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 by esteemed architect Kengo Kuma. The bar features a beautiful futuristic chandelier, offering the perfect space for post work cocktails.

Cloakroom available. ALIPAY and WeChat payment accepted.
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SueN
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had the £51 Signature set meal that comes with 3 drinks. We choose the beef main, cooked at the table delicious and at no extra charge. All the food was excellent and tasty and each mouthful brought back memories of the time we lived in Japan. Service is attentive , the only small improvement would be if the courses particularly at the beginning were not brought to the table so quickly. Slower please. Otherwise thank you a lovely meal.

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IlkkaL
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great modern Japanese food. Deco is fab! Location perfect.

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MHCY
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing and the atmosphere perfect.
I would not recommend their menu which is overpriced and not enough options - 3 drinks included is not a practical choice.
There were a few hiccups in the service, but everybody was very nice.
Great place for a celebration.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Très beau cadre. Service soigné et attentionné. On était placé au comptoir, nous avons pu prendre des cours de sushi. Petite originalité, dès que vous arrivez, tout le personnel vous souhaite la bienvenu en japonais. Produits de qualité et service plus qu’attentionné dans un très beau cadre.

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ALondonGirl
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Except for the truffle clay pot rice, all other dishes were a little disappointing and lacklustre.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Overpriced, poor quality food.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was the worst experience in Sushi restaurant in London! The service was very bad, they were rushing everything. The chef is not Japanese and I can tell by the way they made sushi that they were not showing respect to food at all! I was sitting at the counter table so I see the process of making each dish. It was overrated and over price. The sashimi was not fresh. The only thing that taste good was water. Honestly, I can get a better sushi at Wasabi.

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JoeV
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Getting the waiters attention is a full time job, but the food is fantastic.

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vipIrishman
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service were outstanding as always - but the restaurant was absolutely freezing cold.

The heating clearly was not working by any of the tables near the windows on St James - a clear case of Sake No Heating !

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DesislavaI
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The draft from the windows made us very uncomfortable and cold. We had to wait 45 mins before someone to take the order. The food was nice but not WOW.
Expect much more for expensive restaurant.

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TerrenceS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a bit concerned it would not be up to standard as there were quite a few negative comments however could not fault teh whole experience

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DavidA
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderfully light room. And a Bento Box for lunch is a perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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AntigoniK
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice meal

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vipSophie
London
49 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toujours aussi bon! Service professionnel
Et cadre top

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BobB
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great ambiance, attentive service and exceptional selection

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious & original.

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SamuliM
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent in every way.
Maybe some variation to musical range ;)

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vipAnais7
London
7 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Food is ok but service is miserable despite kind personnel who try to make it good. Someone runs it very badly. If you’re sited next to air conditioning and they don’t do anything despite it being really cold. You pay 500 quid for eating in you jacket. Orders come messed up. Take the same money and go to Nobu which is close and you’ll be much better served.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience2

Too expensive for the quality of food. The service was outstanding however the food was low quality and the sushi was very poor. Need to find a new chef.

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Em2723
London
8 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service was okay, venue was a bit cramped - our table was too close to other tables. Would definitely visit again though for the food :)

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vipJNCH
London
20 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Lovely restaurant, mostly friendly staff but slow service. Food arrived before our drinks.
Food was delicious but a bit costly.

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EspenB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and very proper service.

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FredrikB
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Spendid setting and excellent and innovative cuisine

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SJ88
Gloucestershire
8 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Everything was pretty good, but not good enough for the price, I'm sorry to report.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant! It is the most perfect combination of value for money and I’ve been in love with this place for the last 5 years. The quality of the food is exceptional, the menu has plenty of mouthwatering options ( their signature sushi with sea urchin, wagyu beef , truffle and caviar is to die for) and the price points can fit any budget - they even have an option of set menu with alcohol for less than 50£. The service is exceptional and stuff is very attentive . There is a free option of sitting at the counter and watching the food preparation process , which I personally enjoy even more than norma tables. Overall it’s a gem and I would really recommend!

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vipTusharP
London
8 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

All quite average in terms of service and taste. Doesn’t merit the location. It was £49/head and felt like it.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent all round. And incredible special menu deal through OpenTable.

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vipSimone
London
13 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

We went for a celebration of my twins birthday. The staff seemed irritated and the service was impersonal. The food was good but not amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service, environment

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vipGlennD
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience5

I have been here many times through the years, and it now seems to have a definite downward trajectory, particularly in the area of service. On this visit, I ordered a cocktail and waited...and waited, etc. Three different attempts were made to solicit my meal order, and I explained that I wanted the cocktail as an apertif, not as dessert. When it arrived 30 minutes after my order, I placed the food order. The sushi was fine, as it is not too dependent on the time between preparation and serving. The tempura was, however, a horrible mess served at room temperature. I have no idea how long it takes to get tempura to room temperature, but more than a few minutes I would guess. I also observed the server who brought it out breeze past my table and take it on a grand tour of the dining room, completing the lap at my table about 5 minutes later. This is pitiful stuff at these prices.

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DavidA
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bento Box for lunch is the best option - beautifully presented; delicious and satisfying. The high ceiling and light wood creates a relaxing environment. Lovely staff. Go visit!

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FaithP
1 review