I don't usually expect a restaurant in Mayfair to be wallet-friendly, especially a Japanese restaurant. However, dinner at Sakura pleasantly debunked that notion since the bill came up to £15 per person.
Located just off of Regents Street, it does appear to mainly cater for the Mayfair office crowd but I think it's perfect if you're in the area and looking for reasonably priced, authentic Japanese meal.
|Grilled Pork marinated in Miso|
|Prawn and Vegetable Tempura|
We ordered a bunch of grilled items from the Chef's Specials on the menu: the Grilled Pork marinated in Miso, Salmon belly and Asparagus with Salt and of course some light crispy prawn and vegetable tempura. And I have to credit them for having the best Miso soup ever. I couldn't get enough of it. It's always a good sign, if the simple, understated Miso soup is a winner.
|Salmon Belly marinated in Miso|
So for some simple, authentic, no-frills Japanese food in Mayfair, try Sakura. Word of warning - you have to reserve and I've heard they are extremely fussy if you show up late or if all the people in you're group don't show up together.
23 Conduit Street London W1S 2XS
Tel: 0207 629 2961 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 0207 629 2961 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Tube: Oxford Circus/Bond Street