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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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“sushi” (233 reviews)
“tempura” (56 reviews)
“bento box” (28 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Beetham Plaza 25 The Strand | 25 The Strand, entrance off Brunswick Street, Liverpool L2 0XJ, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I had been looking forward to this meal but I was very disappointed, quality of the basic ingredients is mediocre at best and presentation very poor. If you are expecting a basic bite, no frills then ok but for the price and hype it is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ascsroberts
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited at 6:45 Sunday evening, booking is advisable as it got full shortly afterwards. We had a table for 2, the staff were all friendly enough, the selection of gins and whiskys looked decent and reasonably priced. The food menu is a good size,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ruth S
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Pretty authentic vibe inside the restaurant, gorgeous terrace, definitely worth popping in on a hot day. Service was great, efficient and knowledgeable. As a must we had some sushi to start of with, nice and fresh, when seeing other tables sushi coming out we were...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank angelikan912
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Came for my birthday and was lovely. Drinks were reasonably priced and the food was lovely. Sushi was my favourite.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Lauren201990
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

I have eaten here numerous times and am never disappointed! The food is delicious and always freshly prepared. The staff are so welcoming and friendly and will do anything to accomodate. Our latest visit we introduced our teenage son to proper sushi and he loved...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Visit whenever I’m in Liverpool, sometimes twice! Great menu, lovely staff and always busy so make sure you reserve. Great sushi, donburi and tempura. Definitely worth a visit!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank kiwa22
Reviewed 23 October 2018

The sushi tastes delicious. Friendly staff, who are willing to adjust to your dietary restrictions. Getting gluten free food was not a problem here. They even had a gluten free alternative for soy sauce! The atmosphere is also very nice. Would definintely recommend.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Cynthia v
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Probably, one of the few places were you can eat fantastic Japanese food. Lucky Etsu is on Liverpool and not on Tokyo! . Totally recommendable !

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank AngelB1423
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Simply best Japanese restaurant I visited outside Japan. Comparable with fine dining in Kyoto for decent price. Extensive menu and wide choice of drinks.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank klav
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

One of the gems of Liverpool. Lovely food, good prices, lovely atmosphere, I’d highly recommend this place.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank lauraparsoms
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
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
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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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