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61 Upper Street | Islington, London N1 0NY, England
+44 20 7226 4665
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 11:45 - 15:00
Fri 17:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a nice service and a cosy place to be with family and friends. I have been in quite a few places but this is exetionally good. I love everything about it and I'd give it a 5 star without regret.

Thank lhibro
joe m, Owner at Tenshi, responded to this review

Dear Ihibro, I'm very glad to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant. Your positive comments mean a lot to my team, thank you for your support More 

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I'm sitting in the restaurant right now. Food is good (lunch bento great value) but the server, a young guy, was truly dreadful. He sloped around in a mood, grunting to customers and barely acknowledging requests. So much of the experience of eating Japanese is contingent on excellent service - you've got to sort this out. Like the new benches... More 

Thank P88888
joe m, Owner at Tenshi, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, and for giving us a reasonably good review despite your bad experience regarding our service. I'm glad you liked the food and the new seating at least. I have identified the staff member to whom you referred and he has been given some additional training and guidance. I'm sorry these shortcomings impacted negatively on your... More 

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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We got seated upstairs on a tiny little table, and were practically sitting on the laps of the people next to us it was so cramped. Service was not great - they forgot to bring one of the starters - we had to chase twice and it was delivered after they bought the main course. Soup came without a spoon... More 

Thank LucindaInDubai
joe m, Owner at Tenshi, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear that the inadequate service you received affected your enjoyment of our restaurant, and I'm glad that you had the generosity to include some positive comments in your review despite this. Although it is not an excuse, we had literally just reopened after a refurbishment which ran from 28 Dec to the morning of 3 Jan, and... More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Very busy the little ''Angel'' (as translated from our lovely waitress). When we arrived the place was packed and we had to wait a bit until we had a table. When we placed our order and the food started coming, we realised why it was so busy. Everything was DELICIOUS!!! We had the pumpkin croquettes which they were fantastic crispy... More 

1 Thank EvaAdam33
Lynchburg, Virginia
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Met up with a friend for lunch. The food was really good. In particular I recommend the spicy tuna roll with coriander. Nice big chunks of tuna seasoned with a nice chili power and rolled in rice with leaves of raw cilantro. delicious!

Thank jodpan
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Visited Tenshi this evening with a couple of friends and had enjoyed the Salmon Teriaki and some tasty Tempura. Defiantly recommend a visit.

Thank Louise G
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

I got food poisoning after having Katsudon and sharing plate Sushi set B here. The food tasted bad. Personally I love Japanese food very much but I couldn't finish my dish nor the sushi and my friend couldn't too (she got Udon). I felt sick right after that. I vomited since then until 6 o'clock in the morning. And you... More 

Thank Amm H
joe m, Owner at Tenshi, responded to this review

Dear Amm H, I am sorry to hear of your bad experience and must ask you please to provide further details so that we can investigate. Contracting food poisoning after dining here would be an extremely serious matter for management, and you are the first customer who has ever reported this to the best of our knowledge in nearly seven... More 

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We had an awful experience there tonight, I will certainly never return. The service is terrible, not rude, but very unorganised and extremely slow. My wife's sushi turned up, my sushi never did. I asked, having already been waiting for 20 odd minutes, to simply be told that they're out of that dish. Why hadn't they told me earlier? I'd... More 

Thank Alexander T
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I took my friend here for her birthday as it's her favourite restaurant in London. I'd never been before so read a lot of the reviews ahead of our visit. I have to say that I disagree with pretty much all the negative reviews about rude staff and waiting ages to order. We got there around 7pm, was seated and... More 

1 Thank GracieS91
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

It was a busy service on a Sunday lunch time! Our order for Bento box, pork Katsu curry and prawn Tempura were taken quickly. Both main were tasty and excellent! Although Japanese waitress was very friendly, service was rather disappointing slow. It took a long time for mains to arrive though other customers that arrived later than us were served... More 

Thank avaotto

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:45 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
11:45 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
11:45 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
11:45 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
11:45 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 Upper Street | Islington, London N1 0NY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7226 4665

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?