Sake no Hana

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5346 reviews
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  • 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 £49pp

From Sakenotayori set menu.

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

Mother's Day: Bento Box £35

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

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

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 31 March 2019

Ends: 31 March 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-15:00

Bento Box: £35

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

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 Sunday. 7 courses Sunday 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 March 2019

Ends: 31 March 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-16:00

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

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CF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The food was excellent! The service, not so much.
We waited 20mins after we ordered to get our water and beers (this was after we asked our server where our drinks were). We were served one dish (yellowtail carpaccio) and then as they had gotten our sashimi order wrong, weren't served anything further until about 10-12mins later. The one funny thing that happened was that we were quite hungry at this point and whenever any waiters approached our table, we got excited. So we were supremely disappointed when a server came to deliver a pot of soya sauce, followed by a second waiter a minute later trying to place a second pot of soya sauce down!
We also only noticed later that we weren't provided with warm towels.
That said, try the wagyu beef sushi with uni and truffles. We loved it!

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

Food absolutely amazing and service was good.
My main issue is that they cram so many people in! It’s hot and sweaty and feels your dining with strangers. If I put my elbows out, I could have hit people either side of me. Quite off putting for a special occasion.
I wouldn’t go back now I’ve been. Also quite pricey.

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a
London
73 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Party of 4 for my 40th birthday. As we ordered our second bottle of wine we were told we’d have to relinquish the table in 15 minutes. We still had food on the way. Utterly unacceptable. A 2-hour turnaround is all fair and well but we sat without even a drink for 20 minutes when we arrived. The wine was not left on the table and I reached for an empty glass dozens of times. Our plates were not changed when we’d had hot food and then ordered more sashimi - so we were eating £5 slivers of fish with prawn tails still on our plates after tempura. Even basic high street sushi places get this right. What’s the point in doing 3 seatings and cramming everyone in if the staff can’t keep on top of it? We couldn’t even finish the second £67 bottle of wine and they had the audacity to charge us for it. We crammed the £25 wagyu beef sushi in our mouths without any enjoyment - just to get it down before leaving. What a waste of money. The food is good but frankly not out of this world as the prices suggest it should be. One of our dishes didn’t even arrive and I forgot to check if it was on the bill. The only good thing was the trainee sommelier - lovely chap. We went to a cafe a few doors up and ordered more food, desserts and a bottle of champagne - the evening was salvaged, thankfully. The experience at Sake No Hana was just beyond appalling.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

We usually go and have wonderful à la carte food but the set 5-course menu was utterly disappointing.

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

Celebrated a birthday at Sake No Hana. Received a prompt call from the restaurant asking what i'd like to write on the dessert, thought this was a very nice personal touch.

The ambiance of the restaurant was lovely. Our table was slightly at an angle from the others so felt we had enough distance/privacy from the other diners.

We did the Opentable 5 course offer. Food was delicious! Appetiser was amazing, though strange for the miso soup to be served at the beginning of the meal. Traditionally, it's at the end before dessert. The chicken miso main was great & the dessert was wonderful! Really appreciated that this was served in a manner that wasn't obvious to the birthday recipient. Amazing attention to detail from the staff!

Would recommend this restaurant!

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F
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice ambiance, suitable for any occasion. Decent food quality, fast delivery. Friendly and attentive staff.

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RB
New England
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Although the food was absolutely delicious and well presented, the service was very mediocre and not what I would expect from such a high end restaurant. Our drink orders were messed up and very little communication, especially to the waitress who took over our table (wonderful, by the way). She did her very best try and save the table, but after half an hour wait for tea and being asked three times if we wanted something to drink, it was said and done. Again, the food is very, very good, but the service does not justify the cost of dining there.

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O
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

It was OK. Service slow, spent 15 mins sat down before anyone came over. The set menu was pretty disappointing.

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DS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Good food and presentation. But service was very poor. Waiters did not know who ordered what food and drinks and had to ask us several times. The most expensive set menu came with seared kobe beef but it was cold. When complained we were lectured this is how it should be!

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DC
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal at Sake no Hana, we went for the Umai Sushi Saturday option and it was outstanding. We could not fault one single course of the seven courses in this option. The staff were attentive and the atmosphere was very relaxing. I would thoroughly recommend the Nasa Goma Arare which was very tasty and their Bamboo dessert was stunning. It's a white chocolate mousse in a white tempered chocolate made to look like bamboo. Great value for money. We will Definitely be returning.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very impressed with the service and the food. Good choice for special occasion and for a date as well. 5 star service

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BF
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice food. Nice atmosphere. Nothing outstanding though.

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m
London
31 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty food and beautifully presented. Drinks were on the expensive side compare to other similar Japanese restaurants

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Miami
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

They have a lot to learn in the Japanese food field. Sushi, sashimi and rows were average. If you are looking for excellence in Japanese food quality and FRESH this is not the place. The base for Rows are pre cooked and prepared and assembled. They are kept ready to be finished only inside a aluminum bow. I ordered a yellowtail sashimi and They were pre cut , ready inside a fridge .. tasted like frozen food. Also one of the chu toro sashimi I ordered came with nerves and tasted awful, even the sushi men realized the bad piece he served me and changed after I complained. This is a place for ambience and cooked food only. I am very disappointed coming from Hakkasan group .

