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18 Crouch End Hill | Crouch End, London N8 8AA, England
020 8340 4539
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6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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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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  • 16
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  • 17
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
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  • 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
Simply Japanese

Great value lunch bento boxes. Super fresh sashimi, lovely rice, salad, sweet tofu and miso. Friendly service. Great little local restaurant. Mmmm

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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40 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Wanting a good sushi, and sashimi , is a difficult thing for me. Although there are many sushi establishments in north west London, I find most are at best below average. Good fish is the holy grail, and fresh wonderful fish is rare. Now I know I can go into London and south London has a few great places, but... More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great value lunch bento boxes. Super fresh sashimi, lovely rice, salad, sweet tofu and miso. Friendly service. Great little local restaurant. Mmmm

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London
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We visit Wow frequently with friends, and adore it here. The food is always beautifully cooked, presented and very fresh. A lot of Japanese restaurants fall short of the mark and end up disappointing, so its a testament to the quality that we have come back to Wow time and time again. All the staff are super efficient, friendly and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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48 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
Senior Reviewer
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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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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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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