Navana

4.4
52 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Japanese
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Navana is an Asian Pacific Fusion restaurant in very stylish surroundings specialising in Sushi. With emphasis placed on quality throughout, from the fixtures and fittings to the ingredients featuring within the menu. Whether you are looking for a full dining experience or a light lunch Navana offers something for every occasion.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Pan-Asian, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of Operation
Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Thursday: 12pm - 10pm
Friday - Saturday: 12pm - 1am
Sunday: 12pm - 8pm
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Phone number
01702 714234
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
52 reviews
4.4 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
60%
Very Good
25%
Good
8%
Fair
7%
Poor
1%
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Lovely food, wonderful staff and very relaxing evening

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3.0Dined on 6 July 2018

Cocktail were good but slow to arrive,
Overall ambience very essex, for a classy looking restaurant, there was clearly no eye for detail

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5.0Dined on 30 June 2018

Lovely will definitely be coming back! Have already recommended to friends.

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5.0Dined on 17 June 2018

The food and service were incredible. Fantastic value for money also - given the size of the plates presented to us - well worth visiting this restaurant - wonderful experience.

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5.0Dined on 17 June 2018

Fantastic restaurant, I can’t recommend it enough. Definitely deserves for recognition. One of the best restaurants in Essex for me personally.

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5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

Always great service and delicious food at this lovely restaurant.

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4.0Dined on 13 June 2018

Lovely food! Not much atmosphere but we ate early..

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4.0Dined on 12 June 2018

We went here for husbands birthday quite early at 7pm. We're made very welcome by lovely blonde waitress who gave us lots of info on food and recommendations. She was attentive all night albeit quiet apart from some noisy women celebrating but were harmless. I woukd think she would be attentive even if it was busy though. All food served up very appealingly and very delicious. Set meal looked nice and reasonable but we chose from main menu which can be expensive depending on choice but not really more expensive than a lot of other local restaurants. My spicy baby chicken was delicious and my husbands salt marsh lamb was lovely too. Side orders a reasonable price and generous portions. Will be coming back. I reckon when The Grand Hotel is finally refurbished it will be a nicer lookout and will pull more customers in.

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5.0Dined on 8 June 2018

As our friend was down we knew that she'd love the vibe and food at this lovely restaurant, and we weren't wrong.

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5.0Dined on 3 June 2018

Sunday evening, excellent food and service, with two for one cocktails.

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1.0Dined on 31 May 2018

Dissapointing experience. Went for a birthday and food was very average, sushi wasn’t that fresh, food had no flavour, poured our own wine. The staff were trying some food out so maybe that’s why ours suffered, not acceptable for £100!

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4.0Dined on 31 May 2018

Good food music was a bit fast like a restaurant chain other than a relaxing diner
But over all very good would recommend

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5.0Dined on 29 May 2018

I booked this restaurant for our 2nd wedding anniversary, being a Tuesday night we didn't want to travel too far so as to enjoy a few drinks over a meal so inset about scouring the reviews of all the good local establishments. Navana kept coming up and we had heard some good things about it...good turned out to be an understatement! Locally there is none better and I would say venture into London and you'll still be hard pressed to find food, service, cocktails and ambience without paying the highest prices.

Several complimentary dishes set the tone of the visually stunning food served here. Each and every dish absolutely beautiful - and beautifully crafted. One of several highlights was the open mushroom spring rolls with a truffle mayonnaise - delicious.

The cocktails were all made with a knowing finesse with some presented very inventively...it all added to the unique dining experience.

The service was attentive and servers knowledgeable.

In short I cannot recommend this restaurant enough.

Worth traveling for and parking in the evening isn't a problem.

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4.0Dined on 26 May 2018

Great menu, and very attentive staff. Good cocktails , great ambience. Really enjoyed a chilled Saturday night dinner

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5.0Dined on 23 May 2018

Eveything was perfect, the waitress, the food... perfect dining experience

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Just perfect.

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2.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Food ok but nothing special not a patch on other Japanese restaurants I’ve been to in London ( Zuma roka and nobu) not worth the high cost staff very poorly trained I won’t be returning for another visit

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5.0Dined on 2 May 2018

Food was outstanding, excellent service. Will definitely be back and would recommend.

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4.0Dined on 29 April 2018

We arrived late (for the booking) due to roadworks. On finding the Restaurant we were shocked to find it was adjacent to a construction site with boarding and graffiti, worlds apart from the magnificance of the Navana. We chose our table for two. The staff were really very helpful and professional. We ordered bento boxes, coke, side dish of seaweed salad and Japanese tea.
The food presentation was outstanding, just beautiful. The flavours were amazing, hard to beat anywhere. The music however was not - it nearly spoilt the whoe experience.
Overall -Great outing - Great Restaurant. Thank you so much. We will be back. adam and beryl

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Delicious lunch in lovely surroundings with attentive but not obtrusive staff. Fabulous! We’ll definitely be back often.

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5.0Dined on 26 April 2018

Wow the current set menu was lovely! We had the crab burger and also the chargrilled ponzu sirloin and they were very nice. Also loved the look of all the new lunch menu options! The mushroom ramen was delicious with so many types of mushroom and different Asian veg. I’ll have to come back to try the rest! Wonderful staff and service too.

