Alright, so the Tokyo Olympics are just an excuse to feast on best-notch Japanese nosh (clearly). And London has plenty of it. Whether you want a residence-style bowl of goodness, a cosy neighbourhood gap, or elevated Japanese tapas, try these eating places now or later…

Photograph: Sachi at Pantechnicon

1 Issho-Ni sushi pop up at the Madison Rooftop Terrace, St Paul’s
The hip east-side Izakaya-design foods joint has paired up with Madison to start a summertime sushi pop-up on the Manhattan-encouraged restaurant’s rooftop terrace. It is serving up sashimi and sushi, as effectively as cocktails and a cracking perspective of St Paul’s Cathedral and London’s cityscape outside of. To make the most of the hotter temperature, the Madison Rooftop Terrace has been remodeled into a boho oasis total with rattan daybeds, sofas and chair and a swathe of greenery. Be fast nevertheless, this a single is only on for August. Open Thursday to Sunday 3pm to 9pm.
1 New Modify, St Paul’s EC4M 9AF

2 Sachi at Pantechnicon, Belgravia
Pantechnicon is London’s dwelling for all factors Japandi, and the centre’s new Sachi cafe is no distinctive. It showcases regional Japanese cooking with light Nordic touches. When components are sourced domestically, the present-day dishes are impressed by neighborhood flavours of Hokkaido, Osaka and Fukouka. Dine in the open-planned dining area, a single of the personal vaulted booths set in a Japanese garden, a personal dining area or sushi counter. A great deal of consideration has absent into the information much too – the ceramics, cutlery, chopsticks and picket bowls are all handcrafted throughout Japan by professional workshops.
19 Motcomb St, SW1X 8LB

3 Okan, many destinations
This casual, Osaka-design eatery will not break the bank, but it will fill you up. The menu, which is all about home-design and style cooking instead than bells and whistles, differs somewhat between outposts – if you want to try an Osaska-model Okonomyaki – that moorish cabbage-laden pancake slathered with Kewpie mayonnaise and that sweet and salty sauce – head to Okan’s small set up in Brixton Village.
Obtain other areas at Brixton East or South Bank

4 Dinings SW3, Chelsea

An sophisticated, up to date acquire on the Japanese Izakaya, Dinings SW3 is a tranquil escape in the city. The kitchen plates up an elevated array of Japanese favorites, working with clean Cornish seafood for their sushi and shashimi. To mark the online games, the restaurant has created a unique, unami negroni that has refined notes of ginger and kombu seaweed.
Lennox Gardens Mews, SW3 2JH kingdom

5 TOKii, The Prince Akatoki London, Marylebone
The central five-star lodge is hosting a new bottomless brunch menu in celebration of reopening that presents a clean, refined get on a weekend favorite. For unadventurous eaters, there are Western dishes, but there are also Asian-affected plates far too. This features smoked haddock and salmon kedgeree, tamago omelettes, miso soup and hijiki – a style of sea vegetable. Wash it all down with an unlimited offer glowing sake or prosecco. The very easily refined restaurant is also open for dinners and lunch serving up wagu beef, sashimi, and little plates.
On each and every Saturday and Sunday from 1am to 3pm 50 Wonderful Cumberland Place, W1H 7FD kingdom

London's best alfresco terraces: Dinings SW3 Ruinart Champagne Garden in Chelsea

Dinings SW3.
Picture: Dinings SW3

6 Jin Kichi, Hampstead
A cozy, family members-run cafe with an comprehensive menu of small plates and factors to share in the coronary heart of Hampstead. Apparently, the restaurant’s specialty is its skewers  – the wealth of solutions involve ox tongue with salt, duck with spring onions, and Shiso leaf and pork rolls. There are also loads of vegetarian selections way too.  73 Heath Street, Hampstead, NW3 6UG

7 Uchi, Clapton
Observed on a person of Clapton’s back streets, this unassuming spot on a corner thrums with a informal coolness. The smaller but assorted menu is built to be shared and features skewers, kara-age and tempura as well as sushi and sashimi. For beverages, the restaurant has plum wine and the beers and whiskeys you would assume, as well as dreamy-sounding cocktails these as the umeshu mojito – plum wine with lime, mint and crushed ice, or a ginger sake for a little bit more of a kick.
114 Clarence street, E5 8 DY