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Toku Restaurant Closes July 7th

toku closing
After years of service feeding the hungry people of Piccadilly, Toku Restaurant closes its doors July 7th. We thank everyone who has dined at Toku and enjoyed our speciality tempura, sushi, sashimi and other Japanese classics. We plan to return in the future so please send your name and contact details to to be kept in the loop.

shoryu x tokuIn the meantime find your favourite Toku dishes at our SHORYU X TOKU collaboration at Shoryu Soho, 2-3 Denman Street from July 12th. July 9th see our SHORYU EXPRESS prototype open at 16 Regent Street, Shoryu Express is a rapid self service ramen bar for those on the go.

• July 7th Toku Restaurant Closes

• July 9th Shoryu Express Opens at same site

• July 12th Shoryu x Toku collaboration begins at Shoryu Soho launch

Christmas & New Year Opening Times 2012

Christmas and New Year Delivery Times

Planning on popping along to see us this festive season? Make sure you check we’re open! Please see below for all our store location opening times between Christmas and New Year.

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Delivery in time for Christmas & New Year 2012

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Get your gifts in time for the big day!

We love doing our Christmas shopping online, but it does mean that we can’t leave it until Christmas Eve to do it all! If you want guaranteed delivery before Christmas from Japan Centre Online there are a few dates to be aware of to make sure you receive your order in time. Please be aware these dates are also for guaranteed delivery before New Year.

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Eat Like A Champion: Toku’s Medal Winners Menu

toku olympic menu

You don’t just have to cheer on Tom Daley from your sofa, or join in a Mexican wave at the Opening Ceremony to take part in The Games this year. To honour a wonderful summer of celebrations Toku Restaurant (perfectly positioned for the Cycling and Marathon events according to Waitrose) has announced its special Olympiad Medal Winner’s Menu.

Helping you save money and enjoy this amazing sporting event, the Medal Winner’s Menu will leave you enough spare cash to buy that extra union jack flag or much-needed fold-away bike to escape the inevitable commuter crush!

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Easter Holiday Schedule

Easter Holidays

Easter is here!

Want some tasty treats delivered to your door or to pop in for a bite to eat over Easter? Check out our Easter opening schedule to make sure nothing stands in the way of great food from Japan Centre this holiday!
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Spring Menu Explosion!

Spring Menu Explosion

Spring always heralds the start of something new, at Japan Centre we’ve been bitten by the spring bug and have what can only be described as a taste explosion under way! During March both Toku Restaurant and umai deli have introduced some awesome new dishes for you to grab on the go during your lunchbreak, or enjoy as you relax with friends and family in the afternoon and evening. Read on for more…

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Share The Love at Toku Restaurant for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is one of the many days of the year where you can get into some serious trouble with your other half if you don’t put some effort in to spend a relaxing and romantic evening together!

Why don’t you let Toku Restaurant take the weight off your shoulders and help you plan a perfect evening! We have a special 7 course ‘Gozen’ Valentine’s Day menu just for you which is full of amazingly elegant, delicious and healthy Japanese food such as sushi, sashimi, tempura, beef tataki, a Japanese dessert and and a sake or plum wine aperitif. Did you know that in Japan, they say that octopus sashimi is quite the aphrodisiac too! :)

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JC Sushi Academy is Back: Cooking Classes for Everyone

Ever wondered “how do I do that?!” at a Japanese restaurant? JC Sushi Academy brings you authentic Japanese cooking training in a relaxed environment at Westfield Stratford City, so you can learn the skills to make your favourite Japanese dishes at home.

Japan Centre’s popular Sushi Academy is back, come and learn the secrets of making delicious, healthy sushi! Each class offers a chance to learn directly from the teacher with plenty of hands on practice. This gives you a chance to master every technique and pick up numerous cooking tips to get the most from your Japanese cooking. There are even one to one lessons taught by our experienced head chef at Toku Restaurant.

Each class ends with a quick tour around umai by Japan Centre so you can find out more about the different ingredients used in Japanese cooking, as well as have a chance to pick up some kitchen essentials to continue your cooking at home.

Come to the website now to get more details, find the prices and enquire online! Go on… we’ll wait here!

Japan Centre: What We Do

What We Do

Japan Centre has been growing over the last few years and our range of products and services now encompasse a wide spectrum of Japanese awesomeness!

We are a family run business that specialise in bringing you the best quality Japanese food. Japan Centre operates a Japanese food hall, an authentic restaurant and a chain of deliciously Japanese sushi and deli stores. Of course, we also have an online shop where you can buy all your favourite Japanese foods and have them delivered straight to your door.


Japan Centre
Food Hall & Department Store

Our flagship Japan Centre store in the heart of the West End includes our umai sushi & deli counter, a food hall with all types of Japanese cooking essentials and a department store for the latest Japanese books, magazines and homeware.


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Online Shopping

Find a huge range of Japanese food and drink online with over 1,000 items available for home delivery to the UK and Europe. With a full selection of Japanese recipes also available online, is your online home for Japanese food!


Deliciously Japanese

At umai by Japan Centre sushi & deli store, the secret to great taste is using fresh, organic ingredients in all our handmade Japanese food. Come and find our brand new umai by Japan Centre store in Westfield Stratford City.


Japanese Restaurant

Toku Restaurant offers contemporary Japanese cuisine with our speciality of light and crispy tempura. Our expert chefs are always creating exciting new dishes and wil happily give their recommendations from our wide choice of sake rice wine.

So, there you have it! Four different ways for you to get your Japanese food fix, no matter where you live! We hope you see you shopping at Japan Centre soon.

COMPETITION: Win a £60 Voucher for Toku Restaurant and Japanese Cinema Tickets!

Toku & BFI Competition

Japan Centre and Toku Restaurant have teamed up with the British Film Institute to offer a fantastic competition for a night full of tantalizingly tasty Japanese food and exciting, post-war cinema. Immerse yourself in Japanese culture with a trip to Toku Restaurant, where you can indulge in the finest traditional Japanese food before heading off to see a choice of some of the most vibrant and innovative films ever created. This amazing competition includes a meal for two at Toku Restaurant including wine and entry to any one of the Japanese films being shown at the BFI Southbank throughout August.

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