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Etsu Japanese Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Central Liverpool
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Beetham Plaza 25 The Strand | 25 The Strand, entrance off Brunswick Street, Liverpool L2 0XJ, England
0044 1512367530
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been in Etsu five times this year, and I wish I discovered the restaurant before. The welcoming and the service was fantastic. I've tried most selections of the menu in the five occasions that I've visited. There's been none that I didn't like. They are not only extremely tasty but also beautifully presented. I can highly recommend especially all... More 

Thank LuluLolaLee
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great service ,excellent food ,a gem that is tucked away near the Pier Head ,we walked in without a reservation ,but to be sure ,it might be worth booking a table to avoid disappointment .

Thank rallycol
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This very busy restaurant was a great find during our short trip. The sushi was a decent size, and the menu had a good range. The service was also very friendly.

Thank Jackie W
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Etsu is a consistently excellent restaurant with a fantastic menu and brilliant service. We go often as a couple but also a family. The kitchen regularly accommodates a wheat allergy and two vegans without any bother, which is worth its weight. I'd very much recommend this restaurant without hesitation.

Thank LottieAlvis
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51 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A truly brilliant restaurant. The food is superb. The staff are warm and friendly and the atmosphere is great. It is always my first choice of places to eat out in Liverpool. I recommend booking in advance and it's not cheap but it's well worth every penny. A really special place.

Thank UKbusinesslady1
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is only a small restaurant so it's not noisy and bustling like some others. There is a good choice on the menu and the food is cooked to perfection. I had the sirloin steak and my husband had the sea bass. We both tried the Japanese beers. Kagua blanc and Kagua rouge are both great tasting beers but not... More 

Thank Lima100
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been to this place a few times and it has never not been great. It's quite small inside and sometimes it's fully booked so book ahead if you go on a weekend! I've tried most of the thing on the (relatively small) menu and pretty much everything is spot on, and the service is great. It's a nice, relaxing... More 

Thank Sam O
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the lunch. Friendly staff, good value and really nice Katsu curry. Couldn't fault it. It's really easy to find and close to the docks so you're not wandering around too much. Unlike a lot of other places in Liverpool, Google maps has this in the right spot.

Thank deanharries
Birmingham UK
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I rang to book for the following Saturday evening at 7.30, but they could only fit us in at 8.30, which we reluctantly accepted. However, they promised to call back if they had a cancellation. I didn't expect to hear from them but on Saturday afternoon, I had a call to say we could go at 8.00 instead. I was... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tasty food and good service. The waitress was knowledgable and recommended to change my main meal as it was very similar to my starter which was the prawn tempura. Reasonably priced for a 2 course meal and a bottle of wine and the pub next door give 2 cocktails for £10 of you have eaten with etsu, which is a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $24
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beetham Plaza 25 The Strand | 25 The Strand, entrance off Brunswick Street, Liverpool L2 0XJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Merseyside  >  Liverpool>  > Central Liverpool
  • Neighborhood: Central Liverpool
  • Phone Number: 0044 1512367530
Since opening in November 2007, Etsu has become a welcome addition to Liverpool’s eating out scene and has won numerous awards including Restaurant of the Year in 2009 and being crowned ‘The UK’s Greatest Japanese Restaurant’ by Eat Japan in 2010. With the help of three highly trained Japanese national chefs, who between them have over 60 years experience, Etsu offers diners fresh authentic Japanese cuisine served in a cosy and relaxed atmosphere.Its menu comprises of a wide range of Japanese dishes to suit all tastes, from traditional sushi and sashimi to speciality meat and fish dishes. Etsu also has experienced Japanese waiting on staff who will be able to answer most queries regarding all Japan related enquires from the food to the culture. This popular little restaurant is one of Liverpool’s best restaurant gems receiving numerous rave reviews and has been consistently in Trip Advisors top 3 out of a Liverpool’s 229 restaurants for the last 2 years. Be sure to book to ensure you don’t miss out!

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