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

Great service, attentive staff (except at the end, the new waiter we had was a bit rushed and stopped short of getting me and my client out of the door).

Food was great, first waiter we had was really good and advised on best food to have.

I will comeback again soon.

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j
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Succes deserved, service, speed, food, athmosphere really good.

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Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole team at Sake no Hana did a great job to make my wife’s birthday dinner special. Highly recommend the tasting menu with the Wagyu beef. Amazing experience with a sold diversity of dishes.

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AP
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

The restaurant is too expensive for the quality and quantity of the food. The service level was far below expectations. There are many other better Japanese restaurants in London.

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f
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing experience at Sake no Hana my husband and I. The food (and drinks - best cocktail ever!) was amazing and came in abundance. I would definitely recommend the Umai Sushi Saturday to anyone and everyone!

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VC
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Not impressed at all with the tasting menu. Prepare to take lift to the toilet - very strange setup.

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Switzerland
2 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best Japanese Gastronomy in London. Menu is very interesting.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

It’s a great restaurant and the food is amazing but the service is just not good. I don’t know if there is not enough staff but we sat there for 15 minutes not even being asked for water.

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BT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the most amazing leisurely lunch. Incredible food, beautifully presented. Gorgeous fizz and cocktail and super attentive but discreet service. A wonderful time was had.

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V
London
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Umai Sushi Saturday was absolutely worth the money for the sheer amount of food you get! Food was of the top quality; dessert was delicious and creative; there was so much champagne we could barely finish the bottle. Service was very authentically Japanese with staff saying "welcome" in Japanese and hot towels provided; spills were handled professionally and fuss free. The interior decoration and ambience were beautiful too. 10/10 would recommend

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DD
London
11 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I have been going to Sake no Hanna for some time, especially after shopping in the West End on a Saturday. The service and value are great but the Saturday menu could do with a refresh. Bored by eating the same thing. The al carte is pricey but the value offered by the Saturday lunch to include cocktail and free-flowing champagne is great. Also as this, a Japanese restaurant could they not consider Sake as an option for those not keen on champagne every time? I know it is a niche option but surely the food and drink would be better paired.

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LS
London
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was all very nice and I would definitely come again.

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JS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere,service very polite and food tasteful!!I would recommend to everyone!!

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R
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Sirloin steak today was not good at all. The rest was very enjoyable

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JS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have got menu for 32 per person. 5 courses. Tasty and absolutely valuable. Service was great and waiter very nice person. We enjoyed perfect dinner.

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CB
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

I love this restaurant. Great value set menu and beautiful decor.

The staff are super attentive and lovely as well.

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h
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was not as good as the previous visit. Sommelier was less knowledgable and was not helpful with sake recommendation. Polite but cold service.

Food (black cod & rib eye beef) were much more salty than the previous visit.

Overall service was rushed and cold.

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IM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

It is a very nice and busy restaurant with a great atmosphere great for a date or catch up with friends.
Food was outstsnding and can not say any of our 5 courses wasnt 5/5 .Desert was on a level of much upper restaurants and I was genery surprised by food quality.
However some of the stuff is a bit strange almost rude and some of them just grab stuff from your table not even asking is it finished, filling up glasess every 10 min and disturbing privacy of the table .same with refreshing towels that are changed few times over the evening that in one time I had to ask them just to leave it and stop taking.
Other then that food, music and atmosphere was great and I would deff recommed it.

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SD
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for the Saturday £51 brunch and I have to say the value for money is amazing. Just go. You will not regret it.

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DM
Berkshire
7 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and service, great value on a Saturday, love this place!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hi guys where are my points please

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GF
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the dining experience was excellent. From the front door it is all about you, the customer. The service is top notch with knowledgable and attentive staff. Can't recommend higly enough.

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London
10 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favourite restaurant in London. Best A5 beef. Ordered two for two of us :)

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MA
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent pre theatre meal. Fantastic service throughout and great food. Definitely going again

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KG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Noisy, expencive. Food ok, but not more than that. Small portions.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Overall it was very good for the money we gave. We were 4 people for the taste menu, 2 bottles of water and gave 150£ which is pretty decent. Once we arrived we sat at the open kitchen bar as we asked, however although I asked if they would prepare our sushi’s in front of us and one member of the stuff said “yes”, they never did which was disappointed as that was the reason we wanted to sit there. The stuff generally seemed a bit disorganized. When I asked one lady to explain something to me, she was kind of rude, and when they came to bring the dessert with my mother’s candles (for her birthday), they made it obvious while trying to take the spoons and destroyed the surprise. Generally, the stuff were not quick also because we asked for napkins which came 15 minutes after. The food was good for the money, however I would have done some changes as it was a taste menu. Rather than miso soup you may have a plate with some signature strange sushi, also the tempura was not worth being in the menu (not so good). Moreover when there are 4 people, you could bring 2 and 2 desserts because that is the point of tasting your menu. Portions were small but having 5 plates makes it ok.
Generally I would be hesitant of going back there, especially if it was for an occasion!

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