Borough Market **
If you are a food lover, go here! It will be heaven! One of the largest and oldest food markets in London selling a large variety of gourmet foods from all over the world. It is split into 2 parts selling savory breads, cheeses, meats, sauces & spreads, produce, juices and desserts. Definitely come here hungry because you will sample a variety of amazing homemade food. Then venture to the lunch stands to buy an ethnically delicious meal. The lunch stands cover all cuisines- Italian, Indian, Caribbean, Asian, Mediterranean, to much much more. My favorite lunch spots are Soul Food (Carribean), La Tua Pasta (Itallian), Kappacasein (gourmet grilled cheese). Also sample the pesto spread at Borough Olives, soo good. Open Wednesday through Saturday, but beware it does get pretty busy.
A Pan-Asian restaurant located in the heart of Camden Market. The high ceilings of Egyptian decor truly makes for a dinning experience. At night, this restaurant transforms into a club that holds 500 people. The menu offers a wide selection of options from sushi to chicken curries. I recommend selecting a few dishes from each section of the menu and sharing.
Great traditional Japanese food. The fish is always fresh. You have the option to order a la carte or get a set meal for a practical price. Many business and work meetings here.
Modern and upscale Japanese restaurant specializing in fresh sushi and robatayaki (open-charcoal grilled food). The fish is of very high quality, so I definitely recommend getting a sashimi plate. The dishes are on the small side so get a few hot dishes (robata) and cold dishes to share with the table.
Spice Market **
Inspired by Southeast Asian street food, Spice Market is the perfect restaurant for an adventurous big group of people. They serve family style, which is great because you can try so many different items on the menu. I recommend everything, everything we got from meats to fishes to vegetables were superb. Ask the waiter what they recommend and you will not be disappointed. They have this restaurant in New York as well in the meatpacking district.
Another upscale Japanese restaurant. I prefer Zuma and Roka, however if cannot get into those this is a great alternative for fresh and high quality tasting fish and sushi.
Sushi Samba *
Located on the 38th floor of the Heron Tower in the financial district of London, Sushi Samba offers spectacular views of the entire city of London. The cuisine is a combination of Japanese, Brazilian, and Peruvian making for a unique and flavorful meal. It's a bit pricy but this is definitely a dinning experience.
Tibits offers a great range of carefully sourced seasonal vegetarian dishes influenced by Asian, Indian, and Mediterranean cuisines. You simply turn up and find a table, no booking required. You then grab a plate and walk around the food boat consisting of more than 40 options. You chose exactly what you want and pay by weight. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Pan-Asian style menu consists of ramen, teppanyaki, curry dishes, and donburi. They also serve fresh juices. Wagamama is a good dinning spot if you are looking for a very reasonably priced, casual, Asian meal.
If you are craving a quick sushi fix and on a budget, this place is for you. Wasabi has a modern and clean design and falls under the category of naturally fast food. Offering an assortment of sushi, Japanese bento dishes (various chicken and rice bowls), and soups.
My favorite Japanese restaurant in London! A very trendy and upscale restaurant. The menu offers a wide range of traditional and contemporary Japanese dishes from sushi & sashimi to robata grilled foods to original Zuma dishes. All the dishes are made to perfection with the highest quality of fish seasoned with delicious homemade sauces. I prefer going during lunch- less busy and not as loud. Regardless, you need to make a reservation.