Venue Details & Map
139 King's Cross RoadKing's CrossLondonWC1X 9BJ
- +44 20 7278 3573
I'd been wanting to try this place for ages given it had all the buzzwords to get my attention: vegan (not because I am one but because there's a good chance of some creative dishes), organic (because I'm trying to be more responsible like that) and Japanese (because YUM!).
I decided to test it out on my guy's birthday lunchtime (no pressure then!) and it was a hit, from the organic lemonade...more
On my last trip to the UK in 2013, I was so happy to end up at Itadaki Zen in Oban with my mom where we were treated to a truly amazing vegan Japanese dinner. When I saw that they now had a location in London, I was very excited. In fact, I went there twice and my friends are now also fans.
Both times we got the 12 piece nigiri sushi platter -- these were generous sized nigiri that varied...more
Those were my first sushis ever ! And it was amazing.
I have fish allergy so you can imagine how scary sushis can be for me :-) In here, no fear and god, it was really great !
We went there twice, first time we ordered sushis and rolls, both really good. Second time we had the udon noodles with some sushis again and it was great too !
They offer some typical vegan desserts and tea (goji and...more
I always look at vegetarian/vegan restaurants with a mixture of suspicion and caution, and inevitably, the question I ask myself is: "Would this meal have been improved with meat?"
And for Itadaki Zen? Absolutely not. The food here is so fresh and full of flavour that meat would completely spoil the experience, as they bring out dish after dish of pickled vegetables or tempura.
If I can describe Itadaki Zen in three words, it would be 'Good wholesome food'. This restaurant has a minimalistic zen feel to it as the name indicates. It isn't much expensive either, you can get a complete bento box for £10 or so. To top it, they have some great variety of teas and wines. The service is prompt and fast. The food is delicious and has a feel of Buddhist cuisine to it...more