Aqua Kyoto

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481 reviews
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Japanese
Set high above the bustle of Regent Street on the fifth floor of the famous former Dickins & Jones building, aqua kyoto is one of the capital’s most unique and exciting dining destinations serving Japanese cuisine at its finest.

Head Chef Ken Miyake presents innovative and contemporary Japanese cuisine with an extensive menu of beautifully-presented sushi and sashimi and creative hot dishes. A central sushi bar and open sumibiyaki charcoal grill combine with sleek black and red décor to create a sense of theatre in keeping with aqua kyoto’s location in the heart of the West End. The spectacular roof terrace looking down over Regent Street provides stunning views across the capital, the perfect setting for a pre or post dinner cocktail.

Special Offers

Miso soup, maki & main £19.50

Miso soup, maki & main £19.50.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 15 February 2020

Ends: 31 March 2020

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:30-14:30 17:30-19:00
Sat 17:30-19:00

4 courses & a cocktail: £29 per person

Get 4 course set menu and a cocktails for £29 per person

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 15 February 2020

Ends: 31 March 2020

Availability: Mon-Sat 12:00-14:30 17:30-19:00

Free Flowing Brunch: From £35

Free flowing brunch, 3 courses £35, with free flowing cocktails & bubbles £25, or with free flowing Veuve Clicquot &cocktails £45.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 15 February 2020

Ends: 31 March 2020

Availability: Sun 12:00-18:15
Sat 12:00-15:30

What 481 People Are Saying
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T
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was beautiful. Great restaurant loved the ambience.

Aqua Kyoto
Responded a day ago

Thank you for the five-star rating. We really appreciate your feedback. On your next visit, we'd love to welcome you in at Aqua Nueva to experience our contemporary Spanish cuisine!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere. Very high energy. Excellent food.

Aqua Kyoto
Responded 7 days ago

Thanks for the amazing rating. We greatly appreciate the support. On your next visit, we'd love to welcome you in at our newly open Aqua Kyoto to experience our authentic Japanese cuisine!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The staff was friendly and the ambience was great. However, the main dish we chose was swapped over to another type of dish without any prior explanation to us until it came out. It was tasty but we would’ve chosen something else instead if it was told in advance. This was my partner’s birthday meal as well, so very disappointed in that perspective since I chose the restaurant for this special occasion.

Aqua Kyoto
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you so much for your detail review, your feedback is very important to us, it is the way we can improve. It's important for us to hear from guests about their experiences whether it was good or needs improvement. I've passed on your feedback to our senior management team on this so that we can continue to improve in the service and experiences we offer our guests. Once again, thank you for taking the time to share your comments.

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S
6 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved every mouthful of food and drink that we had. Just delicious food, perfect drinks and great service. Not cheap, but worth the extra expense. A very fine meal.

Aqua Kyoto
Responded 7 days ago

Thanks for the amazing rating. We greatly appreciate the support. On your next visit, we'd love to welcome you in at our newly open Aqua Kyoto to experience our authentic Japanese cuisine!

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MR
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall1food4service4ambience4

I booked a table for the set menu of miso and a main.

I was given a different set menu that was pricier. When I enquired, she said the other menu was only available at lunch time. Contrary to what I booked online.

Very misleading.

Aqua Kyoto
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you so much for your review, your feedback is very important to us, it is the way we can improve. It's important for us to hear from guests about their experiences whether it was good or needs improvement.

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FB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Set menu was excellent value and good food and service

Aqua Kyoto
Responded 7 days ago

Thanks for the amazing rating. We greatly appreciate the support. On your next visit, we'd love to welcome you in at our newly open Aqua Kyoto to experience our authentic Japanese cuisine!

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o
Essex
8 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food amazing as always, the atmosphere picked up at around 7:30 on a friday night - such a good vibe!

Aqua Kyoto
Responded 7 days ago

Thanks for the amazing rating. We greatly appreciate the support. On your next visit, we'd love to welcome you in at our Aqua Nueva to experience our contemporary Spanish tapas!

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B
London
23 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

quality of food is not up to the standard base on the price.

Aqua Kyoto
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you so much for your review, your feedback is very important to us, it is the way we can improve. It's important for us to hear from guests about their experiences whether it was good or needs improvement.

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RC
London
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I enjoyed the ambiance and the courteous staff.

Aqua Kyoto
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you so much for your review, your feedback is very important to us, it is the way we can improve. It's important for us to hear from guests about their experiences whether it was good or needs improvement.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious well presented meal, excellent value . Highly recommended

Aqua Kyoto
Responded 7 days ago

Thanks for the amazing rating. We greatly appreciate the support. On your next visit, we'd love to welcome you in at our Aqua Nueva to experience our contemporary Spanish tapas!

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P
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely birthday meal . Set lunch menu and cocktails . Very relaxing . Attentive and polite staff.

J
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Dress code required at the entrance. Very funny.
Excellent food spoiled by very loud music.
Absolutely amazing dessert
Excellent saké.
Fish overcooked and too much pement.
Good for teenager celebrating a birthday and loving simple Japanese dishes

I
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Atmosphere in restaurant is great. Wasn't busy when we ate here. Interior looked classy and modern. Food wasn't the best for the price but very well presented. Staff very good and very warm and smiley. Overall good experience.

CC
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely food and great service the staff were very helpful

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and ambiance was amazing

CR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience3

So expensive for what that is! Service was poor and the music too loud for us. I won’t go back...

OT
London
13 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We came for my wife’s birthday in a Wednesday evening.
Very quiet - seemed about 40% full. Very good staff - been here before.
Took advantage of special menu 29.99 for 3 courses and a cocktail - unbelievable value - ordered extra drinks.

