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Japan Centre

Food & Drink Shop, Japanese Restaurant, and Sushi Restaurant
Soho
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  • Chinoiseries
    "Get the melon pan and dorayaki."(3 Tips)
    Glorfind3l
    "A must visit for Japan food lovers!"(2 Tips)
    Owen M.
    "Authentic Japanese food for a reasonable price."(3 Tips)
    リジュイン
    "The best Japanese Market in London"(2 Tips)
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  • Liam B.
    Liam BranaghanOctober 4, 2014
    Amazing sushi, saké, ramen, tempura, green tea.. the list goes on. Definitely recommend grabbing some of the takeaway food. Some items can be a tad expensive so watch out (£14 for green tea Kit Kats!)
  • Lolla M.
    Lolla MoonAugust 31, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I just come here to buy Calpico, magazines and Melon pan, but there's more to the place. The food looks delicious. Plenty great groceries if you want to try your hand at home.
  • B
    BJanuary 15
    Come here for some Japanese fast food. There are seats for you to enjoy in the store. Otherwise, you can come here for a shopping of Japanese products, from miso to Pocky cookies.
  • Bernardo B.
    Bernardo BelloFebruary 24, 2014
    Great place to shop for Japanese food or ingredients to take home...it never ends. Also great for lunch. Has also some other interesting things from Japan.
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan ChooOctober 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Come early and avoid the crowd. Lunch is great value for London. If you go for the Katsu Curry, ask them to heat it up longer as the microwave isn't that powerful.
  • Jennifer H.
    Jennifer HardiSeptember 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Their sushi takeaway is always my favourite. Very fresh. For dessert, go for custard dorayaki, black sesame pudding or green tea puff!
  • Benjamien S.
    Benjamien SmoldersJanuary 12, 2015
    Great place for "a bit out of the ordinary" shopping. Also consider grabbing lunch here. It's Japanese food at a level the big chains can only dream off.
  • Nick F.
    Nick FormosoMarch 1, 2012
    Go there around 8:30pm (30 minutes before closing time), and most refrigerator items will be 50% off!
  • Sophie R.
    Sophie R.March 12, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Free miso soup when you spend 5pounds on take-away, perfect for lunch. Don't be scared by the massive queue at noon, it goes really fast and definitely worth it!
  • 🌬Nad
    🌬NadSeptember 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is great! There are excellent quality sushi and Japanese hot food! Lot of choice on the products as well! Definitely love it!
  • Magdalena M.
    Full of Japanese treats, food, magazines and much more! For students they have a 10% discount!
  • L C.
    L CrawleyAugust 4
    Love the fresh sashimi here. If you shop at the end of the day, sometimes they do sashimi offcuts for very cheap. Bargain!
  • Mike P.
    Mike PittsAugust 15, 2013
    Awesome sushi to eat in or takeaway and very good value. Great place for a top healthy lunch under a tenner.
  • Jeffrey J.
    Jeffrey JamesJune 12, 2015
    Convenient location & good selection of Japanese snacks and groceries. It is a little too crowded as they provide tables for people eating in store.
  • Brandon 🍣🍶☕️
    Brandon 🍣🍶☕️December 27, 2015
    Wow. Authentic Japanese market hidden away in London. Check this place out please. Get a bottle of CC Lemon.
  • Flora T.
    Flora TanSeptember 19, 2013
    As the Japan centre says goodbye to its regent street location on Sunday, all items (except alcohol) are 20% off up to Sunday!
  • Simon G.
    Simon GosneyAugust 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    What a fantastic place. Great, nourishing, cheap fast food. All served well by friendly staff and in an invitingly Japanese ambience.
  • Angela L.
    Very crowded (especially during lunch time) but has just about everything you could want in a Japanese market. Great variety of takeout, both hot & cold. Groceries can get a bit pricey.
  • joe
    joeMarch 13, 2011
    Best Japanese market in london. Prices have gone up over last few years. Example, red bean bread price went up about 50%the last few years.
  • prima f.
    prima filiMarch 20
    Lots of Japanese products, including fresh and eat in. However always too busy, and the new location feels very cramped
  • Mark A.
    Mark AshworthNovember 9, 2014
    Great for stocking up on Matcha powder. Great value bento sets, with your choice of white or brown rice.
