Sake no Hana

4.5
5390 reviews
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Japanese
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Tasting Menu
Sake no Hana bar and restaurant is housed on the first floor of a modernist Grade II listed building in the heart of St James, offering modern Japanese dining. The a la carte menu provides a variety of hot and cold appetisers, charcoal grill, Toban and Kamameshi dishes, while sushi and sashimi are prepared to order at the 13 seat sushi bar. A carefully selected list of sakes, Japanese whiskeys and other wines, spirits and liqueurs complement the dishes offered in the restaurant. Sake no Hana’s interiors were designed my esteemed architect Kengo Kuma and the bar includes a beautiful futuristic chandelier, offering the perfect space for post work cocktails.

Private Dining

Sake no Hana offers fine dining Japanese in the heart of St James. Available for group dining and exclusive hires for up to 110 seated or 250 for a cocktail party. The bar, decorated with a huge chandelier is a beautiful space for private parties of up to 60 guests for a standing canapé event.

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Special Offers

4 course set menu £44

From Sakenotayori set menu, with a glass of prosecco for £49.

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

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 25 March 2019

Ends: 25 June 2019

Availability: Mon-Thu 18:00-23:00
Fri-Sat 17:30-18:30

Bento Box: £35/£48

Bento Box served with miso soup and selection of maki or nigiri, with complimentary dessert per person for £35 (maki)/ £48(nigiri). £10 supplement for Gindara Mirin with Kanzuri option

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

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 25 March 2019

Ends: 25 June 2019

Availability: Mon-Sat 12:00-15:00

7 courses, cocktail, 1/2 bottle champagne £51

Umai Sushi Saturday. 7 courses Saturday lunch with complimentary cocktail & half bottle champagne for £51 per person.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 7 people

Starts: 31 August 2017

Ends: 25 June 2019

Availability: Sat 12:00-15:00

What 5390 People Are Saying
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TP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

Poor service, waited for ages for menu, for food!!!

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C
Vancouver
46 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic selection of sushi and sashimi.
Also good vegetarian options
Definitely need a reso and worth visiting.

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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Staffs should take care thier customers more,not leave us alone sit thier with nothing half an hour waiting for a bottle of still water which has been asked for three times. The time we spend in the restaurant waiting to be served and eat was around three hours which is quite bad for a Japanese restaurant.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All perfect

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London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service and food are really good, especially the cocktails. However I would say it’s a little bit over priced.

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G
London
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all round! Very good value, service great - the right level of relaxed! Perfect to celebrate my mother’s birthday!!

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London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Japanese I’ve had in London. Brilliant service, went for sushi Saturday and I’ve already booked another Saturday for a friend’s birthday.

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London
18 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I took my partner here for his birthday. We love Japanese food and have sampled a lot good quality Japanese food in London and around the world. Sake No Hana was somewhat disappointing, especially given how much they charge for their food and drinks. Small portions, below average service with inattentive staff and not the cosiest of restaurants either. For a medium-sized restaurant, we were also surprised that they only have one unisex toilet. Won’t recommend it if you are looking for good quality Japanese food which is worth its value. Glad we tried it but not sure we would be going back in a hurry. My partner received a birthday plate, as per my request, but contrary to what was agreed they forgot to personalise his birthday plate. It’s the little details that matter, I hope they can learn from this.

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TD
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Food and service is fabulous but this restaurant is definitely a treat. The prices are exorbitant and the wine list is not welcoming. With such fine food, a glass or two of fine wine is open to wallet abuse. The Wolsey manages to keep your bill under £100 a head so I don’t quite see how this place doesn’t. All this doesn’t matter if you either desire to show off or treat yourself to some rare and fine ingredients masterfully plated. Wagyu beef, truffle, caviar; chuck it all on the plate! You can’t take it with you, indulge if you do desire.
There are far too many staff but they are all charming.

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LR
London
9 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food. Great atmosphere.

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

Absolutely fabulous meal, set taster menu was phenomenal and so much food. Wonderful evening, and the staff were wonderful.

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f
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love their Saturday 7 course special with cocktail and half a bottle of champagne each. We booked the 3 pm slot for a late lunch/early dinner. I ordered ice cream instead of the menu pudding. Really full after the feast as it was full portions and not tasting menu size.

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B
London
13 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The 2 of us had the 7 course lunch offer on Saturday, which included a cocktail each plus a bottle of champagne between us for only £51 a head. We found the food to be excellent, full of flavour and expertly prepared. We chose the steak sharing main course which is cooked at the table, with thinly sliced with mushrooms and other vegetables in the most wonderful broth and tasty rice. The whole dining experience was fantastic, we were right next to the chefs preparing the food. The young lady who hosted us was great, very professional, knowledgeable and friendly. I also would recommend the 'Bamboo' afters as it was delicious!

