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Navana-Permanently Closed

4.3
4.3
69 Reviews
£26 to £40
Japanese

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.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Pan-Asian, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday: Closed
    Tuesday - Thursday: 12pm - 10pm
    Friday - Saturday: 12pm - 1am
    Sunday: 12pm - 8pm

  • Phone number

    01702 714234

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

Menu

Navana Sushi Platter

  • Navana Sushi Platter£20.00

    Chef's selection of Nigiri (6) and Uramaki (8) Sushi

    Nigiri Sushi (2 Pieces)

    • Seared Black Cod, Yellow Anticucho£7.00

      • Asparagus and Panca Miso£5.00

        • Pickled Mackerel, Roasted Red Pepper Caviar£6.00

          • Yellowfin Tuna Chutoro and Sea Urchin, Kizami Wasabi£9.00

            • Seared Grade 7 Kagoshima Wagyu Beef, Truffled Quail Egg£11.00

              Uramaki Sushi (4 Pieces)

              • Wild Salmon and Avocado£10.00

                Mooli Tosazu, Japanese Cucumber, Yellow Tiger's Milk; Tigers milk is a seasoning technique of preparing fish, no chefs or tigers were harmed in this process

                • Mango Soft Shell Crab£11.00

                  Japanese Cucumber, Aburi Mayo, Salmon Roe

                  • Caterpillar Uramaki£10.00

                    Charcoal grilled Eel, Pickled Ginger, Flying Fish Roe

                    • Vegetarian Futomaki£9.00

                      Japanese Pumpkin, Nashi Pear, Inari, Cucumber

                      • Seared Grade 7 Kagoshima Wagyu Beef£14.00

                        Tempura Japanese Pumpkin, Baby Watercress, Winter Black Truffle

                        Tiraditos & Ceviches

                        • Hamachi Tiradito£14.00

                          Passion Fruit, Green Tiger's Milk

                          • Wild Sea Bass Ceviche£13.00

                            Inca Corn, Aji Rocoto, Sweet Fried Shallots, Yellow Tiger's Milk

                            • Ceviche Moriawase£22.00

                              Sea Urchin, Yellowfin Tuna Chutoro, Hand Dived Scallop, Ceviche Sauce

                              • Hand Massaged Galician Octopus£16.00

                                White Quinoa, Olive Chimichurri, Salsa de Olivo, Yuzu Vinaigrette

                                Small Plates

                                • Japanese Woods£12.00

                                  Charcoal Grilled Wild Eel, Textures of Salsify, Black Garlic

                                  • The Goose that Laid the Golden Egg£13.00

                                    60 Degrees cooked Duck Egg, Iberian Pata Negra Pancetta, Citric Ankake, Shimeji Mushrooms, Crispy Leeks, Shiitake Mushroom Bread

