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Flesh & Buns

Japanese Restaurant, Sake Bar, and Chinese Restaurant££££
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  • Don't forget it is Spring Bank Holiday today. You may want to call to confirm this place is open.
  • Rachel B.
    "Absolutely love Bone Daddies, but was disappointed here."(5 Tips)
    Jason
    "Get the Belly Pork and extra buns are a must!"(12 Tips)
    Nitesh P.
    "Get the duck leg buns, soft shell crab and frozen yuzu margaritas!"(3 Tips)
    Abu Aya a.
    "Get the crispy duck leg with buns"(4 Tips)
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  • Rick N.
    Rick NijhuisApril 20
    Korean chicken wings are delicious but almost impossible to eat. Buns themselves are OK, braised ox tail and kimchi fillings were bland and not a big fan of self-assembly in a restaurant.
  • lisa S.
    lisa SMarch 19
    The Buns are delicious! As a starter I can highly recommend the Tuna Tostada.
  • La Dolce Vita
    La Dolce VitaJanuary 28
    Bottomless brunch: £39 per person for unlimited Prosecco/wine and food + a cocktail on arrival and flesh & buns. Read more
  • Ed W.
    Ed WoodcockJanuary 16
    If you get the crispy duck, ask for the old sauce, not the new stuff.
  • MH N.
    MH NassabiJanuary 8
    The Wagyu rump steak was delicious; served with fresh buns
  • S A R A
    S A R ADecember 15, 2016
    Infusion Japanese; Although it's casual, the food is absolutely great! good quality and well presented. Try the buns with your choice of meat, yellowtail sashimi and leave space for dessert.
  • Katie B.
    Katie BalyuziDecember 13, 2016
    There's a great value express menu for before 6pm and after 10pm. 2 courses/3 courses and a drink £19/£22. Frozen yuzu margaritas ask the way!
  • Eleni S.
    Eleni SardiNovember 28, 2016
    Try the unlimited weekend brunch, you won't regret it. 🍣🍱🍛🍾
  • Heena K.
    Heena KaraniNovember 19, 2016
    Lots of vegetarian options here. Highly recommend the chips&dip, grilled cauliflower,avocado sushi, the miso aubergine & the portobello mushroom with the buns. Really good food. Very cool concept.
  • Nick F.
    Nick FrancisOctober 21, 2016
    Superb taste and good value. Yuzu tart is incredible
  • dygnar
    dygnarSeptember 7, 2016
    Buns and the service, friendly staff. ❣
  • Luke N.
    Luke NolanAugust 24, 2016
    Wings!!! :)
  • Payal C.
    Payal ChaddhaAugust 21, 2016
    The Steamed buns with the duck is amazing 😍
  • Onwah
    OnwahJuly 1, 2016
    Food was ok, service was good. Basement setup that is always busy but wasn't too stuffy. Lively noisy atmosphere.
  • Rax L.
    Rax LakhaniMay 31, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    One of my favourite places to eat in London. Amazing food. Try the sushi and yellow tail ceviche with coriander and chili granité. Duck and Buns is great. As is pork belly. And lamb. And chicken!
  • Isabel M.
    Isabel MillarMay 20, 2016
    Smores are a must have!
  • Dara
    DaraMay 4, 2016
    Flatiron steak buns are amazing
  • Taylor M.
    Taylor MollApril 12, 2016
    £19 taster menu everyday til 6. Crispy duck and crispy pork bao.
  • Poonam U.
    Poonam UMarch 21, 2016
    Korean wings were great along with the salmon starter and duck flesh and bun. Smores were so good too!
  • Niamh B.
    Niamh BreslinMarch 13, 2016
    YUM! Order extra buns though...
  • Daniel K.
    Daniel KnellFebruary 19, 2016
    Amazing food, and staff who actually care,.
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WhiteFebruary 15, 2016
    Korean chicken wings were excellent as was pork belly
  • TheBigGayAl
    TheBigGayAlFebruary 4, 2016
    It's all good. The Crispy Pig Belly is amazing! Have the Korean Wings too!
  • Joan D.
