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Japan Centre

19 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 7ED, England
+44 20 3405 1246
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“sushi” (56 reviews)
“gyoza” (7 reviews)
“bento” (8 reviews)
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Japanese, Fast food, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
19 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 7ED, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Small and busy store but great place to find Japanese snacks which are otherwise hard to find My daughter picked up lots of diy candy kits popular on you tube

Thank Natleehopesid
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While working at the Picturehouse Central I stumbled upon the food hall in the top of the Japan Centre and oh. My. Lord. Never since have I looked at sushi in the same way. Not only is it (relatively) cheap, but the sushi is beyond...More

Thank Lucy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was at the Japan centre at Piccadilly and it was an excellent option. Fresh sushi and an array of other Japanese food and beverages are available. Went to the store upstairs to get my fill of matcha. They had match tea on sale which made...More

Thank UrbanNomad11
Reviewed 15 June 2017

if your homesick for your Japanese treats this is the place to go. try something different, theres a cafe on site, or a binto box and eat out, I always pay a visit when I'm in London

Thank Frances E
Reviewed 11 June 2017

I stopped in while being a tourist in town on a Sunday afternoon; the food was amazing, service very attentive and nice place to sit for lunch. Japanese-everything-all-the-time here....super well labelled and organized. Excellent spot!

Thank NonaKim
JapanCentreGroup, Japan Centre Team at Japan Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Many thanks for coming to visit us at Japan Centre NonaKim. We are delighted you enjoyed your experience and we hope to see you again soon. Japan Centre Team

Reviewed 6 June 2017

Went here for a snack. The main shopping is accessed by a long escalator,Once there, you have a good range of fresh and frozen food, as well as rice-based savoury snacks, and Japanese confectionery.There is a corner where food can be ordered , and eaten...More

Thank Boudin882
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Excellent selection of fresh sashimi/sushi/noodles/rice dishes at very good prices, especially for London. Seating area isn't very big and there's no alcohol allowed. Stays open until around 8pm. Make sure to reserve in advance if you want the sushi platter!

Thank Helen P
JapanCentreGroup, Japan Centre Team at Japan Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Thanks for coming to visit us at Japan Centre Helen P, we are thrilled you enjoy our sushi and deli counter. See you again soon. Japan Centre Team

Reviewed 22 May 2017

If you want to cook Japanese food, this is the place to go for ingredients. They also have a great selection of books, crockery, etc. I believe they also serve food. Having visited Japan a couple of years ago, it was nice to come here...More

Thank mrs_nre_r
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Brilliant mix of fresh food including difficult to get Japanese bakery goods and imported ingredients for home cooking. Probably the best place to get bento in London. Only negative is that the seating is very limited if you want to eat in. I always visit...More

Thank BounceBella
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Store is full of Japanese goods such as food, books and drinks, also has many fresh options with a counter and baked goods.

Thank SomeGuyCalledAlex
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 7ED, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighbourhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: +44 20 3405 1246
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