Sake no Hana

4.4
5297 reviews
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Japanese
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • 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

5 course set menu & a glass of prosecco £32pp

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: 2 January 2019

Ends: 31 March 2019

Availability: Mon-Wed 12:00-15:00 18:00-23:00
Thu 12:00-15:00 18:00-19:30 22:00-23:00
Fri-Sat 12:00-15:00 17:30-18:30 22:30-23:00

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: 10 June 2019

Availability: Sat 12:00-15:00

What 5297 People Are Saying
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OT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely beautiful ambience and the service was lovely- very prompt

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Ausgezeichnetes Sushi, toller Service und nettes Ambiente
Einzig die Dame bei der Garderobe würde etwas mehr Freundlichkeit vertragen!

Kommen gerne wieder

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CL
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place and I go every year. It is my favourite restaurant and the service is so exceptional I feel like they truly want you to have the best time. They want to look after you, and that makes such a difference. The food is outstanding. I couldn't recommend this place enough.

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R
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Phenomenal food, pricey and good but not outstanding service

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l
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Food good if not cheap compared to Chishou and others . Tables v close together so had three loud swearing cityboys first replaced by a couple obviously needing a divorce lawyer . However all our servers were really lovely .

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Sono andata con il mio fidanzato il giorno dopo San Valentino e abbiamo prenotato per il menù di 5 portate. Tutte molto buone. Atmosfera decisamente rilassante e personale gentilissimo.
Consigliato.

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

So this was a special Pre-Valentines/birthday dinner, which was executed by Sake No Hana very well, I had asked that dessert would be presented with a candle and Happy Birthday to be written with my other half's name, which they did. Truly a lovely dinner, food and ambience was 10 out of 10. We had gone for the set £35, 5 course with prosecco Which was perfect, do order a couple of sides with your main meal though. Only one dislike was the service was abit manic, Only your waiter can wait on you, and he had a few tables. I had asked for a fork but others could not help. Which i found slightly strange. But would still come back again and recommend to all.

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d
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always! Heavenly food and kind service. Of course we will be back

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SC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such fantastic service and really made a birthday meal special. Can’t wait to go back!

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LC
London
10 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful birthday meal; we enjoyed the set menu and the ambiance. Service was exemplary. Would love to come back to sample other parts of the menu.

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OA
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

The food was average. Not tasty. Nothing special at all. Unreasonable expensive. Presentation is poor. The place has no unique ambience and no warm and pleasant atmosphere. It is loud. Just a trendy place with good marketing for people who are following tendency. Bad expierence. Never again.

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MN
London
20 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for making it so enjoyable for my guests. The service was excellent, you made my vegetarian guest feel so welcome and explaining the menu to him with patience and thoroughness. As per usual the food was sublime.

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BK
London
37 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, food was excellent and service very good. Went for the set menu which was described as a 'fantastic choice'. Have to agree.

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

I think the food is not real Japanese food but they were quite nice. They are fusion with Japanese and British.
The wine is nice as well. The price is little bit expensive.

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E
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 4

Overall extremely disappointing experience. Servers suggesting £200+ bottles of wine. The first plate of 7 course tasting menu took 30 minutes to arrive but then we were kicked off table at exactly the2hr mark even though we had not finished our wine (and were not accommodated at the bar so just had to leave). Worst of all, the food was absolutely tasteless. 100 pounds per head down the drain.

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Q
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Dramatic entrance into restaurant. We had the set lunch which was excellent and great value. Would recommend. We ordered a couple of extras but probably wasn’t needed (although yummy). Service could have been improved. Had to ask numerous times for the prosecco to arrive so a bit more attention on service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Most of the dishes were very good but it was way to expensive for the value

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m
Munich
3 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wir haben einen Geburtstag gefeiert und es war ein toller Abend. Hervorragendes Essen, sehr gute Weine mit sehr freundlichem Sommelier in einem coolen, lebendigen Ambiente. Wir werden auf jeden Fall wiederkommen!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server was very helpful, excellent experience every time

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MI
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saturday Brunch - Fantastic service, amazing food and great value! Perfect for catching up with friends

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A
London
9 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is top as always,service attentive and well knowledgeable.
I love it!!!
This restaurant become my favorite spot in London.

