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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 #17 of 1,099 Restaurants in Liverpool
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $24
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
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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  • Japanese first
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English first
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Madame thinks the idea of raw fish is pretty grim. So we visited Etsu - Japanese food for the first time. It was clear from the menu there was much more than the stereotype. The food was simply fantastic. Service was sharp. Presentation of the meal was excellent. The bill was interesting - I mean, for the quality of the... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

i went here with my fiance for our anniversary meal as we both love japanese food. the decoration of the restaurant was nice and authentic looking and the staff were very attentive. our table didnt have much of a view. as we sat and placed our orders, the waiter asked if we had even visited japan and asked us questions... More

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St Albans
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Food was excellent and very tasty. All very reasonably priced. The staff are very friendly and courteous. Restaurant was full by 7pm on a Wednesday evening, always a good sign.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My wife and I returned to Etsu for our anniversary and we couldn't have picked a better venue for our evening away from the children. As always the service was top notch and the food once again was superb. On the night we went they had a special of black cod in a miso sauce. It was excellent. My wife... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

If you love sushi this is the place. My wife does not, she had tempura and noodles and thought it was just ok. I had sushi and thought it was amazing. The tuna is stunning. The restaurant is a gem and really good atmosphere. Give it a go. I will be returning as soon as possible.

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We had a wonderful meal, in great surroundings, and the service was really good. The staff really looked after us and were very helpful as it was our first time eating Japanese food. Definitely be going back on our next visit to Liverpool...

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I absolutely love it here!!! As Liverpool has a serious lack of sushi available (in my opinion) this little gem is a lifesaver to my sushi needs. The food is spot on! Salmon and Avocado Rolls are a must as well as the miso!! The staff are always so pleasant and welcoming, I just want to walk back in every... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

we went for a tea time meal and would only agree with the average rating. the service was fine but the food quality was not of a good quality for the price , I had the pork for my main and was not please with the quality of it would have expected better considering the reviews. both myself and my... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Been here a few times now, firstly at lunchtime where we tried the Bento Box and some Sushi. Then on a few evening visits we tried some different mains. The Bento Box at lunchtime represents excellent value and is a great way to try a few different things. Off the main menu in the evening I’ve had the Sea Bass,... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My boyfriend and I went here for dinner before meeting friends for drinks and I'm so glad we went here! The service was good, our waitress was lovely and very attentive (I find this very rare in the UK these days). I had Sea Bass for my main which was absolutely delicious. My boyfriend also really enjoyed his meal of... More

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