Review: Murakami Japanese

Murakami, Japanese’s restaurant and sushi bar, is located in the vibrant theatre district and heart of London on St Martins lane. With its top of the Art Deco, one can instantly feel transported to modern Japan. While dining, there is the option to view both the open kitchen, with the main fire grill and also the food bar, where the sushi preparation takes place.


The food menu offers a mixture of traditional Japanese’s plates and also small plates with a new infusion twist to them, such as the soft shell crab salad on a bed of salad and spicy Thai mayo or the sewed salad with Goma dressing and cherry tomatoes. The raw tuna tart on a bed of cucumber and smooth avocado and the chicken Gyoza’s are a must, so crispy on the outside but soft on the inside with soya sauce to accompany them.


The grill options are impeccable to be exact; we opted for the salmon, which comes glazed with a thin layer of teriyaki sauce and garnished with red and spring onion. A good side order with this main dish is the grilled asparagus al dente. The food presentation is superb and exquisite; it looks like art on a plate, which makes you want to snap photos before you tuck in and it quickly disappears.


The dessert menu has a great selection of unique options; we opted for the coconut and salted caramel ice cream along with the fruit spring roll accompanied with a side of ice cream.

_Y7A9410The spring roll is delivered warm with fruit tucked inside, and I must say it’s one of the best desserts we’ve tried! We would give top marks for the services, our waitress checked on us throughout the meal and was very accommodating at all times. With the laid back modern style Murakami, offers anything from a catch up meal, to after work dinner to a pre theatre meal.



63-66 St Martin’s Lane,

London WC2N 4JS

Written by Claudia Stephanie Sowaha

Photography by Nyla Sammons