Drawing on flavours and culinary traditions from Asia, the Middle East, East Africa and Britain, Jikoni was described by Yotam Ottolenghi as the restaurant “he wished he had opened” in 2018’s Where Chefs Eat guide.
The Jikoni menu changes with the seasons, with regularly changing dishes including the likes of clove-smoked venison samosas with beetroot chutney and charred Brussels sprouts with hot and sour dressing. Meanwhile, signature dishes include the banana cake with miso butterscotch and Ovaltine kulfi.
Around half of Jikoni’s menu is always vegetarian. Much of Jikoni’s produce, wines and even teas are sourced from artisan and sustainable family producers and locally in the UK where possible. Colourful block print textiles sit beside Indian paintings on the wall, creating a vibrant, homely setting.
Jikoni is nestled into the heart of London’s Marylebone neighbourhood, just a 5-minute walk from both Selfridges and Baker Street.
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29 January 2020
My favourite restaurant in Marylebone! Love the decor and staff are wonderful
12 December 2019
Took 3 people here for dinner last night who hadn’t been before They are all converts and raved about the flavours and style of cooking
4 December 2019
Jikoni was a total disappointment at all levels. There was four of us who could not believe how this place was run. Service was awful and staff could barely keep up (polite and apologetic though). They would drop off a a plate and just run away because they got so many other customers. They were super busy but food was just average at best; I think because they were severely understaffed and probably the chef was over his head. I would never go back again even if the meal was comp’d. I have been to many restaurants in London that were not so highly rated but received service and food that was much more superior. They really got to get their act together.
22 October 2019
Excellent food and service very delightful evening
4 June 2019
Amazing food. Really good fusion of Indian food. Nice ambience and friendly staff. Decoration was really nice as well.
24 May 2019
2 February 2019
We chose the early evening menu (£34.50 a head) which included 3 courses and a cocktail. The restaurant is very pleasant with background music and nice lighting, it has a good atmosphere. The staff were also lovely, we were greeted, seated and given information on the various offerings. The cocktail unfortunately arrived after the first course was served but it was delicious, as were the three courses. There was very limited choice; 2 starters, 3 main, one of which had a supplement, and 2 puddings, however we both found something that we fancied and enjoyed. My husband found his starter a bit too spicy (a sort of Scottish egg) but my crispy rice one was spicy but not too hot. The chicken dish was very tasty and puddings very nice. So excellent value for London and a very enjoyable meal.
22 January 2019
Wonderful food, some unusual choices, beautiful relaxing space, excellent service, couldn’t understand why it wasn’t packed!
15 January 2019
My main course, a baked cod dish, arrived with the cod nearly raw and the accompanying vegetables were cold.
30 November 2018
Very friendly service albeit at times a bit disorganised.