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Abeno Too

#1,466 of 17,936 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Neighbourhood:
Covent Garden
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17-18 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JE, England
+44 20 7379 1160
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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited Abeno Too during a trip to London. I'd never tried their staple dish - okonomiyaki - and was eager to try, being a lover of Japanese food. I arrived soon after they had opened and was offered the regular and lunchtime menus as I took a seat at the bar. There were two other groups already seated and... More 

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Thank GuruLark
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife almost dragged me into this place as she's a fan of all Japanese food and this was on here wishlist :) We luckily were there before rush hour as it can get very busy (and noisy, which i don't care about in such a place) The ingredients are prepared in the kitchen after you order but all is... More 

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Thank Bart V
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a dinner with my partner and a friend last week after work and even though the location is great for meeting, the place is tiny, the tables so close to each other that you are touching constantly with the people sitting behind you and obviously hearing everything from the tables next to you. I hadn't seen my friend... More 

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Thank Fotiadou
London
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49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A colleague of mine invited me to join her at Aben Too. Being Japanese, she wanted me to introduce me to Japanese Omelettes. And what an introduction! I have enjoyed Japanese cuisine over the years and have indeed been fortunate to sample Kobe however I was unfamiliar with this particular fare. We entered the restaurant and were cordially greeted by... More 

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Thank s1edge
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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442 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter who had previously been here and has also been to Japan, recommended this restaurant. I have limited knowledge of Japanese cuisine but was really impressed. We sat around the central counter, the staff were really friendly and helpful re size, dishes, etc. We had delicious Goma-ae (mange tout slices in sesame and sake) - small but tasty, Onigiri... More 

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Thank PhilandRuth
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Good food. Food cooked in front of you, soo difficult to wait till it's done 😍. Friendly service. Need to wash al your clothes and hairs afterwards 😝... but worth it!

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Thank minibisceper
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

I've been here several times. I really like the relaxed dining experience of okonomiyaki in Japan. It's not quite as fun here as you don't get to cook your own - but still the best - only place - to experience this in London. Food is quite expensive for what it is - but well-made and tasty. Service can be... More 

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Thank FifeClub
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

It would certainly be 5 stars for Abeno too if it weren't for it's obsession with organic-extremely expensive-everything. The okonomi-yakis are really good, and you should certainly visit if you like them. The staff is nice, but still I believe it is indeed overpriced. For 45 pounds you can have 2 okonomi-yakis and a pair of karma-kolas (the robbery organic... More 

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Thank EvansGreen2
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Love that you can stash coats and bags under the seats out of the way and safe from theft. Quite hot inside as they have hot plates on each table so you will overheat. Benches not comfy either as cramped in under a table which uses lots of space for the oven unit. Food really fun and immersive though -... More 

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Thank Mollie C
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Chaos, rude staff and unsanitary handling of the food. Avoid. Go to the other abendo, perhaps. Xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$63
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17-18 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7379 1160

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Covent Garden

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Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 


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