aqua kyoto

30 Argyll Street, London, W1F 7EB
Japanese

Top offer

Star Deal - 3 courses & a cocktail £30 per person

Available lunch Mon-Fri & dinner Mon-Sat (Fri & Sat 17:30-19:00) until 11 December 2018, subject to availability. Please note, bookings can be made up to 61 days in advance. Dishes from a set menu & subject to change. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Menu

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.

Restaurant description

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.

Customer reviews for aqua kyoto
4.0
(based on 521 reviews)

82%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
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Recommended for

  • luxury (164)
  • large parties (92)
  • trendy (261)
  • lunch (142)
  • romantic (193)
  • al fresco (39)
  • private dining (79)
  • dinner (352)
  • entertainment (70)
  • child friendly (9)
  • business (113)
  • views (150)
  • afternoon tea (5)
  • breakfast (3)
  • value (54)
  • By Eli S from London
    30 November 2018

    Loved the restaurant. Food and service were amazing. Very impressed. I highly recommend the place.

  • By Ali A from London
    27 November 2018

    Excellent meal, well served, tasty and well presented

  • By Debbie J from London
    14 November 2018

    Delicious

  • By Phaedra D from London
    3 November 2018

    The restaurant doesn't have an identity in that it feels like a bar/club with food. Noisy, low lighting, dark furniture all adds to a clubby vibe. Food was ok but nothing worth returning for, unfortunately. Our waitress was sweet but a bit clueless and giggly and had it took 3 attempts to order a decaf coffee as she had never heard of it...?

  • By Sabrina J from London
    2 November 2018

    It was good. Felt a bit rushed and not sure why as the restaurant wasn’t overly busy. Then had to wait ages to get our bill at the end. Had the 3-course menu with cocktail. The teriyaki salmon could have had a bit more teriyaki flavoured (it was pretty bland), and it would have been nice to be able to choose from a few cocktails instead of being told the free cocktail was only 1 option, which wasn’t something my friend and I preferred. Nice atmosphere and cute presentation, starters and dessert were good!

  • By Fiona M from London
    26 October 2018

    My friends and I met here for dinner and had a special set menu. The food was nice and well presented. There was no opportunity to make changes to the menu but that is normal. The free cocktail was like marmite - I hated it and my friend loved it.

  • By Lettie J from Windlesham
    19 October 2018

    Food was delicious and well presented

  • By Malin M from Bucharest
    18 October 2018

    Interesting choice for Japanese in London.... “tuned” atmosphere.... service rather “automated”....food tasty but not spectacular.

  • By Martha-anne M from London
    24 September 2018

    Went with my husband and friends on the set menu offer of a cocktail and 3 course menu. One friend doesn't drink cocktails and he had a white wine instead. The remaining 3 of us were happy to have the cocktail but there was no choice of cocktail. The one with the offer, we discovered was gin-based, which none of us like. We were eventually given one with a vodka base but only after speaking with the Manager. The waiter refused to change it twice before that! That being said the food was fabulous, beautifully served in a lovely restaurant with a very eclectic décor. Loved it.

  • By Bernard O from London
    22 September 2018

    We wee ushered in by security and informed that our table was read on the fifth floor . When we emerged from the elevator we were met by booming music in the bar area of the restaurant to our table . We noted that there were quite a few Japanese or Chinese diners in the restaurant , from past experience this has taught me that the food must be pretty good and varied . We had our set deal dinner , but ordered a few more starters and wn extra mai. After looking at an menu that proved to tempting to resist . The food was delicious .. serviing portions ,a little on the small side but other than that a fantastic dining experience and define a venue I will come back to

Restaurant Location Map
aqua kyoto
30 Argyll Street, London, W1F 7EB