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Flesh & Buns Oxford Circus

4.4
4.4
1161 Reviews
£26 to £40
Japanese
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.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 37 times today
Experiences are available.

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Options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon, Tue 12:00–22:00 Wed–Sat 12:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–21:00

  • Phone number

    020 3019 3492

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Loic Leguay

  • Private party facilities

    The restaurant holds two Private Dining Rooms, both in a Kotatsu-style, with wooden pillared sides to blend the atmosphere of the restaurant with the PDR. Both Private Dining Rooms can seat up to 18 diners each, and have a private Pisco Sour Trolley for the duration.

  • Area

    Oxford Circus

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Goodge street station Tottenham Court Road station Oxford Circus station

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Bottomless Sunday Brunch

    £42.50 per person

    Multiple dates available
    FREE-FLOWING PROSECCO, RED WINE, WHITE WINE OR LAGER INCLUDED SERVED TO THE TABLE Chips & Dips Edamame SMALL DISHES (3 per person) Korean Fried Wings Salmon avocado roll Chicken Yakitori California Roll Ceviche Mixto Fried Squid Salmon Sashimi FLESH & BUNS (includes two buns per person) Crispy Piglet belly Japanese Fried Chicken Chilli Miso Brisket Portobello Mushrooms DESSERTS Nutella Croissant tai Yaki Chocolate mousse
  • Bottomless Saturday Brunch

    £65.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    FREE-FLOWING PROSECCO, RED WINE, WHITE WINE OR LAGER INCLUDED SERVED TO THE TABLE Chips & Dips Edamame Seabass Ceviche Salmon Ceviche FLESH & BUNS (includes two buns per person) Salmon Teriaki Crispy Duck Leg Crispy Piglet Belly Chilli Miso Brisket Grain-Fed Ribeye Steak Beef Short Ribs Mixed Smoked Meat Plate Smoked Pork Ribs Japanese Fried Chciken Miso Grilled AUbergine Portobello Mushrooms RICE & SIDES Smoked Chilli Beef Hot Stone Rice Beef Fat Chips Veggie Hot Stone Rice DESSERTS Nutella Croissant tai Yaki Chocolate mousse

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What 1,161 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. KH

    KatherineH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing food, better than I remembered. 100% recommended
  2. VC

    VanessaC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food and great service. Delicious drinks - will be back!
  3. A

    Andria

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Pros: Food is tasty but not the same when it’s cold. Cons: We ordered food at 19:30 and we only received 3 out of the 4 main dishes with no buns nor cutlery, at 21:30. So, to summarize: 1. One person was not served until 10pm where the rest already finished their dinner 2. The food was cold until cutlery and buns arrived at the table The waiter was informed 3 times but no action was taken. Finally, after my complaint to the manager that this is unacceptable, we had 50% discount as a compensation. Will never visit the restaurant, despite I was a loyal customer in the past.
  4. P

    Philip

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    I used to see this place as a reliable spot, the service was awful - I was embarrassed to have booked this for a friend who was visiting. Such a shame, as used to be one of my favourite spots.
  5. M

    Maria

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, and delicious food. Have been here before and would definitely come again one of my favourites for casual Japanese
  6. AM

    AnderM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Our waitress Kas (don't know if that's how you spell it, sorry) But she was the best thing about last night! Drinks were great too but it was a shame that the smoker was not working. Great place tho. Thank you
  7. OG

    OliG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service1ambience3
    The food was great but the service was bad when clearing the table, taking drinks orders and bringing the bill
  8. SA

    SarahA

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely food and excellent customer service. I would definitely go back. The salted caramel fondant for dessert is delicious
  9. N

    Nuria

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visit flesh and buns many times, and this was another success. Food is never disappointed, full of flavour. Amazing service, nice a quiet restaurant. Good value for money
  10. N

    Naji

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. What more can you ask for?
  11. SM

    SafiaM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was just amazing, the portions are big enough to share between 2 people. We ordered Korean wings, Bao Buns with Japanese fried chicken and chicken teriyaki. Everything tasted absolutely delicious.
  12. CB

    CarolinaB

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner! Food was amazing and the atmosphere too.
  13. AM

    AlexM

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    This restaurant felt pretty average - neither great nor bad.
  14. OL

