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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 #3,499 of 17,143 restaurants in London
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 17, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW 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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352 reviews 352 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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Oxford, UK
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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
Senior Reviewer
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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5 restaurant reviews
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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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204 reviews 204 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 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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182 reviews 182 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 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
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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14 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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