Yashin Ocean House

4.6
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229 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Japanese
Yashin Ocean House was founded by some of London's leading experts in Japanese cuisine. Hosting an elegant dining hall with Edwardian architecture, the ambience is perfect for dates with friends, family or couples as well as solo visits. Our menu is centred on satisfying Japanese tapas and our signature Omakase sushi, also offering some of the finest delicacies in the world such as our exclusive Hida wagyu. Enjoy your meal with a glass of sake, as we offer one of the widest ranges in London, and can suggest the perfect sake to enhance and complement your dish.

Our sushi concept is “without soy sauce – but if you want to”. Of course, we can serve as much soy sauce as the diner desires; however, what we want to emphasise is the taste of the fish. Therefore, each piece of sushi that we serve is brushed with the right amount of soy sauce and topped with an accompaniment that harmonises with the flavour of the fish.

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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.4
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4.2
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Foodie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were perfect? The matcha Tiramisu was divine...

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MaMa
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Bar was a bit slow in service and no worcester sauce available for Bloody Mary but great food by Shinya as always!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband’s birthday

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JuliaI
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Very bad ! Poor service and overpriced ! The personnel was not really helpful and had difficulties to understand English.

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eatallday
London
10 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

A very inviting place with a touch of modernity as well as traditional Japanese hospitality. The staff were all very frindly and helpful in selecting dishes as well as drinks.

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vipHungryrabbit
London
461 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A delicious selection of sushi and sashimi dishes in a cosy and quirky setting... this was my second time here and I will return again!

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lovepickles
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent and inventive with some standards done well.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience, food was amazing especially the Omakase 8 piece!

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T1234
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing! It’s a beautiful place but still has cosy vibes, and the good is unbeatable!

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vipMorganeH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply the best Japanese restaurant in London! Make sure you get a counter seat for the full experienced and trust the chef to do his thing.

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vipMrHughS
London
9 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Superb food in a beautiful building.
Absolutely one of the better Japanese restaurants in London. Tastefully high-end in a low key fashion. Imaginative dishes a world away from the somewhat stale offerings from Sexy Fish, Nobu, Zuma etc etc

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vipHungryrabbit
London
461 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Well the fatty tuna with truffle is one of the best things I have ever put in my mouth! The rest of the meal was lovely as well

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Wine too expensive

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UriN
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience2

We were waiting for a table for 40 min. after booking was made and confirmed via the phone on the same day.
We have been offered a bottle of Champagne as compensation that was very nice but waiting from 21:00pM to 21:40 and getting the food at 22:25ish didn't help much with the Champagne .

Food was great - dishes are super small and can not be shared what so ever.
we have paid for black code £26 that was tiny piece.

Over all value for money not worth great at all. really expensive for small dishes.
Service was good and very friendly.

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JohnR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great relaxed atmosphere and food. The Iberico Pork is a whole new taste experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, fast services, very fresh fish. Thank you!

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VictoriaW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

Super slow service!

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viplaylab
London
13 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was great as always

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viplaylab
London
13 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best Japanese in England

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience5

Had a new waiter that made our usually amazing experience very stressful and disappointing

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vipStephanie
London
18 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We've been to the restaurant a couple of times for dinner but finally got to try the bottomless brunch and it did not disappoint! Good selection of appetisers including sushi, sashimi, dumplings and bao buns. The seared salmon nigiri with truffle was a particular favourite. The included main options were a little basic (chicken or salmon teriyaki, or prawn or vegetable tempura), but that is not surprising given that the brunch is £60 per person with unlimited starters. There are also other options if you pay a supplement. The house champagne and sake were both great and the top-ups were indeed bottomless and frequent! The service was also great as always. We would highly recommend this restaurant and the brunch is excellent value. We'll definitely be back!

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FloS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a really nice experience. We loved that it wasn't as crazy and loud as similar locations in Soho and the food was absolutely delicious!

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arana
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

£££££get ready to payyy

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and best service! Staff are friendly and warm. Thank you! Will come again for sure!

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Aurelio
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing Place, amazing food and amazing experience. Thanks for surprise me with birthday dessert

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vipPaymonK
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic and creative prix fixe menu.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic European inflections to Japanese cuisines. The wonderfully liberal use of truffles and subtle use of cheese went well with the fish.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience4

Service was atrocious. It took 45 minutes for our tempura to arrive. Our waiter obviously forgot to place the order and then told us it was late as things came in courses. Never realised tempura was suppose to the desert course.

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LiranS
London
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The tasting meal was excellent, the ambiance too quiet and calm ... probably because the restaurant was relatively empty.

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EuanneN
London
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Service was appallingly slow. Omakase sushi was sweaty.

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AnSe
London
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing restaurant! Outstanding food and great ambiance

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KristinW
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

excellent food, great deco and atmosphere, good noise level, very friendly service. quite expensive

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markh
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a great experience at Yashin Ocean House. We both had the tasting menu, which was delicious. We also got the alcoholic pairings, which were nice but pricey for what you get. If I were to go again I would order the tasting menu and share a bottle of wine. Staff were very friendly and made a fuss of a guest celebrating their birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

I have been to yashin several times including Kensington one. This time I was a little bit disappointed because sashimi for carpaccio wasn’t fresh as first grade restaurant. Besides taste for Eggplant was cook too much or didn’t like so much fresh. I had had very great experience at Kensington all the time so that kind of disappointing.
For request for the Kensington one please consider adding new item to your menu regularly for regular customers. Thanks.

Yashin Ocean House
Responded on 5 November 2019

Dear guest, thanks for your feedback specially including new dishes, we have regularly new hot dishes and also sushi or sashimi, please let us know know your next visit and we will make sure you enjoy fully some specials. Yashin Team

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OpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Terrible decline in quality and service! Regret wont return to this former favourite neighbourhood spot. Food was so bad we had to cancel remainder of our order halfway thru meal - and these were all dishes we regularly had before and were familiar with so what has changed? Seems cost cutting at the expense of quality both in food and staff. All new waitstaff who had no training in basic service. If this is what’s going on in front of house, one can only imagine what’s happening in the kitchen! Sadly ist this rate it’s now likely that yashin ocean house will follow all the past restaurants that have come and gone at this same location “the curse”

Yashin Ocean House
Responded on 29 October 2019

Dear Anonymous guest, thank you for your time and review. we are proud of our food quality and service, We are known for our great quality Sushi and food in general, great quality at all times, if you have any genuine additional comments you want to share with us please email us and we will follow up. Yashin Team

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HenryT
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went to their Sunday bottomless champagne & sake brunch, and enjoyed every minute of it. Service was wonderful. For the main, we chose the salmon teriyaki and the prawn tempura. Salmon was cooked perfectly, and the tempura was unforgettable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Very chaotic delivery of food. Need to work on that. People generally like eating at the same time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We had the adventurous tasting menu which was excellent and a different way to experience sushi without soy sauce. The wine menu was also excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Macau
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Most likely the best Japanese restaurant in London

TJ
vipTokyoJoe
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Tokyo resident and craving Japanese food whilst in London, so visited Yashin Ocean House on friend’s recommendation. Not too bad for London Japanese food, but horribly overpriced and average quality in comparison to the real deal...guess that’s London for you.

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