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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 #2,528 of 17,143 restaurants in London
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Price range: $50 - $217
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
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
436 reviews 436 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Even though we enjoyed the food, atmosphere and service we left the place feeling horribly ripped off because of the drinks. We ordered a 15£-whiskey and the barman recommended a whiskey called Yoichi single malt which we happily accepted as it showed with 13£ in the menu. What we only found out when paying the bill was that there is... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We had a lovely experience at this restaurant. We regularly eat out and found the food and level of service excellent. Four course quality meal, glass of prosecco, bottle of nice wine and service for two people in the heart of Mayfair for £100 is good value in my opinion. Special mention goes to Phillipe our waiter, what a sweetie!

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England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Very disappointed experience. We took lunch on Sat. Since we were living away from London, visiting proper Japanese restaurant always becomes special event to me, a Japanese. When we arrived, there were not many customers, 3 or 4 tables were occupied by each two people. I wonder because of that emptiness, a waiter was standing right next to us while... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Five of us met here for lunch. The first couple were asked to wait in the bar - but there was no service there at lunch time, so they got very thirsty ! Upstairs cocktails were decent, but very slow. Most people started with one of the soups, adequate but not bursting with flavour, and then had sashimi or tempura.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The place is nice but the food is average. The staff are nice and well mannered. Would like to see the blossom display again

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