    OyinL

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    All thanks to Cash, service was amazing
  15. RV

    RaghavV

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Good food at a relatively reasonable price. Nice relaxed atmosphere too
  16. R

    Renny

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    We ordered a range of food between 4 of us. The squid starter and JFC baos were excellent; however the maki was not really worth the money. While the team seemed willing to help, as well as very friendly, service was slow. For example we received our bao fillings but had to wait 5-10 mins for the actual baos so by that point the fillings were going cold. When we ordered more baos it took another 15 mins. We had to ask several times about our chicken wings too. The place wasn't particularly busy so it was very frustrating
  17. s

    santoshk

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Short staffed, waitress clueless. Protion sizes reduced prices same. A simple chips and dips starter took 45min. Waitresses not visible in front of house even though it wasn't busy max 5 tables (early lunch). Had hungry small children if the waitress warned us it would be a long wait we would have gone elsewhere. No communication, we won't be returning,shame as the children like it.
  18. S

    Sophie

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Been here several times but felt let down this time. Took us asking several times for anyone to take our mains order, took 30 mins for anyone to clear plates, price had expectedly increased which would have been fine if there was still the same food amount and service quality, but less food and fewer options, plus poor service. Waitress didn't smile once. Won't be returning after this, really disappointed
  19. ED

    EstherD

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing food loved everything we had they accommodate the fact it was my friend’s birthday and from being to end it was great would highly recommend
  20. w

    watikihippy

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place! Second time going there in a month. The food is absolutely incredible, we love it!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Guanajuato

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    Food is very good, but it took us 2 and a half hours to get two dishes. The service is terribly slow. I wouldn’t go back.
  22. T

    Tasha

    London

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food tasted really fresh. Duck bao bun and sushi was very tasty. Busy Saturday night but service was good. Nice venue and away from the hectic tourist side of Oxford street.
  23. LP

    LoukiaP

    Cyprus

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Flesh & Buns is one of my absolute favorite restaurants but I am sad to say we’ve noticed a trend the past few visits of key popular main dishes being out of stock without prior notice. When we initially spoke with the front desk, I asked if any items on the menu where unavailable to which the answer was no, only to be told 2 of 3 of the main dishes we wanted to order where unavailable. That is very disappointing considering theres only a limited number of items on the menu and is even more limiting for individuals who do not eat specific types of meat. Also, the service was quite slow. Possibly under-staffed which I do not blame the waiters for but thought to mention. We love the food and place so wanted to provide constructive feedback as it is a restaurant we want to see succeed.
  24. A

    Angelica

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food, lovely decor and ambience. But it was let down by a lack of staff training. Friendly but very poor service in terms of customer experience.
  25. H

    Harry

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and service with a great atmosphere
  26. GT

    GeorgiaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A family member recommended flesh and buns to us and we have already recommended to our friends too. Food was amazing and service was perfect. Was a tiny bit disappointed there was no duck but the steak was okay. The pork was our favourite dish.
  27. AT

    AlisaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best bottomless brunch me and my friends have ever experienced. Food was amazing. 3 small plates, super generous and delicious bao buns and dessert to finish whilst processing flowed for 2 hours. Amazing value for money and our waitress was so nice and super attentive. Would highly recommend
  28. W

    Woodlouse

    London

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Flesh and Buns is my favourite restaurant so I decided to book it for my best friends birthday. As always food and drink was amazing and my friend loved it and is already planning on taking her family. The restaurant is beautiful and loved the cocktails we had at the bar before we sat down. The only problem was when we were shown to our table we were left for 25 minutes without anyone coming to take our order. I had to wave someone down and ask if we could order drinks and food. Then when ordering our desserts I ordered the chocolate fondant and was told that this would take longer and the waitress would have to check I can have it as we are close to our time limit. This was a bit annoying as we had waited so long to be served at the beginning. I ended up ordering something else for dessert. Other than this we had a fantastic evening and will definitely be coming back!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, delicious food. Did not disappoint!
  30. H

