Kazu

4.6
41 reviews
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Japanese
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Kazu is located on Charlotte Street within the buzz of London’s Fitzrovia area. Kazu translates literally as ‘Peace and Harmony’ in Japanese, so our guests can expect the very best of Japanese cuisine made with the highest quality ingredients, served within a modern, calm and peaceful environment.
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d
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good food and sake , excellent, helpful and charming service in a very attractive room.

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WS
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Food was good, especially the sushi which was excellent. I would not recommend this restaurant though due to the complete lack of atmosphere. Visited on a sunday evening and the place was empty. We had to ask them to put on some music so that it felt less awkward. Food was served promptly and immaculately and service was very polite. Restaurant has potential but they really need to work on their ambience.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service and the ambience is great!! However the salad included in the lunch set was too salty. Other than that everything’s perfect.

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F
London
10 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food at Kazu is excellent and authentic. The service was fine however when we asked if we could have the bottle of tap water on our table so that we could pour it ourselves, we were told 'no'. This was quite frustrating as we had to constantly bug the waitress for more water and occasionally she forgot when we asked her whilst she was serving other customers. I am not sure why we were not allowed to have the water on the table. Aside from this, everything else was perfect. The food here is incredible and possibly one of the best Japanese sushi restaurants in London.

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b
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kazu is always excellent and deserves to be much better known!

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N
London
12 reviews
Reviewed on 2 March 2019
Overall 2food service ambience

I booked Kazu for last minutes on same day .Food was ok but bit expensive for what was it.

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AA
London
6 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service. Amazing sushi chef.

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GA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kodi and his team delivers a personalised high quality experience, from food to service.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

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LB
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive staff and delicious food. We sat over looking the sushi making! Service was fast and all staff were friendly and helpful. A definite recommend

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

By no means the best sushi or service that I’ve had in London, but all in all it’s solid.

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LS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was good

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M
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I have been to Tokyo several times, and this is as close as it gets in London! This is the real deal! Everything we tried was next level. I would definitely love to come back!

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b
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kazu is excellent - traditional and more modern Japanese classics in elegant surroundings.

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V
London
13 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We sat at the bar and witness Sensei work his magic, all our starts of spinach gomae , spicy wakame went down beautifully, the batter in the tempura moriwase was light crunchy pillows of love clinging to fresh prawns , salmon, aubergines etc. Our mains of chirashi was a generous portion of separate glistening rice with a perfect bite each topped with toro, tako, shake, ikura, hamachi, amaebi - super fresh and tasty (my dining partner forsook the shoyu on the basi that the fish was tasty enuff) - suffice to say we polished every bit and rice grain. The bar chair were surprising confy and we sat there for about two hours - we could have easily done three. Highly recommended.

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SL
London
14 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was good and the staff were friendly. The restaurant was a bit on the cold side though but that didn't affect the quality of the food.

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VE
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food was good but the portions were tiny and the prices were that of a Nobu or Roka standard. Not worth it for the price unfortunately.

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M
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Aside from the owner/manager being extremely pleasant, everything else was rubbish. We got sick from the Charlotte roll. The ‘Jalapeños’ in the Yellowtail Jalapeño dish were not Jalapeños. There was little to no flavor in anything. The Sashimi wasn’t cut cleanly or correctly. Everything was mediocre.

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LC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kazu is outstanding. The staff are excellent and the owner is super cool. Their knowledge of sake is brilliant, and they go out of their way to give you an overall good experience.

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L
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

The food at Kazu was excellent, but the service leaves a lot to be desired.

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u
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Maybe it's because I didn't try any of suchi/roll but I'm left bit underwhelmed, especially for the price.
Grilled mackerel was indeed fresh and of high quality and was the best of the selection of dishes I chose.
I'd suggest pork/kimchi stir fry should be treated more as a side dish to go with rice rather than an independent starter dish because it is by nature rather salty and punchy in flavour.
The biggest let down was udon. I love udon and have been trying quite a variety, from instant to proper restaurant offers, and the broth here were the blandest I've tasted so far. I'd suggest people to skip udon here.

My friend who accompanied me to the dinner was actually quite pleased with the dishes (he didn't have udon, to clarify), and probably I should give it a second go, to try their sushi this time.

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G
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The restaurant was empty when we arrived. My partner and I chose the most expensive dish on the menu, when it had arrived. We were truly shocked by the small amount of fish on the plate. To make up for the disappointment, we ordered two more dishes. All three dishes were flavourless. The bill came to £80 overall. The waitress realised she wasn’t going to get a tip of 12 percent. She came back to us and highlighted that we hadn’t tipped her. We made it clear that it does state on the receipt that tips are descretionary. For doing very little, we thought the overall experience was the worst restaurant outing we’ve ever had.

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SS
London
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to visit Kazu! Lovely food and lovely staff (shout out to Chef Kodi and Yumiko!)

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MD
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Authentic Japanese eating experience in every way. chicken gyoza which were the best we’d had outside Tokyo. Great teriyaki salmon and tempura prawns. All beautifully served. No background music meant we could actually have a good chat! Excellent in every way.

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

Food was lovely and service knowledgeable and really attentive.

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c
Cornwall
36 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Top quality food. Quite a small compact restaurant. Choice of table or bar seating watching the chef.

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RB
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Sushi in a lovely atmosphere. We greatly enjoyed our in prompt dinner choice.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We had the lunch menu and an extra order of spicy tuna roll. The quality of the fish is sublime, the rice the perfect texture and rather generous portions of fish on the nigiri. Attentive and efficient service was appreciated during a weekday lunch with the office beckoning :)

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EB
London
36 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Very delicious food, although as with all sushi places it was rather pricey. A place for a special occasion.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. Great service

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NB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Well we dined here twice in 3 days with friends.
It was that good ....the menus and set lunches were varied and very good value - with some really special dishes; the blackened cod was sublime and the Beef Ponzu quite stunning.
Try this restaurant if you enjoy Japanese food.
You won’t be disappointed.

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S
London
17 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really delicious food (the black cod was particularly tasty), great sake and amazingly nice service.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I recommend sushi rolls and sashimis over hot food. The fish and seafood was so so fresh. Amazing!

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F
London
22 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice little addition to the Japanese scene in London

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P
London
17 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was a bit pushy, trying to get us to order more dishes when we really didn’t want them

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s
London
22 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went there for dinner with four of my friends. Restaurant shares the same name as my first name so I've definitely had to check out. Minimalist clean decor and not too big a place. Chef's selection of sashimi and sushi very good indeed - and the Eel Kazu rolls went down well with my friends. Mackerel was a hit for me. Seared fish salad, yellowtail sashimi in zingy dressing with hint of spices, assorted tempura and some seaweed bowls well made. Bottle of pecorino wine to share. Full marks for food and friendly service - and yes I'd look to check out other items on future visits incl. lunch menu.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic sushi and service!

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A
London
14 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyable evening. Excellent sashimi and a very well matched Sake pairing menu.

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L
London
7 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Generally good quality food. Tasty and authentic Japanese. A bit on the pricy side. The early dinner and lunch deal are value for money. Homemade desserts are delicious.

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OT
London
34 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Really good one

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