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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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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
Incredible quality

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
DanielleT09
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Denver, Colorado
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

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
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I was in Japan last November and this place is the best one I have tried since then :) Good quality food,homemade and cheap

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

It's pretty much the best Japanese up north I have found, and I'm a bit of a Japanese junkie! Great food, great service, great atmosphere. If you have never been I insist you get the prawn tempura and horenso to start! If you enjoy California rolls...the ell is some serious roll and for something different get the special etsu roll.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We had two sushi selections and hot sake. This was delicious and very well presented. All of the sushi was fantastic-the mackerel and salmon were exceptional, as was the eel. The restaurant was busy with many Japanese customers-it has a great atmosphere and good service too. I will definitely go back.

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6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Fantastic fresh food and friendly staff. This little gem is somewhat hidden away, but is well worth finding. The food is fresh, and there is enough on the menu for even non-fish eaters. Great place to go if you are looking for something a bit different in a relaxed atmosphere.

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

I booked a table for 12 people at Etsu to celebrate my birthday with friends based on its excellent reputation. Although a big fan of Japanese food it was my first visit. We were greeted warmly and shown to our table and our drinks order was taken and served very quickly. The rest of our time at Etsu went by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Our fist visit to Etsu, and what a privilege it was to be welcomed so warmly and to dine so wonderfully here. Small restaurant with few tables, so booking is necessary as it is very popular. Simple decor keeps focus on the food and the guests. We were welcomed and seated promptly and the waitress took time to explain the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Amazing food. Sushi was gorgeous, tuna was melt in the mouth succulent. Will definitely be back several times over!!

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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