                                    • Mersea Oysters & Champagne£14.00

                                      Nashi Pear, Pisco Sour Pearl, Yuzu, Shiso Champagne

                                      • Hand Dived Scallops Konbujime and Grapes£16.00

                                        Maple Brix Verjus, Brazil Nut Espuma, Purple Radish

                                        • Nikkei Quail Escabeche£18.00

                                          Micro Vegetables Salad, Pine Nuts, Sweet Sesame Vinaigrette

                                          • Que Paja!£16.00

                                            Crispy Black Quinoa, Avocado Cream, Coffee Crumble, Quince, Cherry Apple

                                            • Duke of Berkshire Pork Belly Kakuni£11.00

                                              Cavolo Nero, Pork Popcorn

                                              Mains

                                              • Saffron Miso Black Cod£34.00

                                                Kohlrabi Puree, Razor Clam, Sea Spray

                                                • Sake Smoked Mackerel£34.00

                                                  Beetroot King Crab and Oscietra Caviar Causa, Textures of Cucumber, Sake Snow

                                                  • Carabinero Prawn and Wild Halibut£29.00

                                                    Champagne Yuzu Miso, Pomegranate, Pak Choi, Lotus Root

                                                    • Salt Marsh Lamb£28.00

                                                      Garlic Yuzu Kosho, Puree de Pallares, Huacatay Mint and Pistachio

                                                      • Grade 7 Japanese Kagoshima Wagyu Beef Fillet 140g£60.00

                                                        Peruvian Guacamole, Black Garlic, Lotus, Truffle Ponzu, Truffle Caviar

                                                        • Almond Ajo Blanco, Baby Vegetables£19.00

                                                          Wild Mushrooms, Golden Beetroot, Courgette Flower

                                                          On The Side

                                                          • Heritage Potato and Purple Corn Mash£7.00

                                                            • Sweet Sesame and Pak Choi£6.00

                                                              • Sasanishiki Rice£6.00

                                                                • Quinoa Solterito£7.00

                                                                  Edamame, Black Olive, Queso Fresco, Rocoto Pepper

                                                                  • Kaiso Salad£10.00

                                                                    Seaweed and Yellow Courgette, Yuzu Vinaigrette

                                                                    Desserts

                                                                    • Miracle Berry£11.00

                                                                      Yuzu Parfait, Togarashi Popcorn, Raspberry Gel, Shiso Sorbet

                                                                      • The Bronze Age£10.00

                                                                        Caramel Cream, Chocolate and Muesli Soil, Caramel Bronze Nuts, Chocolate Biscuit

                                                                        • Coconut And Cardamom£9.00

                                                                          Panna Cotta, Passion Fruit gel, Cardamom Coral Tuile, Coconut Sable

                                                                          • Monaka£10.00

                                                                            Chocolate, Sour Apple Jam, Candied Ginger, Dulce de Leche, Matcha Green Tea

                                                                            • Dark Chocolate and Passion Fruit£10.00

                                                                              Textures of Dark Chocolate and Passion Fruit, Shiso Leaf

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                                                                              What 69 people are saying

                                                                              Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                              4.3
                                                                              4.3 based on recent ratings
                                                                              • 4.4Food
                                                                              • 4.2Service
                                                                              • 4.2Ambience
                                                                              • 4Value

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                                                                              1. NW

                                                                                NeilW

                                                                                Essex

                                                                                10 reviews

                                                                                2.0

                                                                                10 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 20 October 2018

                                                                                overall2food2service3ambience3

                                                                                We went here when it first opened. Had a much better experience then. The service is very good, however the flagship menu item the wagu arrived undercooked and unseasoned. For the amount we paid it was a disappointment. The meat itself was lovely so no criticism of the ingredients which is frying out to be loved. If Gordon Ramsay ate here he would say the kitchen has given up. Shame, real shame. To see empty tables at peak on Saturday night you know I’m not the only one having this experience. Come on guys pull it together! I don’t want to see what is a potential diamond go to the dogs due to lack of caring. We got one whole meal refunded so the problem was addressed but that doesn’t prevent you not wanting to go back.

                                                                              2. KE

                                                                                KerryE

                                                                                Essex

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 19 October 2018

                                                                                overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                                                Excellent food and service here. So wonderful to have this pretty much on our doorstep.

                                                                              3. JD

                                                                                JoannaD

                                                                                London

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 18 October 2018

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                A short walk to a lovely restaurant. The cocktails are great and the sushi based menu is delicious

                                                                              4. H

                                                                                Hebrides1

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 12 October 2018

                                                                                overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                Had a get together with some pals and thought we’d try something new. Expensive but would definitely go again when we can all afford to! Presentation was lovely, definitely an instagramable place! If I had to be picky I would say that their menus would benefit from having images, as I definitely would’ve been more adventurous.

                                                                              5. GS

                                                                                GavinS

                                                                                London

                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 6 October 2018

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                We really enjoyed Navana, lovely cocktails, amazing food and really guided friendly service. We will definitely return.

                                                                              6. LS

                                                                                LeeS

                                                                                Devon

                                                                                12 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                12 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 6 October 2018

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Top class restaurant, very friendly welcome and service, really nice atmosphere, and the food was so good that we ordered another main dish to share between us as a dessert- a bit wierd sounding perhaps but the black cod main dish that I ordered was so good that my gf asked if we could share one instead of a traditional dessert and it was her birthday so we did :-)

                                                                              7. S

                                                                                Sebastian

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 5 October 2018

                                                                                overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                                Decentttttttt, very good food would defo recommend

                                                                              8. MR

                                                                                MarkR

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 28 September 2018

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Very good, very tasty Sushi and Asian inspired food. Good value too. Service was top notch too. Would highly recommend to anyone that appreciates good Sushi.

                                                                              9. P

                                                                                Peter

                                                                                Essex

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                2.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 22 September 2018

                                                                                overall2food2service2ambience3

                                                                                Decent sushi spoiled by average service and the use of a disgusting soy sauce so thick and salty that you couldn't even taste the wasabi through it. Ruined some lovely fish and put us off the rest of our food. At the price they charge, getting the basics wrong is far from what we expected!

                                                                              10. R

                                                                                Rudyd

                                                                                London

                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                3.0

                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 22 September 2018

                                                                                overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                                                I do really enjoy going to Navana as the quality of the food is always good and it’s a diverse menu. Whenever I have been it has been for a lunch and have never found it to be very busy so it’s typically quiet and relaxing. The area they fall down on is their service, it is very slow and if you were wanting to be in and out quickly this is probably not the place to go. They can also make mistakes which is a bit frustrating but they always make up for these by removing items from the bill or offering alternatives at the same price. If you’re pretty laid back, don’t mind taking your time for a meal and enjoy Japanese food then it’s worth a visit. In terms of cost I think it is fair, the food they make takes skill and certain ingredients and these cost.

                                                                              11. D

                                                                                Desi

                                                                                Essex

                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                2.0

                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 15 September 2018

                                                                                overall2food4service1ambience4

                                                                                Not up to usual standard and as a regular was quite disappointed

                                                                              12. SW

                                                                                SimonW

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 9 September 2018

                                                                                overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                Lovely evening for our 15th wedding anniversary. My wife is gluten free and waitress was attentive and went to enquire about certain dishes.

