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Tajima-Tei

#4,321 of 17,835 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Holborn
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9-15 Leather Lane, London EC1N 7ST, England
+44 20 7404 9665
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Today
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hands down best Japanese in London. Go for lunch and try the sets - high quality ingredients, authentic menu and always buzzing.

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Thank eaty0urheart0ut
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

I ended up in this restaurant almost by chance as it is close to my job and my boyfriend and I fancied some Japanese food. As he is Japanese I was quite excited about it. It turned out to be one of our best experiences since we've been living here. It's an authentic Japanese place, with a cozy restaurant atmosphere... More 

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1 Thank rougeve
London
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Tajima-Tei is probably my favourite restaurant in London, I've always loved the authentic experience and amazing food and have visited maybe 10 times since finding it by chance one lunch time, so I was slightly concerned to see they had changed ownership since I last went earlier in the year and was hoping not to find any changes made to... More 

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Thank cpw-mp
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

It's the closest restaurant to my apartment & yet, after 7 years, I haven't tried it because there are so many other places I wanted to try first. It's very authentic Japanese - fresh ingredients, proper bento boxes & very well prepared. Bit pricey - most diners seemed to be enjoying a business lunch, although it's worth it for the... More 

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Thank Peter B
London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Then again, I have never been to Canada, but like chips with cottage cheese on top. So this is never going to be a lengthy destination name dropping discourse on how unauthentic any Japanese food is outside * some obscure village in Hokkaido/Kyushu/Shikkoko/Guam*. This is about a London based, Japanese food restaurant. Right, Tajima Tei. This has been here for... More 

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Thank Sn0rkey
Beijing, China
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82 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Tucked away real japanese restaurant (hard to find behind all the street stalls). As I only had lunch, hard to know if Tajima deserves a 5-star or not. Will be back. Decent selection of Shochu though only by the bottle. Great quality on the bento box that I had (which basically only sushi and sashimi). Pleased.

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Thank DvdinChina
London
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Amazing value lunch menu and always incredible food. Have been going for last 15 years on and off and consistently good. Always go a lunch time and often with work colleagues or clients. Everyone I know loves it

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Thank Zoeefreeman
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

I never felt so uncomfortable in any restaurant in London. I walked in on a Friday just after the dinner service around 8:40. The restaurant was empty. The woman at the reception told me they have 1 table that is available only until 7:30. I said you are incredible. You are telling me this on an empty night. How ugly... More 

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Thank jommyse1
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Today I went with friends to this restaurant. The food was very tasty, I ate a Teriyaki Chicken with rice, some tempura vegatables and a miso soup, for more and less £15. The only thing in which I would recommend to improve is in service, it is not bad, but could be better.

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Thank Julio P
London
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Black cod in white miso is difficult to get but available here and lovely. Japanese food is generally medium to expensive and this is reasonable. I do love the octopus too, when it is available.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9-15 Leather Lane, London EC1N 7ST, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Holborn
  • Neighbourhood: Holborn
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7404 9665

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Holborn
Inner London’s busiest streets crisscross quiet cobbled lanes for an effect that can be urbane or quaint – or an intriguing blend of both – depending on the particular corner you turn. Due to its especially convenient location, bustling Holborn hosts an excellent range of hotels, eateries, and shops to suit practically any taste or budget. With major attractions like the British Museum and Somerset House as well as popular areas such as Covent Garden and Soho all just a short walk away, Holborn is a smart base from which to explore London.
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