Nanban means ‘southern barbarian,’ a term that was once used to describe the first European visitors to Japan many centuries ago. At Nanban we celebrate the barbaric side of Japanese cuisine, spotlighting Japanese dishes of foreign origin and incorporating the international flavours of Brixton Market into our unique brand of Japanese soul food.
Many of our dishes can be made vegetarian, vegan, low-gluten/gluten- free or Halal; if you have any allergies or other dietary requests please tell your server who will be happy to advise you.
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Our lunch ramen takes you back to basics – just hearty broth, slippery slurpable noodles, and a few simple toppings – feel free to add more! Full ramen dishes also available as well us other lunchtime special mains.
Book our entire first floor for private events for up to 50 people. Whether it's a company function, family gathering, reunion, or celebration, Nanban offers the perfect environment, with its floor-to-ceiling iron windows and beautiful terrazzo floor, housed in a lovingly restored 1921 dining room.
Min 20 guests or more. Available Sun-Thur during regular opening hours, Fri-Sat 12pm-4pm. Deposit £10 pp. Cancel outside of 48 hours of booking date, no fee. No refunds otherwise. Min spend evening bookings (5pm onwards) £500. Min spend lunchtime bookings (12pm-4pm) £300.