Cuisine: Asian, Japanese, Seafood, Steakhouse, Sushi
Around the time you are presented a box filled with two cuts of beautifully marbeled kobe beef by an impeccably dressed member of wait staff, you will come to realize that Engawa is not your typical... Read More
Around the time you are presented a box filled with two cuts of beautifully marbeled kobe beef by an impeccably dressed member of wait staff, you will come to realize that Engawa is not your typical Japanese dining experience, nor is it one of Mayfair's standard lux offerings. Tucked away in the newly renovated Ham Yard, Engawa feels like a well-kept secret in a beautifully lit, tree-embellished hideaway. It's also the perfect date spot. Unlike Nobu, with its multi-floor expanse, or Sushi Samba, with its American Psycho flavour of decadence, Engawa provides an intimate space (close enough to the bar to see our sushi being expertly, hypnotically sliced) with emphasis on elegance and mastery of Japanese cuisine. The three-course tasting menu includes kobe beef in both sashimi and cooked forms, impeccably delicate sea urchin, and pristinely presented squid. A must-visit for your romantic getaway.
- Romantic Dining: "When dining with two make sure to try both lean and fattier cuts of the kobe."
- Best for Romantic Dining Because: Kobe beef was banned from EU import until 2014. Celebrate its arrival in Britain in the most elegant surroundings imaginable.