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#457 of 15,145 Restaurants in London
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PRICE RANGE
£4 - £14
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Healthy
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Table Service, BYOB
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Reviewed 15 December 2023

What an amazing place, full of charm. Love the tiny, unassuming venue! The food is epic. Visited with work friends for a Christmas outing. Portions and flavours are great. Staff are friendly and attentive. BYOB and cash only. - perfect

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 14 November 2023 via mobile

We had an excellent meal. The chilli squid was great, chilli crab was ok, the sushi was outstanding, particularly the volcano rolls, the duck noodles were good. Desserts were lovely, especially the fondant. This is a BYOB place but we happily had soft drinks. Cash...only and hard to get seats on busy nights so best to book ahead at this popular local restaurant.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 25 September 2023

The most disgusting sushi in all of London! for this we paid 22 pounds. just look at this. this was my first and last time! never again

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 22 August 2023

Zaibatsu is fabulous hidden gem!!! Fresh, tasty and incredibly friendly. It has a huge variety for everyone (my partner hates sushi but was really impressed) it’s also BYO if you want to drink and extremely good value for money. what this place lacks in aesthetics...it definitely makes up for with the fresh traditional flavours. We will definitely be visiting regularly.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 2 July 2023

Excellent! Brilliant little hole in the wall. Great food and service for a reasonable cost.will be back again soon.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 24 June 2023

Been regularly going to Zaibatsu since 2019, since then it has been favourite restaurant. The food is amazing and great value for money! The service is great and we are always happy to leave a decent tip as they do not add on service charge...to your bill. They have a huge variety of dishes to choose from on the menu, the sushi in particular is the highlight for me.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 9 May 2023

We live nearby and have been going to zaibatsu regularly for years. We absolutely love the food (especially the chicken Katsu curry which is my favourite). The service is always lovely and the owners are friendly. Some cleaning would definitely help (mainly the windowsill area...by the door as it’s quite dusty). However, still one of my favourite restaurants overall!More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 23 April 2023

This has been the best discovery of my life! The food and service is absolutely stunning. We’ve been regulars for years; never a disappointment. Highly to recommend from whichever part of London you’re visiting or living!

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 29 December 2022 via mobile

We hadn’t visited Zaibatsu for years. It hasn’t changed a bit. It has a cafe style and the food is fantastic, from the wonderful sushi to the tasty noodles and lightly coated soft shell crab. The service was quick and super friendly. It still has...the charm and the prices are cheap for the quality of food. Thoroughly recommended.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 10 December 2022

We went overboard on the ordering and apart from the seaweed salad ( a bit too authentic ) enjoyed all the dishes. Ribs in BBQ sauce, mixed tempura, cod in tempura, sushi, noodles ... all amazing, fresh and such good value for money. Few things...to note - cash only, BYO for booze, not heated so pretty cold at the moment but well worth it. Service efficient and friendly but not effusive. Will go backMore

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 11 September 2022 via mobile

This is a must visit restaurant hidden away in Greenwich. Few things; doesn't look like much from the front, but never judge a book by its cover No cards accepted so bring cash , and they don't hold a liquor license but you can bring...your own booze. My family and I went and I was hoping that they would at least try a few new dishes, and low and behold, my very fussy eater of a son has fallen in love with Japanese food. Portion sizes are good, we split or main dishes and we definitely had enough food, the chicken fried rice is quite large. Truly a delicious little gem of a restaurant. Would also advise to book your tableMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 14 August 2022 via mobile

So good. Was craving sashimi and all my favourite authentic Japanese restaurants seem to have closed down. Visited on the strength of recommendations here. Had mixed sashimi, rice, miso soup. The fish was tasty and fresh and very good value. My son was pleased with...the Chinese and fusion food on offer and had his favourite which is spring rolls. It’s very ordinary inside, everything could do with a lick of paint and new menus as the ones we had were a bit mucky. But I came for the food and wasn’t disappointed. Will come back for sure. It’s free corkage so would be a v reasonable night out if I was drinking. Staff were perfect.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 5 July 2022

I may not be a Londoner but do I ever love visiting for this tasty food. I feel like home every time I return. The last visit I had a pasta with some kind of squid or seafood that blew my socks off. Wonderful people.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 29 June 2022

This unassuming family run restaurant cranks out a wide variety of Japanese, fusion and sushi dishes. Despite the cramped interior, large menu, and unglamorous location, the food quality is really good, comparable to places costing double elsewhere in town. Portions are enormous! Bring cash as...it's cash only, and book in advance, by phone, as it's busy, and there's no web booking.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 26 June 2022 via mobile

Wow! Where do I start with this venue. We booked this in a strong recommendation from a family member who said “you must try the food at this place!” And boy he was right. The welcome when we arrived was just right, attentive but not...overpowering. I had already selected a number of our usual favourites (elsewhere) and wanted to compare quality. The dishes arrived at steady intervals and the food was excellent, really excellent! We had brought some alcoholic drinks in from the Pub a couple of doors away, as the venue does not serve alcohol at the moment. The whole visit was really great and when I asked for the bill I was amazed at what the cost was and believe this to be fabulous value for money. If your in the area and can get a table (very limited) then this really is a MUST try restaurant. Enjoy Guys!!!!!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Zaibatsu is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5