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Sake No Hana

23 St James's Street, London SW1A 1HA, England
+44 20 7925 8988
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Ranked #2,488 of 17,191 Restaurants in London
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Price range: $49 - $211
Sun - Mon 6:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Tue 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Bar scene, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It was a surprise dinner at Sake No Hana for me and It was absolutely one of the most memorable evenings of my life. The attention to detail exceeded any expectations: from the modern interior, dishes, even bathrooms stocking delicious Aesop soap and hand cream. Service through the restaurant and bar was very attentive, friendly and natural. Not to mention... More

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Muscat, Oman
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21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Sake no hana, there aint no hana about this place!!! Serioulsy good food, the atmosphere was amazing and the staff made it even better. I have never been to a place where as you walk in the staff and almost all the waiters and waitresses on the restaurant floor greet you as you walk past. We were made feel like... More

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5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I have come to Sake no hana for a friend recommendation with my girlfriend....and I can tell that the place exceeded our expectations. Very tasty and well presented japanese style, cooked and row dishes. Very good cocktails and amazing selection of wine. Service was very attentive, instructive and fun....very happy with our choice. Defenetly I will recommend it and looking... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I visited Sake No Hana for an early dinner recently. Maybe that was a mistake, as I was the first guest and for the first half an hour I felt the eyes of all staff on me, which was slightly unnerving. Although once more people began to arrive, the attention thankfully shifted from me to other people. The reception is... More

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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Really friendly welcome, however once we were sat down the service was so prompt that you felt you should be leaving! Dishes being cleared before they were actually finished. Food VERY average and expensive for what you were getting. However the serving staff were polite and friendly. Would I go back probably not - sorry!

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London, United Kingdom
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241 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The food here is utterly delicious and very authentic (I have been to Japan and travelled a lot), but the portion sizes are tiny and the prices are expensive - so it is very poor value for money. The duck with truffle was £23 for a portion - and was scrumptious, but one would need another 4+ dishes per person... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This was a superb experience, the ambience, service and food were top notch....the sampling menu was good value, at £49. With a great selection including signature dishes.....wine was also reasonably priced....will visit again...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

It was lovely for having cherry bloosom decoration in the bar area. Sashimi was very fresh. My husband and I both had the signature menu, which had a good variety of dishes. Will return to have individual dishes at next visit.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We went in here on a whim after visiting buckingham palace. We did not expect anything spectacular and expected the high price. What we did not expect was the rude service. Sure, we were dressed like tourists, but surely this means we had the money to spend. The atmosphere was reasonable and the food reasonable (although it did not justify... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We visited on a Saturday evening and had a great time. We started with drinks at the bar and had some interesting cocktails which were a welcome change from the ordinary sickly ones you get so much these days! Our meal was very nice with great variety. A special shout out to Owen, our waiter; FANTASTIC!!

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