We already knew our local Japanese restaurants & cafes were gems – but in these ‘strange times’ they have emerged as assets to really treasure.
Here’s a round up of Japanese eateries which are currently offering takeaway &/or delivery. Let’s support the hard-hit hospitality industry, if we can.
Please note this round-up is done by me, Vanessa, and I can’t be held accountable for errors. I’m just trying to be a helpful human.🍣💕
Get in touch if you know a local Japanese restaurant in London that should be included! Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sushi Heads – Authentic, fresh, local favourite on Philip Lane. Opening Thursday to Saturday 12-8, Sunday 12-5. Last orders 30 mins before closing time. Please order as early possible to avoid disappointment. https://www.facebook.com/SushiHeads/
JOKA – Great little takeaway (always just a takeaway – no seats) near Seven Sisters. Deliveries via Deliveroo & Just Eat. Open Monday – Saturday 12pm -8pm. https://www.facebook.com/jokasushi.yakitori/
Angelina – Michelin starred Japanese & Italian fusion is sending out up to 500 emergency meals by day. They are partnered with @madeinhackney and are crowdfunding to feed Hackney’s most vulnerable. https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/angelina-dalston
*Angelina has just also started up their Friday night (only) takeaway of their 7 plate signature menu for collection or delivery (pre-order only). http://www.angelina.london/takeaway/
Toconoco – Fab kid-friendly café on Regents Canal offering ‘lockdown opening hours’ of 11.30 – 3pm (7 days a week but may close sometimes). Limited portions & daily specials. For collection call 0207 249 8394 & for delivery (E8, N1 only) call 07483 165387. https://www.toconoco.com/
Tonkotsu – the ramen chain is just opening their ‘East’ branch for now, from May 1st. https://www.instagram.com/tonkotsulondon/
Shoryu – delivering ramen & sides Thurs – Sun on Deliveroo. Only Shoreditch – all others remain closed. https://www.instagram.com/shoryu_ramen/
Tanakatsu – Tanakatsu started the ‘tonkatsu’ fried cutlet trend in London (see above for a bento we enjoyed on the premises on Valentine’s Day). They are selling bottles of their distinctive sauce. https://www.instagram.com/tanakatsulondon/
Hot Stone – Via food delivery services @momoclublondon & @makiboomlondon (‘cutest sushi you’ll find in London!’). https://www.instagram.com/makiboomlondon/
Yokoya – from a reader: ‘Thought I’d let you know about Yokoya in Camden which has just started doing takeaway. I’m hoping it’ll get enough business to keep up the service. The aji furai bento I had was delicious’. Thanks Ken. Pre-orders only. https://yokoya.co.uk
Murasaki – Another reader tip: ‘The restaurant next door to where I live is open for delivery and is doing amazing trade. Super delicious food’. Thanks Rachelle. Murasaki, 12 Lauderdale Parade, Lauderdale Road W9 1LU tel.0203 417 8130
Zuma – Fine dining Zuma offers delivery & pick up of their signature sake plus a modified, yet luxurious menu featuring Wagyu burgers, lobster tempura maki & black cod. https://www.instagram.com/zumalondonofficial/
Tokyo Sukiyaki Tei – Offering delivery-friendly options such as #hotpotathome on deliveroo & ubereats https://www.instagram.com/tokyosukiyakitei/
Tsujiri – Japanese café famous for matcha-themed desserts & drinks. Open on Deliveroo 12-5pm – radius of 2.2 miles from Chinatown. https://www.instagram.com/tsujiri/
Hare & Tortoise – this popular chain with locations in Bloomsbury, Chiswick, Ealing, Kensington and Putney (Blackfriars location is closed) is open for takeaway & deliveroo. 20% off to all blue card holders. https://www.instagram.com/hare_tortoise/
Gu Choki Pan – Amazing Japanese sourdough bakery based in West London is offering delivery to different areas of London on a specific schedule – sign up to their mailing list to get insiders’ info! https://www.instagram.com/guchokipan_london/
Nanban – Japanese ‘soul food’ – rice bowls, karaage curry, ramen etc. open Tues – Sat 17:30 – 21:30 for takeaway & Deliveroo project ‘Little Nanban’. https://www.instagram.com/nanbanlondon/
Koi – Ramen bar (and hands down the best gyoza I’ve had in London!) delivery via Deliveroo, Ubereats & Just Eat https://www.instagram.com/koiramenbar/
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