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Yashin Ocean House

4.5
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252 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Japanese
Yashin Ocean House was founded by some of London's leading experts in Japanese cuisine. Hosting an elegant dining hall with Edwardian architecture, the ambience is perfect for dates with friends, family or couples as well as solo visits. Our menu is centred on satisfying Japanese tapas and our signature Omakase sushi, also offering some of the finest delicacies in the world such as our exclusive Hida wagyu. Enjoy your meal with a glass of sake, as we offer one of the widest ranges in London, and can suggest the perfect sake to enhance and complement your dish.

Our sushi concept is “without soy sauce – but if you want to”. Of course, we can serve as much soy sauce as the diner desires; however, what we want to emphasise is the taste of the fish. Therefore, each piece of sushi that we serve is brushed with the right amount of soy sauce and topped with an accompaniment that harmonises with the flavour of the fish.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 252 People Are Saying
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vipTritee
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, beautiful presentation, good value for the quality.

Due to Covid at the moment you can only order drinks by the bottle.

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KaoriS
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Toro carpaccio with black truffles was supreme, and the prawn tempura was so fresh

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Salo
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’d like to say a massive thank you to the lady who operates the reception she provided a great service for my girlfriends birthday! Much appreciate it!

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EmmaB
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had only experienced Yashin Sushi so was unprepared for the wow factor of Yashin Ocean set in such a stunning location. It was the perfect mother and daughter lunch venue post Kimono exhibition at the V&A. Please try and stay open now I have discovered you! Divine food as always.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Fantastic food but service isn’t great

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vipMH01
London
15 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another brilliant meal! Creative and delicious food great service and thoughtful responsibility to the current spacing requirements. Overall an excellent outing, and one that will definitely repeat very soon.

Thank you to the amazing chefs for the Omakase!

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vipEllJ
London
9 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Our experience was tarnish by the very poor service. We came at 12 and everything went quite slow from ordering to the food arriving. Come 12.45ish, more people came in and then the service became extremely slow.
We understand that this is the Covid era but if you can’t provide a good/fast service, than the best is to take less booking. By doing this you make all customer happy rather you take in so many of them and provide poor service.
Food was always good as this is not our first time here but the service was extremely poor this time. Should I come here again? Maybe not. At difficult times like this, you need to up your game if you want to maintain the satisfaction of the customer. There are so many restaurant outside there and customer will judge by how good their service are.

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DrewMcQuade
London
8 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always high quality and interesting Japanese food.
If you can trust the chef's seasonings and not use soy sauce on your sushi, this is must eat establishment.

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vipDaisyatfoodie
London
10 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The worst lunch I had in a proper restaurant. I had grilled eel over rice : rice was cold, eel was dry & cold with absolutely no sauce (which it was meant to have truffle sauce over it). It was worse than those in a fast food chain. The restaurant really has to work harder if they want to stay in business.

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viparidiculouspleasure
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service and menu wasn't as good as before. I understand that changes have to be made in recent months, but it's not the usual standard that we're used to.

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DebbieC
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another lovely meal at Yashin Ocean House, food was delicious and staff looked after us really well. Thank you

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NadineW
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My son and I really enjoyed our meal. We have both lived in Japan and appreciated the authenticity combined with flair of the meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Arrived and barely got greeted. Two couples arrived after us with reservations after ours and were shown to tables before us. Way too crowded. No social distancing. Wanted to sit us in the center of every group. It’s as if to them covid wasn’t a thing anymore. Waiter forgot one add-on item (and didn’t politely take off the bill). Waiter’s masks were small and they just leaned down when speaking and effectively breathed on you anyway. Food was fine but menu was limited. No attention to the comment I made about how it was my date’s birthday on the open table reservation; she had a decent 30th birthday dinner but the restaurant didn’t acknowledge it and this experience was way below the usual experience we have at Yashin.

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JuhiB
London
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best sashimi in London and great service, highly recommended!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Rushed us in and out in 1 hr

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meme8950
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food was great however service was very poor. There was Japanese waiter who was brilliant, since he left , no really good atmosphere and caring .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Before the covid we would go to yashin ocean house every weekend and loved it. This time, we were very disappointed and won’t be back for a while i think. The service was extremely long (1 hour wait for the omakase 8 sushi after we placed the order). The air conditioning was way too strong, another customer asked to lower it but it didn’t really work. I always buy the omakase 8 which usually includes a soup, a salad, 8 sushis and 1 roll. I asked what the roll was, the waiter said there was no roll. So i ordered an extra roll for 8.5. An hour later he brought me the 2 rolls, saying that he made a mistake, the omakase does include a roll. He didn’t even offer to cancel the extra one i ordered!!! On top of that they increased the prices and there is less choice on the menu. On the other hand, the chef is still brilliant, i would say the quality is better than pre-covid. But the wait+the lack of competence of the waiter + the AC were too much for me

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Fogl
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Sushi and other foods were good and we enjoyed very much. However, service wasn’t excellent. It was my birthday and I put it is birthday occasion but nothing happened from restaurant also staff brought a bill before we request (we were still enjoying our sake). Bit disappointed.

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Nice
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice food. Will definitely recommend to friends

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Cjc121
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Service was no existent
Food and water warm
Overall very very disappointed

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meme8950
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great value lunch. good foods and service. will back again

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is simply spectacular and has been every time I’ve been. Miss the old menu

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Foodie
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were perfect? The matcha Tiramisu was divine...

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MaMa
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Bar was a bit slow in service and no worcester sauce available for Bloody Mary but great food by Shinya as always!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband’s birthday

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JuliaI
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Very bad ! Poor service and overpriced ! The personnel was not really helpful and had difficulties to understand English.

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eatallday
London
9 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A very inviting place with a touch of modernity as well as traditional Japanese hospitality. The staff were all very frindly and helpful in selecting dishes as well as drinks.

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vipHungryrabbit
London
462 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A delicious selection of sushi and sashimi dishes in a cosy and quirky setting... this was my second time here and I will return again!

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lovepickles
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent and inventive with some standards done well.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, food was amazing especially the Omakase 8 piece!

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T1234
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! It’s a beautiful place but still has cosy vibes, and the good is unbeatable!

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vipMorganeH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best Japanese restaurant in London! Make sure you get a counter seat for the full experienced and trust the chef to do his thing.

MH
vipMrHughS
London
9 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb food in a beautiful building.
Absolutely one of the better Japanese restaurants in London. Tastefully high-end in a low key fashion. Imaginative dishes a world away from the somewhat stale offerings from Sexy Fish, Nobu, Zuma etc etc

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vipHungryrabbit
London
462 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Well the fatty tuna with truffle is one of the best things I have ever put in my mouth! The rest of the meal was lovely as well

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wine too expensive

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UriN
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience2

We were waiting for a table for 40 min. after booking was made and confirmed via the phone on the same day.
We have been offered a bottle of Champagne as compensation that was very nice but waiting from 21:00pM to 21:40 and getting the food at 22:25ish didn't help much with the Champagne .

Food was great - dishes are super small and can not be shared what so ever.
we have paid for black code £26 that was tiny piece.

Over all value for money not worth great at all. really expensive for small dishes.
Service was good and very friendly.

JR
JohnR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great relaxed atmosphere and food. The Iberico Pork is a whole new taste experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, fast services, very fresh fish. Thank you!

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VictoriaW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Super slow service!

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viplaylab
London
12 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great as always

FAQs

Yashin Ocean House does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Yashin Ocean House is rated 4.5 stars by 252 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.