aqua kyoto

(597 Reviews)
30 Argyll Street, London, London, W1F 7EB
Japanese

Top offer

Star Deal - Star deal - 4 courses & a cocktail £29 per person

The offer is available from Monday to Wednesday for dinner, Thursday & Friday for Lunch and from 5.30pm to 6.45pm. Subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Includes VAT, excludes service charge

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, the dining room features sleek lines and a glamorous sushi bar from founder David Yeo and award-winning designer Robert Angell.

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 597 reviews)

83%
of diners recommend this restaurant

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (6)
  • al fresco (46)
  • breakfast (3)
  • business (128)
  • child friendly (10)
  • dinner (405)
  • entertainment (77)
  • large parties (106)
  • lunch (164)
  • luxury (187)
  • private dining (92)
  • romantic (218)
  • trendy (296)
  • value (64)
  • views (174)
  • By Peter L from London
    19 September 2020

    Excellent, we dined for our 10th wedding anniversary and the staff looked after us like VIPs All the dishes were amazing, the black cod was the star and the maki was different level The shrimp starter 5 star Value for money in my opinion very reasonable Overall excellent

  • By Amy W from London
    11 September 2020

    Set menu was excellent and good value drinks were rather pricey however.

  • By Ann K from London
    8 September 2020

    Excellent experience. Elegant interior, this restaurant also has a terrace overlooking Regent Street. Food beautifully presented and prepared. All four courses delicious. I took my grandson and his partner as a birthday treat. Total success.

  • By Garry S from London
    2 September 2020

    The food was delightful and the service totally first class ! My partner and I had a fantastic evening thank you to ALL members of staff

  • By Shahnaz M from London
    28 August 2020

    Absolutely stunning restaurant, the food was delicious and the service was impeccable! We were served by Mohammed and he was a delight, he listened to our requests and went out of his way to assist us. Will definitely be returning and would recommend this beautiful place!

  • By Katarzyna S from London
    26 August 2020

    The food was really nice, and the place is really cool. Hovewer a really felt being rush during the meal, the food was comming even if we didn’t finish the previouse one. And also we receive the cocktail ( with was included) without explanation what is this ( I’m pregnant so I don’t drink spirits) so I was a bit concerned what is this.

  • By Sabean B from London
    25 August 2020

    Food is lovely, staff are lovely. Overall its a great dining experience

  • By Patricia T from London
    12 August 2020

    Excellent

  • By Izzy S from London
    12 August 2020

    My coworkers and I visited Aqua Kyoto for dinner. This location is close to our office and we have met here 6 times in the past year. However, this time our experience was not a positive one. We decided to do the set menu which offered a complimentary Bellini. The service was so slow and our drink orders had got forgotten about, the complimentary Bellini was never provided to us. After around 21:00 the staff decided they could take their PPE off and were talking in close proximity to us. It was all very strange and disconcerting that suddenly the PPE was removed, as we felt more comfortable seeing the staff wearing it.

  • By Amanda P from london
    9 August 2020

    I enjoyed 'brunch' here, however the menu was a traditional lunch menu of sushi and grilled meat, fish and veg, it would be more apt to rename the brunch menu as simply lunch. The service was good. I opted for bottomless cocktails and the waitress obliged all my cocktail orders without too long a wait in between drinks. The food was very nice, with some of the sushi being exceptional. My partner especially liked the grilled salmon skewer. Only complaint was that I was feeling rather full towards the end of the meal and asked to take away the last course of my meal. I received a very curt response from one of the balding male servers who told me this could not be done, which was unhelpful. Given that all restaurants I have visited make an effort to do this for diners (Michelin and swanky mayfair restaurants included). I found this quite strange. After eating, I finished the remaining cocktail on their rooftop terrace, which was lovely and refreshing.

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

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