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“A little gem of a restaurant serving excellent, authentic Japanese food.”

Oki-Nami Japanese Restaurant & Cocktail Bar
Ranked #245 of 1,224 Restaurants in Brighton
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: This classically kooky, Tokyo-esque Japanese restaurant and delicatessen on the New Road in Brighton is the brainchild of acclaimed chef Mike Dodd and DJ Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim. With a minimialist, contemporary interior featuring handmade oak furniture, caliigraphy clad lanterns and an exclusive soundtrack tailor made by Cook, Oki-Nami has become a hit with local sushi connoisseurs, hipsters and Japanophiles. Located near the Theatre Royal opposite the Pavillion Gardens, Oki-Nami restaurant is renowned for its award-winning sushi; Japanese tapas; main courses such as the Suzuki Saffron sea bass served with a citrus sauce; desserts including the restaurant's famous green tea ice cream; and east-meets-west cocktails such as the Japanese Cherry Blossom Margarita.
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Do not worry if you get there and the place is not packed. Just seat there, and look at the menu while drinking a little glass of sake'. You will soon be delivered of your anxieties, and relax. The food is attentively cooked and really good. One of my prefered restaurants in town!

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Thank Silvia L
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

Just next to the Theatre Royal, the staff are geared for quick service before a performance. Japanese food plus a bit more of Asia. Good service and selection of wines to complement dishes. Into theatre in good time!!

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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

We randomly bumped into this restaurant while heading to our hotel (MyBrighton), luckily we did! What a gem! The service was attentive and the food was amazing!! 100% recommend!

Thank MooshieMoomer
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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

I'd never had Japanese cuisine before so I was a little tentative about this place, especially as we were a large group and forced to eat off the set menu.

However, my worries were completely unjustified the place was amazing. The set menu had plenty to offer, the wine list was spot on and the staff were incredible .

Our food was delicious, and every drink was well catered for....no one went dry!

A special mention for our waitress Minako, she was brilliant I hope she is really appreciated because she deserves to be!!

Thank XAdamX2014
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Just left having visited for drinks. Espresso Martinis were dreadful. When we commented that they were not good the barman came out and questioned our taste. They said they would comp us some
drinks but we wanted 20 minutes and they didn't show up. When we left they tried to charge us £49 for the drinks. What an omnishambles of a disgrace this place is. Avoid it and then thank me for saving money later.

Thank IS_Scotland
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