Sake no Hana

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Japanese
Sake no Hana bar and restaurant is housed on the first floor of a modernist Grade II listed building in the heart of St James, offering modern Japanese dining. The a la carte menu provides a variety of hot and cold appetisers, charcoal grill, Toban and Kamameshi dishes, while sushi and sashimi are prepared to order at the 13 seat sushi bar. A carefully selected list of sakes, Japanese whiskeys and other wines, spirits and liqueurs complement the dishes offered in the restaurant. Sake no Hana’s interiors were designed my esteemed architect Kengo Kuma and the bar includes a beautiful futuristic chandelier, offering the perfect space for post work cocktails. Cloakroom available. ALIPAY and weChat payment accepted.

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Special Offers

London Restaurant Festival: 4 course set menu £39

From Sakenotayori set menu, with half a bottle of house white or red wine.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 1 October 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Mon-Thu 12:00-15:00 18:00-23:00
Fri 12:00-15:00 17:30-19:00 22:30-23:15
Sat 17:30-19:00 22:30-23:15

Umai Weekend 6 courses: £44/£51/£61

...from a set menu 6 course lunch with 3 complimentary drinks.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 27 July 2019

Ends: 31 December 2019

Availability: Sun 11:30-16:00
Sat 12:00-15:15

4 course set menu £34

From Vegan Sakenotayori set menu, with half a bottle of house white or red wine.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 24 June 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Mon-Thu 12:00-15:00 18:00-23:00
Fri 12:00-15:00 17:30-19:00 22:30-23:15
Sat 17:30-19:00 22:30-23:15

What 5507 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.5
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Delicious food and perfect atmosphere!

p
London
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Unfortunately, despite the good food, everything else was a big crash.
Booked for 8pm,we got the table set up only by 8:30..followed by the first starter by 9:15 and by the 9:25 the forgotten drinks...the manager wanted to apologise and give us free dessert which we refused..so we had reduced the price of the final bill.
Not quite as expected but expectations where pretty high hence the price and the place by Hakkasan brand.
Never again.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and service

AC
London
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always top class, always good food and an excellent place for business meeting

J
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As soon as we walked through the door we were treated like the guests of honour. Food was outstanding and service was speedy and polite, I really want to go back soon ! All round amazing place with cool interior too

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Amazing food great experience

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Superlativo!!

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a
London
21 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Everything was good but try the Sukiyaki and the lamb teriyaki, excellent!

LH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Third time I come to Sake No Hana and always a great experience. Service is top notch which makes the experience that much better. Highly recommend getting one of the set menus too!

M
London
12 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

October price fix meal was great value
The sushi box in particular was super
Main course just ok but a fun evening with good food and great atmosphere

m
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a farewell dinner for my sister and the service and food was outstanding as always! By far my favourite restaurant in all of London.

OT
Monaco
41 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Excellent food and beautiful restaurant but GLACIALLY slow service.

AH
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

wonderful experience. the food was delicious. the fish was amazing and so fresh.

G
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food, very good ambiance and service, highly recommended

NH
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was Excellent, had the £79 tasting menu., particularity liked the smoked duck and the cod which was superb. Service was excellent and overall experience was a very enjoyable night. Were not rushed and were their for almost 2 1/2 hours. Drinks were expensive that would be my only negative. Would definitely go again

JV
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic cuisine and atmosphere! Will come back for sure!

CC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect! Very nice moment and delicious food. Slight disapoitment regarding the chopsticks. They could nicer than basic wooden ones.

RS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, fabulous wine, friendly staff and posh but cozy ambiance. Can't wait to go back!!

b
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

the restaurant is exciting and appeals from the off. Very good

EV
Mexico City
11 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An awesome experience of truly Japanese food in St James Lindon.
The course menus are just fantastic, and cocktails are very good as well.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Cozy place and excell service. Food quality is beyond expectation.

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Conosco il ristorante , si mangia benissimo! La serata era caotica , abbiamo aspettato un po’ troppo e sono stati molto carini perché ci hanno offerto l’aperitivo 😁

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The dining room is lovely and the staff were great for the most part. However, given the cost I think the food lacked a real wow factor and was a little underwhelming. London has some great mid-range Japanese restaurants that would provide food as good as here at a fraction of the price so a little disappointing.

t
San Francisco
83 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Nice restaurant with curious location you reach via escalator. The food was very good and, excusing the somewhat business crowd the room is nice. However I was annoyed that having booked the £39 deal I wasn’t given that menu. First time of asking for the lunch deal menu I was pointed to a set of £48 bento boxes. Only having checked my email from Opentable was I able to finally extract the correct menu from my waiter, who was pretty surly for the rest of the meal. Not what was expected.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

Service terrible, food incredible

EH
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A big fan of Sake no Hana. They never fail to impress. Excellent service, delicious food and increasingly catering for vegetarians and vegans too. Perfect for a business lunch, romantic meal or meal with friends. Highly recommended.

QC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Had the set menu. Sushi course was amazing, but my main course (prawn tempura) was a bit bland. Service was very good.

m
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Definitely not what it used to be. Indifferent service. Food took forever. Go elsewhere.

DK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Excellent venue, menu & crew who made my 50th lunch celebrations very special indeed - highly recommended

MD
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I Have been in this restaurant multiple times. It is always impeccable.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Favourite restaurant. Amazing food, service and vibe.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing I will definitely go again

DS
London
52 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

I have always loved this place for the food, the atmosphere and before tonight the service has always been excellent, attentive and very efficient. but tonight, its all changed. It's terrible waiting staff team operating last night. Rush rush rush, made assumptions of what we want, didnt give us menu again after our main and just made the assumption that we were ordering desserts. I am genuinely at lost.

However, the food has always been good, but i can see the portion has now reduced significantly, presentation has maintained its very IG-able quality. Atmosphere and decor has always been the loveliest thing about this place.

Good place to go for a special occasion.

EH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The music in back ground was very laud & destabing

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

wonderful food -close to top restaurants in Japan

f
London
10 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We picked the £39 dinner special with half bottle of wine each. This time we picked the red wine. The restaurant must have listened to critics as the wine was amazing! It was so much better than last time we ate here. The Portuguese wine was very palatable and we drank our halves with zest. The 4 course special was excellent with miso soup, a selection of sushi and sashimi and the main was tempura prawns and veg or the grilled chicken, both were excellent. We then selected vanilla ice cream as dessert with no problems for going off the menu. Well pleased with our favourite Japanese restaurant for date night!

A
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

For the price point the food was good but not amazing. Service however was very good.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Very slow kitchen output spoilt what would have been a nice dinner

EJ
London
6 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always. Perfect food with great service. Thank you for looking after us and we will be sure to come back again.

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Food is nice enough but not the best and atmosphere nothing special. Eat and go restaurant because you don't want to spend time there.

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