Yen Restaurant

4.5
151 reviews
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Please be advised that there will be no Soba noodles available till further notice. We apologise for the inconvenience. 現在、蕎麦の供給が間に合わず、生憎提供する事がかないません。 蕎麦の提供が可能になりましたら、ウェブサイトにてお知らせいたします。 大変ご迷惑をおかけ致します。 Yen is a fine-dining Japanese restaurant specialising in hand-made Soba (buckwheat) noodles, prepared fresh before every service, served along sushi, sashimi, tempura, robata and other traditional Japanese dishes. Located within the new luxurious development of 190 Strand, the restaurant hosts a cocktail bar in the mezzanine area with outside seating, has an open kitchen and a sushi counter, and a private room within the main restaurant. Soba noodles are prepared daily in the main restaurant inside the Soba room, where our highly skilled chefs will knead the dough and cut it fresh for each service.

Special Offers

3 courses & glass of sake £39

...from a set menu, vegetarian option available

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 5 July 2019

Ends: 30 November 2019

Availability: Mon-Thu 12:00-14:00 18:00-21:30

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Mon - Sat 12:00PM - 2:00PM 6:00PM - 9:30PM

What 151 People Are Saying
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JM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome food. And excellent friendly service. Tofu, sushi sashimi all great. Want to try udon but not doing right now. Back in fall

J
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Very disappointed with the food
The restaurant was empty and it was still poor
Should have left as there must be a reason it was empty on a Saturday evening
I’m just taken aback at how poor the food was !!!
Supposed to be fine dining
Can’t get my evening back and wasted our anniversary there !

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The food and menu are exceptional in their lack of inspiration. The food quality was mediocre but the absolute worst aspect of the evening was the presence of rodents scurrying around the restaurant. While Ratatouille was a delightfully entertaining film, in real life mice underfoot in a restaurant is less than comforting, not to mention the serious health and hygiene concerns the issue raises. Until their pest control abate, it would be advisable to avoid this establishment.

M
London
7 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Soba was not available, while website shows Its in the dinner menu :( we came for the soba... anyway food was good as usual

K
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly authentic Japanese cuisine. Combination of fresh ingredients and highly skilled sushi chef creates amazing food. My old friend from Japan was very impressed saying that foods are even better than Tokyo’s. Chef at sushi counter is very friendly and polite. Staff has good knowledge about menus and Japanese sake. Very very satisfied.

SY
London
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fantastic! Literally good. I had sushi too much..

L
London
12 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The quality of ingredients used was excellent, some of the freshest fish I have had at a Japanese restaurant in London. Sake selection was great. Shame there is no soba noodles currently as that was great the last time I had it here.

LS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 4

While we craved a fine sushi place on the final eve of our holiday, we were extremely disappointed with the portions, limited menu, and the cost for what we paid for. Essentially, we left Yen hungry and I was alarmed how much it cost for such disappointment.

OT
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

There was a mouse in the restaurant, and the staff tried to hide it.

EA
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

It was sad that there’s no Soba and soba master at the restaurant until further notice. The vegetable steamed rice was a little bit salty, that was a second disappointment. However other dish was excellent and I enjoyed it.

CT
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food - had the chefs specials and they were out of this world. Deep fried courgette flowers, beef grilled at the table on a magnolia leaf ... delicious 😋 A high quality Japanese restaurant, not cheap but you get what you pay for - first class cuisine!

i
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Food taste well and sashimi is fresh. However, we went for Soba but were told there wasn't a chef available to make it. It doesn't affect the overall experience to me.

D
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Portions were too small for what they charge! Pity.

AB
London
26 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Restaurant is somewhat hidden away in a bland office block. There is seating outside which is lovely for a pre-dinner Side-Car or two. Once inside we say at the sushi bar and enjoyed wonderful Tuna, Sea Urchin and other sushi. Outstanding. Black cod excellent. I could not fault the food. Not cheap, but a lovely dinner. Quiet on a Friday evening.

J
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

TOP PLACE LIKE IN THERE PARIS RESTAURANT. FRESH, NICE PRESENTATION. THE PLACE DECORATION ALSO IS WONDERFULL

LD
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Terrible service when there were only two tables and more staff than customers. Only two of us dining and got my main 10 mins before my friends, and 15 mins later no rice with vegetables.. and had to cancel it so we could eat our now cold food. Very bizarre response and service. £85 for sharing tempura (4 prawns) and two small mains of lamb and cod with one soft drink. Also had the cheek to add on gratuity. Would definitely not recommend unless you enjoy spending big money on having a terrible experience and service. The sommelier was nice.

