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“Excellent” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Eat Tokyo

Eat Tokyo
18 Hillgate Street | Notting hill, London W8 7SR, England
020 7792 9313
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Ranked #1,965 of 17,931 Restaurants in London
Cuisines: Japanese, Korean
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
San Marcos, California
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Neighborhood gem! Found on Tripadvisor and wasn't disappointed. Excellent service, nice place with great food. My wife loved the sushi and I loved the Bento box. Highly recommend.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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  • German first
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  • Italian first
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Vaprio d'Adda, Lombardia, Italy
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“High quality and affordable price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

The restaurant is really small and you may need to wait in case you don't have a reservation (40 minutes in our case to finally seat at 8:30 on a Wednesday).

The first thing you will notice is the big menu, Not being a Japanese food expert was easy to get lost, even with clear picture of every dishes,but I think everyone should be able to find something for his taste.

Both me and my friend went for one of the bento box with soup, rice, salad, mixed tempura, sashim and salmon. Everything was delicious and in good quantity.

Adding drinks we paid 20 £ each that is really good price compared to other Japanese restaurants and an absolute bargain considering the quality of the food and service.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Crowded, poor queuing/reservation system & dirty”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Been to other branches of Eat Tokyo, which were good, but the experience with Notting Hill branch is not great :-(

A table was booked but they couldn't find our reservation. After a long wait crowded around the entrance, we got a seat by the sushi bar (seat on top of stairs...well use of space!).

There is not enough staff for any service (customers next to us refused to pay the service charge, another customer for take-away gave up and walked out after waiting around 15minutes..). I had to go out to get a menu myself and go out again to have order taken and again for drinks.

The staff in the sushi bar/kitchen are mostly Chinese (speaking), and the environment doesn't look quite clean... no wonder it had a Hygiene raiting of 3 out of 5 as of 12/Oct/12 (http://ratings.food.gov.uk/business/en-GB/455560) and I got an upset stomach afterwards...

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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London
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“Best value for great sushi in london”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

Amazing food - at such reasonable prices! Staff are friendly. I can't get over the quality of the sushi and sashimi for the price. Been here 3 times this month already. New fave restaurant!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“Excellent Sushi & Tempura at reasonable price!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We have been to the Eat Tokyo restaurant in Notting Hill Gate quite a few times now and we have been very pleased with the food and service every time.

Eat Tokyo is a small chain of Japenese restaurants in London (I think there are about four of them) and I think they have another seven in Tokyo in Japan.

Despite being a chain, this branch seems to be family run, it certainly has a family run feel to it. The staff are courteous, hard working and friendly and although the decor is fairly basic, the great food and low prices are what seem to draw the crowds.

Today, we paid just over £40 for the four of us (without alcohol) for quite a lot of food, all of which was excellent.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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