Ginza Onodera

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£41 and over
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Japanese
Ginza Onodera has private rooms as well as a large open restaurant area which enables us to cater for everything from small private parties to large corporate occasions. We are very flexible and are happy to create a bespoke party for you package based on your requirements. Please do not hesitate to contact us





Ginza Onodera is based in the heart of Mayfair, offering a wide variety of Japanese food from authentic to innovative. Using top quality ingredients we create a beautiful harmony including teppanyaki - a cooking style in which a chef cooks in front of you. The Sushi bar is very popular among Japanese expatriates as they recognise the same quality as they eat in Japan.
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DavidC
Cancun
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sushi omakase was such a great experience and the chef was very friendly.

Ginza Onodera
Responded on 12 March 2020

Dear David, Thank you for your feedback about our Omakase menu and Sushi chef. We hope to have soon back in the restaurant! Many thanks Amelie C / Supervisor

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vipSKIPPY
London
59 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Good food ! Sushi was not as cold as it should be !
Gesture of taking and presenting us a photograph of our
group after hearing it was my birthday was great as well as a desert !

Ginza Onodera
Responded on 9 March 2020

Dear Skippy, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We are taking in consideration your comment about the sushi temperature. We are glad your appreciate the card and dessert plate for your Birthday! Sincerely Amelie C / Supervisor

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madoka
London
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience2

What a disappointment.. I am Japanese I know what Japanese foods are. But ordinary tempra and dobin mushi more disappoint is main dish teriyaki chicken. It is not teriyaki sauce at all!!! I won’t recommend this restaurant

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vipStevenF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food and cocktails. We will definitely come back.

Ginza Onodera
Responded on 4 March 2020

Dear Steven, Thank you for this amazing review! We are happy to know that you be back soon. Amelie C / Supervisor

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vipAndyR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Mostly pleasant and helpful staff. Food mostly well-prepared and competent, albeit portion sizes not generous. Atmosphere was a little bit office-blockish.

Ginza Onodera
Responded on 2 March 2020

Dear AndyR, Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review! The staff will be pleased to hear your feedback on the service. We are taking into consideration your comment about the size of the dishes. We hope to see you soon again. Amelie C / Supervisor

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ManonG
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good restaurant but the service has been a little bit too long.

Ginza Onodera
Responded on 25 February 2020

Dear ManonG, Thank you for taking the time to send us a review. We appreciate your comment and apologise for the delay you had during your meal. We hope to see you again soon! Warm regards, Amelie C / Supervisor

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SkiingQuinHat
London
7 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a good dinner at this restaurant. We selected the set menu for £70 (called Kaede)The service was largely attentive in the early part of the meal but became a little patchy later on. Overall we were impressed with most of the meal but less so with the main (we order both options between us - Salmon and Wagu boot) both of which were worthy but lacked much wow factor and we were happy we were sharing so neither had to wade through the whole dish. The amuse bouche was very good as was the sushi and the dumplings were also very good. The soup was worthy / nice but a little dull.

So overall good meal but not a great meal. Sushi and dumplings the best options on the set menu we tried.

Ginza Onodera
Responded on 18 February 2020

Dear SkiingQuintHat , Thank you for writing a review and highlighting your favorites. I will make sure our Chef sees your wonderful compliments on the food. We apologize that you did not enjoy your main course as much as the rest of the course. We hope to see you again soon, for you to enjoy a different menu and give us another feedback on your meal. Warm Regards, Amelie C / Restaurant Supervisor

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AdrianR
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and outstanding service for our anniversary dinner. The sake pairing was perfect (and good value). The Kobe beef was a treat (albeit expensive). Snow crab tempura was heavenly (even to someone who doesn’t normally go for tempura). Great advice on sake and Japanese whisky, and a lovely personalised dessert. The decor is understated but suitably Japanese minimalist. Perfect for a special occasion.

Ginza Onodera
Responded on 18 February 2020

Dear Adrian, Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience. Our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. We put customer experience and satisfaction is our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. So, thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again. Best regards, Amelie C / Restaurant Supervisor

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ElenaS
London
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing, the interior was also very beautiful

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AliceC
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for my annivesary with my boyfriend and we had the afternoon tea. The service was impeccable and they made the effort to present our main dessert with Happy Anniversary chocolate icing. They even took a picture of us and printed it out during our meal. The food was very high quality and having been to Japan, it felt like I was there again. Could not recommend enough!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Terrible service!