It’s about our 5th time here - always good food.

Aqua Kyoto
Responded 7 days ago

Thanks for the amazing rating. We greatly appreciate the support. On your next visit, we'd love to welcome you in at our Aqua Nueva to experience our contemporary Spanish tapas!

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MH
London
18 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent deluxe bento box for lunch (16 items) with a galss of sake each. Dishes explained to us westerners without requesting. Quiet on this midweek lunchtime although the refurbisment beginning was a little intrusive.

n
Wales
4 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual really good food and service in a lively setting

JE
London
18 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is always excellent
Service was good but as always very busy and high turn over meaning lots of rushing around and waiting for orders

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The bar was too loud and the bar man extremely rude when asking for a drink. The food was excellent however we could not hear ourselves as the music in the restaurant was far too loud and just not necessary and spoilt the occasion.
Also when using the bathroom the toilets had extremely drunk bar people asking others for drugs and the toilet cubicle was broken and filthy in the men’s.

We did enjoy the food, but the other important areas were quite poor.

C
London
7 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Sunday brunch, food good, service excellent, drinks package great value

AK
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great service, setting & cocktails, however i wasn't a fan of the vegetarian options for food.

Aqua Kyoto
Responded 7 days ago

Thanks for the amazing rating. We greatly appreciate the support. On your next visit, we'd love to welcome you in at our Aqua Nueva to experience our contemporary Spanish tapas!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Updated weekend brunch menu. Would have been nice to have a few pieces of sashimi in exchange of the unlimited yakitori. Fish yakitori were not as good as the chicken. Otherwise, very good service and warm atmosphere.

AL
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere , good service , Beautiful fresh seafood.
The terrace bar was packed (Friday early evening) so didn’t even attempt to have a drink on the terrace , but will definitely be returning soon.

NJ
London
16 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Staff are knowledgeable and help with the menu choices. Enjoyed some sushi, maki (spicy tuna which was delicious) and yuzu marinated lamb cutlets which is some of the best lamb cutlets I have ever tasted- definitely do not miss out on this. Also enjoyed the cocktails and a few drinks on the roof terrace. Only criticism is that there is not as much atmosphere on the roof terrace as the inside of the bar which is a shame.

CG
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Aqua Kyoto- the food was outstanding, the service attentive and accomodating but not invasive and the price totally reasonable. I found the lighting a bit dark but it was not a major issue! Thanks so much- we will be back!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good atmosphere, very buzzy, amazing food and drinks

S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Probably one of the best sushi I’ve ever had. Couldn’t say a bad thing about the food even if I tried. The presentation was great, the taste and flavours were amazing, but pricey.

CJ
London
10 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Many items on menu not available. Prices doubled to the ones published on Opentable. Service friendly but slow. Food ok but not worth the price.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went with a friend to the free flowing brunch. Very good service, champagne and cocktails were flowing. The 3 courses were very nice and I would go there again

AN
Leicestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as ever. Great ambience and classy location.

SG
London
8 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Went for the weekend brunch option, cocktail was delicious as didn't go for drink option and food was really delicious, melt in your mouth sushi and the desserts alone are worth more than half the offer my only bugbear was the ambience sunny day and unable to sit outside so sat near the bifold doors but most of the views are obstructed..

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall1food3service5ambience5

Open table did not forward the booking to Aqua Kyoto - we were lucky to have had a table available!

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 21 June 2019

Dear guest, Thank you very much for sharing your feedback and we are sincerely sorry for any inconvenience. I've passed on your feedback to our senior management team on this so that we can continue to improve in the service and experiences we offer our guests. Once again, thank you for taking the time to share your comments. Kind regards, Nawal Guest relations

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YY
London
26 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We booked the Springtime Free-flowing brunch for Sunday lunch. We realised that this would be more lively than the sort of Japanese restaurants we have frequented to date and we were likely to be older than most diners there by several decades but we hadn’t expected to have our ears assaulted with loud disco/dance music on a Sunday lunch time. There was a large party celebrating a birthday which may account for this but I’m afraid it spoiled our experience. Otherwise we enjoyed the food and of course the free-flowing cocktails. The rock shrimp tempura was particularly delicious. The service was also very good - friendly and efficient.

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 21 June 2019

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of aqua kyoto. While we are pleased that you enjoyed our free flowing brunch menu and the service from our staff, we are saddened that the atmosphere was not to your taste. I've passed on your feedback to our senior management team so that we can continue to improve in the service and experiences we offer our guests. Once again, thank you so much for taking the time to share your comments. Kind regards, Nawal Guest relations

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience2

The food is nice. Waiter are nice. But view is not super great and it is full of noisy drinking people at the bar both inside and outside. God there for the food but do not expect a super romantic dinner....

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 22 June 2019

Dear Christophes, Thank you very much for sharing your feedback and we are sincerely sorry for any inconvenience. I've passed on your feedback to our senior management team on this so that we can continue to improve in the service and experiences we offer our guests. Once again, thank you for taking the time to share your comments. Kind regards, Nawal Guest relations

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AM
London
12 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was good, not enough, very small amount of food for 3 people

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 22 June 2019

Dear AnnaM, Thank you very much for sharing your feedback ,I've passed on your feedback to our senior management team on this so that we can continue to improve in the service and experiences we offer our guests. Once again, thank you for taking the time to share your comments. Kind regards, Nawal Guest relations

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OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Speedy service will come again

CG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Brilliant place to dine and have amazing food!! Energetic atmosphere driven by loud music and roof top bar with outstanding views

DE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

La comida es de primera calidad.

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