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Cafe Japan

626 Finchley Road, London NW11 7RR, England
+44 20 8455 6854
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
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“sashimi” (13 reviews)
“quality sushi” (3 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
626 Finchley Road, London NW11 7RR, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The bento box had a strange wet salad section but the soft shell crab and teriyaki salmon is always great...the people are really nice too. You’ll have to check out the toilet...who knew that those programmable ones actually existed!!!! Justifiably pricey

Thank lucky l
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

I have been eating at cafe japan for over 10 years. No place in London where I would rather eat Japanese food. I deeply miss Yuko, who is no longer with us. Made the place feel like a second home. Mother’s Day was made very...More

Thank Shira Sharon S
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Anyone who knows me knows I’m super fussy about the quality of food I eat, especially when it comes to Japanese food. Far too many places I note serve “Japanese” food which is similar but not a patch on the real thing. With my usual...More

Thank EmAitchKay
Reviewed 24 January 2018

Not the best location and you don’t expect to find such a good restaurant in that area. The place itself it’s very simple. As I know, the restaurant has been renovated, I’ve been there about 5 times for now. The quality of the food is...More

1  Thank sergeykI6312UN
Chitose O, other at Cafe Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Dear sergeykI6312UN, We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your dining experiences at Café Japan. Our Café Japan team strive to create a warm atmosphere that serves top grade Japanese food in London and our manager works incredibly hard to maintain the food...More

Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

This is one of the long established Japanese restaurants in Golders Green near the station, keeps going from strength to strength and has not ceased to please me and my family. We go there mainly for weekend luncheons and sometimes in the evenings for special...More

Thank Chung L
Chitose O, Supervisor at Cafe Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Dear Chung L, We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience. Thank you for your kind words, feedback like yours is great for our team morale. We look forward to having you again soon. Kind regards Miku Restaurant Quality and Staff...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is a really good sushi and Japanese food cafe that I will keep returning to. The quality is superb and the set lunches are great value. Also of note is the miso soup and the fresh salads with really good dressings. Sashimi is wonderful...More

2  Thank SuzanneNorthLondon
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

A wonderful trip to Japan through cafe Japan!delicious food, perfect quality,good value for money,very nice customer service!you don't have to travel to Japan, Japan is in london. Definitely going back soon!

Thank Angelica1313
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Good service, food as good as being in Japan! Really fresh fish and good helpings. Close to home too!

1  Thank Hillylondon
Reviewed 25 May 2017

I love Sushi — I eat huge amounts of it when I can. Came here for my four-year anniversary with my partner and we had a great time. The service was good and the food was absolutely amazing. Bill came to £30 a head for...More

Thank mikeocd
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Perhaps my expectations were to high. This Sushi bar received rave reviews so we entered the front doors expecting a great meal. We were let down almost immediately. This place is way understaffed. Busy Saturday night - and two people in the kitchen. The table...More

Thank Patrick F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 10 - USD 40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 626 Finchley Road, London NW11 7RR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8455 6854
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Café Japan, situated a stone’s throw from Golders Green tube station, has been a local favourite among residents of north-west London for more than 18 years. Specialising in the freshest sushi, as well as many favourite Japanese hot dishes such as teriyaki and tempura, once you taste our food you’ll soon realise why we’ve remained for so many years a popular destination for authentic Japanese food in London.
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