    Hiyaimhan

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I rave about Flesh and Buns to everyone! A staple for me are the miso aubergine buns which are just perfect even though they’re extremely messy and very hot in temperature. I recommend cutting your aubergine and letting it cool for a few minutes before diving in to avoid burning your tongue! Tried the rice crackers and dips for the first time on this visit but unfortunately they weren’t for me but that’s okay because we can’t love everything we try and I don’t think that a personal preference should impact my overall review because the food is always so good here! My mum had the fried chicken buns and seemed to enjoy them but this was her first time trying bao and she can be quite fussy. Overall though I think she enjoyed them. I’ve not tried them myself so cannot comment. We also had a margarita cocktail each which was quite good. I would have liked it to be on ice but again that’s just a personal preference. The freeze dried lime always looks a bit grim floating in a glass but again that’s just my opinion and doesn’t affect the taste of the drink, only it’s aesthetics. This is not meant to be a negative review, just an honest summary of my thoughts and l will keep coming back and recommending it to everyone!
  31. SA

    SarahA

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The customer service was excellent with polite waiting staff who gave recommendations for dishes. The food was delicious and came at a decent time. The only criticism is we felt a bit rushed, although the waitress did warn us that they were busy so would probably ask us quite quickly if we wanted dessert.
  32. TL

    TheLoneDiner

    Bath

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 28 June 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Thought I was booking at a chain where I'd had a wonderful experience some months back. Plainly it was another group! Staff saw us arrive and then ran away so bit of a wait to be seated. Then seemed more interested in emphasising upcoming last orders for everything. There must be better ways of coping with staff shortages. Food OK but expensive for what it was. Buns not for me. I'm old enough to remember Wonderloaf and Mother's Pride.
  33. KE

    KatherineE

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, delicious food and would definitely be going back. Portion size is quite large, which is a refreshing change and felt like good value
  34. K

    Kingoftwicks

    London

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service, very friendly staff, great food. Piglet was very good in particular
  35. E

    Eatlian

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Well, I learned this restaurant from taste of London, where the signature dish really touched me. So I wanted to give it a try to see how the restaurant is and any other tasty food from the main restaurant. Unfortunately I regretted so much I had this idea. Except the exact dish I had in taste of London the rest were quite disappointing. Pricy considering the small portion, and taste below the average. The drink was alright though. Anyway, it's a regrettable visit.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Was so disappointed, I went for a family meal and the food was great but had some trouble with super loud music and the way it was dealt with was super poor. It left me on edge the rest of the meal and I found it hard to sit and enjoy it. It was also my birthday and I was just uncomfortable. I much prefer the covent garden one and this is still my sentiment after the visit. Won't be coming back to this venue again sadly
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came here for a birthday get-together. The place was overall really nice (friendly staff, nice decor, great food and portions!). For 6 of us - we ordered a lot of food (teriyaki meals, crackers for starters, sushi platter, chicken bao buns, aubergine bao buns…) which was around £170 in total including soft drinks for everyone. Thought that was really decent for the amount we ate and what we ate! We bought cake beforehand which they took in for us and served at the end with sparkler candles - so nice! Defo would come again. Also, chicken is halal! So yay.
  38. F

    Foodie

    London

    19 reviews

    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Ceviche was great but bowls tasted very bland.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is 10/10 at this place.
  40. A

    Amanda

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience3
    My dinner never arrived, drink orders were mixed up, dirty plates were left on the table long after they were finished, and they never came to refill the water. We were offered a drink on the house to compensate the mistakes, and then told that the “free drink was only for the person who’s meal was missing” forgetting customer service or that dining out is an experience shared by all members of the party. There was an apparent problem in the kitchen and the waitress was apologetic but I would have rather left the restaurant and found a better place to eat given how many things went wrong. It is not an inexpensive restaurant and I had expected more from taking a former client and friend out to dinner. Service was automatically added to the bill.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Flesh & Buns Oxford Circus is rated 4.4 stars by 1161 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 37 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for Flesh & Buns Oxford Circus

32 Berners Street, London, W1T 3LR

Additional information

  • Area

    Oxford Circus

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon, Tue 12:00–22:00 Wed–Sat 12:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–21:00

  • Cuisines

    Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Goodge street station Tottenham Court Road station Oxford Circus station

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Loic Leguay

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 3019 3492

  • Private party facilities

    The restaurant holds two Private Dining Rooms, both in a Kotatsu-style, with wooden pillared sides to blend the atmosphere of the restaurant with the PDR. Both Private Dining Rooms can seat up to 18 diners each, and have a private Pisco Sour Trolley for the duration.

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