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robertb
London
7 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

On the whole a good experience. Costly but that goes without saying.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Ginza Onodera provides outstanding food with a refined, formal environment. Sashimi and meat options are both offered and would be a good choice for a mixed group where some people may not like raw fish. If you are vegetarian/vegan there are not many options.
However, the food is executed immaculately in beautifully presented dishes that tasted as good as they looked. The service was also very attentive.
I particularly enjoyed the Miso Black Cod and the Chocolate Gateau with raspberry mochi.
Ginza Onodera is perfect for business lunches and more formal dining experiences. It is set on the lower ground floor and so offers a more serious, dimly lit atmosphere. My lunch at the restaurant was a casual lunch and was excellent, but I do feel dinner perhaps is the best time to go for the atmosphere.
Overall, I had an excellent dining experience. Ginza Onodera provides excellent food and service. However, note that it is expensive (especially the sake) and more suited perhaps to formal/ fine dining experiences in the evening.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Service is nice but not great as compared to the Gonzalez Onodera in Shanghai which service is attentive . Eg in London ‘s Ginza Onodera, you do not have the plate for cutting the chicken or the plate for eating sushi, the waiters or waitress would not pay attention. The good is fine , but they are served in western way meaning as a course thus they do not serve with a small plate . But the course itself eg the chicken in Yuzu was served in a nice tall plate which not convenience for me to cut the chicken into small pieces. The vegi tempura is also a bit oily so I did not finished all, real good tempura should be fried and served where you do not find excessive oil. Which reminds me of the tempura tasting menu being so exquisitely done in Shanghai’s Ginza Onodera.

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vipPriyascape
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place, great ambience and service. Highly recommend the teppanyaki

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

美味しかったです。
日本のクオリティーをロンドンで味わえます。
日本人の方にオススメします!

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vipJsia
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I really like this place and goes for special occasion.
But the price from open table is different to restaurant's actual price.
I spend more than I expected. Open table should update the price or offer the right price to customer.

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FrancescoM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was really good, yellowtail carpaccio for starter stand out, as well as all the selection of sushi and sashimi.

Service wise, maybe too many waiters around when I preferred to have bit less interaction.

Sommelier, a French lady I guess, did a great service, I was really pleased seeing her tasting the wine before serving.

A plus for reservation as I contacted them as I needed to know the vintage of the wine that I have had, they followed up and contacted me back.

I will definitely come back!

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vipShanghaiGourmet
Chicago
106 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Pleasant dinner at Ginza Onodera. Food was mostly good - we ordered from the a la carte menu. One exception - the lamb cutlets from the grill were overcooked. They recooked them but the next dish was also overcooked but we ate it anyway.
Something I found strange was the sushi rice. It was darker than normal in color and at first we thought it may be brown rice. Upon asking they explained they were using a “special” red vinegar in the preparation. Frankly I didn’t think this did anything for the end result and actually felt the rice lacked the fragrance and texture of really good sushi rice. FYI I’ve lived 7 years in Tokyo and so have had my share of Japanese food. Fish was ok but not exceptional. Service started out attentive and prompt at 7:30 but slowed down significantly during the course of the dinner. The lady sommelier was very pleasant and helpful. They have an excellent selection of sake in addition to wine etc..
Price was ok for the quality provided. All in all an enjoyable evening but at this price point they should have very competent competition and I would try somewhere else next time.

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NtheFoodie
Nottingham
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was sensational!

Sitting at the counter provided a fantastic experience of food preparation in a clean and sophisticated way. The food was well seasoned and the staff were an absolute pleasure. Top ratings from me!

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Hayk
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NEW Year eve

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schuschu
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

海外に長く住んでいる方、お寿司、鉄板、炉端、でもアラカルトで細々美味しい料理を食したい。という方に適したレストランです。オープンスペース、いくつかの個室も有り、色々な用途に使用可能だと感じました。フロアに数名ですが親切な日本人の方も働いておりました。

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m Japanese. I came to London to meet my friends. One of my Japanese friend, in London, recommended this restaurant to me. I was there to celebrate my Japanese friend’s birthday. Food was authentic and very beautiful. My friends took a lot of photos of food. Especially Chawanmushi, Dobinmushi and Sushi were delicious. And we ordered Rib-eye 400g from ROBATA. That is amazing good and beautiful. Waiters and waitresses were very kind and nice smile. We got a birthday plate with desserts. My friends was very happy with that. Thank you so much. I’ll recommend my friends to go to this restaurant. Ill surly come again. Thank you!!

Ginza Onodera
Responded on 16 March 2020

Hi, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us this amazing review! We really appreciate your comment for your overall experience. We hope that next time you come to London you will visit us again! Amelie C / Supervisor

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vipmelodYR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best omakase course in London :)

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vipSushifan
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the pre theatre menu and thought the food was good quality and a reasonable price. The sommelier was also very knowledgeable and helped us pick a great wine.

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nickna
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Sushi Omakase and very good selection of Japanese Sake.

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vipBeninlondon
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Lovely food. Plain interior

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely afternoon tea, and great cocktails

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CathyD
Cambridge
4 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was outstanding. The menu design for festival is a little bit disappointing. But taste is nice.

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finland
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Swish new Japanese restaurant, maybe because we went on Monday it was quite quiet and had atmosphere of a business dinner place, quite formal. Food generally good but have to say for price could do better.

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vipspike
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The restaurant provides good quality genuine Japanese food with very good service.

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MonaA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good food in a very spacious and quite setting. Lighting is perfect, temperature is very good and service is excellent. Would definitely recommend

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melanie
London
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

very nice food and the service was good. nice and quite considering it was christmas time.

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sherry
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

VERY BAD EXPERIENCE ,ITS EXPENSIVE BUT FOOD IS NOT WORTHY.WASTE MONEY AND TIME

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vipDrFaz
London
16 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

wonderful Japanese place to dine with family on a Sunday afternoon

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vipColinB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3