    Joan DuongJanuary 11, 2016
    The meal was fun and dessert was lush. S'mores is a must.
  • Trang B.
    Trang BinnyJanuary 2, 2016
    Crispy pork belly is the best combination to the buns from my experiences. The duck is a bit dry to my taste. The kobe beef is flavourful, however still chewy to be a good quality kobe beef
  • Aryuna
    AryunaDecember 29, 2015
    Pork belly is melting in your mouth , dont bother trying other options
  • Bobby
    BobbyDecember 27, 2015
    The meat is alright but nothing sensational, the service was rubbish and it's hugely overpriced for what it is; the complete opposite of the Japanese izakaya it's based on. Very disappointing.
  • Emily J.
    Emily JenkinsDecember 22, 2015
    Separate from the food, the bathrooms here have essentially cartoons of naked women, and one has a depiction of a woman being raped. Completely unacceptable and has me leaving on a bad note.
  • Emily J.
    Emily JenkinsDecember 22, 2015
    Me and my friend both had the sweet aubergine- it was really nice and had a lovely texture. However- I recommend splitting- it was really heavy and they don't do take away.
  • Ali B.
    Ali BDecember 22, 2015
    Great food, although overpriced considering its competitors. Fab cocktails, delightful staff, chilled atmosphere and generally nice environment. Amazing toilet walls.
  • Betony K.
    Betony KellyDecember 13, 2015
    Fantastic food for sharing (or not) and don't forget the frozen yuzu margaritas.
  • Thanos P.
    Thanos PapavasiliouDecember 8, 2015
    Stake, duck leg and beef hot rice!
  • Antal János M.
    Antal János MonoriOctober 15, 2015
    The Sunday Morning fixture with unlimited hot and cold dishes (£36) with possibility to upgrade to unlimited booze (+ £13)
  • Faye D.
    Faye DengOctober 1, 2015
    The kitchen is very heavy handed with salt. The fried squid was way too salty. Further, the miso aubergine was slathered with so much miso that it overwhelmed the beautifully grilled aubergine below.
  • Kyle F.
    Kyle FairclothSeptember 29, 2015
    The sirloin with 2 buns was brilliant!
  • Fiona A.
    Fiona AnSeptember 13, 2015
    Packed and too expensive
  • Berkay Ö.
    Berkay ÖzyiğitoğluSeptember 11, 2015
    Amazingly delicious food. I haven't eaten anything like this before in my life..highly recommended
  • Ankur B.
    Ankur BanerjeeSeptember 8, 2015
    Sunday brunch has two options: the costlier one is £10 extra and gets you champagne instead of prosecco, and greater choices of dishes. Vegetarian / vegan options available on request.
  • grace b.
    grace basaniJuly 29, 2015
    Amazing foods!
  • Lindsay H.
    Lindsay HarrodJune 28, 2015
    Food was delicious, especially the soft shell crab. Mains were likewise very tasty, I had salmon and the light fluffy buns were beautiful. Price was just too much though!! Even inc unlimited prosecco
  • Etienne P.
    Etienne PollardJune 23, 2015
    Somewhat overpriced. Ceviche was watery and insipid, pork belly bun fine, but even the express menu felt expensive for the quantity and quality.
  • Caroline U.
    Caroline UmaliJune 12, 2015
    Went for the wagyu teriyaki and duck which was great. Wings, soft shell crab and squid were definitely tasty. S'mores were overrated. Got caught up I presentation for dessert but not worth it.
  • Alkesh V.
    Alkesh VaghmariaMay 30, 2015
    The Niigata beer is great — sort of like a mix between an ale and a wheat beer.
  • Bear C.
    Bear ChainikomMay 17, 2015
    Always brilliant, especially on Sundays.
  • G P.
    G PMay 14, 2015
    The aubergine buns are delicious and make you're own smores was cool. The carnivores in our party weren't wowed by any of their dishes.
  • Lexi Z.
    Lexi ZhaoMay 10, 2015
    This is really nice for friends gathering
  • Fiona G.
    Fiona G.👑May 5, 2015
    S'mores were over rated but worth a try if it's your first time. Chocolate fondue and matcha ice cream is heavenly, great hot and cold duo!
