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.


61 Upper Street | Islington, London N1 0NY, England
+44 20 7226 4665
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“bento box” (14 reviews)
“sushi” (51 reviews)
“tempura” (13 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
61 Upper Street | Islington, London N1 0NY, England
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (170)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 161 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting Japan, the yaki soba is mediocre and gyoza expensive and marginal. Nice staff. Tea is fair. Upstairs is soul-less.

Thank Patrufini
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is very simple but offers good quality set lunches (bento boxes). Original Japanese beers on tap.

Thank kla2015
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Tenshi was randomly picked on our way back home. The place was busy and the service, friendly. Be ready for the disturbing part: my partner and I never experienced such a tasteless dinner - unable to differentiate salmon from another fish, total lack of seasoning,...More

Thank Mr-R-Mrs-D
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Having recently visited Japan and been worried that I would never again eat such good sushi, I was delighted to find this little place by chance. It is authentic, with a similar style or service to traditional sushi places in Japan, really great and fresh...More

Thank Edwin Johan San... G
Reviewed 6 August 2017

After reading these reviews and dining in Tenshi I decided to write one of my own. My boyfriend and I were recommended this restaurant by a friend because I am an avid sushi lover, and very picky for authentic traditional sushi with high quality fish...More

Thank Lilly B
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We visited before a cinema trip and had gyoza, octopus, the sashimi, California rolls and some inside out tuna and avocado rolls. It was absolutely amazing. It's one of the closest we've had to authentic Japanese food in London. By far the best of all...More

Thank CrazyPenguin
Reviewed 31 July 2017

I'm a vegetarian and I do not eat fish and never have. I ordered vegetable dumpling udon soup here and they served me shrimp, then refused to acknowledge they had done so. The waitstaff was helpful but the manager was rude, told me I was...More

Thank cbboxer
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Reasonable priced Japanese, sushi was good, staff seemed inexperienced. Agedashi tofu was not that great, but other dishes were fine.

Thank Graeme M
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

One of the my favorite restaurant in london. I like this place, because it's cozy, good taste and reasonable price. I have oderded bara chirashi sushi was very yummy and fresh. I highly recommended this place.

Thank Chichi S
joe m, Owner at Tenshi, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Dear Chichi S, thank you for your kind words. I've shared your comments with our staff and I'm sure they will be very pleased that their efforts are appreciated.

Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

My friend and i went to the restaurant to get take out and the service was horrible. It was a long wait, they forgot items of our order, and the food tasted aweful. Would not recommend it, especially with so many other great restaurants in...More

Thank Merpaulien86
joe m, Owner at Tenshi, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Dear Merpaulien, I have asked my staff about this incident in details. They confirmed that you did not receive the prawn tempura avocado roll, and nor were you charged for it. This is because the staff forgot to include it in the order, and for...More

Nearby Restaurants
The Breakfast Club
378 reviews
.06 km away
262 reviews
.04 km away
Wahaca Islington
227 reviews
.04 km away
238 reviews
.06 km away
Nearby Attractions
Camden Passage
106 reviews
.04 km away
King's Head Theatre
88 reviews
.31 km away
Business Design Centre
67 reviews
.09 km away
40 reviews
.28 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Tenshi staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:45 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:45 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:45 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:45 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:45 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 Upper Street | Islington, London N1 0NY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7226 4665
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing