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Sake No Hana

#1,540 of 17,329 Restaurants in London
#1,653 of 18,251 Places to Eat in London
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St. James's
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23 St James's Street, London SW1A 1HA, England
+44 20 7925 8988
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 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
Tasting menu Saturday evening

Had an early evening meal at this interesting restaurant with my wife and her brother. Booked the £29 tasting menu,with glass of prosseco. Had 2 hours from 7pm before having to give up the table. Restaurant was on first floor unfortunately escalator was not functioning,so had to take lift,which was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Roger A
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Greater London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Came here for a celebration dinner with my husband. Had the set menu for the early Saturday evening meal. Had cocktails and coffee on top of the meal. Food was heavenly, not the largest portions, but a great taster, and ideal for something a little special.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had an early evening meal at this interesting restaurant with my wife and her brother. Booked the £29 tasting menu,with glass of prosseco. Had 2 hours from 7pm before having to give up the table. Restaurant was on first floor unfortunately escalator was not functioning,so had to take lift,which was a little crowded. Was quite full for early evening, most... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We arrived late due to London traffic but they still offered us a table at the end of the lunch service, which was nice considering that we were travelling from Worcester and were rather hungry !! Also we didn't manage to check in at the hotel beforehands so had the luggage with us and the staff took care of all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Took my friend here for a birthday surprise so was hoping it was as good as I heard. It really was. Service was impeccable from moment we walked through the door. We had a great value taster menu and added is some extra sushi. Great value sake flight to wash it down with. They apologies for slow service but we... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is one of the coolest restaurants I have ever visited. The food is amazing, the staff is outstanding and the crowd is trendy. The drinks in the bar downstairs is great so don't miss to grab one before you sit down. To enter the restaurant itself you take an escaltor up to the floor above and the ceiling is... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Good menus and bentos for lunch, nice selections and very flavorful overall. I however totally disagree wit the review below, this place doesn't serve authentic Japanese food. It's fusion, and it's delicious. Nothing bad about this, but to say it's authentic would be misleading.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Sake No Hana is more true to Japanese roots than many of the 'fusion' restaurants that litter W1 and SW1 in London. It is also not noticeably more expensive than the pure Japanese staples that are also an option in the area. It is, in my view, considerably better than both. The layout and décor are good. Its a square... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I visited during the cherry blossom festival. I had the special cocktail, which was AMAZING. I don't eat fish, but I eat chicken, so they were able to cater to my needs to provide the sushi as vegetarian option. The service was very nice and explained the ingredients to me. I enjoyed my visit. The miso soup was also the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Full of cherry blossom, the room looks very sweet and fancy. I love it and I had great time here with my best friend. Food is nice and service is excellent. The ground bar is nice too. 5 min walk to green park. I believe it was accident when they put a cocktail of £11 in the bill which we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

It's been a year since I went there but I still use this place as a standard to compare other sushi places to. The atmosphere was a little too artificial and snob, but the food and sake were amazing.

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Additional Information about Sake No Hana

Address: 23 St James's Street, London SW1A 1HA, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7925 8988
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > St. James's
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
Average Prices: USD 47 - 204
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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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 47 - 204
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Doing business

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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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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