  • Stephan v.
    Stephan von PergerMay 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice food; lady with short red hair pretty rude several times. They apparently do not serve coffee anymore.
  • Yvette L.
    Yvette LiuApril 18, 2015
    Perfect piglet belly! Just perfect👌
  • Hatim A.
    Hatim AlghamdiApril 10, 2015
    It's okay and good for groups. Friendly staff and cool toilets so make sure to check them 😉
  • Kate G.
    Kate GomesMarch 19, 2015
    Really delicious. Best to go with a group so you can try as many different fillings as possible.
  • Ange Priscilla A.
    The buns!!! With duck and plum sauce
  • Roy
    RoyFebruary 23, 2015
    Order the tasting menu! Worth the money, for sure.
  • Roisin H.
    Roisin HanrattyFebruary 2, 2015
    Really delicious food and can't beat the smores dessert on fire and the table but beware of the long shared table in the middle- could barely hear my date!
  • John H.
    John HeddermanFebruary 1, 2015
    Go for the steak & buns
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah MillsJanuary 30, 2015
    Absolute shambles. Terrible service& the food was bland&tasteless. Had to wait 40 mins for our table.Waiters cannot cope with big groups, got our orders wrong&charged us for food that didn't turn up.
  • Emmanuel X.
    Emmanuel XJanuary 25, 2015
    Fantastic food with delicate flavours. Venue can get overcrowded and too loud on Fridays / weekends
  • Alessandro M.
    Alessandro MingioneDecember 21, 2014
    Just as loud and popular and Japanese–inspired as the sister restaurant Bone Daddies, an Izakaya-ish (japanese drinking food-ish) with bathrooms covered in censored Hentai manga.
  • Marco
    MarcoDecember 10, 2014
    Good stuff, but prices horribly high for squirrel sized portion. Don't be completely starved out before coming to this place.
  • Ilia
    IliaDecember 7, 2014
    Korean chicken wings, miso aubergines and the steak buns! The s'mores are fun but not as tasty as original-style s'mores.
  • Abu Aya a.
    Abu Aya aka KDDecember 7, 2014
    Get the crispy duck leg with buns
  • Julius T.
    Julius TarngDecember 5, 2014
    Really good food. Yuzu marg, tempura pumpkin, steak in buns
  • Anastasia B.
    Anastasia BektimirovaNovember 30, 2014
    Order salmon teriyaki and buns. S'more for dessert. Everything here is delicious
  • Tee
    TeeNovember 27, 2014
    The yuzu magherita here is delicious. The main of spring chicken was dry. Starters and nibbles are still excellent.
  • M S.
    M SNovember 21, 2014
    Good service, yummy food. Simple thing like broccoli was even delicious.
  • Modupe S.
    Modupe SmithNovember 12, 2014
    Yellowtail Sashimi, Korean style fried wings
  • Garsen N.
    Garsen NaiduNovember 11, 2014
    Awesome ... Try Yellow tail sushi and soft shell crab roll
  • Brad H.
    Brad HerrmannNovember 8, 2014
    Fantastic meal. The beef was the weakest of our choices. Everything else was superb. Eat here!
  • Ania S.
    Ania SinicaNovember 5, 2014
    Modern asiatic!
  • Jessi @.
    Jessi @2feet1worldOctober 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    One of my favourite restaurants in London - EVERYTHING is good. Must-haves include the soft-shell crab, the salmon roll, and for the mains the duck and the pork belly!
  • Tee
    TeeOctober 27, 2014
    Pork Belly was cracklin'...
  • Tee
    TeeOctober 27, 2014
    Very good twist on Japanese food. Fun to go with a group and share a selection of dishes!
  • Laura D.
    Laura DoraOctober 8, 2014
    Love the different sauces and pickles with each meat. Tried duck, pork and beef, and would recommend them all
  • Selim
    SelimSeptember 25, 2014
    Wagyu steak = orgasm on a plate
  • Richard T.
    Richard ThompsonSeptember 19, 2014
    Bone Daddies snacked little brother.
