Japanese | Shoreditch, Clerkenwell

This is a restaurant from the unstoppable Jason Atherton. This time the theme is Japanese with Teppanyaki, robatayaki, and sashimi on the menu plus a downstairs bar with plenty of hip-hop on the soundtrack.

Restaurant details

64 Turnmill Street, London EC1M 5RR
Nearest tube: 
Telephone number: 020 3805 2304

Opening times: Monday - Thursday 12pm-2.15pm; 5.30pm-10pm
Friday & Saturday 12pm-2.15pm; 5.30pm-10.30pm

More info: 
  • Private Hire available
  • Bar area
  • Chef's table

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64 Turnmill Street, London EC1M 5RR


Critic reviews - total score 6.5 out of 10

Critics' score: 8
Jay Rayner Observer Estimated score
Reviewed on June 19, 2016
"An open temaki sushi – an envelope of toasted, then tempuraed nori – comes filled with cubes of tuna tartare bound with spiced mayonnaise and a blitz of spring onions. It is crisp and soft, subtle and powerful." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Tom Parker Bowles Mail on Sunday
Reviewed on May 22, 2016
"Choose carefully, and you’ll eat like an emperor. But the duds do leave a bitter tang. These, though, are early days." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 4
AA Gill Sunday Times
Reviewed by May 01, 2016
"The stuff that comes is essentially good, though the twists, takes and variations are not necessarily improvements." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Tania Ballantine Time Out
Reviewed on April 15, 2016
"Every plate is a thing of beauty, its flavours as intriguing. Take the must-order ‘open’ tuna temaki: a twist on a traditional handroll, the seaweed wrapper comes tempura-battered (it really works) and set into a ‘U’ shape, much like a hard taco." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Steve Dinneen City Am
Reviewed on April 05, 2016
"Sosharu is all about the little details, an aggregation of tiny factors that lifts it from a decent Japanese restaurant to a place that you really shouldn’t miss. That Jason Atherton is going to make a million, I tell you." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Fay Maschler Evening Standard
Reviewed on March 30, 2016
"Miyazaki wagyu tataki — a handful of seared beef cubes — with turnip and radish kinpira, a sort of quick pickle, served with scoops made from deep-fried kale is another ingenious assembly I recommend if the price doesn’t offend. It is wagyu after all." READ REVIEW