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Sake No Hana

#1,910 of 17,121 Restaurants in London
#2,046 of 17,999 Places to Eat in London
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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
Nice place for dinner

I planned to visit this restaurant based on a recommendation from a friend. Before booking I spotted the 5 courses and prosecco offer online which was great value. I was impressed with the look and feel of the venue, the blossom trees are a nice touch. Waiters are a little too attentive however I'm... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
European_Traveller_2
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I planned to visit this restaurant based on a recommendation from a friend. Before booking I spotted the 5 courses and prosecco offer online which was great value. I was impressed with the look and feel of the venue, the blossom trees are a nice touch. Waiters are a little too attentive however I'm used to that in these types... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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187 restaurant reviews
403 helpful votes 403 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

It has improve tremendously, good service and very good food, a great spot for lunch, however, it is a long way down to go to the loo!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Food was generally good but a couple of observations: The tempura prawn had little or no taste Desert portion sizes were a little too small - the Mochi were even cut into quarters... The service was high with respect to attention, but lacked in terms of picking up on the small stuff - cross filling sparkling/still water glasses despite correcting... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

A must-visit for Japanese food enthusiasts. This is a special occasion restaurant and if you're there celebrating something you won't be disappointed. Service, drink and food all excellent. We had a wonderful time. We happened to have a voucher for our meal, which helped with the cost - it's not cheap, but as I say, it's a special occasion place.... More 

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68 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Since visiting Japan in January I have been trying several Japanese restaurants in London and Sake No Hana is now officially my favourite! Service is a key factor in Japan, so unless all the restaurant staff are Japanese it's almost impossible to be truly authentic. And the Japanese do eat things westerners may shy away from. So I would describe... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Nothing special compared to other restaurants in London. The portions are very small, they took a lot of time to serve us and the price did not meet the quality.

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Ramatuelle, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I loved to sit at the bar and watch the chefs work, everything is made from fresh ingredients before your eyes, beautifully presented and in a timely manner. Good selection of wines, delicious food. I have been twice s far and I plan to return!

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Andover, Hampshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Booked the open table offer £29 4 courses and a glass of Prosecco. My first visit. Ive been to a few really good Japanese restaurants so my expectation was high. We weren't disappointed. All staff very friendly, decor modern, nice ambience and wonderful food. There was a choice available. Food was delicious, fresh and nicely presented. Great experience.

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Cologne, Germany
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132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Sake No Hana belongs to the Hakkasan and Wagamama restaurant group and offers modern authentic Japanese kitchen. Escalators lead to this first-floor stylish restaurant with high ceilings and wooden beams. Food is very good, service excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

My boyfriend took me here as a treat (for his birthday!), this was my first time trying sushi and it was absolutely amazing! We chose the menu for 2 where you basically get to try everything and we were not disappointed! everything on the menu was absolutely delicious! The decor is simple yet trendy ... we went on a week... 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 - 201
  • 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in St. James's

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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