Hot Stone

(73 Reviews)
9 Chapel Market Angel Islington, London, N1 9EZ
Sushi, Japanese, Steaks

Top offer

Star Deal - 2-course lunch £20 per person

Subject to availability. Not available on special days like New Year's Day etc. Includes VAT, excludes service. Starter up to £14, Mains up tp £29 to be picked from A La Carte menu. Available on lunch only on Fri, Sat & Sun.

Opening hours

Tuesday to Thursday: 18:00 - 21:30
Friday to Sunday: 12:30 - 14:30 & 18:00 - 21:30.

Restaurant description

Awarded "Best sushi in London" by Eaten app for their sushi, Hot Stone is an interactive dining concept in Islington. This contemporary Japanese steak and sushi bar serves dishes over a sizzling hot stone while also priding itself in being one of only 6 UK restaurants to offer certified Kobe beef. Filled with a blend of traditional and modern styles, diners can also sit up at the counter and watch the talented chefs at work.

The Hot Stone menu is centred around the ancient cooking method of Ishiyaki, where guests can grill their own choice of meats to their preferred doneness on a 400° celsius heated hot stone. Selection of fresh seafood and both Japanese and halal Australian wagyu beef are served still sizzling, with a choice of sauces like kizami jalapeño salsa and goma sauce. Choose from the head chef's specialities, including A5 Japanese Wagyu on hot stones, 48-hour marinated Chilean seabass, grilled aubergine with homemade saikyo miso and chef's award winning sushi.

Hot Stone uses only 100% real Japanese wasabi, a luxurious root which takes 3 year to grow and is freshly grated in front of diners. To drink, a diverse sake menu is served at Hot Stone in Islington, along with Japanese beers, international wines and spirits. Finish up with indulgent sweet treats like the homemade cheesecake.

A fun restaurant in London that showcases gourmet Japanese flavours, Hot Stone is a 5-minute walk from Angel Tube Station.

Customer reviews for Hot Stone
4.3
(based on 73 reviews)

89%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • business (8)
  • child friendly (8)
  • dinner (56)
  • entertainment (5)
  • large parties (2)
  • lunch (21)
  • luxury (30)
  • private dining (10)
  • romantic (40)
  • trendy (29)
  • value (3)
  • views (1)
  • By Elizabeth G from London
    16 February 2020

    A relaxed restaurant, with nice decor - boughs of cherry blossoms on the ceiling. Delicious food, but very expensive - be warned! We loved everything. The rolls were outstanding.

  • By Francesco C from London
    16 February 2020

    great food, great experience, Elisa gave us a very friendly and personalised service. Chef was friendly and funny, I wish it wasn't closing time and we would have stayed longer one minor suggestion: colder beers please

  • By Johnny E C from London
    14 February 2020

    The food quality does not match the price requested. The atmosphere was average and not very cozy.Staff is nice but you can feel their need to up-sell. I won’t go again just because what i saw online is not happening in there. Best of luck!

  • By L from London
    14 February 2020

    I had a reservation for 6.45pm. However, due to transport issues I rang the restaurant and informed them i will probably be 10-15 mins late. The man who answered the phone sounded reluctant to accommodate my request initially and reminded me that he will still need the table back at 8.45pm to which I said it was fine. When I arrived at the restaurant at 6.53pm and gave my name to the front of house manager (a man) he said "you're quite late" to which i replied "I rang ahead to inform you". He then told me that they will be needing the table back at 8.15pm which surprised me. I told him i was just told on the phone that it was 8.45pm (i.e. 2 hours from my booking). He proceeds to check his computer and then says "no, no your booking is at 6.15pm". At this point, I was starting to be annoyed and whipped out my phone with my email confirmation clearly showing it was 6.45pm. He stares at it for awhile without saying a word then proceeds to ask one of the waiters to seat us. He didn't even apologise for the mix-up. Refusing to allow this to mar our evening, my wife and I proceeded to have a lovely dinner. The food was excellent. Out of all the dishes, my highlight would have to be the Wagyu beef but it's really difficult to pick a favourite because everything was lovely. Midway through the meal, the same man approaches our table with one of our dishes. As he was about to place it on the table, he notices that we had two pieces of maki roll left on one of the plates and asks us if we wanted to finish the remaining two pieces (I think this is the first time I've ever had a waiter ask me that!). To which, my wife replies "no, i would like to slowly enjoy it". I don't think he got the hint that we were annoyed and once again he didn't apologise. To cut a long story short, I thought the food was excellent but was disappointed down by the service. I think you can do better on the latter, Hot Stone. Especially when you are charging Michelin star prices for your food!

  • By Luis T from Sevilla
    9 February 2020

    Just fantastic, although so expensive

  • By Jhangir H from London
    8 February 2020

    Great customer service and delicious food.

  • By Paul B from Angel London
    1 February 2020

    Really nice. Not cheap but well worth it. The food is outstanding.

  • By Paul B from London
    1 February 2020

    Awesome food, the vegan plater was a work of art, the aubergine was the best I’ve ever eaten, the service was fantastic and knowledgeable. A truly wonderful lunch amongst the blossom of Mount Fuji

  • By Gina H from London
    30 January 2020

    The restaurant itself had a nice ambience, cherry blossoms as decor. The hot stone was a fun and delicious experience. The meat would just melt in your mouth! The portions are a bit small so you end up getting a few dishes which can rack up to a bit of a bill!

  • By Emmanouela K from LONDON
    23 January 2020

    The best sushi I ever had and amazing customer experience!! Would recommend it to those you hate sushi so that they can love it !!

Restaurant Location Map
Hot Stone
9 Chapel Market Angel Islington, London, N1 9EZ

Available offers

  • Star Deal - 2-course lunch £20 per person
  • Star Deal - 3-course dinner & a cocktail £30 per person

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