Welcome to Auradaze, Japanese Sushi & Deli
Following our dream we have now moved to the Lake District.
Ambleside’s little slice of Japan…
Thanks for stopping by and if you already know us, then our new website will help you quickly book a table for your next visit. If you haven’t been to Auradaze before then you’re in for a real treat. Every part of the Auradaze dining experience is authentic from the start and has been considered as Royal Leamington Spa’s little ‘Slice of Japan’, which has now opened in Ambleside.
With all ingredients carefully selected from long trusted suppliers in Kobe, Yokohama and other parts of the world, Head Chef – Darren Yates, insists on selecting and sourcing the ingredients and produce himself to ensure quality and authenticity.
If food is your thing then see our Dining page for the full experience of what Auradaze brings to the table.
Do you want to master your own Japanese cuisine? Then our Japanese cookery school could be what you’ve been waiting for. Once a month on Sunday we offer the Auradaze Cookery School experience where you’ll be hands on in preparing and producing some authentic Japanese dishes and learning how to create your own authentic Japanese dining experience. We also offer Auradaze Sunday Chef Sessions with the launch of our new Omakase. See our Booking page for further details.
What’s your Tipple?
Selecting the right wine or accompanying drink with Japanese food is very subjective, so we offer all customers the opportunity to bring your own booze to enjoy with your meal.
If you crave a fresh, fruity white wine, or you’re a full bodied red wine connoisseur, then enjoy your favourite food with your favourite tipple.
Corkage fee applies £3.50 per person unlimited.
Sencha is a type of Japanese ryokucha (緑茶, green tea) which is prepared by infusing the processed whole tea leaves in hot water. The tea plays an important part of the Japanese culture whether it is for the Tea Ceremonies or as part of the dining experience.
It also comes many excellent health benefits, including the ability to lower your risk of cancer, prevent chronic disease, reduce blood pressure, balance cholesterol levels, aid weight loss efforts, protect the immune system, increase energy and stimulate cognitive activity. We pick the leaves you choose the tea.
Best Japanese restaurant…
Best Japanese restaurant I’ve been to in the UK. We went for the £29 menu. Laura and Darren (chef) explained every dish to us. Very fresh food but also large portions, which makes me hard to believe it’s only £29. The environment is very cosy. Definitely will come back again and I already start to imagine dine on a cold winter night, drink sake together with the delicious food. Winter life can’t be better.”
Oscar Q – Restaurant Guru 5 out of 5
A very friendly welcoming atmosphere
Having travelled to Japan and experienced various food outlets there, and have eaten Japanese food around the world, this place is as good, if not better than any I’ve tried. A small unassuming place, certainly not pretentious. Good food served with a passion and knowledge in a very friendly welcoming atmosphere.”
Pip B – Restaurant Guru 5 out of 5
Best restaurant in Leamington by a mile
Fantastic food. Superb atmosphere. Really really interesting to sit and chat to the owner while he’s preparing your food. Can’t recommend highly enough.”
Sam B, TripAdvisor 5 out of 5
Brilliant as always…
We’ve been to Auradaze many times over the last few years, it has never been anything short of brilliant. Amazing sushi and sashimi, the miso soup with smoked fish is awesome. Try and sit at the “bar” so you can chat to Daz while he works his magic.”
TripAdvisor – 5 out of 5
Leamington’s finest Japanese deli
Overall I find Auradaze amazingly satisfying. While they do not do delivery, the manager gave us her number the first day we went, telling us to call them an hour or so in advance for them to prepare food for us to pick up. This is a wonderful addition to Leamington and I highly encourage you to visit, just make sure to fill up your wallet AND TRY THE GREEN CHAI TEA!”
Henrietta B – The Boar