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Sake No Hana

#1,407 of 17,733 Restaurants in London
#1,513 of 18,658 Places to Eat in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
St. James's
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23 St James's Street, London SW1A 1HA, England
+44 20 7925 8988
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Sake no Hana bar and restaurant is housed on the first floor of a...
Sake no Hana bar and restaurant is housed on the first floor of a modernist Grade II listed building in the heart of St James, offering modern Japanese dining. The a la carte menu provides a variety of hot and cold appetisers, charcoal grill, Toban and Kamameshi dishes, while sushi and sashimi are... prepared to order at the 13 seat sushi bar. A carefully selected list of sakes, Japanese whiskeys and other wines, spirits and liqueurs complement the dishes offered in the restaurant. Sake no Hana's interiors were designed my esteemed architect Kengo Kuma and the bar includes a beautiful futuristic chandelier, offering the perfect space for post work cocktails. The bar is also a beautiful space for private parties of up to 60 guests for a standing canape event, or can host up to 25 guests seated for an exclusive private dining experience. Monday to Thursday, 12pm - 2.45pm, 6pm - 11pm; Friday, 12pm - 2.45pm, 6pm - 11.30pm, Saturday 12pm - 4pm, 6pm - 11.30pm
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fantastic lunch

Invited here for lunch and would go back again, very friendly staff and we both had the 5 course set lunch, which included Miso soup, an appetiser, vegetarian sushi, and a chicken teriyaki. The food was really good, no doubts about that. I do agree with the other review saying that the ambience... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Tim S
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We were celebrating a special occasion and had a lovely dinner. We choose the Signature Vegetarian and Taste of SNH menus and enjoyed all the courses. The atmosphere was good and the service was very good. Would definitely recommend this for vegetarians.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Agedashi Nasu Tofu is one of the best things I have ever eaten! Spicy tuna roll and Ginger Mojita were also amazing. Staff were very friendly and I loved being seated at the bar, watching the chefs work so precisely.

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Invited here for lunch and would go back again, very friendly staff and we both had the 5 course set lunch, which included Miso soup, an appetiser, vegetarian sushi, and a chicken teriyaki. The food was really good, no doubts about that. I do agree with the other review saying that the ambience is not great, the place is quite... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I found this restaurant through Book A Table and at £29 a head to include generous amounts of sake and a five course set menu, my son and I were not disappointed. Food was fresh and beautifully presented. The staff were very attentive and the décor was smart and quite minimalist. The Book At Table set menu offered a good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Had a beautiful 5 course vegetarian meal, the tempura and vegetarian sushi were amazing and the dessert was to die for but I found that the tables were too close together and the music way too loud, also the waiter/waitresses hovering around to constantly fill your glass or sweep away a crumb are a little off putting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

First time at this restaurant. We went at lunch time and had the special menu. Booking process was friendly and efficient, food very good, and service attentive. Despite it being quite busy, we were not rushed. Although it is reasonably large it is not noisy, hence easy to talk. A most enjoyable experience, and we will definitely return.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

When this place first opened a while ago it served food to die for, but now everything feels below par. The very authentic Japanese takeaway in our neighbourhood is miles better, for one third of the price (our takeaway is quite expensive!) The menu's opening sushi platter was paltry and the fish perfectly edible but not especially fresh, while the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Excellent food - tempura is amazing. Service is fairly standard - snooty and aloof, but you'd expect nothing less when they're going neck and neck with Nobu, Zuma etc. It will cost a lot to eat there, but it's guaranteed to be a great meal.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Went for the 'Taste of' Sake No Hana set dinner menu - miso soup, two starters, sushi, a main course and a dessert. We had a bottle of sake with the meal. The restaurant itself is lovely. Service was okay, however fairly pushy in terms of things like water without asking us (resulting in +£15 to bill) . Food was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I purchased a voucher for a 5 course meal with 1 bottle of sake at a very reasonable price of £29 per head. When we arrived at the Restaurant we were met with great courtesy and escorted up an escalator to the restaurant that was very stylish and had a good buzz. All the food presented was well made and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23 St James's Street, London SW1A 1HA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > St. James's
  • Neighborhood: St. James's
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7925 8988

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 46 - 200
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Bar scene

Description

Sake no Hana bar and restaurant is housed on the first floor of a modernist Grade II listed building in the heart of St James, offering modern Japanese dining. The a la carte menu provides a variety of hot and cold appetisers, charcoal grill, Toban and Kamameshi dishes, while sushi and sashimi are... prepared to order at the 13 seat sushi bar. A carefully selected list of sakes, Japanese whiskeys and other wines, spirits and liqueurs complement the dishes offered in the restaurant. Sake no Hana's interiors were designed my esteemed architect Kengo Kuma and the bar includes a beautiful futuristic chandelier, offering the perfect space for post work cocktails. The bar is also a beautiful space for private parties of up to 60 guests for a standing canape event, or can host up to 25 guests seated for an exclusive private dining experience. Monday to Thursday, 12pm - 2.45pm, 6pm - 11pm; Friday, 12pm - 2.45pm, 6pm - 11.30pm, Saturday 12pm - 4pm, 6pm - 11.30pm
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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St. James's
Perennially fashionable since the days of Henry VIII, the aristocratic “Clubland” of St James's is a premier destination for high end craft and bespoke design. Here you’ll lose count of the Royal Warrants (which indicate that the Royal Family patronizes the establishment) seen in shop front windows, even during a short stroll to bordering Green Park or St James’s Park. With the brightly lit and constantly buzzing junction of Piccadilly Circus at its northeast corner and none of Central London too far away, this is an surprisingly central and accessible part of town, especially given its prosperous demeanor.
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