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Etsu Japanese Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
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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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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Authentic Japanese sashimi and sushi ~ とても美味しかったです

One of the best authentic sushi and sashimi outside of London. The sushi rice is beautifully seasoned and not mushy, each beautiful pearl grain is shiny and gorgeous. Most importantly, it is the way real Japanese sushi is served, with a beautifully sliced fish on top of a SMALL little portion of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

One of the best authentic sushi and sashimi outside of London. The sushi rice is beautifully seasoned and not mushy, each beautiful pearl grain is shiny and gorgeous. Most importantly, it is the way real Japanese sushi is served, with a beautifully sliced fish on top of a SMALL little portion of rice. The Western way of serving sushi as... More 

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UK
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Had a late lunch here and was very impressed by the food - good selection on offer and pretty much all 'authentic' Japanese. Everything we had seemed to have been cooked fresh and was very tasty, particularly the chicken karaage we had as part of our starter. All the staff were friendly and helpful and the service was fine. Will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

I had come here with high expectations as everyone that has been here has been delighted.I have to say, it very well exceeded my expectations. Wonderful staff who were warm and caring and very almost pampered you! I will definatly be returning.

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

A family celebration was extra special due to a delicious meal at Etsu. There's a great selection of starters, so many to choose from. Main course was a perfectly cooked steak with Teryaki sauce. The vegetables and salad dressings were so tasty. My group all enjoyed the experience and will be going again.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The whole relaxed atmosphere of the restaurant is a fantastic start to the experience!! The food is absolutely amazing and beautifully presented! The staff are friendly, welcoming and courteous. Fantastic Japanese cuisine! Would definitely recommend!

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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Everything we ordered was perfect, we left we very happy tummies!! I can not express how good the food was, presented perfectly,as there was a group of us we ordered lots of dishes and they put them on to large plates for us to save on room on the table. If you love sushi you have to go!! I literally... More 

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liverpool [the beatles]
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This was our 2nd visit to Etsu. There were 3 of us with no reservation, we were told that we could be fitted in but, only had 1 hour and a half before the table we used was reserved. The restaurant was quite busy so were pleased to get a table. Staff were polite and competent. We ordered the large... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

When my boyfriend and I first arrived on a Thursday night, there we're no available tables but were told there were openings later in the evening. We came back and glad we did! We ordered a sushi roll to share and I had a main with seared tuna in teriyaki sauce, salad and rice. The quality was incredible and everything... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This is the second time we have been here, both time was amazing, the service is great and the food, wow!!! I ordered steak, it was nicely cooked, just perfect!!! will be back and will recommend to everyone!!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Having been to Etsu several in the past and always enjoyed the food, I had no second thoughts in returning for a catch up dinner with a friend. The food and service throughout the meal was good, however when we asked to look at the dessert menu we were informed that the table was booked and we had to leave.... More 

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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, Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Entertaining clients

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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