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139 King's Cross RoadKing's CrossLondonWC1X 9BJ
- +44 20 7278 3573
Verdict: Pleasant surprise, I am not a vegetarian but because my friend is and she never tried Japanese food, so we had to try this place. I thought we might leave the place still feeling hungry but I was wrong. I had the Kakiage udon and it was delicious plus healthy! The side dishes were really tasty too and not bland at all.more
Japanese vegan. When I heard these two words, I prepared myself for the worst. I thought that most of the affair would be oily veggie tempura and some soy chunks. And man I was proved wrong. The food was beyond my wildest expectations. It did not seem like a compromise in any way. It was actually good Japanese food. That it was also vegan, was an added bonus.
We started with the sushi set....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