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WOW Simply Japanese

#4,760 of 17,071 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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18 Crouch End Hill | Crouch End, London N8 8AA, England
020 8340 4539
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 6:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shocking what we received and the price we paid for this. The prawns on the nigiri were so dry and tough, the gyoza were wet and slimy and mushed. After reading the reviews and the ratings this place had I thought it was a sure thing but I am mortified at what we were sent and how much we were... More 

Thank Tracyhelen
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

We love the sushi here. Always a great weekend lunch spot. Try the Godzilla & spider rolls, yum yum yum!! Really good value for some fab sushi

Thank LondonSarah12345
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Service was somewhat disappointing with a muddled approach to dealing with gluten free requests and also recommendations. Ordered sushi and some mains but was disappointed with the crab special that was no more than a couple of crab sticks, some sliced avocado and a pile of salad. Sushi lacked refinement and flavour. A plus side the sashimi was fresh but... More 

Thank Roberto N
London, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Came with my husband for some sushi, and it was fresh and beautifully served, the waiter was attentive and the chef catered to our needs. The only thing that was slightly off putting was when I ordered spicy mayo, I was giving sweet chilli sauce instead and that sweetness can get sickening after a few bites of sushi.

Thank Sheniz M
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We often visit Wow's early on a Saturday evening as a family of 3. We book an early table as we have a 7 year old boy and do not like to stay beyond 8:30pm. We have always had excellent service. We tend to pick very similar food from the main menu. The sushi has always been excellent and is... More 

Thank Pam80s
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

First off let me say the waiting staff were brilliant, very friendly and attentive, cannot fault them at all. The food however was just average. We ordered a selection of sushi, both nigiri and rolls and a chicken teriyaki bento. The flavours in the sushi were a little clumsy and lacked the finesse of fresh sushi. The chicken teriyaki is... More 

Thank Makntaktoo
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

Try to order a delivery and she said waiting time 1and half hours, she reject my order. Her customer service are very poorly not polite.

Thank Dee M
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

Another favourite of mine, their sweet miso cod is to die for and we really love the asparagus in black sesame (so yummy) on the specials menu. The house wines are lovely and staff so very welcoming. We've been here quite a few times now and will definitely be back.

Thank LondonRobs
London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

This place is always good--especially the soup noodles and aubergine. Sushi is very good too and compared to some of the fancier sushi spots in central London it is a bargain

Thank Kocacanavar
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

We have eaten here twice so far and have been very impressed with the quality of the food and the friendly attentive staff. This is easily the best Sushi we have eaten and we are looking forward to our next visit. The food is fresh, colourful and vibrant and has been prepared with care and attention to detail. Highly recommended!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 9:45 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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

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