Okan Brixton East

4.4
34 reviews
£25 and under
Japanese
Perfect for cold winter. We serve Japanese Tapas and Ramen. Just 2 minutes from our main branch Brixton Village. We take bookings. Please call on 020 3441 1084 during our service time.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 34 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.4
Service
4.1
Ambience
4.3
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DanB
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food, great ambience and great value. What more could you ask for.

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SophB
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Can’t believe we have only just found this absolute gem! Best Japanese food we have had in London. A new favourite for sure.

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LaurenN
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great place to eat and lovely food. Interior didn't quite match the outside/their website so was slightly disappointed by this but once you look past that, it was a great meal out. Thanks Okan!

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KrisG
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic food as always. I will be back in the future.

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John
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Really great food but they could be better at helping you understand the items on the menu such as the specials etc.

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Lolly
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience3

Uninterested and inattentive service, despite not being busy, but good food. Will get delivery in the future!

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LeeB
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love going to Okan. Dinner out is a bit of a rare treat with Covid and a toddler at home so we made sure we went to our favourite place to eat.

Good value, unbeatable food, nice place to sit and the super cold draught Asahi! I love the place.

KG
KarenG
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Visited this little restaurant on Saturday. Great service and great food. Would definitely recommend 👌

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Anonymous
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Average food but very fresh and quick service. Venue quite small and very intimate

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Ellie
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The most authentic Japanese food in South London. The ramen is amazing, ice cold Asahi beers served in cold glasses. Service is always top too. This is the spot.

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DeirdreA
London
15 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Absolutely delicious food and cocktails!

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TIMK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great and even better with new menu as more options

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Clebosa
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

A great range of delicious, authentic Japanese dishes with plenty of options for vegetarians and vegans. Service is friendly and efficient - looking forward to my next visit!

JM
JeanieMc
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We got super lucky to book a table last minute and we were not disappointed.
The food is amazing and I can’t wait to come back. I’ve been craving it since we left the restaurant.

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LCarmo
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

The food is soo good here, we’re happy this place is close to home. But we don’t find the waiters as sweet as the Mochi ice creams they serve. That’s one thing they should improve.

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Nick
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely to be back at Okan’s ramen place, 5 min east of Brixton Village. Same authentic Japanese taste and relaxed Osaka vibe, but quieter (for now...)

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Snickers
London
12 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

Great food as in the original Brixton market site but it seems the prices have jumped. £13.50 for Okanimiyaki with chicken? In a bare bones ambience free area on a not very nice section of Coldharbour Lane? Plus the chicken Katsu with three small pieces of chicken. Disappointing after all of the wonderful, reasonably priced meals in the original. Won’t be in a hurry to return, which is a shame as this one takes bookings.

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MarcinD
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place. Outstanding restaurant, delicious dishes. Absolutely must.

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Charlotte
London
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A favourite local for a casual mid-week meal out. They've made some changes to make everything covid-19 safe.

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OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is the best, staff are top notch aswell.

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AdamC
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food at a good price in unfussy (if clattery) setting. Face masks and clatter don’t mix well! I’m looking forward to going back - the staff were really nice, helpful and the food delicious and swiftly brought (despite warning us it might be slow). It felt like a real treat to eat so well! I recommend the sweet plum wine on ice - one to savour sip by sip

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Aussie
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, clean and responsible dinning. The staff were awesome.

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vipMsLoyel
London
68 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

The food here is outstanding and really reminds me of Tokyo! My partner and I ordered the Takoyaki and it was absolutely delicious. Light fluffy balls of octopus with yummy sauce on top. We also had the squid karaage and I would definitely recommend it. Perfect appetizer portion and the breading was just right. Not too mushy, not too crunchy. Finally, we shared the okonomiyaki with pork. It was a little different from the Osaka version that I remember, but it was excellent nonetheless. Good size, lots of cabbage, and the pork was laid on top so you got a good piece with every bite. I'd definitely go back. The service was a bit slow to get started even though we were the only ones there. But then it picked up, so it wouldn't deter me from going back.

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vipTheT
London
71 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

First time and really loved it. Loved the options on the menu and the portions were great!
Really enjoyed each dish and they were all unique. In particular, liked the fried squid and the Okanomanyaki. Will come back at some point

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Clem
London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and food! They let us stay drinking and catching up outside until closing, great evening. !

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HanaS
London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cute little place, I've never seen gluten free ramen before. Some awesome beers.

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izzyd
London
14 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

always an enjoyable, authentic experience - even with space restrictions

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LFGV
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Ramen was good, as were the appetizers. Aubergine bao was a bit underwhelming. Service was great.

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DaveMeal
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simple menu, all great stuff and some good drinks to boot!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

Their menu isn’t available on their website. I had tofu “karaagedon” which was deep fried tofu with rice. It was too salty for me and I did not enjoy it. My friends seemed to enjoy their dishes. I wouldn’t go back personally.

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Camilla
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience3

The food was for the most part delicious! I would recommend the a
Squid balls and prawn dim sam, the gyozas looked good but failed the taste test. The noodles were very good and I would recommend their first option of tokyo style udon. However, found hair in the first udon they brought over and none of the chefs were wearing hair nets. The bowl was quickly replaced and the dish deeply enjoyed :) I might try the donburi on my next visit.

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Kitty1
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Homely and friendly with yummy food. Couldn't be a better japanese experience.

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ChloeD
London
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, lovely service and cosy space. All the dishes we ordered were delicious- very high quality Japanese food.

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Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and great food. Highly recommend. Ramen and ambience are authentic.

FAQs

Okan Brixton East offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 3441 1084.

Okan Brixton East is rated 4.4 stars by 34 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.