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Yida Sushi Restaurant

4.5
80 reviews
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£25 and under
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Japanese
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  • Cosy
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese
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Hours of Operation
Dinner: Monday - Saturday 5.30pm - 10.30pm, Sunday 5.30pm - 9.30pm
Lunch: Thursday to Saturday 12.00pm - 3pm
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Phone number
020 8617 9949
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Public Transit
Closest underground station: Highbury and Islington

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What 80 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.2
service
4.0
ambience
4.3
value
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on 14 April 2018

I keep coming back so that in itself is a good story! The sushi and sashimi is good value and the tempura prawns are wonderful. The menu is varied and interesting so something for everyone. The staff are friendly and helpful and very accommodating. We arrived very late for our table but they happily accommodated us. Will be back again soon, no doubt.

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4.0Dined on 11 April 2018

The food is excellent here. It wasn’t very busy so lacked atmosphere on a midweek night. However the food and service were great

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3.0Dined on 8 April 2018

The sauce with the volcano maki is quite nice.

Rice is quite soggy and tasteless, quality isn’t great so isn’t worth the price.

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5.0Dined on 27 March 2018

I loved my visit here. Will definitely return again soon. Absolutely delicious food.

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5.0Dined on 18 March 2018

Great service and deliciously authentic Japanese food! Comfortable atmosphere, perfect for dates or catching up with friends.

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4.0Dined on 16 March 2018

Good sushi and good service (a bit too rushed maybe but okay) and I will come back for sure.

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5.0Dined on 9 March 2018

It's an amazing Sushi place with authentic cuisine. I took a couple of old friends of mine to Yida and we all absolutely loved it. Don't expect this place to be some huge canteen with mediocre food - this is the real deal!

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4.0Dined on 7 March 2018

A meal that surpassed any expectation. Lovely food cooked amd presented with great care. Delightful service too.

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5.0Dined on 6 March 2018

I went to this place for the first time last week with a friend I hadn't seen in a long time. We were chatting for ages catching up and the waiters left us to it which was nice. I hate it when a waiter will come over numerous times to try and take your order when you are clearly not ready. Once we were ready and we shut our menus, he was over and took the order straight away. The sushi was fantastic and amazing value, we couldn't believe the quality and the value for money. We had a Gyoza portion each to start (veg and chicken), then 3 x sushi platters at 8pcs each and a bottle of wine and it came to £27.50 each. We left feeling full and it was a great evening. Definitely a neighbourhood gem and I will definitely be back! Soft Shell crab and crispy Salmon was the best.

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5.0Dined on 16 February 2018

Definitely book a table beforehand - small restaurant. Absolutely delicious food

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5.0Dined on 1 November 2017

My partner and I have been going to Yida for a few years. We always love the food. Best salmon sashimi in town. Thank you.

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4.0Dined on 24 October 2017

The food is very good and I think it’s generally good value for money. But the staff, though not giving bad service, definitely took its sweet time to take our order or to even collect payment, making me and my kids wait around before I had to remind them that I wanted to order/pay. But it’s really good food. We very much enjoyed it and are definitely planning on going back.

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3.0Dined on 24 September 2017

Outstanding food. We were literally surprised at high a standard sushi we were eating. Shame about the atmosphere. Most of the staff attention was going to the endless takeaway/delivery service they provide. One delivery driver was being loud and aggravated and this is all happening in the restaurant, no music playing... There was one nice fella serving us but it just didn't cut above all the rest of the nagatives. Great Sushi though, really great. Next time we'll stay home and order take away!

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4.0Dined on 21 September 2017

Having lived in Japan I can honestly say that the good here is genuinely pretty authentic! Delicious

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4.0Dined on 14 September 2017

Solid sushi restaurant, consistently good and never too noisy.

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3.0Dined on 2 September 2017

We like this restaurant and this was the first time (of many) that we were a little disappointed in the tastiness of both the rainbow sushi and the hand roll. Maybe it was because the owner was away or maybe there was some other reason but the service was lacklustre and inattentive, the food presentation and quality was less good than usual and the ambience for a Saturday night was low. Still, we will try again as it is a good neighbourhood restaurant, though now, inevitably, doing more takeaway (maybe that was a diversion...)
Also, having reserved through Open Table and announced this on arrival, there was little attention to this when we arrived so I was unsurprised later to find my booking had been subsequently deleted by the restaurant - so I rang to get it re-instated!
Hopefully our slightly disappointing experience was a one-off - and don't let this put you off!

