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Etsu Japanese Restaurant

Beetham Plaza 25 The Strand | 25 The Strand, entrance off Brunswick Street, Liverpool L2 0XJ, England
+44 151 236 7530
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Beetham Plaza 25 The Strand | 25 The Strand, entrance off Brunswick Street, Liverpool L2 0XJ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fairly small restaurant, a little out of the way and we only ‘happened’ upon in. So glad we did! Great food, sensible prices and friendly staff. Busy so you may want to book.

Thank Weemiss
Reviewed 1 week ago

Please visit this restaurant you will not be disappointed. The staff are lovely, and the food is both tasty and beautifully presented.

Thank Wanderer191255
Reviewed 1 week ago

slightly tucked away but worth finding! Pleased to see several Japanese groups eating there. Quite busy for a Tuesday night. Staff were charming friendly and very helpful including teaching us how to eat cold salted edamame beans out of their pods. Japanese gins as well...More

Thank D9665NXjuliag
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm a big fan of sushi so I had to try this place out and was not disappointed. The pork Gyoza were perfectly cooked, as was the soft shell crab Moving on, I had a selection of raw fish nigiri which were to die for....More

Thank Marco S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been here a few times over the past decade and everything, from the service to the quality of the food, is exceptional. I used to live in Japan and my wife is Japanese and we believe this to be the best Japanese food experience...More

Thank Andyjap
Reviewed 1 week ago

Second visit. Best restaurant in Liverpool. It’s difficult to find. Upon swinging open the door you find it rammed with people. Every plateful of food is beautifully cooked, great atmosphere. I wish every town had an Etsu.

Thank margaretdodd61
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since eating at Etsu for the first time, a month or so ago, this is my third visit! Consistently excellent food that all seems homemade with fresh ingredients, with my favorite meal being the tonkatsu curry (with vegetable gyoza and pickles!). All staff are very...More

Thank BethyEll
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

excellent food, authentic Japanese nice atmosphere and very friendly helpful staff excellent value for money for the quality of food and service

Thank Tech S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sushi is excellent with a good choice as well. The main meals are good but I recommend just a mix and match of the sushi menu. I went for the first time and was hooked, went back for just sushi within 4 weeks with...More

Thank Chris_elliott57
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

my wife and I ate here whilst staying in the city. Tucked away in a corner this restaurant could easily be overlooked. The menu is interesting, the food is fresh and very authentic - and delicious. The drinks are also very interesting and the Japanese...More

Thank pleione73
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Hayley J
17 May 2017|
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Response from caravell | Property representative |
Yes takeaway is a possibility but restaurant diners will always be our priority ☺
Daniel G
14 January 2017|
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Response from caravell | Property representative |
We are very close to the Liver Buildings and so from the Albert Dock it's around 10 minutes walk
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beetham Plaza 25 The Strand | 25 The Strand, entrance off Brunswick Street, Liverpool L2 0XJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Merseyside  >  Liverpool>  > Central Liverpool
  • Neighbourhood: Central Liverpool
  • Phone Number: +44 151 236 7530
  • E-mail
Since opening in November 2007, Etsu has become a welcome addition to Liverpool’s eating out scene and has won numerous awards including Restaurant of the Year in 2009 and being crowned ‘The UK’s Greatest Japanese Restaurant’ by Eat Japan in 2010. With the help of three highly trained Japanese national chefs, who between them have over 60 years experience, Etsu offers diners fresh authentic Japanese cuisine served in a cosy and relaxed atmosphere.Its menu comprises of a wide range of Japanese dishes to suit all tastes, from traditional sushi and sashimi to speciality meat and fish dishes. Etsu also has experienced Japanese waiting on staff who will be able to answer most queries regarding all Japan related enquires from the food to the culture. This popular little restaurant is one of Liverpool’s best restaurant gems receiving numerous rave reviews and has been consistently in Trip Advisors top 3 out of a Liverpool’s 229 restaurants for the last 2 years. Be sure to book to ensure you don’t miss out!
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