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“The best Japanese restaurant in London” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Shogun - CLOSED

Shogun
Price range: US$38 - US$50
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian, Sushi
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Mayfair
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“The best Japanese restaurant in London”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

I love Japanese food and have lived in London all my life so have tried many Japanese restaurants across town, old and new. None compare to Shogun and whatever the occasion I will always try to find an excuse to visit this wonderful restaurant. If you want to pay over the odds to eat in a snobby/pretentious place go to Nobu or Yashin. If you want absolutely delicious food in a friendly and authentic restaurant then pick Shogun. Tatler's decision to name it winner of their 'Test of Time' Restaurant Award in 2012 speaks volumes and I can't recommend the place highly enough!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank west_londoner_24
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39 reviews from our community

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Rating summary
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Nottingham
Level Contributor
58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A little tired”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

The entrance approach filled us with foreboding, scruffy carpet, old ornaments in display cabinets, and two toilet doors at the bottom of the gloomy stairs which need a repaint.
The welcome was not a 5* experience, rushed to our table in a relatively empty restaurant at 1915 on a Saturday evening. No one offered to take our coats.
The menu is a bit 'dumbed down', with undue emphasis on set meals. We opted for these, plus a side order of additional Toro sashimi.
On the plus side the food was very good, and the service of it well paced. Young waiting staff were OK but not outstanding.
At £58 per head for the set meals this was not a cheap night out, nor was it expected, but the whole thing feels like it needs a radical update.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Colin S
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Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Favourite family Japanese treat ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013 via mobile

Impeccable Japanese food and service in elegant surroundings .... The freshest sushi in town and welcoming staff . Favourite for three generations.

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1 Thank Sydney L
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St. Moritz, Switzerland
Level Contributor
82 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2013

Great Japanese restaurant. Top quality food - open since 1981. Really worth a visit if you like traditional Japanese food. Original design - not trendy like Nobu - but very good sushi/sashimi.
Good for business discussions!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank peter778899
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Revisit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2013

Visited several times since last review. Why change a successful formula? Intimate basement location with timeless gentle decor. First class sushi at the bar or at your table provided by the peerless Nori, and supervised by the hostess the delightful Hiromi. I shall return.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank henry079
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