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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
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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Toulouse, France
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food is good but way too expensive. 4‎£ for 2 sushis. Even simples dishes are expensives, like the tonkatsu.

Thank Lews31
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Company was bloody awful but the food was top notch. I wish my girlfriend was sushi Shout out to the big man Jiro

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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located a short walk from Albert Dock and LIverpool one this is really convenient to grab some nice food. I was accompanied by 2 colleagues form Japan, so it was interesting to see their take on the food. We ordered a range of dishes, all were pretty good. They said some had a Chinese influence, but I couldn't see it.... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a quick dinner here before heading to a show and it was very nice. I had the salmon dish with teriyaki sauce, and my wife had the chicken curry. Friendly service in a traditional Japanese setting

Thank JetSetterJim
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place for a family dinner. The food was tasty and staff wss good. I come with groupon voucher but prices are resaonable without it

Thank Elif G
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Etsu is a small and well tucked away hidden gem of Liverpool. You will need to book as you can only fit around 30 people in the restaurant (which is great as food does not take an age to arrive.) Everything is very fresh and don't be put off thinking this is going to be a 'death by Sushi' establishment,... More 

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80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hubby having a craving for sushi, off we went for an impromptu mid week dinner. Not having booked, we were kindly given a table until 7pm, the restaurant being fully booked. The food was delicious, particularly the ebi tempura, which we ended up re-ordering as it was so moreish. Every time we come here the food is great. Highly recommended... More 

Thank tikusmikus
Derby, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little place that serves authentic japanese food. Casual friendly atmosphere. Prices very reasonable. It is refreshing to find a non-chain restaurant in the city centre. It is a short walk from Albert Dock and easy to find.

Thank welovetravel2013
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't book, just turned up and no problem in finding us a table. Fast and efficient service. Immediately told what fish wasn't available. Nice atmosphere. Would definitely recommend and return. Want to try the saki options next time - they got a large selection.

Thank James C
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to Etsu several occasions but the last time I went was about two years ago. As it's always so busy, I called ahead to see if they had a table. As it was for the same day they only had seats left on the sushi bar which we didn't mind. When we arrived we were immediately seated by... More 

Thank Christine W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $24
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Special occasions, Romantic
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?