Hakkasan’s Japanese Restaurant, Sake no Hana

Last week I had a catch up meeting at Sake no Hana, a Japanese restaurant that is part of the Hakkasan Group and located on St. James’s Street.

Sake No HanaAs soon as I laid my eyes on the menu, I knew there was going to be some difficulty ordering. In one respect, I wanted to taste classic Japanese dishes just to see how well Sake no Hana could make them. Then again the specials looked so good, it would be a pity to miss out on them too. Thank goodness my lovely host and I were on the same page as we decided to share platters, so I could taste more of the menu.

Sake No HanaIn the end, we ordered Lobster Tempura. And do I really need to say much about this dish? It was as good as it sounds – actually, probably even better. I could have this everyday.

Sake No HanaFigs with aubergine, which were both light and very tasty; an ideal way of allowing summer to tingle the tastebuds.

Sake No HanaA wonderful sea bass dish …

Sake No HanaDuck with truffles …

Sake No HanaAn asparagus dish …

Sake No HanaAnd soft shell crab sushi, topped with mango slices.

Sake No Hana

Everything lived up to my expectations, which were set high thanks to my first impression when walking through the restaurant’s doors and standing on the escalators as I made my way up to the floor above and was greeted by friendly staff. The restaurant interior’s attention to detail is very much reflected in the dishes’ ingredients and method of cooking. And if you are looking for a Japanese restaurant that oozes both style and taste in Mayfair then I would head down to Sake no Hana if I were you. I’m sure you’ll have a delectable time too.

Sake no Hana, 23 St James’s St, London, Greater London SW1A 1HA

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