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34 George Street | Marylebone, London W1U 7DP, England
+44 20 7935 8311
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible16%
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“sashimi” (14 reviews)
“yaki” (2 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
34 George Street | Marylebone, London W1U 7DP, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

we know this place since years.. And every time it is just as good as it can be. Sushi and sashimi of the top very friendly staff a nice chat with the owner... We love it. Nithing more to say.

Thank jlamig
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking forward to Defune as we live close by and remember it as a very high quality Japanese restaurant. No longer. We had the set sirloin steak lunch menu at £32 each. It consisted of primarily grizzle and fat, and was left uneaten...More

Thank hareshramnani2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend surprised me with a trip to Defune for my birthday. As we love Teppanyaki, I was really excited. I looked at the menu and immediately thought 'oh God this is expensive', but the best teppanyaki is so I didn't really mind. It was...More

Thank olivia22Essex
Reviewed 11 October 2017

I have been going to Defune for about 20 years. On special occasions. I do not know better sushi outside Japan. The quality is superb. The last visit was dissapointing. Food remained excellent, prices and service lagged behind. Defune increased prices and devalued the service....More

1  Thank JAnMarti
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Set in the affluent Marylebone, this Japanese restaurant offers great food with attentive staff. The price for two sits comfortably in the ball point of £120-150 reflecting the quality of the ingredients and indeed the opulence of the neighbourhood. The relaxed ambience of the restaurant...More

Thank Shiron R
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

This is a highly end Japanese restaurant in West End, their price reflects their ingredients and location. It's great for romantic occasions, its basement is intimate and quiet. Service is attentive, but not intrusive. We loved the Tonkatsu, it's made with Iberico pork, crispy and...More

Thank Anteater222222
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Fresh ingredients for beautiful food. The ground floor has the chef table and about 4 individual tables. The main area will be in the basement with a teppanyaki table and 10-15 tables. We ordered the 'Defune Special' (tasting menu) with additional dishes on the side....More

Thank minibisceper
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Traveling in London from San Francisco, and spotted this well rated place near my hotel. Full disclosure, this place is alright (better than your average sushi roll joint), but given its price and ratings, does not deserve more than 2 stars in my opinion. I...More

Thank Scott H
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We have eaten at Defune for many years. It is our family treat as it has the best tasting classic sushi as well as other traditional Japanese dishes. Once my daughter and I ordered too much food (as usual!). I asked for a doggy bag...More

Thank Leyla C
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Great dishes with an authentic flavour- some of the best Japanese food in London I have had. If you are in to sushi, sashimi and other mainstays like miso, nasu dengaku - I highly recommend this place.

Thank nicosanremo
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

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
6:00 am - 10:30 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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
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