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aqua kyoto

30 Argyll Street, London, W1F 7EB +44 2081281403

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Average
Main course: £22
Food spend: £58
Opening hours
Monday to Wednesday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 17:30 - 22:30
Thursday & Friday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 17:30 - 23:00
Saturday: 12:00 - 15:30 & 17:30 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 18:15.

We really enjoyed the food however the restaurant should consider better separating the bar and the dining area. Loud music does not allow to enjoy the food properly.

Giuseppe 11 June 2018
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 terrace, rooftop bar, a lowered kitchen indoors gives guests a view of the expert sushi chefs.

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 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 in 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. The restaurant is renowned for their infinity brunch as well. The dress code is smart casual.

Blending traditional oriental features and ultra-slick design, aqua kyoto near Oxford Circus sits just 2 minutes' walk from Oxford Circus Tube Station. Entrance is at 30 Argyll Street.

aqua kyoto

30 Argyll Street, London, W1F 7EB

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Customer reviews for aqua kyoto

3.9 ((((* (based on 498 reviews)
81% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (334)
  • trendy (249)
  • romantic (185)
  • luxury (159)
  • views (143)
  • lunch (133)
  • business (108)
  • large parties (85)
  • private dining (73)
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  • value (51)
  • al fresco (38)
  • child friendly (9)
  • afternoon tea (5)
  • breakfast (3)
  • (**** 19 June 2018 by Shirley from Leighton buzzard

    To date we have had really good experience of deals with book a table. Sadly this was not so at Aqua Kyoto. This is not a restaurant but a bar with disco like music that was so loud you could not hear yourself think. The food was good but miniscual portion sizes. Service was also not good apart from being served our first drinks we weee not asked if we wanted more. When asked at the end of our meal if everything was ok when I said about the music I just got can’t do anything about that as the music is everywhere not even an apology that we had not enjoyed the evening.

  • ((((* 17 June 2018 by Alessandra from London

    Staff: 10; food: 8; drinks: 9; location: 9. The menu deals are great value.

  • (**** 14 June 2018 by Julian from Maidstone

    My guest were kept waiting a long time before being allowed in and arrived at table stressed!
    Poor service. Gave the impression of good service, but our half my lager on my partner’s foot. No apology. Ordered salmon sashimi but mixed sashimi came. Price charged was much higher than expected or warranted.

  • (((** 14 June 2018 by Philip from LONDON

    Food was good, but music was too loud for easy conversation. Service was friendly but slow and slightly off hand.

  • ((((* 11 June 2018 by Giuseppe from London

    We really enjoyed the food however the restaurant should consider better separating the bar and the dining area. Loud music does not allow to enjoy the food properly.

  • ((*** 8 June 2018 by Tessa from London

    My Japanese friend was really looking forward to eating food cooked by a professional Japanese chef and we were both quite disappointed. The starter, warm sushi, was lovely....the main, a kind of black rice risotto with a few bits of squid and other fish was disappointing....my ice cream desert was attractively served in chocolate ice cream cones, but the actual ice cream was quite mediocre...The cocktail included in the meal deal is quite nice, but the waiter needed persuasion not to serve me any gin (his attitude was quite inflexible)....Americano coffee @ £3.50 a pop was dishwater, although the Italian headwaiter made me another cup which was nice.....the terrace is a busy cocktail destination with a view over the neighbouring rooftops. The only good thing was that they didn't chase us away when we finished eating and we enjoyed a good catch-up. It is a very big restaurant (looks Chinese rather than Japanese) but it was almost completely empty - just a busy terrace outside.

  • ((*** 7 June 2018 by Chanelle from London

    The restaurant was very trendy and the wait staff were faultless. Noise was a huge issue, with dining tables being next to the bar. Even on a Tuesday evening we had to raise our voices to be heard and conversation was difficult. We decided to try this venue first as a set menu just to see how it fared, but we left after the meal still very hungry and ended up venturing into another establishment for extra food. That is not to say that the food wasn't great. It was exceptional, just that for a 3 course menu, the serving sizes were sub par. Overall a good concept and one definitely suiting post work drinks, but not somewhere I would recommend for dinner.

  • ((((( 7 June 2018 by Jill from Hemel Hempstead

    This restaurant is very easy to get to as it is only a couple of minutes walk from Oxford Circus underground. It is on the 5th floor and a lift takes you up after you have been greeted at the entrance to the building. The staff were all very helpful and friendly. The restaurant is light and airy. We had a lovely table for 2 by the wall. There is outside dining but on the day we went it wasn't quite warm enough for that. The food was delicious although the portions were on the small side. Service was brisk but we were not hurried. Service charge is 12.5%. We would happily come here again.

  • (((** 1 June 2018 by mark from London

    Great vibe, quite youthful and good service. Portion size very small. Paid £18 for scallops which was 1 large scallop cut into four slices. Three courses + a portion of scallops to share, and left feeling hungry. Paid he £8 supplement for the black cod? not sure why it was just a small piece of cod. Paid £55.00 for the second cheapest wine on the menu which I felt was too expensive for a £8.00 bottle of wine. Food generally excellent but it was a £30 a head deal that ended up costing £60.00 a head so I don't expect to want a big mac on the way out. Increase the portion size and id have felt it was a tad expensive but good. As it is Id not go back

  • ((((* 22 May 2018 by Debbie from London

    Nice and buzzy. Good value meal although portions bit small and would have been nice to have some carbs!

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