We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Excellent atmosphere and food.”
Review of Lagu

Lagu
Reserve with OpenTable
Lagu is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Ranked #3,262 of 25,464 Restaurants in London
Price range: US$ 9 - US$ 27
Cuisines: Japanese
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Lagu is a proudly authentic cafe serving homemade Japanese cuisine and a tranquil and inviting atmosphere. We are the perfect stop at the top of Lavender Hill to relax and have a cup of tea and some delicious cake, or dine in for a full and pleasant Japanese experience. In the spirit of authenticity, we have a high preference for hiring those who study or speak Japanese, as this not only encourages cultural interaction for staff and customers, but provides customers who wish to speak the language of our heart the opportunity to do so.
Reviewed 5 April 2018

Haven't bothered writing a review for a while had to put one on as I noticed that some bellend has said their FSA rating is 1/5. This isn't true, they are 4/5 and the food here is brilliant. It is also really friendly, has a lovely peaceful atmosphere and authentic Japanese dishes.

I suspect the reason they haven't got a 5/5 is as non native speakers (the staff I spoke to were Japanese and not fully fluent in English) it can be hard to fill out the relevant forms, as the place was absolutely spotless.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank RhysD655
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (82)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

7 - 11 of 82 reviews

Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

The quality of the food is very good and the place is very nice. Perfect for a date!
The waitress is very friendly and very helpful on suggesting the dishes.

Thank mzorny
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 December 2017

If you're looking for something special. This is it. Very highly recommended!
Delicious authentic Japanese food served efficiently in a clean, bright homely setting and staff you want to hug! Treat yourselves! Just do it.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
6  Thank NikkiB2204
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Great spot... Very understated but the food and service is amazing. The ambiance is exceptional too.
It's a small independent, let's support it!

Great lunch Thanks!

5  Thank Michael R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 November 2017

A friend of mine recommended this restaurant to me. I really enjoyed the delicious food and friendly customer service. However I was shocked to find out it has a 1/5 food hygiene rating on the Food Standards Agency website. Salmon sashimi? Never again.

2  Thank d912williams
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Lagu also viewed

 
London, England
 

Been to Lagu? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing