Endo Rotunda

• Japanese• White City

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About the restaurant

Endo at the Rotunda is located on the 8th floor of the former BBC building in White City. Expect a reverential atmosphere at this counter-dining restaurant that sits less than 20 people around a wooden L-shaped bar.

Chef-patron Endo Kazutoshi is a third-generation sushi master and was the former group executive chef at Zuma before he opened his solo venture at the Rotunda in 2019. He quickly won a Michelin star for his new omakase (“the chef’s selection”) restaurant, offering one of the best Japanese fine-dining cuisines in town.

The food here is all about attention to detail. The sushi rice - and even the water it’s cooked in - is sourced from his hometown in the Yamagata Prefecture in Japan. The menu is 20 courses long, from snacks to top-end sushi and sashimi, so go with someone as keen as you to discover what Japanese fine dining at the top echelon is like.

Reviews from the Web

Critic reviews

Time Out

You’ll sit at long L-shaped counter and then wait for a meal that’s pure theatre.

The Infatuation

This hand-to-hand eating style is encouraged. And it’s a far more enjoyable high-end restaurant instruction than learning a turnip’s genealogy, or curtsying to a slice of ham.

The Nudge

The place has a stripped-back, classically Japanese aesthetic, with pale wood counters gazed down upon by a huge, impressive lighting installation, which features bulbs suspended between huge, billowing layers of thin white paper that seem to ripple out across the ceiling – much like the clouds you’re figuratively sitting in.