Second Appetiser, Sashimi, Wanmono, Main steak, Sushi, Dessert. 24 hours advance booking is required. If any changes/cancel the booking, please contact 48 hours prior to your reservation date, otherwise £100 pp cancellation fee will apply. Please contact for food allergies/ intolerances requirement.

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

Valid For: 1 - 10 People

Starts: 27 November 2017

Ends: 23 December 2017

Availability: Daily 18:00-22:30

About Engawa Restaurant

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Our Christmas menu will start from the 27th of November.
Please book in advance as the seats are limited!


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.

Unit 4, 2 Ham Yard
London, W1D 7DT
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Sunday: 12noon - 2:30pm
Monday - Saturday 6pm - 10:30pm
Sunday 6pm - 9:30pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£41 and over

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7287 5724

Website:
http://www.engawa.uk/

Public Transport:
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.

Executive Chef:
Akira Shimizu

Additional:
Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area

Engawa Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

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Casual (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
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Hot Spot (5)
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value5

 
 (London)·Dined 2 days ago

Great experience and service.

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 (London)·Dined 3 days ago

Ordered Hakozen bento and Wagyu don boxes for lunch. Food served to impressive standards. A little pricy but experience as a whole seems to be justified.

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 4 November 2017

Nice Japanese food, the location is in the centre of London, but a bit hard to find.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on 4 November 2017

Great menu and high quality of food! Services was great as well as the staff didn't rush you through or anything! Would definitely go back again!

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 (London)·Dined on 28 October 2017

Great ingredient with so creative recipes, the chef's profession is remarkable as well for traditional Japanese cuisine in London. Although the price is a little bit high, but I would say it wroth it for the friendly service and the tasty food.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Business Meals, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 18 October 2017

I came here for an anniversary meal. We'd been to Japan in June and were craving authentic Wagyu. We weren't disappointed. We each chose the £65 Omakase menu. Attention to detail was fantastic. Everything was presented beautifully. Really loved my yuzu cocktail too. I would definitely recommend!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on 16 October 2017

Just amazing!!! Great high quality food

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 (Hertfordshire)·Dined on 16 October 2017

Delicious food beautifully presented. Highly recommend for sushi lovers.

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 (London)·Dined on 14 October 2017

Second time we went. Love the food. Loved the Wagyu beef. Great service! Thanks

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 3 October 2017

Fantastic food
Intimate
Great sake list

I wish it didn't smell so much when the meat is fried on the hot rock.. but everything else is so great that it becomes a detail

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Jersey)·Dined on 29 September 2017

Delicious Japanese food !! Wagyu steak & sashimi soooooo good!!fresh!! I will come back to try other dish!

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·Dined on 14 September 2017

Love this place. Small and cute. High quality. You Will probably like it as well.

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 (London)·Dined on 9 September 2017

Booked Engawa for a birthday treat. We ordered the set menu which was superb and accompanied with excellent sake. And the Dessert was presented as a happy birthday which was a nice surprise. We will return!

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·Dined on 31 August 2017

SUPER TASTY FOOD. ONE OF THE BEST BEEF DISHES I HAVE EVER HAD IN LONDON

Tags: Seasonal, Waterfront, Comfort Food
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 (London)·Dined on 28 August 2017

This is a hidden gem and is certainly one of the best Japanese restaurants in London today.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 3 August 2017

Fabulous authentic Japanese restaurant, with excellent quality. (I am Japanese from Tokyo, writing this review.)
Course meal is just brilliant with starter / various sashimi and vegetables dishes / wagyu steak as well as a la carte. Best seats are at the counter, where you can see all chefs preparing with such calmness and tranquility. It is managed by a Japanese company from Tokyo and the atomosphere is cozy and friendly despite its high-end quality feel.
When I went for my friend's birthday treat, staff noticed it was his birthday and without me asking them, the chef/staff decorated the dessert we ordered with 'happy birthday' message with candles.
Far better than Nobu and the best in London.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Business Meals
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 1 August 2017

Always one of our favourite eateries to visit in London. Amazing Japanese food, creative menu and just the best Wagyu. Can't wait till our next london visit, to me this tops most the other fancy Japanese restaurants in London by a long way, it is small and cozy!

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 (Glasgow)·Dined on 20 July 2017

Had dinner for Celebrating my friend's birthday
She really love it , thanks for the surprise birthday desserts plate
Delicious foods always

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (London)·Dined on 18 July 2017

Very authentic waygu beef. Fresh fish. Lunch menu is good value.

