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.
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.
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!