Azabu combines Peruvian Japanese Nikkei flavours with more Tokyo-style dishes in a dining room that’s just as lively. Hidden away out the back, off Maidstone Lane is Roji, Azabu’s stealthy saké and cocktail bar.

Executive Chef Yukio Ozeki is a big fan of Nikkei, the fresh Peruvian Japanese crossover flavours that have grown out of Peru’s huge Japanese community. Yukio’s menu combines Nikkei-influenced dishes and modern Japanese with an emphasis on the fun and the interesting.

The large and small plates are made to be shared - don’t be shy.

AWARDS & Accolades

Cuisine Top 100 Restaurants
Cuisine Good Food Awards 1 Hat 2018
Cuisine Good Food Awards 1 Hat 2017
Cuisine Good Food Awards Best Casual Dining Restaurant 2017

Metro Top 50 Bar 2019

Metro Top 50 Restaurant 2019
Finalist in the following 5 category
– Best Dish
– Best Drinks List
– Best Smart Restaurant

Metro Top 50 Restaurants 2018

Metro Top 50 Restaurants 2017
Finalist in the following 5 category
– Best New Fit-Out
– Best Overall Drinks List
– Best New Restaurant
– Best Casual Dining
Restaurant Personality of The Year: Ken Toyota

Lewisham Awards 2017
Finalist - Federal Merchant & Co Outstanding Bartender: Kula Watcharawannee


Whether you're after a bit of a nibble or just a casual drink, tucked out the back of Azabu awaits a cosy speakeasy appropriately named Roji (translated - Alleyway).

With access via the restaurant or Maidstone St, up the graffiti alleyway, the vibrant space not only has a tempting sake and cocktail list, but there's Pacman, great tunes and the right amount of understated chic.

Open 12pm till late; this is the place where you come as you are, and forget how you left.

Yukio Ozeki

Azabu is Yukio Ozeki’s new happy place. Co-owner and Executive Chef at Azabu, Yukio made his name at Ebisu and Lucky Lucky Dumplings, but really wanted to do his own thing. This is it!