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Etsu Japanese Restaurant

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Central Liverpool
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Beetham Plaza | 25 The Strand (entrance off Brunswick Street), Liverpool L2 0XJ, England
0044 1512367530
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Since opening in November 2007, Etsu has become a welcome addition to...
Since opening in November 2007, Etsu has become a welcome addition to Liverpool’s eating out scene and has won numerous awards including Restaurant of the Year in 2009 and being crowned ‘The UK’s Greatest Japanese Restaurant’ by Eat Japan in 2010. With the help of three highly trained Japanese national chefs, who between them have over 60 years experience, Etsu offers diners fresh authentic Japanese cuisine served in a cosy and relaxed atmosphere.Its menu comprises of a wide range of Japanese dishes to suit all tastes, from traditional sushi and sashimi to speciality meat and fish dishes. Etsu also has experienced Japanese waiting on staff who will be able to answer most queries regarding all Japan related enquires from the food to the culture. This popular little restaurant is one of Liverpool’s best restaurant gems receiving numerous rave reviews and has been consistently in Trip Advisors top 3 out of a Liverpool’s 229 restaurants for the last 2 years. Be sure to book to ensure you don’t miss out!
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good authentic sashimi

This is a brilliant authentic japanese restaurant. When I lived in Liverpool I frequented several times a week. The tempura prawns are amazing and I recommend the sashimi very fresh and lovely. Service can be slow as very busy but definitely worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Amelia J
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Preston, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is a brilliant authentic japanese restaurant. When I lived in Liverpool I frequented several times a week. The tempura prawns are amazing and I recommend the sashimi very fresh and lovely. Service can be slow as very busy but definitely worth a visit.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We visited Etsu on Saturday 25th July2013,we were welcomed warmly at reception and showed to our table straight away. .Throughout our visit we were treated wonderfully as always.The food as always was delightful.As a party of six celebrating my wife's birthday,we were amazed at the speed and efficiency of the staff in taking our orders ,advising us on dishes and... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We have visited Etsu several times over the years and have never been disappointed. We took a family member who loves sushi yet never gets an opportunity to experience this. Most of us had the pork dumplings to start with tempura vegetables followed by the steak or mixed sushi platter. Our Waiter guided us with our choices and his recommendations... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We had some starter and the soft shelf crab was amazing .. Unagi Don was a bit small portion . But overall was a good meal and my wife love it :)

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I love Etsu. The food is always amazing and the staff are great. For such a little place it packs a mighty punch!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Have eaten in Etsu twice now midweek and continues to impress, Food is healthy and full of flavour. Prices are good and staff are very friendly. This is not a fine dining experience however I would definitely eat here on a Sat evening. Fun place to eat and always busy.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We have been here quite a few times and while we go with good intentions of having some of the main courses, we always go for some of the nice starters and loads of sushi and sashimi. The staff are friendly and do not intrude. There is a good selection of sake and whiskies, though we normally just have some... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We went because we had been in some great jap restaurants in Spain with good food and where the chef did juggling tricks when cooking The food is ok , the seating is rational ( some Japs make you sit next to strangers ) , no chef acrobatics when we were there. Service fair enough. Parking is usually feasible outside... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We had some expectations for this restaurant, but were disappointed. The food was average at best. The breaded chicken was of poor quality meat, the fried chicken had a hard crust on the outside and the sushi was supermarket standard. The chef used his mobile inbetween cooking, without washing his hands (several times). Bad hygiene when you cook with raw... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Having lived in Japan and eaten at Japanese restaurants all over the world, the one thing Liverpools (great and creative!) dining scene lacks is a variety of decent Japanese restaurants - most are of the sushi chain variety. This restaurant comes as close as it gets in Liverpool for authentic Japanese food. However, if you are into Japanese food, don't... More 

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Additional Information about Etsu Japanese Restaurant

Address: Beetham Plaza | 25 The Strand (entrance off Brunswick Street), Liverpool L2 0XJ, England
Phone Number: 0044 1512367530
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Merseyside  >  Liverpool>  > Central Liverpool
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 24
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Beetham Plaza | 25 The Strand (entrance off Brunswick Street), Liverpool L2 0XJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Merseyside  >  Liverpool>  > Central Liverpool
  • Neighborhood: Central Liverpool
  • Phone Number: 0044 1512367530

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 24
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business, Families with children

Description

Since opening in November 2007, Etsu has become a welcome addition to Liverpool’s eating out scene and has won numerous awards including Restaurant of the Year in 2009 and being crowned ‘The UK’s Greatest Japanese Restaurant’ by Eat Japan in 2010. With the help of three highly trained Japanese national chefs, who between them have over 60 years experience, Etsu offers diners fresh authentic Japanese cuisine served in a cosy and relaxed atmosphere.Its menu comprises of a wide range of Japanese dishes to suit all tastes, from traditional sushi and sashimi to speciality meat and fish dishes. Etsu also has experienced Japanese waiting on staff who will be able to answer most queries regarding all Japan related enquires from the food to the culture. This popular little restaurant is one of Liverpool’s best restaurant gems receiving numerous rave reviews and has been consistently in Trip Advisors top 3 out of a Liverpool’s 229 restaurants for the last 2 years. Be sure to book to ensure you don’t miss out!
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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