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18 Crouch End Hill | Crouch End, London N8 8AA, England
020 8340 4539
Today
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery

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Visitor rating
  • 15
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best Japanese food outside Japan!!

Visited the restaurant for my birthday Excellent Food, fresh sushi. fast service. quite a cosy atmosphere.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Laval S
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Reservations
  • Delivery
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37 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Visited the restaurant for my birthday Excellent Food, fresh sushi. fast service. quite a cosy atmosphere.

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London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

While the restaurant itself is rather unremarkable outside and in, the food is anything but. We took advantage of their special lunchtime menu yesterday and the food was delicious, freshly cooked and beautifully presented and served. Following the miso soup, I had a vegetarian bento box which featured crisp vegetable tempura, tasty tofu, a green salad, rice and melon to... More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

delicious and fresh food - sashimi and sushi. This time I phoned in my order and arrived 20 minutes later to collect it. Friendly staff. I'm happy!

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We had visited this restaurant as a family group once before and came back to celebrate a birthday. We like the idea of choosing a whole range of different dishes right across the menu, and all dipping into each of them - a sort of Japanese tapas experience... This time we rediscovered some favourites - the octopus salad is amazing,... More 

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Treviso, Italy
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46 reviews 46 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I went recently there with two of my best friends, I was really enjoy the food and the atmosphere, I took the "chicken katsu curry" and the taste was really good. We took even some California Rolls like a starter and some other rolls with spicy tuna. And they give us a lot of green tea refill during the dinner!... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I go here often. Great value, popular Japanese place with friendly service. Plenty of choice for vegetarians. Not much in the way of deserts and they don't do coffees for some reason (not Japanese I guess!). Don't forget to make a reservation if you're going on a Friday or Saturday evening, it gets booked out. Service is always quick.

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I was in a party of 4 for dinner. The food was delicious and well presented. The staff were lovely too. The restaurant is small and looks basic but the food is definitely worth a visit but if you were looking for a more salubrious venue then this is not the place for you. The wow rolls and the black... More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

We tried Wow for the first time tonight and were very impressed. The food was beautifully cooked and reasonably priced. We had the spicy black cod as well as some well presented and tasty vegetable fishes. This restaurant is certainly our favourite local Japanese restaurant and I'm only sorry that we didn't discover it before today

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Boca Raton, Florida
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472 restaurant reviews
283 helpful votes 283 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

From the decor to the service to the food, everything was pleasant, though ordinary - average. We tried the place for dinner and sampled a Sashimi Bento box, in which the salad was horribly over-dressed but the other items were alright. An agedashi tofu was good whereas the chicken gyoza was dull. An oshinko roll and a spider roll were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Curiosity, random and hunger brought me to this little restaurant, and I almost immediately realised what would follow as I pushed the door and quickly noticed none of the diners were Asian. But again, I was hungry and walked in. Also, I must apologise, as I noticed that most of the reviews are in favour of this japanese-styled restaurant. I'm... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 Crouch End Hill | Crouch End, London N8 8AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: 020 8340 4539

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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