St. James's, London
14-16 Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus, London SW1Y 4PH
- Piccadilly Circus Tube Station (0.1 km)
- Charing Cross Station (0.5 km)
- Contact us:
020 3405 1246
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7a Artillery Passage, London E1 7LJ
“Here at Habibi Sushi we love sushi. Opened in 2008, our sushi is hand prepared by our experienced chefs using only the freshest fish, thus giving you the best sushi experience. Our unusual name comes from our love of sushi and our sense of...” more...
75 reviews of Japan Centre in English
Note that you have to pay an extra 20% to eat in, but as they provide you with a spoon and chopsticks if you take out why not head to the nearest park if it's a sunny day.
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Only one phrase to describe it: The mecca of all foods Japanese in London.
They’ve now expanded their supermarket to the shop next door, and opened a new sake cellar at the basement below their restaurant.
You can find virtually anything Japanese in this shop, from soba to sushi rice, soy sauce to seaweed. They also do an extensive sushi takeaway counter, and if you go around 6-7pm (approx) everything is at half price, making it a very good value sushi dinner at home. One of their highlights is that they sell fresh matcha powder, ground from tea leaves right on the spot.
Be aware though that for transactions less than £10, they charge a 30p card handling fee.
Reviewed by The London Insider
Much smaller selection of Japanese crockery than they used too. The food selection is still very good, with many things that are hard to find like burdock root. Still a good store, just not as good as it was.
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The best range of Japanese products I’ve ever seen in my life . I just just move in and live there . The fresh food is fantastic – the Green Tea Cheesecake is beyond good and the Pumpkin Korroke is great . I have to admit that I would sell my mother for the little bottles of Gyoza Dipping Sauce that they sell on the counter . The staff are very polite and helpful in store and the website is wonderfully . I’ve had orders from there several times and I’ve always had very good service .
Great place to grab sushi for lunch - great selection, always fresh. Not the cheapest sushi place (and lots of cheaper places within afew hundred metres from here) but it is not the most expensive either and it is consistently good quality.
Ah the Japan centre. I used to go on here to buy Manga character keychains and bizarre 'street culture' magazines that i couldn't read. Now they've done it up a bit and the focus is much more on the food and drink, but that isn't such a bad thing (I've grown out of the manga keychains now anyway).
The Japanese supermarket is a great place to browse for the weird and the wonderful, and there's some fantastic treats to be had if you're prepared to do your research. The sushi bar is very tempting... until you see the prices (there's some real sushi bargains to be had in soho) but if you've go the cash to splash then the staff are very helpful and friendly.
Going to Japan in a few weeks and wanted to try some food before hand. Headed to the Japan Centre and ate at their TOKU restaurant. Tried sushi, chicken and rice and tempura. All AMAZING. Can't wait to go to Japan now. Shame it's closing on February 20, but apparently it's going to open somewhere else. Worth going before it closes, it's really good food and good value too. Really big, wide ranging menu; polite, quick service; and a buzzy atmopshere.
After eating, head to Regent's Street to their supermarket where you can buy cook books and all the ingredients you need to try the food at home.
Staff is friendly. Fois is good. Atmosphere is of a cantina rather than a real restaurant. I like it. Miso soup is great. On the menu: sushi, udon, sashimi, don. Not cheap cheap but good.
Apparently the close on 20th of February as the lease is finishing. They will open somewhere else.
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Japan Centre is one of my favorite places in London. I love the shop where I can find all the ingredients to cook Japanese dishes at home like Japanese curry or okonomi yaki, they also have my favorite Japanese treat "kinoko no yama" (=mountain's mushrooms), small chocolate biscuits in a shape of a mushroom, cute and yummy! Also the take-away maki and sushi are amazingly good and cheap.
I also love the restaurant but if you're going for fish it's a bit pricey, the rest of the dishes are not very expensive. I think their best dish is the katsudon (fried pork served with eggs and onions on rice) I could have it everyday!!!
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