Explore the World of Sake no Hana


Inspired and framed by nature and seasonality, offering a modern take on the spirit of Japan. Sake no Hana is a restaurant you continue to discover. Each visit reveals a new dimension, a new layer, and a new revelation.


Sake no Hana’s brand essence lies in “revealing nature”. This is reflected not only in the menu but also in the design aesthetic, from the wood extrerior that wraps the upper mezzanine floor to the Grand Staircase & interior touches, creating a unique inside out environment that sits holistically in the natural environment.


Sake no Hana London is a fine dining Japanese restaurant located on St James’s Street, in the heart of Mayfair, central London. Housed in the Grade- II listed Economist building with interiors designed by esteemed Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, the restaurant interior is awash with linear bamboo that flushes each wall, giving a feel of a futuristic forest. The 14 seats sushi counter, situated at the entrance of the spacious dining area, allows diners to admire the preparation of sushi and sashimi and interact directly with the chefs.

Chef Hideki Hiwatashi

Head Chef Hideki Hiwatashi was born in Tomakomai, Hokkaido, an area renowned for its fresh ingredients and quality cuisine. Chef Hiwatashi started his career as a sushi chef in 1994 in Australia, before moving on to become Assistant Chef at Sapporo in Japan.

In 1997 Chef Hiwatashi moved to Mikuni Kiyomi in Yokahama where he worked as the Hors D’oeuvres Chef. He went on to train under the famed 3 Michelin Star chef Murata Yoshihiro at Roan Kikunoi restaurant in Kyoto, Japan, where he eventually became Head Chef, earning the restaurant two Michelin Stars.

In January 2010 Chef Hiwatashi moved from Japan to become Sous Chef at Sake no Hana where he became Head Chef the following year.