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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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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Most recent review
Excellent Japanese Gem

Staying in Liverpool for work I wanted a quick bite and this was local to my hotel. I was delighted by the restaurant both the service and good were great. I had the salmon sashimi, miso soup and spicy tuna maki. All delicious and very reasonably priced.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Nicole B
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London, England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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431 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Staying in Liverpool for work I wanted a quick bite and this was local to my hotel. I was delighted by the restaurant both the service and good were great. I had the salmon sashimi, miso soup and spicy tuna maki. All delicious and very reasonably priced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

Ok I'm a huge fan of Japanese food. Hate corporate chains like yo sushi as to me it's not proper Japanese scran! This place however, is superb. Always tastes so fresh. You can tell the food hasn't been sat going round and round all afternoon. Always has a fab buzz too.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Tucked away on a quiet street in the centre of Liverpool, this little slice of Japanese heaven offers exceptionally friendly staff, some of the best sashimi I've had and a clean calm atmosphere. 100% recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We have been to Etsu many times. It is a wonderful restaurant with a great atmosphere, good service and authentic, high quality food. We have never been dissatisfied there and would highly recomend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Visited on Valentine's weekend and despite being very busy the service was fantastic. Delicious sushi. Nice selection of sake, warm and cold. Best Japanese in Liverpool by a long way.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We visited Etsu early on a Sunday evening. It is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the strand and all the staff were very friendly and welcoming. We had sushi to share followed by mixed tempura and chicken Katsu, on the whole all of the food was delicious and freshly prepared. We asked for the bill but it... More 

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38 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We often dine here. Food is so fresh and tasty. Generous portions and great value. Also an excellent sushi selection. Cant fault it really except not very child friendly. If the restaurant could offer smaller plates for children it would be perfect. Nonetheless i cant wait to return!

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Leek, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Really great value and authentic Japanese restaurant just across the road from the world heritage site of Liverpool's waterfront. Try a bento box for lunch, very tasty. Atmosphere great and you get to walk through a lovely little Zen garden path first. Better than your average sushi bar.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Sushi was really nice, much better than the conveyor belt sushi places. It's a small place so I'd recommend booking first. Good, friendly service and amazing food. And the atmosphere is nice too!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

Found Etsu last year and I keep going back! Not many people around this part of town but every time we go it's busy! So always book ahead. You always know a place is doing well when it's out of the main part of town, (if you get me) Place is alittle small but very welcoming once up pathway. Staff... 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

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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