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5.0Dined on 21 April 2018

This was only the second time we have visited Navana in the evening - the first was shortly after the restaurant opened. We had a lovely evening. The food was beautifully prepared and presented with special effects, such as dry ice, which created a nice bit of drama! Service was very good. Will definitely return. There is nothing quite like this in the area.

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4.0Dined on 14 April 2018

We had a fabulous time at Navana. The service was fantastic and the food was wonderful. We hadn't been before because we had heard about how expensive it was - but we were pleasantly surprised to see that it can be expensive or not as you decide. We will be coming back soon, I hope.

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5.0Dined on 12 April 2018

Went for a friends birthday and what a treat it was. Both food and service was amazing and a fabulous selection of cocktails. How delightful to have somewhere so great in Leigh now!!

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4.0Dined on 4 April 2018

We had a really lovely evening at Navana, service very prompt and polite. Plenty of options for those who do not like sushi and plenty of options for those that do! Great quality and very good presentation. Lovely furniture and atmosphere. Drinks quite expensive.

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2.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Lack of atmosphere, food was good. Didn’t have wine we wanted or a couple of options on menu were not available.

Strange to see staff eating dinner after service in front of us.

Overall ok..

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

This is quite simply the best food and service outside of london. I loved the service and the food was amazing. Try the small plates, especially the mushroom spring rolls with the truffle sauce. I recommend the black cod bites! We really struggled to find black cod apart from nobu and the fact you can enjoy this in leigh on sea is perfect. We dined as a 4 for evening meal and will be returning!

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4.0Dined on 30 March 2018

We visited Navana on a friends recommendation and were not disappointed. The menu is extensive and interesting, rather than going down the traditional starter, main, dessert route we chose a selection of sushi, sashimi and small plates to share. The sushi and tuna sashimi were particularly good. I found the cocktail menu a little uninspiring and traditional but the cocktail that I did choose was well made and tasty. When the bill came we were also pleasantly surprised, while this restaurant is by no stretch of the imagination cheap, we found it good value for the quality of food compared to similar restaurants that we have eaten at in London.

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2.0Dined on 29 March 2018

London priced restaurant for poor quality of food, average and taste less

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5.0Dined on 29 March 2018

Food and atmosphere was great! Shame majority of the chef's specials were off the menu, but looking forward to coming back and trying!

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

The food was special.Some variations and combinations we had never had before but which worked extremely well.Service was perfect even though restaurant was very busy,well done.

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5.0Dined on 17 March 2018

It was my second visit to this restaurant and it didn’t disappoint! Great cocktails, great food and a brilliant atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on 17 March 2018

Amazing food lovely restaurant definitely recommend

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3.0Dined on 10 March 2018

This Saturday evening was particularly busy meaning service was slow which isn't helpful when there's a 2hr slot but you've been both seated and served late. Food and cocktails are amazing but small note: the tuna isn't 'toro' as it says on the menu, it's akami which is a leaner cut (this kind of lapse in detail will annoy Japanese diners).

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2.0Dined on 9 March 2018

We arrived and was greeted at the door, staff were friendly, took our coats and took us to our table. we ordered drinks, they came quickly and were very good- all the cocktails seem to be present extremely well and taste divine. We ordered some sushi to start, it was amazing although a little on the expensive side for four pieces. We ordered a few further small (hot) plates, these took nearly an hour to come, we had to ask were our food was. The waitress was apologetic but it was really poor service and no discount was applied to our bill. Ordered dessert of which I had asked for candles in as it was my husbands birthday, this didn't happen. Bill took a while in fact the table behind us had to take there bill and card to the staff as they had been waiting well over 20min. All in all the food and atmosphere was great but the service has put me off coming again, for prices like this service should be outstanding and it just wasn't, such a shame as it was for our birthdays.

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4.0Dined on 4 March 2018

Friendly and attentive staff, excellent food and well made drinks. Sunday afternoon made it a little quiet in there but an excellent restaurant.

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5.0Dined on 25 February 2018

Food was gorgeous and the presentation just made it 10 times better!!
We was recommended certain foods to have and each was a good recommendation
Our waitress too at the beginning was very nice and very helpful

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3.0Dined on 24 February 2018

Had an early table on Saturday evening, started with a selection of sushi, which was nice, and pretty reasonable, the only negative was the sashimi was v poorly sliced. We then followed with a few small plates, the chicken karaage was tasty, but very salty, the duck gyozas were ok, but a little bland , lastly the Navana hot platter, which consisted of calamari, meatballs, and chicken, ironically was barely warm. The calamari was probably the worst I've ever eaten, it was completely under cooked and tasted of nothing more than raw flour. We decided to call it a day there and skip deserts. The venue is nicely decorated but surprisingly small.

All in all, the recent drop in prices takes the sting out of a pretty average meal, and in my opinion it most definitely hasn't taken "Leigh’s dining experience above and beyond."

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4.0Dined on 24 February 2018

Lovely meal. My only complaint was that they brought every meal (small plates to share) out at once. Had they been spaced a little we would have had more room on our table and the dishes wouldn't have been cold by time we got to them.
Will definitely go back again

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5.0Dined on 17 February 2018

Extremely good cocktails food and service, and a good atmosphere.

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