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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.

Private Hire @ Nanban

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.

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Summer of Sake

This is the SUMMER of SAKE. Join us for bottomless sake, refreshing fruit sake shaved ice, and new sake cocktails, or if you’re sake curious but not sure where to start, you can try one of our sake tasting flights or join us for special guided tasting events every Tuesday in August! KANPAI!

Sake Menu

Nanban Express

Nanban's takeaway kiosk 'Nanban Express' on Electric Lane with a fresh new grab-and-go menu of Japanese sandwiches and salads.

Express menu

Picnic Packs

Sayonara boring baguettes, cheap cheese, and salads of sadness! Nanban does picnics properly.

Picnic Menu

Lunch from £7

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.

Lunch menu

Book a table

Book a table online now, it's free with instant confirmation* for two to twelve guests.

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Gift Vouchers

Now you can treat yourself, family or friends to a Nanban gift voucher.

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Happy Hour

Enjoy happy hour on selected cocktails, beers, wines and spirits every day from 5pm - 7pm.

Drinks Menu

25% Off Food

Enjoy 25% off main dishes when you order between 5:00pm and 6:00pm Monday to Friday. Treat yourself before going somewhere else like the cinema or concert.

Evening menu

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