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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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4:00 pm - 9:00 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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
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
Really a novel experience for me.........

I had only ever been to one Japanese restaurant previously so I don't really understand too much about the cuisine. At Etsu the menu is clear, with adequate descriptions of the dishes and the staff are helpful when assistance is requested. We were a group of eight friends so I cannot comment on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Bob T
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had only ever been to one Japanese restaurant previously so I don't really understand too much about the cuisine. At Etsu the menu is clear, with adequate descriptions of the dishes and the staff are helpful when assistance is requested. We were a group of eight friends so I cannot comment on other choices, but there was near unanimous... More 

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Thank Bob T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic food,genuine fresh and tasty Japanese food.service is friendly and close.we love it and we always will recommend this great place. Thanks Etsu!!!

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Thank Alejandro A
Paris, France
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner to celebrate a birthday did not disappoint in terms of quality but lack of fish cooked traditionally on a skillet in front of customers did was a negative. Staff was efficient and pleasant.

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Thank Mallock20
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was great and lovely staff, I wish if they could step up their sushi game. Definitely will visit again .........

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Thank Ahmed B
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are not many places to go in Liverpool of this quality. Service is not focused on fast delivery but on quality.

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Thank American_in_KL
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such attention to detail and Japanese flavours. It is quite pricey at dinner time, but they have a lunch special which is a deal for the quality and portion sizes. Wish I could eat here every day, seriously.

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Thank Eve S
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time I've been back here in a couple of years. It's still really good. Service was spot on. Food was tasty and fresh. Prices decent - I think they still have the December deals on throughout Jan do defo worth a visit now if you're contemplating going. Had the Ohitashi to start with (rolled spinach in a light soy... More 

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Thank nisho
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten at this restaurant on three occasions now and each time it's been fantastic. If you like sushi and/or noodles or want to try something different I would really recommend this venu.

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Thank Vicky C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took the other half out for her birthday here and had a great meal. Food was really quick and full of flavour, and the atmosphere was great! Reasonably priced and a great variety in dishes. Will come again soon, an absolute gem!

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Thank Rob P
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was lovely. The english girl that served us was fab. We were those annoying customers on this day that couldnt understand the menu and she talked us through it a few times and recommended some dishes. The food we ordered was delicious but i couldnt tell you what it was.

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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, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic

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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