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“Just like Japan” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Nambu-tei

Nambu-tei
Berkeley Arcade, 209a Baker Street, London NW1 6AB, England (Marylebone)
0871 3327824
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Ranked #3,043 of 17,879 Restaurants in London
Cuisines: Japanese
Neighborhood: Marylebone
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Marylebone
Worcester, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Just like Japan”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

LIke others, I felt this was very authentic and just like being in a typical (but very good) Japanese restaurant tucked away in a mall in downtown Japan. Tasty food with a good choice and attentive staff. Prices were reasonable and while we have been 3 times, we have only ever been at lunchtime, so not sure what the pricing is like at night.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Baghdad, Iraq
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Authentic all the way, lovely staff, nice Japanese food and affordable!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

I shamelessly rip off another reviewer who could not have worded it better in saying 'suthenticity is the key in this very central restaurant'. Discreetly but conveniently located just outside Baker Street Tube and close to Marylebone, it has become one of my favourite places to dine whenever I'm in London.

Sashimi, sushi, teriyaki and bento are all on offer with gentle, courteous staff, Clean, pleasant and comfortable inside, and usefully reasonably busy so they're evidently doing something right. If you're new to it all as I once was , and ask advice on both food and beer, you get genuine advice not a straight steer to the priciest stuff on the menu (though as a treat, I would recommend trying out some of their higher-end stuff). the service is nice and unobtrusive and I loved both the bento and the deep-fried oysters, Absolutely worth going back to and it really does let the essentials do the talking.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London
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102 reviews 102 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“A very good local Japanese restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Authenticity is key in this very central restaurant. You get a various choice of sushi, terryaki and other Japanese dishes. For lunch you have bento box or other take away. Food is very tasty and service is what you can expect from a typical Japanese restaurant (ie. perfect!).

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Awesome food, excellent service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

I work near this restaurant and it is one of my favorite places to eat. The quality is outstanding, the menu has a wide variety and everything I've eaten there has been delicious.Recommend the 'Haru Maki' (seafood spring rolls), Nambu special lunch box, tempura and katsu as they seem to make the cut most visits.

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London, United Kingdom
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39 restaurant reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Worth Searching Out!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

We've been coming here for years and the standards have remained constantly high! True, it lacks a little atmosphere but this is more than compensated for by the dishes and the service. The sashimi platter is excellent value as is the Black Cod. Try the Tonkatsu for wonderful crispy coated pork or the Salmon Teriaki - both superb. This is a difficult restaurant to find as it is tucked away down a short arcade off Baker Street but do search it out - bookings recommended.
A couple of private rooms are also available for fun parties.

  • Visited March 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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