Itadaki Zen is an organic and vegan Japanese restaurant.
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Venue Details & Map
139 King's Cross RoadKing's CrossLondonWC1X 9BJ
- +44 (0)20 7278 3573
- Public transport:
- King's Cross Thameslink, National Railway
Continuing an exploration of London's vegan restaurants, a friend and I found ourselves sitting in this quaint and beautifully decorated eatery.
We ordered a plethora of things, all of which were delicious, especially the spring rolls, vegetable tempura and desserts (the cheesecake, and more notably, the sugar-free cakes).
The atmosphere was very still, intimate and simple. The food left us...more
One star for the food, barely.
One star for the location - there's not much else nearby,so I guess this is a good thing.
Service was lazy and lackluster.
Portions were minuscule.
Prices were shockingly high.
We left very hungry.
Expect about $80 to 90 per person without drinks - at least.
Oh. Wait. Why would anyone eat vegan "sushi"?
Mar 2015: now I have had the pleasure of trying the desserts: (the small Zen cakes were reassuring soft with a nice rise to suggest they are freshly baked and including sultanas to add an intriguing element to an already pleasant cake), the sesame pudding was delightfully smooth, melt-in-your mouth goodness and the raspberry-topped tofu cheesecake is dangerously delicious such that I'm sure I...more
Itadaki Zen is a vegetarian Japanese restaurant between King's Cross and Angel. It is apparently the first of its kind in Europe. Outside of sushi and the recent rise of mostly pork-based ramen restaurants, the rich tradition of Japanese cuisine is hardly captured in this country. So it is nice to see this restaurant covering something different.
The choice of chic Asian décor is very...more