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Sake No Hana

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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
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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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/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Bar scene
Doing business

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  • 110
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  • 103
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Solid

I probably first visited this place 10 years ago and since then nothing has changed. The food is great, the service is excellent. I would have thought that the restauarant would have dated, however it still looks good. Simple and clean. It's a place you can comfortably eat on your own or as a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Damian B
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I probably first visited this place 10 years ago and since then nothing has changed. The food is great, the service is excellent. I would have thought that the restauarant would have dated, however it still looks good. Simple and clean. It's a place you can comfortably eat on your own or as a group.

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London, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

6 of us went on a Friday night, 4 of us knew little about Japanese food while two of our number had lived in or visited Japan so we relied on them to order, The restaurant is entered via a lower reception area where staff take care of hats and coats and then take you up the escalator or lift... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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122 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Sake No Hana used to be one of my favourite restaurants in London. This time I was very disappointed and unfortunately I decided thar I will never go back there again. It has changed so much and I think it has to do with the fact that it has been bought by Hakkasan. We booked a table for 4 on... More 

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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Had lunch today at this wonderful restaurant. The staff were courteous and service was fantastic. Greeted with hot towels before the meal. My daughter and I were sharing the dishes. And each course came with a flourish. And dishes were cleaned as soon as we were finished with the course. The food is exciting. The seaweed salad was spectacular. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

On Saturday February 14th I went for the first time to Sake No Hana with 2 of my friends and was blown away not only by the service provided but the excellent food served. Chef Darren prepared the sushi to my specification and exceeded my expectation. Chef Darren, your sushi are far more tastier than the one I had at... More 

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Location is very convenient, only a few hundred yards from Green Park Station. It has a quirky access in and out of the restaurant with its own escalators (a legacy of the bank that used to be there a few years back). The bar area is ok but lacks atmosphere and excitement but the list of cocktails if very good.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

A friend and l went here for dinner and had a great time. We had a meal deal which was great value for money. The food was thoroughly enjoyable and l need to go again soon.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

I came to this restaurant with my boyfriend for a special lunch in London. This was the first time he had come to a fine dining restaurant and I had read great reviews beforehand, so initially I had high hopes for this place. When we arrived, the staff weren't very welcoming, and this set a bit of an uncomfortable mood... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

As one of our favourite Japanese restaurants in London, wee frequent this Mayfair institution for date-night dinners and family celebrations. The food is fantastic and the service is always efficient and friendly. Aside from the edibles, one of the main reason’s we love this place so much is the atmosphere is lovely. Unlike it’s Berkley St competitor (Nobu), Sake isn’t... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I enjoyed the dishes but didn't like our waiter, who was brusque and dismissive. I've been to places 10 times as grand yet been made to feel valued like a king ... not here. Very fashionable and no doubt packed-out every night so doesn't have to try too hard.

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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

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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
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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