Sake no Hana

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Japanese
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. Cloakroom available. ALIPAY and weChat payment accepted.

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 £39

From Sakenotayori set menu, with half a bottle of house white or red wine.

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

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 4 November 2019

Ends: 4 February 2020

Availability: Mon-Thu 12:00-15:00 19:15-23:00
Fri 12:00-15:00 22:30-23:15
Sat 22:30-23:15

4 course set menu £34

From Vegan Sakenotayori set menu, with half a bottle of house white or red wine.

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

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 4 November 2019

Ends: 4 February 2020

Availability: Mon-Thu 12:00-15:00 19:15-23:00
Fri 12:00-15:00 22:30-23:15
Sat 22:30-23:15

Umai Weekend 6 courses: £44/£51/£61

...from a set menu 6 course lunch with 3 complimentary drinks.

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

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 27 July 2019

Ends: 31 December 2019

Availability: Sun 11:30-16:00
Sat 12:00-15:15

Celebrate New Year's Eve with a fantastic meal!

The New Year's Eve menus will be available at £108 per person until 8.30pm, while the full a la carte menu will be available in the restaurant until 8pm.

Tuesday, 31 December, 2019

What 5570 People Are Saying
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G
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was superb and six course lunch menu was fantastic value

F
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience1

Rude receptionist. Excellent food. Waiter attentive. Whilst waiting for ordered bill rudely interrupted by other member of staff requesting we vacate table even though we were waiting to pay. Not sure what they achieved other that ruin our evening by their rudeness.

MK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very good. My friend and I tried a lot of different dishes, the service was amazing and restaurant’s atmosphere was so beautiful. The salad with lobster was awesome and I really enjoyed all sushi rolls!

g
London
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The service was a bit wonky on this visit: lots of staff, but only some actually do the service - the rest fetch and carry. Unfortunately that meant it was hard to ask for things; we had perhaps 6 members of staff in total interact with us, but had rapport with none. One of the main courses arrived cold and had to be replaced - even though it turned up a good 10 minutes after everyone else's. There was a complementary glass of champagne for the trouble which was appreciated. The service charge was also deducted.

The food however is great, and the weekend lunch arrangement is super value. I hope they sort out the service arrangement because right now its too complicated and doesn't work. I will definitely return nonetheless.

PS
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Great food, but felt we had been forgotten about and had to ask to order some more drinks several times

OP
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service, great menu and delicious food! An expensive restaurant, but totally worth it! What an amazing experience, would definitely recommend

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing. Sashimi is so fresh. I would say the best so far I’ve tasted in London.

SA
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was nice but I don’t think it warranted the expense

r
London
51 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice meal as always with good fresh food. The service was particularly good and I should say that we all thought that the waitress Ling was exceptional and a real asset to the restaurant.

L
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience5

Sehr laut, Service scheint keine Zeit für die Gäste zu haben und reagiert auf Kritik am Essen eingeschnappt. Dieses ist weit entfernt von japanischem Essen. Das betrifft sowohl den Geschmack, als auch die Ästhetik der Darreichung und des Anrichtens. Insgesamt enttäuschend. Wir sind ohne das bestellte Menü gänzlich gegessen zu haben gegangen. Dafür gab es einen Discount. Der Abend war allerdings verschwendet. Schön ist die Innenarchitektur.

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C
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything was delicious but very expensive!!

S
London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Came to celebrate my partner birthday, the service was terrible. Asked for water 3 time, ask for our sake many times and received it after the main course arrived to the table. Ask for lamb, received duck. Over all so tired, clumsy and un organise. The fact the food was amazing doesn’t help you at all, I have an amazing food at home, when I go out for lunch or dinner in a restaurant I expect a great experience, on my partner birthday you failed tremendously.

F
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was ok, service was ok, ordered the set menu which was a lot but was just ok

CH
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was outstanding. However the service was very rushed and poor: plates taken from the table when food hadn't been finished and the waitress struggled to understand what was ordered. Food also came before drinks and sadly, we had organised for a birthday cake with the restaurant and they forgot it. After 3 reminders, they eventually brought it out as we were paying for the bill...

