Sushi Bar Atariya

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Enjoy our freshly made sushi and sashimi at the bar, at the table or even in our private dining room - our expertly prepared menu offers the chance to experience authentic Japanese cuisine first hand. Dining in a relaxed and stylish atmosphere our friendly and knowledgeable staff members are always on hand to help with your order. Sourcing the freshest fish and ingredients our sushi and sashimi menu offers one of the finest Japanese dining experiences in London. Conveniently situated just a few-minute walk from Swiss Cottage and Finchley Road tube stations we look forward to your visit.
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PL
London
35 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We hadn’t been in a while, food was fresh as expected and service was good too! Thank you.

RH
London
7 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The new lunch menu is excellent value for money. Service is friendly and efficient.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

A little disappointed as had great experience having dinner at this place. Lunch ingredient doesn’t feel as fresh compare to dinner, maybe due to lunch set price. Service a little slow at the point of ordering, but the rest of the time was fine.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food

S
London
9 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

As always a great night at Atariya. The sashimi is wonderful - melts in the mouth - and the rolls are really flavoursome. Was disappointed that my favorite ohitashi is no longer on the menu but they have a great broccoli dish on there instead.

SW
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great early bird menu. Food looks amazing and tastes amazing too. Perfect for a date to start your evening

RW
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb food and service. High quality Japanese - a hidden gem

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great, though the chirashi set is not as good value compared to the sashimi

DW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food, good service and good value. What more could one want?

SK
London
50 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 2

Super sushi !
New staff very condescending attitude! Not willing to happily give any details as asked for .
Yellow tail jaw ! Interesting flavour .
Rolls are great

T
London
20 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best place for tuna (red tuna, medium fatty tuna, fatty tuna). Very attentive staff.

JA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious freshly prepared food using first class ingredients; friendly, attentive service. This small restaurant never fails to please.

BH
London
6 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Need to book as busy especially in evenings

A
London
29 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent quality of fish. Good value. I go regularly

CC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing, special mention of the o-toro and uni! The o-toro was melt in the mouth and pretty unbeatable price for the quality of the sushi and sashimi.
Service was quick and staff were friendly, the only qualm I had were the proximity of neighbouring customers. Tables were a little too close but for a small restaurant it’s pretty inevitable I guess.
Would definitely come time and time again!!

TJ
London
10 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went for a lunch before the theatre and they have a great lunch deal although we went a la carte. A good selection of items and very attentive service. I would say overall the cost is really reasonable, although there is the odd item that seems a bit expensive (e.g. prawn tempura). That said it is a great local sushi bar that I would recommend.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Japanese restaurant in London!

V
London
6 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I was a little disappointed. After a few months break I cane back to my, so far favourite sushi bar in London and the quality of the food just wasn’t the same. Fatty tuna maki had chunks of fat impossible to chew, that’s not what toro should be. I wasn’t as impressed as i usually am and will at this point I think the place is overpriced for what it is: tiny, slightly too tiny place, not in central location, lacking ambience... food was what I used to go for but now... not too sure.

d
London
164 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The sashimi was really fresh and the grilled mackerel was tasty too. Worth going to as a place to catchup without needing to shout across the table, and over a quality food.

MF
London
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food always great here. The waiting team are helpful too.

j
London
6 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Aburi Wagyu Sushi and Black Cod Miso both just melt in your mouth, so delicious! All the dishes were great and staff were very friendly with quick service!

v
London
17 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Since new management takeover has really gone down hill. Food even more chilled than before. Sadly as I’m a local, I’d say go elsewhere

J
Surrey
8 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good staff and range of dishes. Staff helpful with meal choices. The only point is that they should make the 1.5 hour booking policy more prominent. W

L
London
21 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

You’re very lucky to have this sushi bar as a local. It’s the best sushi bar in the area. The fish is amazing and always renewing the menu. It’s a keeper!

NS
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best sushi place in london! Definitely will go back again.

GR
London
9 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal, good service and impressed that the owner stopped us as we were leaving and requested our feedback
Our grandchildren age 10 and 8 love this place !

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best value for high quality sushis in London. Period.

NR
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming here at least once a year and are never disappointed, the food quality is impeccable and service attentive.

MD
Berkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The best sushi in London. Exceptional quality

VL
London
6 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Sashimi lunch, generous and very fresh. Staff helpful and friendly.

HK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistent great food & service. Has been my favorite Japaneses place for the past 12 years.

L
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is our new “Go To” regular spot for dining!! Delicious & quick service!!

L
London
21 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is our local sushi bar and it never fails to impress. The food is amazing, fresh and the service is prompt and courteous. Always packed with diners and with lots of Japanese too! If they could only deliver!🙂

X
London
10 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing Japanese food!!

SC
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good, and whilst the service was generally good and efficient, it was quite intrusive. We had several waitresses standing over us as we ate thoughout the evening - literally 1metre away from our table. The instant we finished a dish, the plate would be taken off us which made us feel uncomfortable and rushed - as though they wanted us to finish quickly. This was not a particularly enjoyable experience. The lady manager did not appear too friendly either, especially to her staff. No smiles. The portion sizes were also a little on the small side given the higher prices compared to most other Japanese restaurants but the quality was not bad but no better than other popular Japanese restaurants in north London. The sushi was fresh and tasted good as one would expect but the spinach was not particularly good. It seemed like they only boiled it then drenched it with nothing but soy sauce. One waitress accidentally smashed a glass on the floor inches from me and staining my coat and trousers. We had to ask for the bill several times as the waitress kept forgetting. On leaving the restaurant there was no acknowledgement, no thank you or good bye, despite paying the optional 12.5% service charge. We would normally give a tip but did not on this occasion due to the experience. Overall, I think the quality is not bad, on par with other restaurants in North London but the value was poorer than other restaurants. There was very few hot rice or noodle options available on the menu. The restaurant decor was clean, modern and comfortable and parking was also good after 1830 on a weekday.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

It was my husband birthday and we went to this cozy restaurant. The food overall are not bad, but when we ordered a foie gras rice, the sweet soy sauce and oil are too much in the rice. The sauce as much as soup, 90% of rice are soaked into the sauce and it was super oily. We told the waitress about it and she has no response. So i asked if i can have a bit more rice to mix it to make it not that wet and oily. At last we find that the rice we ordered at was charge and i am quite disappointed. When the waitress asked me is everything okay, I told her i am disappointed with your service as i expect you will give me the rice for free as i told you i ordered it because the sauce is too much. She answered like if u want it for free, you should tell me before the bill checked, i can’t do it again for you now. I actually don’t mean to have a free £2.4 rice, what I expected is you know it is your problem but not my problem. The waitress’s reply made me angry and totally ruined my husband’s birthday.

V
London
6 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

I’ve been a fan for years, best sushi quality in town. I actually would say it’s better than in Tokyo, tried it all, this place is absolutely the best.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good quality food and very good service from the staff.

Unfortunately we couldn't stay any longer than we did (one hour and a half) because other people needed our table which had been reserved, which is completely understandable.

Other than that it was a very good experience, definitely would recommend and would return.

YY
London
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2017
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

It's a bit difficult to give a full rating for this restaurant. I ordered a deluxe chirashi, and the quality of the fish was very good. It was only after I left and had a look at the menu again did I realise that I was not given all of the fish listed for deluxe chirashi on the menu. The menu lists that there should be a piece of eel, but my bowl did not contain any eel. Given the expensive price of the deluxe version - around £7 more than the non-deluxe version - I would not expect to have any menu-listed items left off. Thus I am really disappointed.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place! Great food, and great service. We made a booking for 6 people and they gave us the private room upstairs which was so nice.

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