Engawa Restaurant

4.5
333 reviews
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£41 and over
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Japanese
Top tags:
  • Tasting Menu
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
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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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.
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Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area
What 333 People Are Saying
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London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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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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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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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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
4 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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RL
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We ate two Times at Engawa during our week long Stay in London. On both occasions the food were greater than the set menu on UMU we had during the same week.

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AA
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service in Engawa was amazing and they recommended such great finds. All of our dishes came in a timely manner, one after the other and they were all superb. A burst of flavour with each bite. The sake that was recommended to us was also a perfect pairing to our meal. It looks like the chef has a love for uni and foie gras, which incorporated in a few dishes that trully made it remarkable.

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CW
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredibly tasty dinner. Lots of food. Allover a very nice experience.

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SB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Overall really good restaurant, but it was slightly subdued when one of the senior waitstaff, reprimanded the kitchen staff in front of us. Food was great, we enjoyed sitting at the counter, and the sushi is very fresh and more authentic than some places in London.

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YA
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

I ordered a table for 22:00. I was never told that the kitchen was closed very close to this hour. The waitress forgot my dish. Overall the expectation was great and the disappointment was even greater

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s
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cool restaurant
Nice food

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AG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely brilliant. Excellent foods which was beautifully presented.

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LG
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Beautiful food beautifully crafted.

The size of the restaurant detracts from the experience, as service more often than not has to be passed over the heads of diners and tables are so tight you can’t cross your legs.

A very reassuring price tag overall so you need deep pockets, though food and cocktails were exquisitely presented & tasted good.

Personally not convinced by the chef’s special but should have checked before we ordered the 5 course menu, though the chef’s compliment appetiser was delicious.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The atmosphere and the food were amazing. Overall experience is not that great since it is incompatible with the restaurant reputation. I asked for a dining table since it’s my boyfriend’s birthday, went to the restaurant, the waitress asked me that she has reserved a counter table for me?! After awhile, she sat us down on the dining table which was fine. Since it’s a fine dining place, I asked for the birthday “service” which most restaurants do and I saw they do it earlier for the table next to us. But unfortunately, I was waiting, we asked for the bill and they “skip” us somehow. So I can say that either the restaurant did not go “above and beyond” with their service or writing special request here on this app is total useless.

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AW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service

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JC
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service was fitting of a Japanese restaurant in London (if you have ever been to Japan you'll understand that the customer service is second to none).

Food was fantastic and the chef was very accommodating when it came to any food allergies and not cross contaminating anything.

Would highly recommend this place if you're a fan of good sushi and sometimes struggle to find it in London. Not the cheapest but worth every penny.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was probably the best meal that I have ever had in London. Everything was truly exceptional. I highly recommend Engawa.

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