Tanakatsu

4.7
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256 reviews
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£25 and under
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Japanese

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Casual
A contemporary Japanese diner,
based on Katsu houses throughout Japan.

We strive to produce the finest
Katsu and Teri-Yaki by using our own family recipes.

Our aim is to spread our infectious love
for our Katsu and Teri over to you.

Believing in Simplicity, Honesty and Quality.

TANAKATSU team.
What 256 People Are Saying
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p
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Chicken Katsu Curry perfect, I can't imagine to have it better however I would use better bigger chunks panco.

Unfortunately, we did order some sushi and it was the worst sushi which I ever eaten in a restaurant, I would say it, it was Ready Meal Supermarket sushi grade, we ware very surprised and disappointed. We did order soft crab roll and spicy tuna. After soft carb sushi, we felt heavy on the stomach, like they used old oil to fry the crab. The other sushi tasted old like from a supermarket in the end of the day.
Also, the end pieces of the tuna rolls ware only rice, this price grade sushi should have all pieces filled with filling, not just rice.

Chicken Katsu Curry 4.8/5
Sushi 1/5

CP
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic katsu and sushi, this is the second time my partner and I have eaten here! 10 out of 10 again.

MF
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing Japanese food, really authentic! The tuna tataki is unbelievable and the veg gyosas are delicious too! Will definitely come back

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place with good food and atmosphere. Enjoyed it very much

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always amazing...we come here more or less once a week and have never been disappointed. The food is just gorgeous, always fresh and beautifully presented. We look forward to it every week although we know pretty much everything on the menu. The service is great, all staff is lovely, especially Tanya who's been there almost from the start of this wonderful enterprise. Koko and Joe are fantastic hosts, their hard work paid off as success is now very obvious (Booking a table has become a must!) and going from strength to strength. May this little place continue to prosper in 2020 and many years to come!

A
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed my dinner at Tanakatsu with my boyfriend a lot, it was one of the best authentic Japanese restaurants we’ve been to in London for a reasonable price. Thank you to the team at Tanakatsu for welcoming us and attending to our needs. We will definitely be back!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service!

PC
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Chicken Katsu was very good. Service excellent. A perfect venue for a pre theatre visit.

R
London
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All servers were lovely, food was stunning, I requested no egg and was immediately offered an alternative of cucumber and avocado which was amazing. Value for money was great too. Would 100% recommend. An absolute gem in London.

V
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Friendly staff. Nice atmosphere. Good and simple Japanese food.

c
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely Japanese meal in nice surroundings. Food was excellent quality, wine was great accompaniment. Service excellent. Only complaint would be lack of space at table for two but I suppose that made it cosy!

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Foods ok
Seats too tight
Tables unstable and too close to other tables

K
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food & great portions - limited menu but everything they do, they do well!

A
London
8 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good value comfort Japanese food (alcohol slightly over-priced in my opinion). Quick, friendly service and would recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and friendly service. The only downside was that I was sat on the bench over the heaters and was very hot throughout the meal.

S
London
17 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Meal before Red Shoes ballet at Sadlers Wells Very tasty food and reasonably priced

MS
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yes, I would recommend the restaurant, in fact we are planning to come back here.
Food was amazing!

DE
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great atmostpehere and clearly busy! The menu offers variety for a decent price. I wasn't expecting to enjoy eating here so much and will definately revisit. The Hot Smoked Salmon Soup was delicious, staff friendly, but not intrusive. Well worth the visit.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, nice service,

BB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tanaka tau is my favourite place to eat before going to Sadler’s Wells. There is always a warm welcome, the food is delicious, the service efficient, and the bill is never high.

S
London
12 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service!

j
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our first visit to Tanakatsu. Excellent food and would recommend both the chicken and vegetarian gyozas.

RG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

A friendly atmosphere with plenty of diners. Menu easy to understand and food fresh and tasty. Saki (both hot and cold) very good.

D
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious pork katsu. Very close to the best we tried in Tokyo and the best we’ve found in London.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for authentic katsu.

CP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I both had the best Katsu curry we have ever had at Tanakatsu. It is a small intimate venue but this is in keeping with the authentic Japanese feeling you get after stepping through the doors. The staff were polite and attentive. We also had the gyozas and tuna sushi rolls both were also excellent. Tanakatsu also serve a range of Sakes which we enjoyed, can recommend the sparkling sake and the barley sake. Thanks for a fantastic meal, we are already planning our next visit.

BI
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely little restaurant great food, great ambience, great service.

MG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my fav Japanese restaurant. Super great service and tasty food

PL
London
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food and service always amazing. A real treat (at reasonable prices).

f
London
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is our default Japanese restaurant. It never disappoints, great food and service. Always consistent. Recommend!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for katsu. Will definitely go back

EV
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been there with my mates on Saturday night. The atmosphere was cosy, the service was fast and a good balance food quality/price. Recommended!

AG
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We regularly visit Tanakatsu and it never disappoints. The food is always consistently excellent and the staff friendly and helpful

FM
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice food and good service, have recommended and will come again

GS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such friendly staff. Amazing food at very reasonable prices. Really such a great find.
Well done and keep your unique offer going.

L
London
9 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place with great food! It is in a weird location where not much is around but it is close to tube station and definitely worth visiting it.

T
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food... great experience and lovely service.. would definitely go back again... gutted we could have the sandwich will have to go back for lunch now...

N
London
11 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good as usual. Perhaps sometimes the wait staff can lack a little knowledge about Japanese food culture but the underlying cooking is excellent

DG
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Excellent food, very busy so the sashimi was as fresh as a daisy. Very nice Japanese ale, very nice saki..expect small tables and close proximity to your neighbours. We had a nice chat with the couple next door so that was a bonus.

Highly recommended

C
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely fantastic Japanese restaurant - a favourite with lots of people who live and work in the area.