                                                                              13. EH

                                                                                EmilyH

                                                                                London

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                2.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 15 August 2018

                                                                                overall2food1service3ambience2

                                                                                Has the potential to be good but the food is london prices and no where near the quality you’d expect. ordered the black cod.... tasteless and was definitely not worth £35. Sushi was very good but mains poor

                                                                              14. JA

                                                                                JulieA

                                                                                London

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 14 August 2018

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                We vivisted Navana for lunch and were not disappointed. The staff were welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable. There were a variety of menus including vegan and a reasonable set menu. All the dishes were freshshly prepared and full of flavour. We were given the choice of using chopsticks or knives and forks. The waitress was very attentive and gave us suffiicent time inbetween courses. All courses were big enough to share including the nibbles and starters. I would highly recommend Navana for a special but reasonable lunch we all had a really delicious lunch.

                                                                              15. HB

                                                                                HayleyBowry

                                                                                London

                                                                                23 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                5.0

                                                                                23 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 29 July 2018

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Great bottomless brunch! Service was fantastic and food lovely! Would 100% recommend and will be back soon :)

                                                                              16. D

                                                                                Dcmo

                                                                                London

                                                                                21 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                3.0

                                                                                21 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 28 July 2018

                                                                                overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                                                Lovely food, poor service, from staff who were lovely but seemed so unclear the menu and what was served.

                                                                              17. LS

                                                                                LauraS

                                                                                London

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 22 July 2018

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                The food was v good and the staff were very friendly and couldn’t do enough for us. Looking forward to going back!

                                                                              18. L

                                                                                Ladyjojowhite2612

                                                                                Essex

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 18 July 2018

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Lovely food, wonderful staff and very relaxing evening

                                                                              19. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                3.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 6 July 2018

                                                                                overall3food2service4ambience1

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

                                                                              20. SW

                                                                                SamW

                                                                                London

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 30 June 2018

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience3

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

                                                                              21. LR

                                                                                LaurenR

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 17 June 2018

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                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.

                                                                              22. AL

                                                                                AgataL

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 17 June 2018

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                              23. MB

                                                                                MrsB

                                                                                London

                                                                                129 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                5.0

                                                                                129 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 16 June 2018

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Always great service and delicious food at this lovely restaurant.

                                                                              24. TB

                                                                                TinaB

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 13 June 2018

                                                                                overall4food5service4ambience1

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

                                                                              25. SA

                                                                                StephA

                                                                                Essex

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 12 June 2018

                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                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.

                                                                              26. MB

                                                                                MrsB

                                                                                London

                                                                                129 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                5.0

                                                                                129 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 8 June 2018

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                              27. A

                                                                                Adam

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 3 June 2018

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                              28. HC

                                                                                HollyC

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                1.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 31 May 2018

                                                                                overall1food1service2ambience2

                                                                                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!

                                                                              29. DG

                                                                                DanielG

                                                                                London

                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 31 May 2018

                                                                                overall4food4service3ambience3

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

                                                                              30. SB

                                                                                StuartB

                                                                                London

                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 29 May 2018

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                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.

                                                                              31. KS

                                                                                KateS

                                                                                Essex

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 26 May 2018

                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

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

                                                                              32. PT

                                                                                PhilippeT

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 23 May 2018

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                              33. S

                                                                                Shoefix

                                                                                London

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 12 May 2018

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Just perfect.

                                                                              34. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                London

                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                2.0

                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 5 May 2018

                                                                                overall2food3service2ambience2

                                                                                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

                                                                              35. c

                                                                                carl

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 2 May 2018

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience3

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

                                                                              36. a

                                                                                adamr

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 29 April 2018

                                                                                overall4food5service5ambience2

                                                                                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

                                                                              37. T

                                                                                Tep02

                                                                                Essex

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 28 April 2018

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                              38. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                London

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 26 April 2018

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                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.

                                                                              39. MB

                                                                                MandyB

                                                                                London

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 21 April 2018

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                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.

                                                                              40. SB

                                                                                SallyB

                                                                                London

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 14 April 2018

                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                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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                                                                              Navana-Permanently Closed is rated 4.3 stars by 69 OpenTable diners.

                                                                              Permanently Closed

                                                                              This restaurant is permanently closed.

                                                                              • Area

                                                                                Southend-On-Sea

                                                                              • Hours of Operation

                                                                                Monday: Closed
                                                                                Tuesday - Thursday: 12pm - 10pm
                                                                                Friday - Saturday: 12pm - 1am
                                                                                Sunday: 12pm - 8pm

                                                                              • Cuisines

                                                                                Japanese, Pan-Asian, Fusion / Eclectic

                                                                              • Dining style

                                                                                Casual Dining

                                                                              • Dress Code

                                                                                Smart Casual

                                                                              • Parking Details

                                                                                None

                                                                              • Payment Options

                                                                                MasterCard, Visa

                                                                              • Additional

                                                                                Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Wine

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