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Etsu Japanese Restaurant

Beetham Plaza | 25 The Strand (entrance off Brunswick Street), Liverpool L2 0XJ, England (Central Liverpool)
0044 1512367530
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Ranked #16 of 1,064 restaurants in Liverpool
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $24
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Central Liverpool
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!
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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liverpool [the beatles]
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Very nicely set out clean restaurant with friendly and as is expected from Japanese polite staff. Food. There were 4 of us each had a different starter, all arrived together and were hot. All 4 agreed the starters were very tasty. We had 2 chicken dishes, 1 pork and 1 crab. Each dish was about £4 except the crab £9.... More

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uk
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Visited with my better half for our anniversary. Always pre book as seen them turn a lot of people away and it was only a wednesday. Food was excellent and staff really nice. Had starter, some sushi and main meal. Had a really good time

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Durham, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The sashimi and sushi were fresh and tasty, but the portions are small. The outdoor seating area is lovely if the weather is also.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Food was well prepared, we ate outside as they were fullly booked. Get reservations as well. Service was friendly and very good.

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Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

As Japanese restaurants go this is by far the best!!! Don't be tempted to try the better known teppanayaki place. We had the sushi and sashimi platter to share as a starter and it was incredibly prepared, presented and was as fresh as you can get! Our service was brilliant and extremely knowledgable about the menu and was able to... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

I like this place, I assume it's authentic as it had a majority Japanese customer base when I visited. Certainly the food was good, the seared tuna with sticky rice was the best tuna I have ever eaten. There is some outdoor seating as well if you get good weather.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We went as a group of three friends on a Liverpool night out. We got a table on a Saturday night at 8.30pm with only a few hours advance booking, which was great as they squeezed us in. The staff were friendly and genuine, and the atmosphere was lively and buzzy. We ate a miso soup starter, then I had... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Like most people, had 'Bento box': meat, rice, salad. Good mix of tastes and not too heavy for lunch. Service prompt and unobstrusive.

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Rocky Mount, NC
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We were well pleased when we dined here on our last visit to Liverpool and the return visit in April was just as good. I had the Niku Gyoza appetizer (pork and vegetable dumplings) and the Sake (Scottish salmon filet) and Dana had the Maguro (fresh sashimi tuna), and all were delicious. I had Baileys Cheese Cake for desert -... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Love this authentic little japanese restaurant. Delicious sushi with a good range to choose from. A lovely treat every time

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