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6 Spencer Street, St. Albans, England
(01727) 865009
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Ranked #88 of 227 Restaurants in St. Albans
Cuisines: Asian, Japanese
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Most recent review
- Jan 12, 2014
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Abbots Langley, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

If you want a cold, deserted restaurant where you don't get noticed when you arrive... it took 5 mins for the waiter to even see us - we seated ourselves on arrival as there was no one in sight to seat us. When the waiter came out of the kitchen, he went to 3 other tables before he even saw... More

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We have eaten Japanese meals over 100 times and I used to cook it too. This meal was poor for us mainly due to 50 min wait (2 guests there when we came).

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

After living in St Albans for a few years and walking past this restaurant on many occasions, we decided it was about time we gave it a go and boy, we were not disappointed. We opted for a a starter and main and all dishes were cooked to perfection. The portions weren't massive but just right and the quality was... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

This place is often quiet as people no doubt say on here but friendly service and never totally empty. Don't go expecting sushi, this is all cooked Japanese food served with rice, done extremely well. Lovely dinner.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

It is many years since I visited this restaurant but I recently returned to find it virtually unchanged - and was even recognised by the lady who runs front of house. As ever the food is equisite and served imaginatively. If you are a novice to Japanese cuisine (and I don't mean Yo-Sushi!) I really recommend the set meals as... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I are big Japanophiles, having spent two very happy weeks there on our honeymoon. On our return we have been looking high and low for authentic Japanese food (and anywhere selling Katsu curry doesn't cut it for me!). When we wandered into Sukiyaki we were so happy to have found just what we were looking for. We... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

As others have written on this page; this is an unusual restaurant. On a Saturday night, we were the only customers in a dining room that could probably cater for 50. The décor is dated and you wouldn’t be at all surprised if Marty McFly jumped out and said ‘Doc, you’ve gotta come back with me to the future’ and... More

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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013 via mobile

I like this place. The food is Authentic Japanese. I've only seen a max of eight people eating here. The food is tasty. The staff are fantastic and extremely helpful. The kindness you find here is hard to find elsewhere. It's a good a treat for anyone that loves Japanese food. Keep in mind it's a little bit spooky. They... More

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Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

My wife and i having been visiting Sukiyaki for well over ten years. It had remained the same consistent good value with excellent genuine Japanese food. That may sound boring but when one has perfected what one does there is no need to change. In an ever changing world it is great to see that not everyone changes for changes... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

If you want to try real Japanese food where it is all about quality then give it a try. The owner is charming but it is not a chain restaurant with old interior which puts some people off which is a shame.

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