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CC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and cocktails. The Saturday lunch tasting menu was very good value and gave you the opportunity to try different foods.

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Awful - avoid. Have lived in London for 20 years. This is one of the worst Asian restaurants I’ve been too. It was almost a con how bad the service was.

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P
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a sublime restaurant. I took my partner here for their birthday. The food was lovely - the miso black cod was astounding. The atmosphere is dark, warm and cosy with a cool buzz. The maki were fresh and tasty. Overall a great experience - I would recommend.

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

10th Wedding Anniversary

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LN
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have already recommended loads of friends and family to dine here - Was perfect!

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Surrey
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The set course lunch menu is an absolute bargain for the amount and quality of what you get

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SP
London
8 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service as always

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ER
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to Sake no Hana and we were not disappointed. The service is outstanding with the staff being very professional and efficient without being over attentive. The food is exceptional. We had the taster menu and all of the courses arrived beautifully presented and at just the right time. It was a very special evening. It is pricey but well worth it for a special treat!

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

Lovely restaurant, the design was thoughtful for diner and the food was amazing.

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

Service was faultless and it's been a long time since I've found that in a restaurant. Food was brilliant and what great value!

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MD
London
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Not a great place for gluten free people, not many food available even the sushis as several of them are marinated in soya sauce.

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Houston
12 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best Omakase tastings I have experienced. It is pricey but worth it. The restaurant is beautiful and the service is impeccable. The wine pairing was also fantastic.

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

Great good. Great atmosphere. Great service.

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LB
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is not our first visit to Sake No Hana and it won't be our last.
As ever the whole experience was lovely, which is perhaps why I chose it as our anniversary destination.
The seasonal set menu was excellent and many of the dishes are more art than food (in looks) although delicious as well. We did add a couple of extra 'a la carte' dishes but not because there wasn't enough already included.
I have eaten sushi in restaurants both high end and budget and have yet to find better.
Much credit to the Exec Head Chef who designs these wonderful complimentary selection of dishes.
We'll be back

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LB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I visited with a friend to celebrate her birthday.
We had the 7 course Saturday menu and were both impressed with the selection ( we had a combination of the vegetarian and regular options.)
The staff were attentive without being intrusive and one waiter, Matt, went above and beyond to make sure our first visit was a good one.
We will be revisiting soon.

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B
New England
46 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was outstanding. Service was ok. Not sure they liked that we brought our three kids. They couldn’t find an extra bowl for my daughter.

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

The Umai Sushi Saturday meal was absolutely amazing. The nigiri was a real highlight!

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P
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

As a sushi newbie I wasn't totally endeared to the varying flavours on offer but that shouldn't take anything away from this nice spot. Ambience was great and the service everything you'd expect from the Hakkasan group. Polite and attentive to our needs. Definitely recommended for Sushi lovers. If you're not, probably best to look elsewhere or at least somewhere a little less heavy on your pocket if you're new to the delicacy.

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EH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The ambience here is wonderful. Plenty of space for a quiet meal and attentive service without being intrusive. We opted for a set menu and the waitress gave additional explanations at each course. They were also happy to alter one of the dishes to make it vegetarian. I would highly recommend for a romantic or business meal as the atmosphere and standards are well-suited to both. Good options for vegetarians.

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f
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING XX

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TC
Kent
8 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Beautiful restaurant and good but one terrible toilet

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MH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The set menu was average, my local Asian restaurant in Hampstead delivers home much better quality. The miso soup was coldish and point (not exceptional) , the sushi was nice but again not exceptional. The choice of main was ok, we had salmon and chicken, tasted nice but not worth the travel for it. Desserts were tasty enough by could have been a crashed kinder bueno for all I know. The service was nice throughout the 2 hrs slot and then just disappeared on us. Waited for a bill for entire 40 minutes. It got a bit annoying towards the end. Won’t be back.

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

Very good but small-ish portion sizes for the tasting menu!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s day

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WL
London
11 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual. Impeccable service, from reception to waiter to sommelier, and terrific set meal. Food is always presented well and service speed and sequence provided ample time to enjoy each course without feeling rushed, nor having an extensive delay between courses.

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MK
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Very mediocre service for a hefty service charge. Food good and vine pairing excellent.

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OT
London
35 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great cocktail bar and food.

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