Tanakatsu

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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 213 People Are Saying
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CP
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious katsu curry, havent had one that good in a really long time

B
4 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great hidden spot, really nice atmosphere. Food is top notch and portions are massive. Definitely great value for money! Only let downs are the waitress did not speak very good English (not Japanese) and did not know the menu very well. Also finding a long hair in one of the dishes isn’t the best. When we told the waitress she just looked at us. We asked to speak to a manager who sorted things out straight away. It was not a massive a problem as hairs are often found in food when eating out. It did not detract from the quality that is offered. Am looking forward to coming back again

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

Nice place for a date! It was quiet and the ambience was perfect. Food and service was also 10/10, the staff were kind enough to check on us every time and ask how the food was. Will definitely come back!

IH
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious food, great specials, super value and service. Will definitely be going back/order for take out.

T
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Even before my first visit I loved the selection of the dishes on the menu. Very authentic katsu dishes with a mount of shredded cabbage, which is sliced wafer thin that absorbs soy sauce based dressing well. I had seafood katsu mix - fantastic! Crab croquette is not a creamy one but packed with real crab meat. For desert I had matcha roulade - delicate and light, perfect for already filled stomach. The ambient is very cosy with subtle music and dimly lit with a tea light (except a counter table facing outside), which I can imagine would be suitable for a date albeit the rather close proximity to other diners. I don't think I know any Japanese restaurants in London that nail the balance this right - mood, food, service and importantly the price! This is a true gem that I can only wish a long lasting success.

KM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food, great selection on menu. Really good service and love the atmosphere! Definitely going back!

DE
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most definitely recommend! Great food and service. I haven't tried the sushi, but the chicken katsu is incredible. The staff was also able to put together a dish for my vegan friend. It would be cool to have a permanent vegan dish in the menu though

TE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Location on ring road unpromising, but don’t be put off. Small, charming eatery with friendly staff, a solid sushi offering and delicious Katsu. If you want a really nice ....ahem..... affordable!!! Japanese night out, then try it! Nb lots of drop-in take away orders as the place was full. Will definitely be back

OT
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very fresh sashimi ! Excellent nigiri.

CC
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, servers were great and very helpful. Would definitely go back!

IB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing sushi and wonderful service! A recommendation from a friend, we will be back!

J
London
7 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A brilliant Japanese restaurant. We keep coming back and I can honestly say the food is delicious and the service as well as quality of food is consistent.
Best katsu curry in London

LF
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic, the service was lovely and the ambiance was wonderful. I defo recommend!

MG
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always!! They were very accommodating as we were seeing a show at Sadler Wells. Will return soon to spend more time enjoying the delicious food and very attentive service.

SB
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great little place, perfect for eating before Sadlers Wells. Delicious

JD
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was amazing and very very friendly. We got talking about Japan and Kimonos and she kept our green tea topped up. The food was delicious and the servings very generous.

10/10 - I'll definitely be returning.

VH
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

6th visit and fantastic as always. Welcoming/friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere, superb food and value for money. What more could you want?

DC
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab food and fast and friendly service - loved it!

J
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome meals at reasonable price. Still thinking about the amazing taste and it’s been 3 days later!

CC
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very, very good food and great prices. The katsu is fantastic and the sushi and gyoza were both great.

M
London
32 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A real gem of a find!! Having lived in Tokyo for three years, I’m so glad London has finally opened up an authentic katsu restaurant. Flavours, portion and quality is very good. Will definitely be back.

BB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love this place. The food is delicious, beautifully presented and abundant, and the staff are so nice, friendly and efficient. The perfect spot to go before seeing dance at Sadler’s Wells.

b
London
24 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always. Ambiance and service exceptional food delicious. We love this place.

HB
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ごちそうさまでした!
We had a wonderful experience in this restaurant, the food was very tasty, very close to what we are used to eat in Japan itself. Would come again for sure!

NB
London
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really excellent food and setting - highly recommended!

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, lovely staff!

AT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We tried several dishes - some teriyaki, katsu, sushi, sashimi and gyoza - and everything was absolutely delicious. Perfectly cooked with excellent balance of flavours. Staff were incredibly polite & service was fast. Highly recommended.

SH
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal at a very reasonable price. Perfect for our pre theatre meal. What a fabulous place!

VC
London
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful fresh food at a good price.
Lovely ambience and good service.

KW
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great ambience and the bg noise wasn’t too intrusive which is always a plus! The staff was very intentive and friendly. The teriyaki dishes were great however the Katsu ones were on the drier side. The side cabbage served didn’t come with dressing which is disappointing. The chicken Karage was very dry and over cooked. The sushi was cut too thick. Coco Curry does a better Katsu Curry IMO. Overall not a bad place to eat, but there are better.

VB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. Very tasty dishes. Lovely presentation. Attentive service. Restaurant was very busy so glad we had booked in advance.

JB
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend. Great food, delicious sake!!! Will be back

NW
London
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Perfect for a pre-theatre meal at Sadlers Wells. Good ambiance - intimate and elegant, friendly and helpful service and really nice food with generous helpings. Will go back!

L
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The staff were really friendly, the ambiance was lovely and the food was delicious! I have already recommended it to friends and family and will definitely be going again.

p
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Generously sized servings and everything we ordered was delicious

s
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Katsu house in london! hands down! amazing !

RM
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A pleasant surprise! Great food, excellent service and good value, what’s not to like? Recommended.

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

Great food, efficient and discrete service. Stylish, minimal interior.

CD
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place and amazing food! Good value for the money you pay

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

Great sushi - very friendly staff. A nice varied selection

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