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WOW Simply Japanese

18 Crouch End Hill | Crouch End, London N8 8AA, England
020 8340 4539
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Ranked #2,995 of 17,006 restaurants in London
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 21, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Oxford, UK
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This is one of my favourite restaurants and I've been there numerous times. The bento boxes are excellent, the Gyoza are delicious and it's all reasonably priced. This is a north London gem!

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I visited with my partner on 7th June, 2014 - it was Saturday night, we were a walk-in without reservations but they got us a table. The service was a little slow, but they apologised for this (always appreciated). The food was excellent. I ate vegetable tempura (I'd never had swede tempura before, very nice), crisp fried tofu in teriyaki... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

My housemate and I went to WOW last night just for dessert. It was worth it! We both ordered the tempura banana with ice cream, the presentation was fantastic, the staff were so friendly and it tasted absolutely amazing. We will definitely go again for a full meal next time!

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Chipping Ongar, United Kingdom
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197 reviews 197 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

A smashing little Japanese restaurant in N London ,great value fresh,shashimi ,bento boxes etc . Staff are always pleasant and charming . I lunch here quite a lot ,really healthy too !

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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179 reviews 179 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We were eager to try this place as it's not too far from where we live and there aren't too many Japanese restaurants in North London. We're glad we did as the food was really very good. We ordered a mixture of sushi & tempura plus one person had a bento box. The bento looked good, the sushi was fresh... More

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

The WOW Simply Japanese Restaurant in Crouch End, London N8, has been offering £6 fixed menu lunches, and they are terrific value. What one gets is a choice of three starters, a tasty miso soup, and a selection of three main courses. I generally opt for a mixed salad with ginger dressing and a chicken noodle-with-shredded-vegetables main dish, accompanied by... More

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birmingham
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013 via mobile

Keeping it simply the food was of a very high standard. I would definitely eat here again. My sister and I shared various dishes from tempura prawns to a chicken bento all were awesome. They even had my favourite beer of all time Asahi. So in two words "simply wow" enough said! Before you ask I'm not on commission.

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london
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Last night i went to see some friends who live near Finsbury Park. They knew that i love the Japanese food so they took me in that lovely place. At first I thought it was little and nothing special, then i saw the menù and my thought was confirmed BUT then..... the food was spectacular!! There was not too many... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Little gem just up from the Crouch End Broadway. Lovely fresh sushi. Some of the mains were a little too sweet for my liking especially as I love black cod. The spicy version was more sweet than spicy. But if you are after great sushi, beautifully presented and tasting pretty good then it's a great local find.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

we have wow in or out most weeks and it's consistently amazing quality. the staff are friendly, the wow roll sushi to start and the spicy black cod are the doggys nick nocks. for takeaway it can get pretty pricey so go easy on the starters.

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