We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Abeno

#1,003 of 17,559 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Bloomsbury
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
47 Museum Street, London WC1A 1LY, England
+44 20 7405 3211
Website
Today
12:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

317 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 222: English reviews
Level Contributor
28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered the main dish and it wasn't a disappointment. In fact it recommended and make sure then add the veg/fruit sauce because it AMAZING. The staff are friendly and entertaining. They cook over your table and balance interactive and cooking. Well recommended, no booking required. We order: Ebi Itame Onigiri Shake Okonomi-yaki: Shinshu Mix Om-Soba: Prawn Was enough for... More 

Helpful?
Thank Omar A
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was spending the day at the British Museum and decided to try Abeno for lunch which is just around the corner in Museum Street. Miso soup, a Osaki Mix (pork, prawns and kimuchi) plus a beer, and the tip, was under £20.00. An okonomi-yaki is made with cabbage, egg and dough with spring onions, pickled ginger and morsels of... More 

Helpful?
Thank BigT49
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Couldn't fault this place at all - service and food was excellent. My third visit here and each time has been perfect. The sense of theatre with the food being prepared at your hot plate table is entertaining. Lunch special for £14 includes a okonomi-yaki, miso soup & daily side... you have the option of increasing the pancake to a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mel M
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Great meal as ever. Our children love Okonomiyaki but the Gyoza and age dashi dofu were just as delicious. Lovely friendly service and lots of fun. Don't be afraid if you are an Okonomiyaki Newby they'll help you.

Helpful?
Thank MoyaW29
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We have never had an Okonomiyaki before but had seen it being made on NHK channel and looked very interesting. We had a good experience. The person cooking for us seemed like a very young student and a bit nervous but did a good job. We had good service but I noticed that the people on the table next to... More 

Helpful?
Thank FreqTrav10001
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We loved everything about Abeno! Firstly, although we hadn't booked, they were very accommodating and were able to fit us in later that evening. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. Having the food cooked on the hotplate in front of us was a really great experience - I know people here have complained about the cooking smell on... More 

Helpful?
Thank bpike85
Level Contributor
45 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

If you have never had okonomiyaki before, this is THE place in London to try it!! Aaaaamazing food!!

Helpful?
Thank Ki H
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We had ate Okonomiyaki before so know what to expect. It is basically batter mixed with shredded cabbages and depend on which flavour you choose many different ingredients are added. These are all fried on the hot metal plate installed in the table you are sitting at. Then you will be given a small metal turner to scoop the pancake... More 

Helpful?
Thank SuperSheepy
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Having tried Osaka-style Okonomiyaki in Japan I was pleased to find somewhere in London where I can enjoy Okonomiyaki. I've been before, but tend to go outside of normal lunch hours to get a table. Service is very good, the staff are attentive and it's nice the Okonomiyaki is prepared in front of you. The starters are also very good,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Richard C
North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Level Contributor
37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We visited this restaurant when taking a lunch break from the British Museum. It was a great choice. They make savoury pancakes on a griddle at your table. The pancakes are hearty and delicious. I had the spinach and cheese one. The garnishes they put on the top are tasty, too, but if you are a strict vegetarian, decline the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Fiona L

Travellers who viewed Abeno also viewed

 

Been to Abeno? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$71
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Museum Street, London WC1A 1LY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Bloomsbury
  • Neighbourhood: Bloomsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7405 3211

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Abeno staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Bloomsbury

Neighbourhood Profile
Bloomsbury
Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance access to many of London's most popular attractions. It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated museums, including the must-see British Museum. Despite an understandable popularity with students, tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury retain a quiet, residential feel year round and throughout the week.
Explore this neighbourhood