If you're looking for Japanese food with a twist then experience Nanban and its cutting-edge Japanese soul food.

From ackee and saltfish korokke for starters to curry goat tsukemen for mains, this is the perfect destination for anyone who loves fusion cooking. Enjoy a wide selection of Japanese and British beers and take in the vibrant South London atmosphere.


Typical meal price: From £26.00 (USD32.93) per diner

£26 to £40

Venue Details & Map


426 Coldharbour Lane

Yelp Reviews

4.0 out of 5 based on 19 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Nanban

4.0 out of 5 21 October 2016
by Jennifer L.

Ive been a Tim Anderson fan since his first day on Masterchef and can't even believe it took me this long to try Nanban.

We went for pre-concert dinner and they have a pretty good happy hour our meal came down to 57£ with food and booze so for London this is a bargain!

To the food:

Fried chicken feet: Chicken feet are not

meant to be fried, it just crispy skin really but it was well...more

3.0 out of 5 5 September 2016
by Cécile T.

I initially wanted to give it two stars but their small plates and the fact that my expectations were perhaps a bit too high redeemed them.

We went to Nanban for a friend's birthday (not a huge thing, only 6 of us). We arrived at 8 sharp to get our table (we hade a reservation) and were prompty seated. That's however the only thing that happened quickly throughout the whole night... and the...more

4.0 out of 5 15 August 2016
by Ada C.

They have gotten rid of the horrible counter seating that wrapped around the ground floor and have graduated to more grown up tables, hurray!

Food is still yummy.

Now if they can only get the waitstaff to remember to bring plates and bowls when you're sharing food ...more

5.0 out of 5 14 July 2016
by Matthew G.

Really great and interesting Japanese pub/street-food in Brixton.

I came here to try Nanban's ramen as I'm always on the look out for new ramen in London.. And I am so glad I made the trip here because the food was really good! I chose the Kumamoto Pork Nanban - thin noodles in nose-to-tail pork broth with garlic chips, burnt garlic oil, pork Belly, tea pickled egg and pickled mustard greens....more

3.0 out of 5 9 May 2016
by Wendy L.

Nanban is renowned for their Kyushu ramen and izakaya dishes collaborating with ingredients that can be sourced in Brixton market. Their menu seems to occupy very unqiue and creative with dishes that I have personally never seen before with a few fusions from the western cuisine.

Decor is pretty rustic with small influences from the Japanese ramen bars like an open kitchen and stools across a...more

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