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  • If you are a sucker for authentic Japanese food and want to get the most for your money in London then look no further.

  • From self-BBQing to a bit of chef showmanship, here are your must-visit Japanese restaurants in London.

  • First up is Sen Nin, located in both Islington and Camden.

  • Sen Nin is a Japanese 'Teppinyaki', meaning guests sit around a large hot plate while the chef cooks right in front of you.

  • It describes itself as the theatre of Japanese Cuisine, and provides some front row entertainment while also ensuring your food is as fresh as it possibly can be.

  • Guests are often encouraged to participate with the old catching a piece of flying egg in your mouth being a prime example.

  • Also, the old hide the egg in your chef's hat game.

  • All classic stuff.

  • The food itself is enjoyable.

  • We tucked in to some 'Tom Yum' and Miso soup, Duck 'Gyoza', Crazy roll sushi and believe me it was pretty crazy.

  • King Prawn Tempura and prime steak cooked with mushrooms in black pepper sauce.

  • Depending on what you order, the food is priced reasonable to expensive, but if you have a Taste card you can enjoy 50 percent off all food, which is highly recommended.

  • All in all, Sin Nin offers some light entertainment along with some authentic Japanese cooking.

  • For this next entry, I admit that we are slightly cheating here.

  • Technically, Inamo is classified as Asian Fusion.

  • However, I couldn't do a list such as this without including the awesomeness that is Inamo, which should become apparent as we continue.

  • Inamo has locations in Soho, Covent Garden and Camden, which is where we are here.

  • It almost goes without saying that the food is great, which we will get onto shortly, but the real clincher here for Inamo is your interactive table.

  • Want to show your caring side, bring out the pink flowers.

  • Want to show how artistic you are, just select the drawing mode and colour away to your hearts content.

  • Want to disguise the fact you've spilt Soy Sauce all over the place?

  • There's a table pattern for that too!

  • Beyond that, you can watch the chef cam to keep an eye on your dishes' preparation.

  • You can see a couple of previews of what those Chicken wings will actually look like on your plate.

  • You can even play a round of Pong!

  • With all these distractions, whether it's a meal for two or a group of you, Inamo already stands out form the crowd.

  • All this and, yes, of course, the food is top notch also!

  • Firstly, you sift through the menu via a tablet on your table, which is kind of cool, as personally I enjoy being able to see pictures of what I'm about to eat.

  • Then it all comes out as it is ready off the stove.

  • On this particular outing, we had some Crunchy Tempura Prawn 'Macki', Japanese Tacos, my personal favourite whenever I come here, which is the claypot green chicken curry, Beef 'Tataki', and Chicken 'Karagay'.

  • All of the food is tasty, succulent, well presented and a great mix of flavours on your table and great for sharing too.

  • Everything you saw here was around £60 in total without alcohol, so if this is too much, I'd recommend joining their mailing list as they occasionally send great offers via email.

  • Next up is Eat Tokyo, which is a Japanese owned firm with eight branches operating in Tokyo and six from London.

  • What makes Eat Tokyo stand out is it's massive menu, authentic dishes and probably the best value for money option on this list.

  • As mentioned, the menu offers a wide variety of choice, complete with large boats full to the brim of sushi.

  • For smaller groups, you can really mix and match with smaller plates to cleanse the palette.

  • On this occasion we started with Tuna 'Tataki' with 'Ponzu', a tempura sushi roll, sweet potato croquette, vegetable and shrimp tempura, 'Katsu Don', and to be honest I can't remember what this was but I can assure you it was lovely.

  • Everything you have seen on this table came in at only £50 and that's with drinks and service charge added, and probably if we are being honest, it was way too much food for just two people but our eyes got the better of us.

  • So if you are looking for high-quality Japanese cooking at a great price, make sure you pre-book at Eat Tokyo as there's often a line to enter.

  • And finally, Kintan, which is an modern authentic Japanese 'Yakiniku' experience, which literally means 'grilled meat'.

  • It's a Japanese take on the Korean barbecue and one of the most popular dining styles in Japan with each table containing its own BBQ grill.

  • This allows you to cook the meat yourself, so grill to mouth is rarely beyond five seconds, creating some of the most bespoke, freshest tasting flavours you can find.

  • Situated near Chancery Lane tube station, you are immediately welcomed with some Japanesecor and the sounds of sizzling beef.

  • Being Japanese, 'Yakiniku' restaurants employ a little engineering genius to provide smokeless table grills so that your clothes will thank you later.

  • The menu offers a wide variety of bite sized cuts of meat - mainly beef and pork - some marinated, and some designed to complement the amazing homemade table sauces.

  • As your waiter fires up the grill in preparation for main course, the starters arrive.

  • We enjoyed a Spicy salmon tartar volcano, some Octopus dumplings known as 'takoyaki', and Chicken 'Karaage', or fried chicken.

  • With the grill now a hot red, we tucked into cuts of Beef 'Kalbi' short rib, Garlic Butter Beef 'Kalbi', and Miso marinated Beef 'Kalbi'.

  • For the sides, Garlic spinach and butter corn both foil-wrapped for some steamy goodness.

  • Drinks follow suit with the authenticity, with sake, plum wine and Japanese beers to boot.

  • The cost is reasonable for the quality that you receive, but their Happy Hours make them even more amazing value.

  • Kintan is an amazing experience with something a little different, bursting with flavour.

  • If you would like to sample an authentic Japanese food experience in London, you can't go wrong with Kintan.

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If you are a sucker for authentic Japanese food and want to get the most for your money in London then look no further.

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