Sake No Hana Review

Saka no Hana, a name that reminds me of Hakkasan – a surprisingly a popular restaurant in London I haven’t dined at! So I was excited to experience a night sampling authentic Japanese fine dining.

This spring, Sake no Hana is hosting its annual Sakura celebrations signifying the start of Spring and the Japanese blossom season. Artist Lydia Kasumi Shireff has been commissioned to transform the space into a stunning seasonal art installation and there’s even a limited edition menu, collaborating with Perrier-Jouët Champagne, famous for their iconic Japanese anemone adorned bottles, to celebrate a marriage of art and food from Monday 19th March to Monday 18th June 2018.

Greeted by the loveliest staff, I made my way into the calmly lit bar/restaurant, a perfect setting forgetting about the hustle and bustle of London I just pleasantly escaped and forgot about.

Everyone loves champagne – being welcomed by it was a great introduction into the range of flavours we were about to experience.

Samples consisted of both warm and cold starters. Sushi – when made right – is delicious! Sake no hana didn’t fail with their tofu wrapped sushi rice rolls, and diced tender beef.We left wanting more and h onestly should’ve been wise in choosing to dine there for a full experience afterwards!

The artistry was evident in how beautifully the food and drinks were decorated and designed. From the delicately placed flower petals on the most mouth watering desserts, to the presentation of the sushi meals. They say how the food is packaged determines how well it will go down – and I’m glad to say it went down beyond a treat!

Beautiful location wise, it’s a hidden gem in London with excellent and helpful staff, and a night that excited me to dabble in authentic Japanese dining.


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


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By Hannah Ajala

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