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61 Upper Street | Islington, London N1 0NY, England
+44 20 7226 4665
17:30 - 22:30
11:45 - 15:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 11:45 - 15:00
Fri 17:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Do NOT go here if you have a peanut/nut allergy. I just wanted them to tell the kitchen so they could wash their hands before preparing my meal, but instead the manager or owner came over and made a scene in front of the other diners. She was incredibly rude and aggressive, so we left without eating.

Thank cleo104
Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i guess the boss has changed, still the bento will not disappoint you, ramen just a few choices i will pass, snack dishes is good and tempura is a good thing to try, sushi not the best but still does a good job, seems freshly cut

Thank Greenmiu M
London, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This tiny restaurant is on a bustling street where you are spoilt for choice for a great restaurant. Always a true indicator of an authentic ethnic restaurant is by their customers – Tenshi offers a Japanese cuisine and a number of patrons were Japanese or Asian when we walked in – a good sign. The food was amazing. Quick and... More 

Thank _Montana_VT
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have to say I left here very disappointed today. First having asked for a table for one I was left standing waiting for over 5 mins while they sorted out takeaway orders. Finally seated at a table near the door which I wasn't really given a choice over. Thought as I was solo I wouldn't push it as other tables... More 

Thank Woos68
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Tenshi is a great neighbourhood restaurant, I lived nearby for several years and still travel from further afield to enjoy their food with my friends. Prices are variable, you can go fancy if you want but I usually spend £15-20 for sushi, miso and edamame. Food is fresh and delicious, it's often quite crowded so you may have a wait... More 

Thank nagapie_eh
joe m, Owner at Tenshi, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, it's great to hear from someone who has been a regular customer over the years. It makes all the hard work worthwhile! I will pass your comments on to my staff. More 

GuangZhou, China
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Ordered take out for a gyoza and also a bento set, rice under cooked, fried pork was so dried! I have been told it will be 20 mins to get the food but end up I was waiting around 40mins!

Thank leeyenk
joe m, Owner at Tenshi, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear you were disappointed by your recent experience. We have been quite busy lately but that does sound like an unusually long delay. However we don't do bentos for takeaway so I'm a little confused about that point. More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Went to Tenshi on a Saturday night and would like to share my evening with anyone who is thinking about eating here... 1. Upstairs is terrible, no music, crowded and the lighting was awful - o atmosphere 2. Forgot to bring our gyozas and were cold when served 3. Tempura was below average and cost £10 4. Rice was undercooked... More 

Thank Phungella
joe m, Owner at Tenshi, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your experience. A lot of people really like upstairs and ask to be seated there so I'm a bit surprised, but each to his/her own I guess. Our restaurant is very small and I'm sorry if it felt crowded to you. You must have had a fair bit of food besides... More 

Cape Kidnappers, New Zealand
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160 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Surprisingly good feel in this small Japanese restaurant just off Angel Green. Friendly staff and a varied menu. We liked it a lot. The only thing they need to know is that Asahi Draft has to have a 1 inch head on it. Apart from that, great!

Thank Lonestarbc
joe m, Owner at Tenshi, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Lonestarbc. I'm glad you enjoyed Tenshi, and we will take your comment about the head on the Asahi draft on board when adjusting our rather fiddly beer machine. If you come back some day, I hope to have it just right! More 

1 review
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

What a nice service and a cosy place to be with family and friends. I have been in quite a few places but this is exetionally good. I love everything about it and I'd give it a 5 star without regret.

Thank lhibro
joe m, Owner at Tenshi, responded to this review

Dear Ihibro, I'm very glad to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant. Your positive comments mean a lot to my team, thank you for your support More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I'm sitting in the restaurant right now. Food is good (lunch bento great value) but the server, a young guy, was truly dreadful. He sloped around in a mood, grunting to customers and barely acknowledging requests. So much of the experience of eating Japanese is contingent on excellent service - you've got to sort this out. Like the new benches... More 

Thank P88888
joe m, Owner at Tenshi, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, and for giving us a reasonably good review despite your bad experience regarding our service. I'm glad you liked the food and the new seating at least. I have identified the staff member to whom you referred and he has been given some additional training and guidance. I'm sorry these shortcomings impacted negatively on your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:45 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
11:45 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
11:45 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
11:45 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
11:45 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 Upper Street | Islington, London N1 0NY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7226 4665

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