Flesh & Buns Oxford Circus

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217 Reviews
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£26 to £40
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Japanese
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  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
Flesh & Buns was the first restaurant in London dedicated to steamed bao and Japanese drinking food. Expect fluffy steamed buns with gutsy fillings, plus loads more plates to share. This is unusual, yet addictive, Japanese-inspired food served in a Izakaya setting.

Special Offers

Maki Monday

Mondays only.Choose form small platter of maki selection for £10 ( 5pcs of salmon avocado roll, 5pcs of miso avocado roll, 5pcs of spicy tuna roll) or large platter of maki for £20 (10pcs of salmon avocado roll, 5psc of prawn tempura roll, 5pcs of spicy tuna roll, 5pcs miso avocado roll, 6pcs of avocado roll).

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

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 1 May 2019

Ends: 26 October 2019

Availability: Mon 12:00-15:00 17:00-22:00

Express Lunch & pre theatre menu: 1 small, 1 large £22 & dessert £24

From a set menu. Menu must be selected by the entire table. Vegetarian Options available.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 26 March 2019

Ends: 26 June 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-18:45 22:00-23:00

1,000-Point Tables

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Sun 3:00PM - 9:30PM
Mon - Tue 12:00PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 6:45PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Wed - Thu 12:00PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 6:45PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM
Fri 12:00PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 6:45PM 9:30PM - 11:00PM
Sat 12:00PM - 6:45PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM

What 217 People Are Saying
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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service!

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M
London
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Delicious!

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TF
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Literally amazing food - if you haven’t had fusion food then this is defo one to try. We had all the recommends to fill the Bao buns and OMG!!

The dessert was to die for...Nutella filled flat pastry which I’ve never had anywhere before and I eat out ALOT!!

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JA
London
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and restaurant. Service was attentive and top notch! I will be recommending this place to friends and coming back for sure
Keep up the great work

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So amazing! Great staff💪🏻

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food, service and ambience was satisfactory. Good to go and try. Ordered edamame, the duck leg and the salmon as the flesh - both were evenly rated, tender, well cooked and tasty as expected. Buns were fluffy as expected yet portion size as a whole, was small considering the price point. Not a stand out at the price point, as such, wouldn't recommend or go out of my way to return. A decent meal to stop into for a client dinner or a catch up with a group of 4.

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YG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I made reservations at the last minute and was able to get a table. I dined using the 2 course special for 22£, ordered the ceviche and the crispy duck bun. The ceviche was a bit on the spicy side but it tasted very good. Now the crispy duck bun was the main event..... this had to be the best bun I’ve ever had. It was definitely crispy and the sauce used for the bun was a perfect complement. Very glad I decided to have lunch here, worth the travel.

I’ll definitely be back for more... when I left I texted all my friends about how good the good was.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Wagyu steak wasn’t that great like before but the food was served very fast and their service was lovely overall! X

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PP
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The service and setting were really good, but the meal was inconsistent. The wings and salmon were, quite frankly, excellent. However, neither the duck nor the brisket had much flavour.

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PJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Love this restaurant. Great decor and delicious food. Highly recommend.

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DH
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is absolutely delicious- flavours amazing.
Staff were very attentive and welcoming. Will definitely be back.

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BE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Trendy place, very noisy at times. Food excellent, service efficient.

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T
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We went for the famous Fried chicken ! Bring that to the menu

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OB
London
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food ! A little over priced but worth it for the quality of food & service

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TS
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Would recommend. Definitely will be eating here again.

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AB
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

AC was a bit high and while having dinner you could smell the cigarette from the people smoking in the door. Not a pleasant smell.

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RB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great tasty food. A little more choice on mains would be good.

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JK
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were lucky to get a table for 8.30 on A staurday night (booked on the day)..Very airy yet atmospheric restaurant. Staff very attentive and smily. Food was outstanding. Good value- came to £50 per head with everyone having 2-3 units of alcohol plus starters (shared one per head) and mains (shared 1.25 per head). Not mad about the buns-rice also good

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Really cool and interesting food. Main complaint is that it is extremely noisy and difficult to hear the conversation

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N
London
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Food was good, but on the expensive side and the service was TERRIBLE!

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E
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere and the bottomless brunch was nice and more affordable than it’s sister restaurant. Brunch menu wasn’t as varied as hoped and sundries were extra which was a shame. I would go again to try other things on the menu. Staff were friendly and obliging - it was a really nice experience

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AZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and drinks, Spiced but not too much. Great ambiance, loud but not too noisy. Attentive and nice service

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AL
London
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Problematic service
Courses were returned 5 or 6 times
Disappointing

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M
London
53 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always, great food - highly recommend the wingssss!

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CP
London
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, great service and was looked after really well. Can't recommend more highly.

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J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sister had a great birthday and definitely we will be back again.

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NP
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, can sit at tables near the kitchen and watch them make food! Food options where so nice with loads of great cocktails as well

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

It was my friends birthday

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KM
London
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service here is second to none! Staff couldn’t have been more helpful. The food is delicious, would recommend the piglet belly and the s’mores for dessert!

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LF
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was undoubtedly the best Japanese restaurant experience we have been to in the (UK). We have already shared this with our family and friends and would certainly look to visit again soon.

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DB
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. We went for the taster menu so we could have a bit of everything. I’m so glad we did. Each course was full of flavour. Especially liked the chilli brisket bao bun and the seafood gnocchi. Pairing that with pisco sours at the touch of a button (made at your table) and two flights of sake we definitely had an amazing evening. Staff were attentive and knowledgeable. Highly recommend

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m
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic food, fantastic service and great ambience. I love it and always recommend friends!

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TG
London
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. I enjoyed everything that we ordered! The service was also outstanding and recommendations their staff gave us was excellent. Will come again!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Too much garlic & chilli

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GS
London
155 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful restaurant with great tasty food, even better service and a friendly fun vibe. Highly recommended.

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r
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious food- had the pork belly bau buns and miso aubergine. All so good and will be sure to try more next time! Love the button for ordering the Pisco sours trolly too!

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E
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fab time at Flesh n Buns , the food was delicious and had excellent customer service from all staff members. I would definitely come back.

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OT
London
35 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

Over priced for the actual quality of the food. The rolls cannot even be considered rolls! And the sashimi was actually very poor quality. Great location though

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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am a regular client at the Covent Garden F&B, which is moderate at its quality of service. I wanted to try the Fitzrovia restaurant for the first time. While having in mind that I might have a bad experience with the service, it was a pleasant surprise that the staff was not only quick, but also friendly.

It is not everyday that you see a restaurant with staff serving you tap water before you even finish drinking it.

The manager there is such an incredible woman, who has staffed and trained the restaurant appropriately, making people have a good experience.

Even though they do not serve the Japanese Fried Chicken (which is the reason i keep going back to the Covent Garden place) I am keen to start being a regular here, as well as tell all my friends about it.

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N
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was good without being outstanding and I just felt it was poor value for money

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