D
London
9 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food Excellent, Anmbience Excellent - Service a bit lacking

P
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food delicious but was a slow and did not come in the order we wanted and always had to find a waiter. Also a bit too noisy, hard to have conversation with people sat next to you.

LB
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu, well executed food and well served

a
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was full house and this was the first time that the service was very slow. Our food arrived with a 40min delay and it was a bit disappointing given the price tag. Also they took off some of the sushi options from the Menu and it was very expensive. No Uni was available. Will not go back so soon.

L
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely food
Great atmosphere
Cocktails and sushi are incredible
Black cod is particularly tasty

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and good value with the OT deal! Friendly service. Very enjoyable!

AG
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

A lovely meal with slightly erratic service....some dishes put down without explanation as to whose they were etc..however all was sorted out by the very charming and efficient Marco Cofelice. The food was wonderful. We will return!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Celebrated birthday here

C
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This restaurant is great for treats, we got a very warm welcome for the staff, the food was 8/10. We ordered the set lunch, and the portion was decent.

RI
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I LOVED THE AMBIENCE
I LOVED THE FOOD
I DIDN'T LOVE 30 MINUTES DELAY FOR MY TABLE
I DIDN'T LIKE THE PLACE OF MY TABLE: VERY CLOSED TO THE 'DISHES/GLASSES HANDLING SERVICE'
I DIDN'T LIKE MAIN CURSES TO BE SERVED BEFORE FINISHING STARTERS
I DIDN'T LIKE ANY DISHES CHANGE

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Food was great and good value for the umai weekend menu but the service was terrible and tainted the whole experience for us. And for this I would not want to return to the restaurant.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience2

My family was visiting and I thought I’d be nice to take them there for lunch. The food was brilliant as always, but the service was uncoordinated, they would have arguments in front of us, they would forget of dishes, very informal and inappropriate behaviour for the type of restaurant. If this continues I will not return.

SJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great for catching up with friends or a date. It has a great ambience and the food was lovely with good service. Also situated in a good location near green park

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Service was not good

A
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The ambience and decor were nice, however the food was subpar; the otoro sashimi did not taste fresh, the salmon was overly oily and the tempura was not fresh. The food quality is not worth the cost. Service in general was fine, our wine was forgotten about until mentioned.
In general a disappointing evening.

GJ
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply marvelous. Great service. Food is outstanding. A bit pricey perhaps, but we will remember this restaurant for a long time.

N
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The volume in the restaurant was awful, way too loud, and the service was extremely bad. However the food was nice (when we finally received it after a very long wait, had to ask for it) but it was too pricy thinking of the overall experience. I would not recommend this restaurant.

OT
London
34 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was first class except for a loud large table of overly noisy guests opposite. I really wish Londoners were more respectful of others when dining out and restaurant owners were more attuned to the issue.

CP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service, pricey but worth it for a special occasion

LG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Service was awful and waitress missed two items from order. Food was lovely but experience was shadowed by awful service

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Incredible food and ambiance! One of my favourite restaurants for a special meal.

VD
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyable and exquisite Japanese food with a twist

JM
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Fantastic food.. but it was a busy evening and service was somewhat inattentive.

NT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

I was excited to visit Sake No Hana and whilst the food was good, the arrogant and pushy attitude of our waiter sadly spoiled what could have been a special occasion.

From the outset something was distinctly off. From being seated to our drinks arriving took 35 minutes and when our orders were taken our male waiter seemed more distracted than anything else. The restaurant was far from busy so I am unsure as to why. When we asked questions about the food and the menu his disinterest was palpable to the point of rudeness.

The food was good but not great, and my memories of Sake No Hana are sour.

Would not recommend at all.

Sake no Hana
Responded on 19 November 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for dining with us at Sake No Hana. We appreciate the feedback on our service standards. We take comments such as these very seriously, and you can rest assured they are being addressed. Thank you, and we do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back. Sincerely, Anna Kuzmina Maitre’D

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