Yen Restaurant

4.5
170 reviews
£41 and over
Japanese
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.
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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Authentic japanese, but for the price point, food was just so so: Sashimi, sobs noodles & tempura. Kobe beef was really good though. But I guess that’s expected. Nothing that made me exclaim that THIS IS AMAZING.

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OpenTable Diner
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sashimi is very fresh and tasty. Would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Japanese food.

MA
MAXI
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Perfect food, Japanese essence is there, good chefs

Service okay, they forgot to being set lunch deserts

Overall great restaurant but feeling it won't survive, bit empty and not sure how they would continue, it affects service a bit, but food is still excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. Best soba noodle

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Pierre
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

It is deffinately a nice place to eat. The Sushi is their star quality. The kobe meat were prepaired by the chief in a way that need a little bid more to show what the chief really can do. The meat is nice but it is to simple.

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Toshi
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sashimi quality was really high.
I just wish they had had Soba.

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SamJ
London
9 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Tremendous restaurant with exquisite food. We sat at the bar and could see the care and attention with which each plate was created. We will absolutely be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice service. Delicious food. Excellent experience.

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NiftyNoshings
London
9 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent food from start to finish. We sat at the Sushi counter, which was lovely. Service a bit hit and miss - efficient yet lacking a little friendliness and warmth. Not a cheap meal but worth it regardless for the outstanding presentation, quality and taste of the food. We will return

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jojo
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

A couple of drinks were forgotten but the food was really fantastic

CA
CraigA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Appalling. Worst restaurant experience we have ever had in London. After 2 hours we were driven to speak to the management. It was a Fawlty Towers experience of service. We expected it would be expensive but we thought the food might be good. It wasn’t. Very ordinary. Sushi portions very small. Tempura was cold and gluggy. The black cod was half decent but also cold. The wagyu beef was tasteless and covered in overly sweet miso. The matri’ de did apologise in the end and claimed it was an “off night”. For these prices they can’t afford an off night. Also when we used the wash rooms as we left, the door handle literally came off. Summed up the whole experience. Save yourself the trouble and expense and give this restaurant a wide steer.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We spent more than 640pounds and the foods and service are perfect

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

tofu is very good. never eat this kind of tofu before.

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yukikom
London
8 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was quite and very kind services.
Sake with Sashimi is fabulous :) also Sushi was great !

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always my favorite

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yen truly does everything well! The ambience is elegant and snazzy without being too overwhelming, and our server Lukazs was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the food. We were pleasantly surprised at the sushi - it was a bit expensive but truly excellent, everything was fresh and full of flavor. Couldn't recommend the unagi sharing bowl and the ryuku breeze cocktail enough either! Yen is definitely more expensive but is the perfect date night location, and the quality of the food is so much better than any 'trendy' Japanese restaurant. I look forward to my next visit!

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Jess
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely venue, beautiful delicious sushi, eggplant, miso cod and nashi pear cocktail.

JM
JosephM
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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Jay123
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

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 !

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

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.

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vipNicky
London
12 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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Kuni
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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ShaneY
London
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipLumlum
London
14 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipLawrenceS
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

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

EA
EmyA
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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.

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ChrisThomasLondon6June19
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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imaginor
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Disappointed
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Portions were too small for what they charge! Pity.

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AdamB
London
26 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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Jack55
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

LD
LamiaD
1 review