D
London
7 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It’ s spacious and comfortable. However, food is just on the average side, service is OK. There are plenty of other choices.

A
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

One of the best restaurants I’ve ever been. The quality of the food is superb, great recommendations out of the daily menu are amazing. The restaurant has a beautiful decoration and the service is up to the expectations. Highly recommended.

SR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were 20 mins late as our train was 2.5hours delayed whilst in transit. We arrived at Yen in our day wear due to us being stuck on the train so we didn’t have time to change and freshen up. However, we knew we looked a mess but as soon as we arrived, we were made to feel welcome as soon as we entered. We were here for a celebratory meal. Food was fantastic and the wine was just as good. Very reasonable prices for such good quality food and drinks.
The only small point was reminding the staff of our wine. If the bottle was on our table we would have poured it ourselves no problem but it wasn’t and we had emptied glasses. As I said, this was just a small point but something that otherwise would have given us a flawless service. Thank you!!

KN
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great great great food, service was on point. One of the best best restaurant in London when you are carving 100/100 Japanese cuisine. Literally everything we had was a surprise. Outstanding.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great sushi experience, traditional flavors set in a modern ambience. Also try their handmade soba!

JA
London
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

We went to Yen specially for the Soba but when we arrived we were told that the chef wasn't in the country and there was no Soba on the menu.

Then despite telling the front of house one of the party was vegetarian we were served a dish with fish stock. Whilst the guest knew instantly we had to ask 3 front of house and 3 chefs before we finally got an answer that it did indeed contain fish stock. It was quite frankly ridiculous that none of the staff knew what was in the dishes and that we were highly recommended this dish in the first place (if this had been an allergen it could have been even worse).

A hugely disappointing experience all around and not what I would expect at this price point

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic Dinner Experience on a quiet evening. Very high quality Sushi and Sashimi. Very finely balanced marinade for the Black Cod. Good service all evening. It was an experience to see the chefs at work. We will come back!

a
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great find - a buzzy space serving fresh and beautifully-presented fusion food. Service very attentive at first but drifted halfway through the evening. Not cheap but reasonable value for money by central London standards.

I
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dining experience at Yen. The attention to detail was not only in the food but in the service too. The soba and the sushi were equally absolutely delicious.

Y
London
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

yummy, authentic japanese food. was not able to try and soba, so will go back again. went on a monday, very empty (maybe bc there was no soba, so rmb to check before you go!)

RD
London
14 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

I thought the quality of the food was great! The Soba and the Rice pot were delicious. Alo the Home made Tofu! I didn't actually have any of the mains so would go back to try those. I wouldn't really recommend for the sushi and sashimi as I didn't feel they were as strong as the rest of the menu. I love the decor and architecture. I thought the staff were great and friendly. Service out of the kitchen was a little slow and there isn't that much of a vibe but it did feel very Japanese!

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always.

AS
London
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

no quite sure, Yen in Paris is outstanding, where here the service was slow, our waitress together with the manager couldn't bring 3 starters at the same time.. overall it was so-so unfortunately

D
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The soba and sobatsuyu is authentic and impressive. Both food and service are just Japanese style.The staff is not too casual and not too friendly, but he is polite and kind. Ambience is better than Paris.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Excellent quality sushi.
Service can be inattentive at times.
You can find better value for similar quality elsewhere.
Overall would return.

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

sea urchin is good and best. Cold soba is great and bring me back to Kyoto. Will come again!

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

Perfect brunch spot. Lunch set menu is good since you will be able to taste a lot of dishes. Portion is a little too much for a girl

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

The service could not have been slower. We sat at 7.30 and and it was 9.20 all we had to eat at our table was a salad to be shared by four people. Deserts arrived at approximately 10.20! The only thing that came swiftly, and twice!, was the bill. Not a bargain at £347 for four people. We will not be visiting again....

n
London
8 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

very quiet but absolutely delicious food and great service

o
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Disappointing service and food was good but didn’t really meet our expectations. No atmosphere, ambiance is very flat and service doesn’t seem to be intuitive nor genuine.

k
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

My friend and I had lunch box with the choice of Soba. Our main reason to visit this restaurant was to taste the soba but I was disappointed. I also felt that the high ceiling and a table we were given were not comfortable.

JC
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely open space, open kitchen. Great service, authentic Japanese cuisine.

Great for families too as space for high chair/buggies.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food is overpriced and the waiting time for the food was really long.

VS
London
7 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

The lunch menu is good value, but the restaurant lacks atmosphere. It was lunch time and only 3 or 4 tables were taken and its such a large space and at the same time it feels a bit cold.

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