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu
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 (London)·Dined on 7 July 2017

We went for an anniversary lunch on a Friday afternoon, arriving around 12:15. Both of us opted for the set menu (£65), with wagu beef main.
The starter - server on a huge block of ics, was spectacular; the bento box had endless compartments and each was a great taste. And the beef, served on a hot stone, was first-class. Not huge, but enough, and perfectly done.
Dessert was a deconstructed apple pie with fruit and a warm, chocolate-green tea sauce which was to die for.
Ambience was quite at the start, though the place filled around 1pm, with what seemed like locals (many were of Japanese origin) comping for lunch. Then it emptied again after lunch.
We took our time and at one point the waiter comments, positively: "why rush, you have all afternoon" ... which was kind and put us at our ease.
All-i-all an excellent place to savour a really well put together and extensive lunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 1 July 2017

We had the tasting menu. The Wagyu is to die for. If you're a small eater, go for the 3 course omakase instead of the 5 course. The only thing I would deduct points for is the price of the whisky - far more expensive than at equivalent places.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on 29 June 2017

Having heard so much about this restaurant, decided to try it for myself.

It was a lunch for one as I was in town to attend a meeting. Sat at the counter and watched the food being prepared. Prompt and unrushed service.

Food was delicious - I ordered the 14 piece bento box.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 25 June 2017

It was my first time to eat sushi and it was simliar to Asian and pretty decroation was amazing

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 (London)·Dined on 25 June 2017

Had lunch with my wife and son.
Ordered Omakase.
Absolutely wonderful food in presentation and tasty.
Wagyu beef was out of this world.
Highly recommended.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 25 June 2017

Love love love. Will always come back here if I am craving excellent and authentic Japanese food

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 (London)·Dined on 11 June 2017

Engawa is sold as a Kobe beef restaurant, but all it's other dishes are just as highly rated. The sashimi is always fresh, and the sushi is made perfectly.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on 10 June 2017

An amazing experience. Counter table meant we could see all the preparation taking place and the professionalism of the kitchen staff is superb. Beautiful presentation, sublime flavours and great decor. I would absolutely recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 8 June 2017

Bentara used to be a wonderful restaurant but the food has been disappointing lately. And on this occasion, the service was poor and the wine cellar unable to provide our first two choices. Roti Chennai was wonderful, as usual but the satay was dry. My salmon was properly cooked but sauce was flavorless, which is quite a change from how it used to be.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on 27 May 2017

Really enjoyed the food here, particularly the special sea urchin and toro crepe starter, and the fatty tuna was delicious. We had the 3 course omakaze and it was worth the cost, will definitely come back!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on 25 May 2017

Wonderful ambience, spectacular food presented in beautiful detail, attentive and knowledgable waiters. A true privilige watching the chef and his team prepare food for the evening.

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 (London)·Dined on 21 May 2017

food is good but a little bit expensive

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 (London)·Dined on 17 May 2017

Just perfect

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on 6 May 2017

Fantastic food experience. The ingredients were of the best quality and the presentation was exquisite. We loved sitting at the counter watching the chefs work with such passion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 5 May 2017

Went for my birthday and it was the perfect choice. Loved the presentation and the food was amazing. Good selection of drinks as well. A bit expensive if you just want to go for a casual meal but fantastic for special occasions.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (London)·Dined on 1 May 2017

The food was fantastic and worth visiting! You can enjoy all food with your sense of taste and sight.
We can hardly eat authentic Japanese food in London but this is the real one.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 18 April 2017

Much friendlier third time round...

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 12 April 2017

I never heard of this restaurant and was pleasantly surprised how great it was. I found this on the internet via google. We went for the £65 course meal. One of the courses included a wooden box with 11 small dishes with lots of variety. The beef sizzling dish was also exquisite. The atmosphere is authentic with genuine Japanese people and friendly. I would give it 9/10 with the one point deducted because the venue is quite small but the decor is beautiful. I am fairly slim and found it a squeeze going to the ladies. However overall loved it!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 7 April 2017

The wagyu was amazing but the sushi are just average. The staff were super friendly. I called and requested a birthday dessert for my friend and it was great!! Very happy with my meal there.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 6 April 2017

Genuine Japanese feel - cramped space but that made for attentive, friendly service. An I maginative tasting menu - huge attention to detail, great ingredients, super-tasty and decent quantity too. Definitely one we'll return to.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find
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 (London)·Dined on 2 April 2017

Lovely meal over all , best sushi I've ever tried. A bit pricy, but definitely worth it!

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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