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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 #13 of 1,075 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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

My husband loves Japanese food so we decided to try out this place: it was very good! My husband had salmon sashimi which he said was amazing and i had some of the sushi which was very good. I also ate the tonkatsu but i didnt like it too much. The chocolate dessert was awesome along with the plum wine... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Been here for dinner with friends. The staff were nice and friendly. They do fresh sashimi which is very very fresh. You can tell when you taste it! A bit let down for the main course but still enjoy it. Delicious green tea ice cream and smooth sake.

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West Kirby, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed our 2nd visit to this lovely little restaurant at the weekend and had a wonderful time. We went with 2 friends and so decided to all have a soup each, and then mix and match a starter each, a mixed sushi/sashimi 12 piece set, and some rice. Everything was lovely. We even asked for seconds of the sushi/sashimi which... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

As a massive lover of Japanese food, Etsu had been recommended to me a few times by family and friends so I had high expectations when I visited with my boyfriend on my birthday. Overall the experience was a good one but I was a little disappointed with the look of the place - it was very cramped the decor... More

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Port Sunlight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

If you have never tried or love Japanese food before then this the place for you. The staff are so accommodating and the food is outstanding. Need I say more

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29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Been here a few times and realised that i had never reviewed it. The service is good and although a bit expensive the food is always excellent. Very fresh and light, you don't feel too full when you are leaving. Cant wait to get back here soon.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Wonderful food, excellent service, great atmosphere, by far the best restaurant in Liverpool! We have been to Etsu several times and every single time the food has been top notch. The sushi is freshly prepared by a qualified sushi chef, with fresh top quality ingredients and it is delicious - I just love the spicy tuna rolls, california rolls and... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

I popped into town to meet an old friend who had suggested Japanese food for lunch. I steered him away from the chain Yo Sushi and took him to this delightful restaurant. It was a sunny day so ate outside in their lovely garden setting (with the sound of a water feature I find adds to the atmosphere). I thought... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We visited here last night (8th aug) Was a little confused by the menu at first but the waitress really helped and we chose mixed sushi for 2 to start, soup and seared tuna as main tuna was amazing my only quarms was the sauce was very strong so if I ordered it again I'd get sauce separate but all... More

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Liverpool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

My friend and I popped in this afternoon for lunch and I can't praise it enough. Best sashimi I've had outside of California and of a far better quality and cheaper than that other "chain" Sushi bar in Liverpool. A hidden gem!

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