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Sake No Hana

Despite reading the reviews of Sake No Hana, I still felt it was territory in the London Restaurant World that I had to concquer as it was Alan Yau's new 'feat'. With Wagamamas, Hakkassan, Yauatcha, and Busaba, there was no way that this restaurant could be that bad. The décor by Kengo Kuma was definitely to be admired, the escalaters, wooden ceilings and its traditional japanese style of sitting on tables embedded into the floor were something original to London.

The menu is organized by cooking styles rather than portion sizes, this has received lots of criticism by reviewers and critics, but a simple query to the waiter can clear all this up for you and you are given the opportunity to sample a variety of different dishes all cooked differently. The waiter even points out which dishes are extremely large, and if that is not enough a £3 dish is obviously smaller than a £15 one.

The dishes worth recommending are the nasu iridashi (aubergine), the sashimi, and the sea bass. Definitely do not order the black cod rice as both my boyfriend and I are now scarred from eating our favorite japanese dish (black cod miso). The food is well presented and clearly of good quality.

I would recommend this restaurant to someone who loves dining in London restaurants, and to someone with a small appetite!

Monday, February 04, 2008
Overall rating 6 stars
Food 4 | Service 7 | Atmosphere 9 | Value for money 5

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