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Kami Japanese Restaurant Kentish Town

Homegirl London’s Food Review: Kami Japanese Restaurant. This is very cute and intimate sushi and noodle bar which is ideal for a hot date night. If you’re looking for a Japanese restaurant in Kentish Town or sushi near Tufnell Park, then you must book yourself a table at Kami Japanese Restaurant.

kami japanese restaurant kentish town veg tempura udon

“Super cute Japanese restaurant serving sushi and noodles in Kentish Town which is perfect for a cosy date night” Homegirl London

Kami Japanese Restaurant Menu

Start your meal with chicken, prawn or vegetable gyoza dumplings. We tried the rather good veg option. I usually go for tempura but my main dish incorporated this so decided not to double up. Other appetisers included deep-fried aubergine with sweet miso and grilled chicken skewers with spring onions or deep-fried soft shell crab.

kami japanese restaurant kentish town vegetable gyoza

Vegetable Gyoza

If you love Sashimi, then you’re in for a treat. Homeboy tried the tuna (maguro), which he said was beautiful. Other options include salmon, sea bass, sea bream, yellowtail, mackerel, king prawn, eel, scallop, razor clam and more. They also have new style sashimi which includes seared tuna with onion dressing and thinly sliced sea bass with yuzu ponzu sauce. The nigari list included salmon roe, butterfish and sweet tofu. With sushi moriwase, aburi nigiri, maki rolled sushi, hand roll and special rolled sushi; you’ll be in sushi heaven.

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Tuna Sashimi

Aside from the Sushi, you can order grilled dishes ranging from black cod to chicken katsu or salmon teriyaki. My friend tried the chicken katsu. I opted for the veg tempura udon which was a simmering bowl filled to the brim with thick noodles and mixed vegetable tempura on top. There was a king prawn version of this dish. Homeboy went for the prawn yaki soba which he thoroughly enjoyed. The boys also shared four rainbow special rolls which were very colourful and full of flavour.

kami japanese restaurant kentish town desserts


To give you an idea about prices, the appetisers are £4-9.50, sashimi (3 slices) is £6-13, nigiri (2 pieces) is £5-12.50 while grilled dishes are £10-20. If you’re not sure what to order, you can try the set dinner which was £38 per person. They also have a tasting menu which is £58 per person. We also ordered three desserts to share, which were pretty decent. You can also order the food to be delivered if you can’t secure a table.

Kami Japanese Restaurant Interiors

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Restaurant Interior

This is a small restaurant, but it’s super stylish. Step inside the door off the busy street, and you are in a calm oasis. The sushi prep bar is in full view so you can see the chefs at work. If you are dining solo, you can sit at the bar on a stool. The seating is very comfortable and the tables spaced far enough apart, so you have some privacy. The décor reminded me of sushi bars in high-end Japanese hotels. With low lighting, you have an intimate vibe to cosy up with your lover!!

Kami Japanese Restaurant Information

kami japanese restaurant kentish town exterior

Restaurant Exterior

To find out more about the restaurant, go to the Kami Website. The restaurant address is 8 Fortess Road, London NW5 2ES. The nearest train station is Kentish Town, or you can walk from Tufnell Park tube station which is on the northern line. Check the website for the current opening times. The restaurant is quite small, so it is best to book a table online.

Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London food and exterior pictures, interior pictures from Kami website. Thanks: Rich and Homeboy for dining with me.