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Etsu Japanese Restaurant

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Beetham Plaza | 25 The Strand (entrance off Brunswick Street), Liverpool L2 0XJ, England
0044 1512367530
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5:00 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: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
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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  • 364
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    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 13
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  • 6
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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
The best Japanese restaurant

We came here to celebrate my son's GCSE result on the 20th, this is his best Japanese restaurant, we have been here quite a few times and still loving it. The food is always fresh and tasty and the staffs are brilliant.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Susan1314
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We came here to celebrate my son's GCSE result on the 20th, this is his best Japanese restaurant, we have been here quite a few times and still loving it. The food is always fresh and tasty and the staffs are brilliant.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great selection of starters. The tofu was too small A portion. The aubergine and veg tempura was average. The seaweed salad and battered chicken was good. The selection of sashimi was disappointing, small portions and lacked selection. Drinks- good selection Of Japanese whiskey,plumed wine.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Small place a little difficult to spot , look for the water feature on a small plaza. Very nice service, very busy. Not being an expert on Japanese food the food seemed acceptable and well priced.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The food is wonderful, service can feel a little slow but never an issue, a very intimate venue that I love to visit with family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Must visit in Liverpool. Sushi was amazing. Staff incredibly friendly. Must try the tuna niguiris. Had nice miso soup, dumplings, teriyaki chicken and sushi. Highly recommendable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The best Japanese food I think I've ever had, combined with some excellent service. Couldn't have asked for more! Planning our next visit already.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Excellent quality sushi. Loved it and can't wait to go back. This is the best sushi I've found in the UK since moving here from New York.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Another restaurant we deliver to from work, stunning food & excellent service. Finally got to try soft shell crab & it was yummy. We will definitely be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Awesome sushi, great service. Good value for money. If you like authentic Japanese food you cant go wrong with etsu

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I have tried sushi in every city and every country I have travelled to so my taste buds are a little bit spoiled :-) I must say that the quality of salmon sashimi, maki and California rolls I was served here was excellent. Green tea was genuine and left a deep smoky after taste on your tongue and gyoza dumplings... 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, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

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