Tanakatsu

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278 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.

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What 278 People Are Saying
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TaraB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, everyone was so lovely, sushi was delicious and I really enjoyed the whole experience. Definitely will be back! :)

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AnnaR
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, not only specialities katsu and teriyaki, but sushi and gyoza, too!

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blancmimosa09
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The dinner is perfect..everything good...no expensive

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Wendy
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best gyoza, katsu and teriyaki EVER! Will definitely go back on my next trip to London.

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DemiO
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is amazing! I highly recommend. The ambiance is really good for dinner. Not too busy. And the dim lighting is a really nice touch. The sushi is to die for. Really good value for money. The portions are just right

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GBDN3
London
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very busy when I went hence slower service, no complaints whatsoever about the food though

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NioviP
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was ok. I tried chicken teriyaki which was too salty, dragon roll which was average and double salmon roll which was quite good. I Also tried the seefood Katia set- it was deep fried but it felt dry and didn’t have any sauce so I didn’t like that dish. I ordered a sake from the menu which was 6£ but what they brought costed 9,90£. Despite the restaurant being half empty, the service was very slow; it took them more than 25 min to bring the starters and Whenever we wanted to order something we had to wait for ages for the waiter to come. Overall can’t say I would recommend or come back.

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Paddy
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Exceptional food at reasonable prices. The ambience is good, and the staff are friendly and courteous. Can't ask for more.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday warm up celebration. Great food, very good service and super cool place.

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Miki
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service, wish they would deliver to my area 🙏😊

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with great portions, good service, not rushed to get off your table despite being busy.

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Katie101
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BRILLIANT and AFFORDABLE and WELL PORTIONED.
Cannot recommend enough.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining here, was really happy with the food. Reasonable price and good portion. Will definitely back again!

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Cris
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! One of my favourite places in angel/islinton

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Fongster
London
17 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

A little of the main Islington/Clerkenwell drag but so very worth it. The seafood matsu sad excellent, kakifry especially. The pork katsu and chicken teriyaki was also very nice. The katsu is really crunchie and crisp. The tuna tataki was seared well and tasty. If you order the chicken kara age, I hope you're hungry. It's the crispiest outside and tender inside I've had in London. Please just go off you like katsu or teriyaki.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love the food. Staffs are great as well.

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mxii
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place always delivers, always consistent and always delicious!

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Tammm
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

I had made a reservation, thinking that we would have the table for 2hrs, which is standard. One of our friends had to leave early but the rest of us were staying. One of the staff had seen that we had asked for the bill, assuming that all of us were leaving and had told a large group that had just walked in that they could have our table, because they all wanted to sit together.

When the group realised we weren't leaving they started complaining and hovering by our table because they had been told that we didn't have a booking. We didn't appreciate being stared rushed through the rest of our meal because a staff members messed up....

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SiobhanO
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tanakatsu was wonderful. I am a vegetarian though, so althoughmy daughter and husband had a lot of choice, I would like to have more vegetarian options, or dishes which could be adapted.

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Jona
London
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was fantastic,

However seating is very " close " together, and it's a very loud place. :)

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piotrj
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
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

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CraigP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MFBSBE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
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!

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Anisa
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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service!

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PatC
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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Rebecca
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.

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Victor
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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

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claranista
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!

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vipAliceB
London
9 reviews