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2 Acton Street, King's Cross, London WC1X 9NA
 
 
OPENING TIMES
Lunch: Mon to Fri 12noon-3.30pm, Dinner Mon to Sat 6pm-11pm | Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays
 

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WazenWazen, which means 'Japanese table' brings Londoners an authentic Japanese experience, serving up high quality food prepared by Japanese chefs. With a minimal design aesthetic, the food at this neighbourhood restaurant is overseen by head chef Toshimasa Tanahashi who comes with over 30 years of experience via the kitchens of Japanese restaurants Matsuri in St James, Kyubi at the Arts Club in Mayfair and Kouzu in Belgravia. An extensive choice of Japanese starters, sashimi, tempura and sushi rolls is supplemented by mains like spicy tuna tartare, chicken kakinotane, baby chicken with nanban sauce and stone bass with tomato ume and yuzu shio ponzu. The front of house team is headed up by Kenichiro Urata, who previously led the team at cult London Japanese ramen restaurant Kanada-Ya. Premium sakes are available by the glass and carafe and you can also sample three rare sakes from across Japan.

 

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Crowne Plaza Kings Cross
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £54  33% off
1 Kings Cross Road, WC1X | 4 minutes from Wazen
Halfway between the City and the west End, the Bloomsbury area is an oasis of calm in the very heart of the capital. It's a lovely ... More
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton London - Islington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £76  38% off
60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 7 minutes from Wazen
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Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £98  28% off
Coram Street, WC1N | 10 minutes from Wazen
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Itadaki Zen
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139 King's Cross Road, King's Cross, London WC1X | 1 minute from Wazen
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55 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 7 minutes from Wazen
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Yo! Sushi
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
Unit 27, The Circle, St Pancras Station, King's Cross, London N1C | 8 minutes from Wazen
For anyone who needs a fast, healthy lunch Yo! Sushi is the place to go. Its conveyor belt service means you've always got plenty of choice, ... More
 
 
 
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126 Kings Cross Road, King's Cross, London WC1X | 2 minutes from Wazen
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181 King's Cross Road, King's Cross, London WC1X | 3 minutes from Wazen
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Honest Burgers King's Cross
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251 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 3 minutes from Wazen
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Stroma
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 20th November 2020 - 7.30pm
Wazen, 28 Harrison Street, WC1H | 4 minutes from Wazen
London-based acoustic folk outfit, which proudly draws on Scottish, Irish and English traditions....More
 
 
 
Paul Armfield
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Monday 14th December 2020 - 7.30pm
Wazen, 28 Harrison Street, WC1H | 4 minutes from Wazen
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Shooglenifty
London > Events > Dance  Dates: Sunday 18th October 2020 - 7.30pm
Wazen, 96-98 Pentonville Road, N1 | 5 minutes from Wazen
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London Welsh Centre
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157-163 Gray's Inn Road, WC1X | 5 minutes from Wazen
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The Lexington
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96-98 Pentonville Road, Clerkenwell, London N1 | 5 minutes from Wazen
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Gagosian Gallery Britannia Street
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6-24 Britannia Street, King's Cross, London WC1X | 2 minutes from Wazen
The Gagosian is a cavernous space for exhibitions of the highest calibre. It is a major asset for the regeneration of the King's Cross area. Larry ... More
 
 
 
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The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
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Phoenix Place, Clerkenwell, London WC1X | 6 minutes from Wazen
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Charles Dickens Museum
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48 Doughty Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 7 minutes from Wazen
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Fresh N Fine
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18 Penton Street, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from Wazen
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ec one Exmouth Market
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41 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 7 minutes from Wazen
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16-20 Wharfdale Road, N1 | 7 minutes from Wazen
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London Wine Academy
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Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 8 minutes from Wazen
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Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, 42 Northampton Road, EC1R | 9 minutes from Wazen
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The Ambassador
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55 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 7 minutes from Wazen
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Smithy's Wine Bar
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16-17 Leeke Street, King's Cross, London WC1X | 3 minutes from Wazen
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The Big Chill House
London > Nightlife > Bars
257-259 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, King's Cross, London N1 | 4 minutes from Wazen
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The Foundling Museum
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40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 7 minutes from Wazen
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90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 9 minutes from Wazen
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British Library Conference Centre
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96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 9 minutes from Wazen
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