There are plenty of places to try Asian food around Brixton market and arcade, but Nanban is one of the few that’s actually a full restaurant. At lunch, the Japanese comfort food is tasty (get the fried chicken kara-age) and the standard ramen is enjoyable, and a steal at six quid. We’ll come to grab something to eat with friends, and always stay longer than we expect for the vibes, which are pure Brixton - it’s literally an historic site, and it used to be an old-school eel and pie shop right up until the 1980s. In the evening, they roll out a more adventurous menu that has hints of Caribbean to it. Asian and Caribbean might sound wacky but in this neighbourhood, anything goes.
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Pop Brixton is a complex of shipping containers packed with street food vendors, bars, and mini restaurants.
Besides great coffee and vibes, Federation does tasty breakfasts and a killer ricotta toast that’s worth ditching the avocado for.
Beb’s Kitchen is a small BYOB Indian restaurant in Brixton with a homely atmosphere that makes affordable and tasty curries.
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Not only is the sushi at Sushi Atelier on Great Portland Street great, it’s also very affordable. Sit at the bar and get the 12-piece omakase.
Aqua Kyoto is a high-end Japanese restaurant and terrace bar behind Regent Street serving some quality sushi.
Sake No Hana
A slick Japanese restaurant in St James’s, Sake No Hana is perfect for impressive business meals and special occasion situations.
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