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) #7,753 of 17,851 Restaurants in London ££££ Japanese, Sushi, Asian
34 George Street | Marylebone, London W1U 7DP, England
+44 20 7935 8311
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible16%
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“sashimi” (15 reviews)
“yaki” (2 reviews)
“fatty tuna” (2 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
34 George Street | Marylebone, London W1U 7DP, England
Neighbourhood: Marylebone
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Reviewed 10 December 2014

This was our second visit to Defune and because last time (around 8 months ago) the whole experience was quite good we decided to take a French couple and their 3 year old daughter for dinner as one of our friends fancied some sushi. I...More

Thank H B
Reviewed 26 November 2014

My #2 son (a restaurateur turned head hunter to the profession) certainly rose to the occasion when I invited him to lunch at Defune yesterday (25 Nov. '14 - lunch). I had gone through the learning curve of Japanese food in Nagasaki and subsequently worked...More

3  Thank Barton-bonviveur
Reviewed 25 October 2014

Sushi is good, on the expensive side. Service swift and friendly. But all in all nothing to write home about.

1  Thank JP_Marylebone_London
Reviewed 17 October 2014

We thought it was promising as the staff and majority of guests were Japanese, plus the high pricing, all sounded as if something authentic may be happening here... However, out of five different dishes we had, I could say only the soup was very nice,...More

2  Thank sister-karamazov
Reviewed 6 October 2014 via mobile

I have passed this place many times and I took a friend to tell me to go. What a pleasant surprise. Very friendly, helpful and quick service. We ordered a bit of everything and got a lot of good help from the chefs, we were...More

1  Thank Torben K
Reviewed 13 August 2014

We decided to try this place as all other restaurants were busy. We ordered one dish each, I had a glass of wine, my husband had 1 beer and our daughter had water. The service was very slow and they did not explain anything. The...More

Thank JodiK4Fun
Reviewed 30 July 2014

I will start by stating that I have worked in Japan and visited on holiday. Hence my initial impressions First off the prices are expensive for what is effectively Izakaya food. Some of the staff were good. For one the Teppanyaki chef was knowledable about...More

2  Thank Mike P
Reviewed 1 July 2014

We had the tasting menu!! I know but we were both famished and it was an early dinner late lunch kind of thing. Any way I have to say the I was initially very sceptical having been to Defune several years back and found it...More

Thank Lena A
Reviewed 17 March 2014

I am a regular customer I collected takeaway and was not good so I called them spoke to MOTO who laughed at me and was very rude beware of him worst member of staff !!!

5  Thank Ckb89
Reviewed 20 January 2014

We ate here on a cold January day and had three hot starters, two hot mains, two beers and a glass of wine and it was £132 including 15% service charge. We live a short walk away so we're used to Marylebone prices but for...More

3  Thank Steve R
Marylebone offers what so many London neighbourhoods
cannot: a village feel coupled with urban convenience.
Much of its success rests in its location. Wedged
between the northeastern corner of Hyde Park and the
southern end of Regent's Park and with a number of
Tube stations within easy reach, Marylebone is as
pedestrian friendly as Central London gets. The
bustling shopping mecca of Oxford Street separates it
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:30
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 George Street | Marylebone, London W1U 7DP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Marylebone
  • Neighbourhood: Marylebone
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7935 8311