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

The current deal is great value - wonderful food

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S
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic, food was to die for - we had a lovely evening for a birthday meal. The waiters sang happy birthday to my husband and brought a candle with desert :)
Unless you are a high roller, it is a treat place as it is quite pricey but worth it.

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JD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

First things first: the restaurant is stunningly beautiful with an intricate design using wooden panels for the ceiling and partitions.
Feeling a little lazy we tried the Kaiseki set menu: the Wagyu beef was delicious, and the sashimis were also great. Unfortunately we found the other dishes slightly let us down as they lacked in savour, balance or were not that interesting. If I was going back I would probably handpick dishes rather than go for a tasting menu.
Despite a crowded team and attentive waiters, service was slow and had us wait more than 20-30 mn between the first and second dishes... annoying when you are reminded that you have to let go your table at a set time when you arrive.
All in all not a bad experience, and an amazing setting, but if you are a foodie there are definitely some better options in London for these prices.

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DD
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service - particularly from the sommelier. The Sat 7 course menu is great - I would just have liked a bit more sashimi with this

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SB
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely Fantastic Experience!!!!
I loved everything!!

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G
London
10 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food! Highly recommended!

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AC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing! The seabass was unreal!

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LM
London
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and best Japanese food we have ever eaten. Expensive but worth every penny and couldn’t fault the incredible service. Made my boyfriends 30th meal a very special and memorable one

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Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Top quality food, and I'd even say good value, considering the standard. We couldn't decide which dish was the best one. If I had to choose, maybe the Black Cod rice shaded it for me.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Location is great and the restaurant atmosphere is nice overall. The food was good, I could say pleasing to the taste but not exceptional, it certainly did not meet the higher expectations. Compared to upper class japanese cuisine experience there was quite a lot left to be desired.

To be fair for the size of portions on offer this is indeed on the overpriced scale. A £45+ meal tag was not sufficient to satisfy an average person's lunch appetite and the fact they had no set courses for lunch was a little disappointing.

As a group of four, two of our guests went for the Bento option and the other two went with sashimi, soft shell crab and other hot pot options. My experience was nothing impressive. The sashimi and dressing was tasty and fresh wasabi certainly nice, although the portion is quite small. I have had a lot tastier sashimi at lower price range restaurants. The soft shell crab tempura was tender and good for a bite or two but after the second piece it felt quite greasy.

On the overall this is not an outstanding experience or what I would expect from such a place and reviews. There is lack of effort on presentation and would expect some entertaining smaller dishes for the guests.
The service was good, it would have been nice to have some japanese speakers too.

Drinks menu has a good range, excluding beer. I would not recommend for lunch, perhaps dinner might be a better experience.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Worth experiencing!!

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GO
London
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Just lovely

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C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

A friend and I got a deal here for January which was amazing value and really good food - Really nice prosecco too. No need to buy a load of extras, and a nice, quirky meal! Only downsides are that the tables are quite closely packed in next to each other, and the waiting staff walk round with empty trays very keen to pounce on you and remove food - we had to tell them no, we aren't finished, at least twice! But you cant knock the attentiveness!!

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was really amazing especially the salmon and avocado rolls. The staff was very welcoming and helpful. Will definitely be going back, and recommend!

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f
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We came here for our Date night.

Upon arrival we were really impressed with the decor and service.

we ordered the tasting menu and cocktails.

The food was exquisite but length of time between the courses was quite a long time.

We waited 1 hr 45 minutes from our final savoury course till our pudding, which when we asked how long they said they never put the order in to the kitchen.

This was obviously quite disappointing as until we had this wait the meal was 10/10.

Having to wait so long left us feeling annoyed and wanting to leave

The foods incredible but the wait was not.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, one of the best meals I’ve had in a long long time.

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Cambridge
31 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit. Great value deal for lovely food very well presented. Sushi very good. Non-alcoholic cocktail great. Even the small chocolate dessert was perfect!

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Sushi Saturday lunch option is very good value, and we had a fantastic experience all round.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and very attentive staff.

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