  • Svetlana
    SvetlanaJuly 25, 2013
    A great Japanese food shop in walking distance from Leicester Square. Tasty food and good value for money!
  • Miguel A.
    Miguel AlonsoDecember 20, 2014
    Great Japanese food and supermarket, and inexpensive. The reduce prices of the fresh food in the evenings
  • Beth W.
    Beth WilkinsonJanuary 6, 2015
    Considering the location great choice and value for your money. If you like sushi etc you should try it.
  • Jennifer Sarah Y.
    Jennifer Sarah Yg.June 12, 2014
    I found everything I need for an amazing Japanese dinner! Super friendly staff too! (Rare for London) definitely coming back!
  • Owen M.
    Owen McCabeNovember 17, 2015
    Authentic Japanese food for a reasonable price. Great range of sushi at various prices!
  • Chinoiseries
    ChinoiseriesFebruary 25
    Get the melon pan and dorayaki. There's one vegan onigiri option in the readymade food section.
  • Tim F.
    Tim FergusonAugust 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Make sure to pick up some authentic Takoyaki downstairs at UMAI on your way out!
  • Giorgio D.
    Giorgio D.January 9, 2013
    Great Japan Food in London. Not expansive. Fresh food. Try the tempura.
  • Glorfind3l
    Glorfind3lSeptember 24, 2014
    A must visit for Japan food lovers! Such a good food at such a good price! :)
  • Cate T.
    Cate TFebruary 17, 2015
    So much fun to explore - interesting new ingredients and good peoplewatching to be had
  • Iker G.
    Iker GorostizagaOctober 25, 2012
    Great food, but is better to take away down to snt James park and eat it there!!!
  • Andrea C.
    Andrea CastegnaroFebruary 22, 2015
    Lot of Japanese kitchen ingredients (especially four sushi). Watch out for the prices!
  • H R.
    H ReardenMay 28, 2012
    Always a bit busy, but the steamed pork buns are to die for. Only 2.40!
  • Fuyuhiko T.
    Fuyuhiko TakayaMarch 10, 2012
    One of my favourite instant noodle is chicken ramen! must-try it!
  • Jojo
    JojoSeptember 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Gets very crowded but great for all your Japanese food and drinks! :)
  • Bobby
    BobbyJanuary 16
    Only place I know in London where you can stock up on Japanese supplies, but it's prohibitively expensive.
  • Aiden F.
    Aiden FernandezSeptember 23, 2011
    Perfect place for the best Sake & instant-Ramen - a haven for all students! Read more
  • Steffie W.
    Steffie WongApril 29, 2015
    Really cheap fresh sushi to takeaway. Brown rice options too!
  • Phil K.
    Phil KenchAugust 25, 2015
    Good range of eel / unagi sushi which isn't available everywhere.
  • Clare
    ClareJanuary 24, 2012
    Sashimi still tastes fresh evening in the evening. Delicious!
  • Manuel
    ManuelJuly 2, 2012
    They now charge to eat in, 20% more on the bill! Also food changed, like toku, the place is less and less traditional and more and more for tourists...
  • Emma B.
    Emma BanfieldMarch 14, 2015
    Love this place. Great cheap lunch heart of London. Do it
  • Lexi Z.
    Lexi ZhaoMay 10, 2015
    I regularly come to Japan Centre. For their food, bentos, buns,etc
  • Roxanna
    RoxannaJanuary 21, 2012
    Donburi bowls getting more expensive while portions are shrinking and mostly rice!
  • Andrea C.
    Andrea CampiJuly 11, 2015
    Bento items have gone dramatically down. No comparison to what you can get in other cities; actually you can probably find better at Whole Foods Market. Sad
  • Kacper S.
    Kacper SzymanekApril 26, 2015
    The selection of takeaway menu never disappoints and quality over passes the selection.
  • Alessandro M.
    Alessandro MingioneDecember 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    A good Japanese market with take away of fresh sushi and mochi.
  • Delia L.
    Delia LaurentAugust 10, 2014
    A whole shop dedicated to Japanese food! Other items not so interesting though#
  • Tim F.
    Tim FergusonJanuary 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Now stocking my favourite Japanese chokorate! (At an audacious £1.77!)
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