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64 Turnmill Street, Clerkenwell, London, EC1M 5RR

((((* Japanese
  • Sosharu - London
  • Sosharu - London
  • Sosharu - London
  • Sosharu - London
  • Sosharu - London
  • Sosharu - London
  • Sosharu - London
  • Sosharu - London
  • Sosharu - London
  • Sosharu - London
  • Sosharu - London
Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 12:00 - 14:15 & 17:30 - 22:00
Friday & Saturday: 12:00 - 14:15 & 17:30 - 22:30.

Great ambience! Great drinks menu. Superb dishes. Excellent

Simon Davies 10 March 2018
from London

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From Jason Atherton, Sosharu in Clerkenwell is a Japanese izakaya-style restaurant and bar. Casual yet refined Japanese dishes are crafted from seasonal British ingredients, served in sophisticated, dimly-lit surrounds reminiscent of night-time Tokyo.

Classic sashimi, tempura and grill dishes lead the Sosharu menu. Sample the likes of chicken karaage with lemon, Asian pear and avocado salad with tofu dressing and cucumber and apple jelly, or grilled and raw salmon with sushi rice. From the grill comes grilled wagyu ribeye with ginger and garlic crisps, or grilled octopus with green chilli and yuzu zest.

Below Sosharu restaurant lies the downstairs cocktail bar 7 Tales, serving cocktails inspired by Japanese culture and philosophies. An array of sake options adds to the authentic Japanese feel, whilst a selection of world wines is also served.

An elegant blend of British and Japanese cultures and cuisines, find Sosharu London a 3-minute walk from Farringdon Station.


64 Turnmill Street, Clerkenwell, London, EC1M 5RR

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Customer reviews for Sosharu

4.0 ((((* (based on 25 reviews)
80% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (17)
  • trendy (14)
  • lunch (9)
  • luxury (9)
  • romantic (9)
  • business (5)
  • private dining (5)
  • entertainment (3)
  • child friendly (2)
  • large parties (2)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • value (1)
  • ((((* 10 March 2018 by Simon Davies from London

    Great ambience! Great drinks menu. Superb dishes. Excellent

  • (**** 26 February 2018 by Elizabeth Bell from London

    Very disappointing, dreadful service to the point that we asked for the service charge to be taken off. We ordered the set menu and the food was so slow to arrive (over 50 minute wait for the first course) we had to leave to catch a last train before the dessert course. I would never eat here again, there are so many better restaurants around in the price range.

  • ((((( 20 January 2018 by Anthony from London

    I really enjoyed the experience, the food was fantastic and really combined traditional Japanese cooking with a modern flair. They were served at a relaxing pace meaning my companion and I was able to have a great dining experience whilst maintaining a conversation. The staff were professional and friendly, knowing exactly when to serve and clean up the dishes. One downside was that the restaurant did feel a little crowded as we were situated right next to the bar, which also made it a little loud. But all in all, a great dining experience and would absolutely recommend.

  • ((((( 21 December 2017 by George Monkhouse from London

    Fantastic, very attentive service, very high quakity food, fantastic environment for my mother's 70th birthday. Highly recommended

  • ((((( 13 November 2017 by Adrienne from London

    The waitstaff team were particularly good, attentive and informative without being overbearing--at least three looked after our table, but it didn't feel the least bit disjointed for that. As the fad for "sharing plates" continues, the tasting menu was a safe bet to get an elegant sufficiency without breaking the bank. There were very few misjudged items, the possible exceptions being the cooled deep fried nori garnish and the salami. The pickles were divine, most delicate, the Japanese omelette lighter than air, the sashimi salmon softer than Turkish delight, the steamed cod flaking off in firm mouthfuls, edamame seasoned not over-salted, and the matcha mille pancake was fragrant with green tea not sickly with sugar. Recommend!

  • ((*** 6 November 2017 by Rosie Collins from London

    The restaurant environment is lovely. Very modern and generally nice staff working there.

    Yesterday was my second visit for a friends birthday and i’ve got to say that it was a bit of a let down. Our waiter was impatient, he forgot to order some of our food and when we reminded him it took about an hour for it to arrive. It was only 3 of the tiniest chicken wings so I can’t imagine they would take an hour to cook. The food on the whole was pretty unfulfilling. It was tasty, but the portions were tiny and they recommend sharing. There isn’t enough to share when you consider how much you pay to eat there. You should leave a restaurant of that standard feeling hungry and all three of us did.

    Towards the end of our meal our waiter rushed us to make a decision about desert and in the end we gave in and left. It just wasn’t great. I hope this gets passed on to the restaurant itself.

  • ((((( 28 October 2017 by Dave Price from London


  • ((((( 23 October 2017 by Sharina Mutreja from London

    The food was absolutely delicious and the 6 course tasting menu is great value. The temaki is a must try and the sauce that comes with it is super addictive! Loved the matcha mille cake as well.

  • ((((* 22 October 2017 by D Liseter from London

    Nice environment, great food, helpful staff. Although one of the serving staff's accent prevented us from understanding his rendition of the ingredients. May be helpful to leave a menu on the table so that we could refer to it instead of relying on explain.

  • ((((( 21 October 2017 by Renais Reeve from London

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