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WOW Simply Japanese

#3,266 of 18,416 Restaurants in London
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18 Crouch End Hill | Crouch End, London N8 8AA, England
020 8340 4539
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6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic food!

We came here before a gig at Alexandra palace. The restaurant was very authentic, would definitely recommend the bento boxes if you're a Japanese novice like myself, have a bit of everything in them!

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
Nattybear13
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Pontesbury, United Kingdom
via mobile
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

I had a truly exquisite evening with my friends! I had to write a review for this because of the experience I achieved from the dinner I decided to embrace on. Food was unique and dynamic and by far more ambitious and less generic than mainstream sushi chains. Service was astounding with friendly and enthusiastic staff which truly made me... More 

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Thank Dee M
London
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

We ate here for the first time today and are now planning our next visit. The waiting staff were friendly and efficient and the food outrageously good. We especially loved the tempura bento and the grilled asparagus. A wonderful find - we will be back!

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Thank Bickalonia
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Seeing as my local favourite ohba leaf was closed one Monday evening I decided to try wow. Very average sushi at best! Rice was more like the sushi you get get in those packaged sushi boxes from wasabi or a supermarket. One plus was that the portions/rolls were huge and everything was pretty fresh! Doubt I will be returning..

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Thank Kirri C
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

WOW was the first of what is now about four or five restaurants offering Japanese food in the Crouch End area. It’s slightly unusual in that it is not exclusively a sushi bar: it’s a Restaurant for hot and cooked foods as well. It’s also only a few miles from the Japanese food wholesalers who provide fish to most Japanese... More 

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Pontesbury, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

We came here before a gig at Alexandra palace. The restaurant was very authentic, would definitely recommend the bento boxes if you're a Japanese novice like myself, have a bit of everything in them!

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Thank Nattybear13
London
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71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Wow is a fantastic local restaurant in the heart of Crouch End. The food is fresh, our waitress had a wonderful sense of humour and was very attentive, and the atmosphere very relaxed. I adore sushi and the choice here, including options I’ve not come across before, was excellent. Value for money good and we were even offered a post... More 

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Thank NikNak586
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

This neighborhood gem offers a (very) wide variety of Japanese food at affordable prices for London. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful despite arriving at the restaurant only 30 minutes before closing time. The sushi and salmon skin roll were both delicious dishes and only cost a total of £8!

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Thank WassimCornet
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

Excellent customer service from all the waitresses, specially from Dasha, who was very friendly explaining the menu. Love the aubergine and the ika kara age😍😍

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Thank sorayamm1
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

Sushi as you want it - fresh and light. WOW provided a good experience and sushi and cooked Japanese food. Will definitely be back as you can see from the clean plate!

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Thank AnthonyS1976
Zurich
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

We came to this restaurant with family and friends from Asia to try out the Japanese food and were thrilled by the food presentation and quality. The staff were all so friendly and attentive and the owner of the restaurant, Mr Kim, came each time to check that everything was alright and the food was up to our expectations. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 Crouch End Hill | Crouch End, London N8 8AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: 020 8340 4539

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?