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Aqua Kyoto

5th Floor, 30 Argyll Street, London, W1B 3BR +44 2081281403

((((* Japanese
Main course: £22
Food spend: £58
Opening hours
Monday to Wednesday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 17:30 - 22:30. Thursday to Saturday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 17:30 - 23:00. Sunday: 12:00 - 16:00.

Fantastic food and great service

Tarun Gupta 10 November 2014
from London

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Set in the landmark former Dickins & Jones building, Aqua Kyoto offers sublime Japanese cuisine. As well as offering breathtaking views over London from the expansive roof terrace, a lowered kitchen gives guests a view of the expert sushi chefs indoors.

Crafted with absolute precision and sumptuously fresh ingredients, the Aqua Kyoto menu offers innovative flavour combinations bursting with colour and freshness. Contemporary creations at Aqua Kyoto restaurant include tempura prawn roll topped with grilled eel, or soft-shell crab with avocado. Served sizzling from the charcoal grill, guests can also enjoy tender meat cuts of slow-cooked pork belly with red miso and crackling, or chicken thighs with teriyaki.

For Japanese-style indulgence, Aqua Kyoto London offers classic European desserts with a twist. Try a smooth sake prune crème brulee, or white sesame parfait with poached cherries, as well as cleansing Japanese teas and native wines.

Blending traditional oriental features and ultra-slick design, Aqua Kyoto Soho sits 2 minutes' walk from Oxford Circus Tube Station.

Aqua Kyoto

5th Floor, 30 Argyll Street, London, W1B 3BR

Contact +44 2074780540
Reservations +44 2081281403

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Customer reviews for Aqua Kyoto

3.9 ((((* (based on 96 reviews)
80% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (64)
  • trendy (49)
  • romantic (31)
  • views (28)
  • luxury (23)
  • business (20)
  • large parties (20)
  • value (17)
  • entertainment (16)
  • lunch (15)
  • private dining (12)
  • al fresco (8)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • child friendly (1)
  • (**** by from London

    Food was nice but definitely over priced for what is was. Had much better food in better restaurants in other places in London. The food didn't come together with some of us waiting 20 minutes for our mains when we complained the waiter told us that food doesn't necessarily all come together just as and when it is ready, something which we wasn't told
    When ordering. Wouldn't go again.

  • (**** by from London

    Our experience at this restaurant was very negative. The food was ok, although it felt like they served the minimum they could get away with for the meal deal, but the worst part was the service and the staff's treatment of our group. The staff were constantly trying to make us hurry up and vacate the table - they tried to make us order wine before we even tasted our welcome cocktails! Then at the end of the meal they insisted they needed the table for the next booking, yet we watched from the bar for 20 minutes afterwards and there were no customers on our table, and other identical tables nearby also remained empty. They made us feel worthless and that the next customer was more important than us. We had ordered a number of bottles of wine and glasses of champagne so it was not like we skimping on drinks. We have tried other Bookatable meal deal restaurants and received much better treatment, e.g. DSTRKT. Overall, I would not recommend this restaurant.

  • (**** by from Hove,sussex

    Food was well presented but bland, unseasoned in any way, over emphasis on seaweed. On the beef course the beef was old and completely dried out. The ice cream desert was almost crunchy and not soft. Atmosphere poor and bare tables need a polish.

  • ((((( by from London

    Fantastic food and great service

  • (((** by from London

    We chose the 3 course set menu and a cocktail for dinner on Tuesday night. Although the service was good, the food was average at best. The restaurant was fairly busy though, at least compared to aqua nueva next door, which was virtually empty at 9pm!

    I wouldn't necessarily dine again anytime soon but if I did, would not go for the set menu dishes.

  • ((((* by from London

    An interesting menu and the food was really lovely. Only downside was the cocktail that was part of the offer. Clearly no alcohol in it! Why not just leave this of the offer or offer even a glass of prosecco

  • (((** by from Beckenham

    It was a very good dinning experience

  • ((((* by from London

    Food was excellent and the staff was nice, but we ended up waiting ages for our main. They gave us a drinks voucher for next time as a result!

  • ((((* by from London

    Great atmosphere and friendly service.

  • (**** by from London

    Amazing place but service was bad, the veggie option was even worst for the £29.99 sit meal! 12.5% it should be optional I will
    Go back for drinks food hell no!

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