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5.0Dined on 1 July 2017

Really great sushi place in Islington. Cozy atmosphere with a nice outside terrace in the back. The food is tasty and authentic (so no fish and chips for you, sorry). Choose this place instead of a boring sushi chain restaurant.

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4.0Dined on 21 June 2017

Yida is a keeper - The fish is very fresh, the rolls are well constructed, the price is right and the terrace was a bonus.

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1.0Dined on 18 June 2017

Overpriced low quality sushi. Beer was not cold, sushis were full of rice.
You can get much much better quality sushi for the price that you are paying

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5.0Dined on 23 May 2017

Good service, well-prepared and presented sushi etc. One of the best!

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4.0Dined on 22 April 2017

We went as a family of four (2 adults/ 2 kids under 8 years old).
Excellent food and nice surroundings although we had to ask for the pace of delivery of food to be slowed down as it was too quick.
Service was good and friendly.
We will definitely make it one of our neighbourhood favourites although its a little expensive (as most good japanese is) for regular use. We probably over ordered as it was our first visit but the bill came to £90 (of which £10 was alcohol). So you are probably looking at around £20 per head to eat.

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2017

This sushi spot is a local gem. Great food, not expensive at all, lovely staff. Even after moving to SW, we still frequent this place, because an alternative for great sushi at this price is hard to find

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5.0Dined on 28 February 2017

The food (particularly the spicy edamame) was very good and the service was good too. Will definitely come back.

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5.0Dined on 24 February 2017

This is honestly some of the best food I've ever eaten. Took a group of friends here to share this little gem of a restaurant and they were all blown away. They've eaten at Nobu and kurobuta (both very well known Japanese restaurants in london, also about double the price!), they all agree yida sushi is the best. I recommend the scallops for starter, they come in a flaming shell which is very cool! The pork belly and truffle rib eye for main. And some mochi icecream to finish. The tempura and sushi are also fantastic! The decor is nothing fancy, but still nice with Japanese touches. This place is all about excellent food. Enjoy!

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4.0Dined on 24 February 2017

Yida delivered delicious food and excellent value as always.

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5.0Dined on 14 February 2017

This place is INCREDIBLE! Best sushi I've ever had and so affordable. I cannot recommend this place to you enough. Get amongst it!

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5.0Dined on 11 February 2017

Awesome sushi and hot dishes. Good value too.

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5.0Dined on 24 January 2017

Top service, very fresh food meticulously prepared. These guys are pro.

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5.0Dined on 2 December 2016

Delicious oriental food, imaginative menus, friendly staff.

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5.0Dined on 17 November 2016

Great food and service, a hidden gem

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5.0Dined on 12 November 2016

This restaurant is great. My favorite sushi spot in London. The service is impeccable and they were very kind to let me come earlier even if I gave a short notice.

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4.0Dined on 9 September 2016

Delicious! The maki rolls and sashimi selection, in particular, were excellent.

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5.0Dined on 24 August 2016

Service was impeccable and personal without being overly familiar

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2.0Dined on 19 August 2016

Really diappointing sushi - the rice was much too sticky, flavourless ingredients, and it was trying to do too many things at once. E.g. The volcano roll came out and we couldn't find the sushi as it was swimming in some sort of mysterious yellow sauce. There are better options even in this modest price range.

The service was the complete opposite - really attentive and friendly. If only the food were as good as the service!

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5.0Dined on 5 August 2016

I ate here for the first time last weekend and was so impressed by the quality of both the sushi and the hot food, which in my opinion was also very reasonably priced. I really liked the low key atmosphere and the staff were relaxed and friendly - to top it all off we had a table on the outside terrace at the back of the restaurant, which was the perfect early evening sun-trap.

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4.0Dined on 4 August 2016

Delicious food in an un-fussy setting. Excellent value.

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5.0Dined on 22 July 2016

Nice restaurant especially for the summer to sit outside. Sushi was really good well worth the money, little more prices that average but worth it because of the quality of service and the great atmosphere. Definitely a must if you want sushi in north London.

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5.0Dined on 30 June 2016

Great little outdoor space. Beautifully presented food and very fresh. Very attentive friendly service

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3.0Dined on 21 June 2016

Food is quite good (but not amazing), however the place is small with a few tables out back, average ambience. Menu is well priced but limited selection.

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4.0Dined on 19 June 2016

Yida sushi offers a good choice of traditional sushi and sashimi. My 9 years old daughter enjoyed the dinner, too . Nice place to eat

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