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Okan South Bank

4.7
4.7
279 Reviews
£25 and under
Japanese



Tiny tiny Okonomiyaki restaurant next to the London Eye. One step into Okan you will suddenly feel in the back of the street in downtown Osaka. Great Sake and Small tapas dishes available. Okan means Mother in Osaka direct. Enjoy mummy ‘s home cooking!

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Booked 23 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Asian, Japanese (Teppanyaki)

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 17:00–21:00
    Mon–Fri 12:00–17:00
    Sat, Sun 12:00–21:00

  • Phone number

    07746 025394

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 279 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • South West London

    Japanese

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and great service!!!

  2. JF

    JamesF

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Not your average London Japanese restaurant... small and basic inside, but a great atmosphere with a street cafe style and a different menu

  3. O

    Oishii

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food. Cool authentic ambience, reminded me of Japan! Would recommend! Might be a bit cramped if you’re very tall.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As a true isakaya experience

  5. LF

    LukeF

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Great food and an ambience that felt authentically Japanese.

  6. EC

    EmmaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really great vibe and extremely reasonable prices considering the very central location.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    The food is not good

  8. TL

    TomL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always love this place. The staff are great and so is the food.

  9. Y

    Yuuki

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The service is nice and the food is truly amazing, especially the dessert :)

  10. HL

    HelenL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Authentic, great atmosphere, great service, will be going back

  11. M

    Matt

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best service and chefs ever - it feels like home there and people make it as a family

  12. a

    aniellor

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible... is the second time I go there and I'm in love with this restaurant

  13. KN

    KenN

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    Authentic Japanese kitchen, good food & service

  14. LV

    LauraV

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    I felt like I was transported back to Japan as I stepped in. An authentic izakaya experience. The service was lovely and the food very good. I have to call out the tofu gyoza which were amazing! Will definitely go back. The Yuzu cocktail was delicious too.

  15. LP

    LucreciaP

    Surrey

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The okonomiyaki is next level good. I’ve been to this restaurant so many times and every time I have a great time eating delicious food 😍

  16. MM

    MMat

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Food was OK but average in terms of authentic Japanese standards. Ambience was great so if you are willing to pay for the atmosphere, I would recommend it.

  17. SO

    SamanthaO

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Quirky place in County Hall. The menu is Japanese street food which you can see cooked in front of you. It's a very small venue so be prepared to book but good value for that part of London. We enjoyed our lunch but it was a bit cramped!

  18. GM

    GiuliaM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Their menu is simple and delicious. I love their seasonal dishes and cannot wait to go back. Service was, as always, impeccable.

  19. B

    Bernz92

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great authentic street food with simple, but delicious dishes!

  20. MI

    MISz

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I’m really impressed with the food and the service . My new favorite place in London .

  21. J

    Jessica

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent Japanese good and atmosphere. Small menu and nice staff, nice you can watch food being prepared. Authentic flavours and dishes and the Yaki Onigiri is amazing.

  22. C

    Chloe

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I went here this week Friday and it was wonderful! Perfect food and atmosphere. Would definitely go again.

  23. b

    brunchatone

    London

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 2 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Great little hideaway off Southbank that makes you feel like you're no longer in London. Food was different from your usual Japanese restaurant and everything was delicious with friendly service.

  24. YB

    YolandeB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Pros: -Interesting food, big portions! Cons: -Quite a small venue!

  25. N

    Nkkp182885

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great pre- theatre dining!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Small and cosy. Perfect place

  27. AA

    AdaA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The okonomiyaki was simply amazing, I tried that with beef and fried egg, highly recommended!

  28. LB

    LisaB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstandingly authentic, amazing atmosphere, super service, extremely fresh & fast food, pickled ginger, gyoza, noodles just amazing. Padron peppers of the most excellent quality. Excellent staff - what a find in London !

  29. AW

    AlicjaW

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food and real Japanese vibe! Delicious sake!

  30. AT

    AlexandrosT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The ambience was more like a street food place from Osaka. The food was excellent and filling, the okonomiyaki special was very tasty and light! Highly recommend!

  31. CN

    ChrisN

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really good. Need more kewpie on the okanomiyaki :p

  32. CJ

    ChristieJ

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food. Limited menu but all the better for it. Loved watching the food being made. Friendly staff. What a find!

  33. d

    dcharold

    London

    95 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My second time here and I absolutely love it. Having spent a lot of time in Tokyo I can say this place is super authentic to the small izakaya experience. Brilliant.

  34. E

    Ella

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Really great atmosphere and tasty food. It felt amazingly authentic for such a touristy part of London. Will definitely be back.

  35. P

    Patch

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A truely lovely little gem. Found it a couple of months back and stop in every time I am in the area now.

  36. MO

    MichaelO

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    I thought the food and atmosphere in the restaurant was very good. I know my friend and I had a really good time there.

  37. LJ

    LJosi

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely food and helpful waitstaff. This places doesn’t serve sushi, but other options were delicious. Would go again.

  38. p

    polamaedc

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing intimate spot near London Eye. Food was delicious and affordable! Staff were really nice. Tofu gyoza was surprisingly good! We also had their tasty okonomiyaki and delicious beef noodles

  39. A

    Alex

    London

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on 26 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We had an excellent lunch. The food was very good, as was the service. Definitely plan to return. Best to book as it's quite small.

  40. HT

    HolT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 October 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Delicious food in a cosy restaurant, will definitely be returning! Such a hidden gem in the heart of London and reasonably priced too.

FAQs

Okan South Bank is rated 4.7 stars by 279 OpenTable diners

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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2 people

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Booked 23 times today
Google Map for Okan South Bank

Belvedere Road London, England SE1 7GA

  • Cross Street

    Belvedere road

  • Area

    Waterloo

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 17:00–21:00
    Mon–Fri 12:00–17:00
    Sat, Sun 12:00–21:00

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Asian, Japanese (Teppanyaki)

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Public Transit

    Waterloo Station 5 minWestminster station 5 min

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Chef's Table, Counter Seating

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