Zipangu, WC2H 7JJ
- 8 Little Newport Street
Zipangu was a Japanese restaurant on the outskirts of Chinatown. It has now closed. As of October 2008 the premises were occupied by another restaurant called Akasiro photo. Akasiro has also closed, and as of April 2014 it's a Chinese restaurant called Baiwei.
The information below is retained for people who want to know what it used to be like as Zipangu.
Good sushi, good service (I got takeaway from here once and they brought me a complimentary cup of green tea while I was waiting --Kake). It's fairly small, so you might want to book if you plan to bring a large group. The seating on the ground floor is very cosy, with small tables separated by screens. Seating for larger groups upstairs and (I think) in the basement.
(According to Wikipedia, "Zipangu" is an English transliteration of the Japanese transliteration of the Portuguese rendering of the early Mandarin word for Japan.)
Comment added by Anonymous: Why did Zipangu close? Anyone know.?