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KatanaKatana has all the right ingredients for success. An amazing location, highly trained chefs and slick d?cor combine to create an oasis of elegance amid the West End?s tacky chains and scuzzy sandwich bars. Set above the stylish International Bar it is ideal for a refreshing power lunch or cosy dinner ? deux.

Pan Asian is the buzz word used to describe a cuisine which fuses the finest flavours from the mystic east, with elements of Thai, Japanese, Malaysian, Chinese and Indian cooking creeping into the eclectic menu. The emphasis is firmly on tasting and sharing, which allows you to order a dazzling array of innovative dishes. Friendly staff are on hand to unlock the intricacies of the menu and the extensive wine list.

A sensational selection of starters included a gloriously zingy coconut, Shitake mushroom and ginger broth and a chilli salt squid which was bursting with flavour. In an attempt to sample every nook and cranny of the menu we choose a delectable main of tuna tartare served atop an irresistible mountain of avocado, pickled ginger and soy. Followed by the crispiest, lightest tempura of sweet potato, aubergine and courgette that I have ever had the good fortune to taste.

Atkins dieters will love the protein heavy BBQ and roasts section of the menu but since it was lunchtime we opted for their signature seared scallops with slow roast pork belly. This unusual combination proved to be the stand out event of the meal and the flavours lingered far into the afternoon.

Katana is named after an ancient Samurai sword and the analogy works well; the service is slick and smooth and the entire team seem focused on the pursuit of excellence.

 

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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
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City Thameslink Station
 
20 minutes walk
 
 
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St Martins Lane NCP
 
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Leicester Square Masterpark
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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St Martins Lane, A Morgans Original
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £189  25% off
45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 1 minute from Katana
One of the first design hotels, it certainly hasn't lost any of its cool appeal and continues to impress with great service and high standards. The ... More
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £121  36% off
Leicester Square, WC2H | 2 minutes from Katana
Overlooking Leicester Square - the setting for London's regular film premieres - the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire has glamorous, exclusive décor to match its high-profile setting: ... More
 
 
 
Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £94  36% off
Whitcomb Street, WC2H | 3 minutes from Katana
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Bronte
London > Restaurants > Pan-Asian restaurants
Grand Buildings, 1-3 Strand, WC2N | 3 minutes from Katana
Stop by Bronte, overlooking Trafalgar Square, for fresh modern British and Asian cuisine with dishes ranging from miso black cod to ... More
 
 
 
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FuLuShou
London > Restaurants > Pan-Asian restaurants
5 - 6 Leicester Square, The Casino at The Empire, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Katana
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Haozhan
London > Restaurants > Pan-Asian restaurants
8 Gerrard Street, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from Katana
This is modern Asian fusion food in the heart of Chinatown, Haozhan's sleek decor and innovative menu offer something a little different from the norm. Haozhan ... More
 
 
 
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Les Deux Salons
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
40-42 William IV Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Katana
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Notes - Trafalgar Square
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
31 St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Katana
Coffee-cum-wine-bar Notes occupies a great spot close to Trafalgar Square and Leicester Square in what was a record shop of more than 15 years ... More
 
 
 
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Fumo London
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
37 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 1 minute from Katana
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Young Frankenstein
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th September 2017 to 29th September 2018
Katana, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 1 minute from Katana
Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph and Hadley Fraser lead the cast of Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks' uproarious musical based on his Oscar-nominated 1974 film about a New ...More
 
 
 
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The Lieutenant Of Inishmore
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 23rd June to 8th September 2018
Katana, St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 2 minutes from Katana
Poldark star Aidan Turner makes his West End stage debut this June, starring as terrorist Mad Padraic in Martin McDonagh's The Lieutenant of Inishmore. Michael Grandage ...More
 
 
 
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The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 31st March 2016 to 4th November 2018
Katana, 218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, W1V | 6 minutes from Katana
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Katana
London Coliseum is a magnificent historic building and an excellent venue in which to enjoy the soaring sounds and high drama of some truly thrilling operas. ... More
 
 
 
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Odeon Leicester Square
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Katana
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Wyndham's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Katana
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National Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from Katana
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National Portrait Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
St Martin's Place, WC2H | 1 minute from Katana
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St Martin-in-the-Fields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Katana
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London > Shopping > Art and Design
6 Cecil Court, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Katana
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Davenports Magic Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
7 Charing Cross Underground Shopping Arcade, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Katana
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Pan de Vie
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
5 New Row, WC2N | 2 minutes from Katana
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 5 minutes from Katana
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 9 minutes from Katana
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 10 minutes from Katana
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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
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10 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from Katana
On the 6th floor of the W London the AWAY Spa certainly takes you away from the manic pace of life in Leicester Square ... More
 
 
 
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London > Leisure > Fitness
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes from Katana
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The Harp
London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Katana
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The Salisbury
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Katana
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Lamb & Flag
London > Nightlife > Pubs
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Katana
One of the oldest pubs in London, the Lamb & Flag was once known as the Bucket of Blood, thanks to the bare-knuckle fights held here. ... More
 
 
 
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Library
London > Nightlife > Bars
112 St Martin's Lane , Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Katana
Private members club housed in a five story town house, with a restaurant, hotel, bar and nightclub. Members are voted in by a committee but it's ... More
 
 
 
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Blind Spot
London > Nightlife > Bars
45 St Martins Lane, WC2N | 1 minute from Katana
Set behind the facade of a boutique tea counter and a secret golden hand-shaped handle is Blind Spot at ... More
 
 
 
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The Den St Martins Lane
London > Nightlife > Bars
45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 1 minute from Katana
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St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Katana
To enter the stunning St Martins Lane Hotel in the heart of London's Theatreland you pass through the tallest revolving door in London, a luminescent yellow-glass ... More
 
 
 
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London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Katana
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Haymarket Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from Katana
A hip designer hotel by Tim and Kit Kemp in a grand building on the prestigious Haymarket, the broad boulevard street making for an impressive entrance. ... More
 
 
 
 

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The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Monet & Architecture
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