  • Clara B.
    Clara BayarriSeptember 16, 2014
    Great meat and buns, the s'mores for dessert are quite impressive
  • Mike O.
    Mike O'SullivanSeptember 1, 2014
    Wifi pass code is eight 1s: 11111111
  • A.
    A.August 30, 2014
    Unless you're date is an urban fox (the four legged kind) avoid the chicken wings, way too messy to be a good look. Tasty, though.
  • Martin D.
    Martin DeutschAugust 17, 2014
    Sunday Brunch is one of the signature flesh & bun dishes plus unlimited small plates and prosecco and a cocktail & dessert. Service not fantastic but we held onto our table for longer than advertised.
  • Shannon L.
    Shannon LimAugust 17, 2014
    S'mores with green tea chocolate. Need I say more?
  • Essie S.
    Essie SAugust 17, 2014
    Awesome and fun place for every occasion! Food is delicious. Pork belly in particular is to die for. And don't get me started on the dessert 🙌
  • John M.
    John MitchellAugust 14, 2014
    Yuzu Margarita is the bomb. Crispy piglet belly is a whole lot of oinky goodness
  • Tania B.
    Tania BrittoAugust 8, 2014
    There's cheaper sushi but this is different enough to be worth the extra monies.
  • Funmi O.
    Funmi OgunleyeJuly 29, 2014
    Service was slow :(
  • Adriana S.
    Adriana SelageJuly 25, 2014
    Have the steak with the buns, delicious. Nice place, can be very noisy when busy.
  • John K.
    John KellyJuly 15, 2014
    3 or 4 small plates and 1 meat and two buns per person is perfect. Try the Korean wings and fried squid in the small plates. Excellent.
  • Valentina C.
    Valentina CrisanJune 14, 2014
    very good salmon teriyaki but the buns just rule. very nice place.
  • Sara R.
    Sara RagusaJune 9, 2014
    When booked, the 'Beer&Bun' offer isn't clearly explained. Staff could be a bit more accommodating and friendly. Food is good although nothing too special.
  • Mish D.
    Mish DJune 3, 2014
    delicious meal in a lovely atmosphere! I have tried the sushi and the buns and they were very good! Dont miss the s'mores 😋😋😋
  • Sandy W.
    Sandy WanMay 31, 2014
    Go for the steak fillet and pork belly buns are very yummy too, you can't go wrong with either of them
  • Sandy W.
    Sandy WanMay 31, 2014
    The chicken wings probably the best starter there
  • Lilah
    LilahMay 25, 2014
    Duck and pork delish. Sweet corn awesome. Wings: great but SPICY. Service: pretty poor. FYI: if you're a party of two you'll be on a weird shared table far from your date. Better for 3 or more.
  • Glen T.
    Glen TaylorMay 14, 2014
    Absolutely amazing food. Was completely blown away! Agree with all of the tips about the pork belly.
  • Lillian
    LillianApril 28, 2014
    Choose between pork or duck? Get the pork - sublime! Tap water is standard on tables which is nice. Mixed ceviche is not worth the money. S'mores are pricey but perfect for a special dessert
  • Dan H.
    Dan Hopchet ✨March 18, 2014
    part of one of the many London restaurants that has porno as decoration on the bathroom walls. Oh and the food is quite good
  • Eian C.
    Eian CrockattMarch 9, 2014
    Possibly the tastiest chicken wings I have ever had.
  • Ruth
    RuthFebruary 2, 2014
    Really good pork belly and you gotta have the roast yourself marshmallows mmmm
  • Dominic M.
    Dominic McElroyJanuary 25, 2014
    Do not go past the crispy piglet belly. Taste sensation.
  • Emma T.
    Emma TJanuary 23, 2014
    I just can't even explain how delicious. Sashimi set, Seabass buns and the s'mores. (We had other stuff but that was the best of it) Won't lie it's a bit expensive, but super deliciousness
  • Supriya M.
    Supriya MathurJanuary 16, 2014
    Just awesome!
  • Polina V.
    Polina VolikovaFebruary 1, 2015
    Fresh salmon👍👍👍😋😋😋
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