Aqua Kyoto

4.4
595 reviews
£41 and over
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. The spectacular roof terrace looking down over Regent Street provides stunning views across the capital, the perfect setting for dining and cocktails.

We currently do not accept OpenTable dining cheques.

Experiences

  • Free-Flowing Brunch

    £40.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Available Saturday and Sunday 12pm-2.45pm. Join us for free-flowing cocktails, delicious seasonal dishes and live entertainment from the Aqua Kyoto house DJ, every Saturday from 12pm-4pm.

Offers

  • Pre Theatre Menu

    £29.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Available Monday to Thursday between 5pm-6pm, enjoy Aqua Kyoto’s innovative Japanese flavours for £29 per person.
  • Winter dinner and a welcome cocktail

    £39.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Winter dinner set menu & a cocktail @ £39 per person. Available for dinner Monday to Thursday. Menu available for a maximum of 6 dining guests

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 595 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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OpenTable Diner
Stuttgart Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Over one hour waiting time for sushi …

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CharmaineA
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is amazing the waiting staff were very attentive and friendly.
The Sushi was delicious and the cocktails to die for.

Thank you for a wonderful experience.

My friend and I will be booking to go back again.

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samp
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful venue, attentive service, fabulous food

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OpenTable Diner
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was great.
Wasnt too happy about the cocktails as the whole glass was ice which left me paying £15 for a cocktail for (not even joking) 4 sips of a cocktail. Apart from that everything was spot on.

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vipBetoul
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Succulent!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GIOTTO G!! He was ABSOLUTELY amazing and accommodating the entire night! He recommended what we should eat, we ordered every single one he mentioned and all were 11/10. Thanks so much for making our experience what it was!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Staff are very rude we explained the drink had to much ice in as it was white wine and the waitress went off in a huff and gossiped about us to other staff

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Jerryibiza
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is superb. A nice lovely atmosphere and great food. We had the bottomless champagne brunch, and our glasses were never empty. Very attentive staff, and food came at a sensible pace, we never felt hurried.
The only downside was an optional £10 charge for 3 tiny pieces of sashimi. We ‘d give that a miss next time.

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DerekM
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Good food, great vibe, pretty chaotic service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Very nice food and drinks and waiting staff were nice and attentive.

Lower rating as I booked using OpenTable for a London restaurant month tasting menu deal, I even showed the waiter what we had booked who told us the chef will not be accepting this even though it was right there in my booking. So they gave us the theatre menu instead. It was nice but I specifically booked because of the deal so not that thrilled about that.

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vipFoodie500
London
36 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and service. Delicious tataki starter and salmon main course. Will definitely go back

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Vaughny
London
7 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great value brunch! More food than we could eat. Lovely service too!

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vipChemw
London
8 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good value for money nice food .

LH
vipLilyH
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Food was awful and over priced.

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Lizziebeth81
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing eve, service was perfect and food delicious. Will definitely return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Service was very slow

JL
JLSt
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lunchtime menu £29 for 3 courses + miso soup was great value and food was terrific. Place was a bit quiet but service was very attentive and its a beautoful restaurant. Had the aubergine starter followed by the salmon on barley. Then the 'forect floor' dessert was a piece of art...amazing..

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Good food, normal service, but seems to be overpriced

ME
vipMusingsonEating
London
8 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Restaurant had been told we were celebrating a birthday but, it wasn’t acknowledged. A miss in my books.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Great restaurant with amazing food. Only downfall is that we’d booked it as a birthday celebration however it wasn’t acknowledged.

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Kevin
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Upon booking the reservation we were supposed to be offered the Autumn Dinner menu offer which is £39 per head, but was told this wasn't available. So this was extremely disappointing as this was one of the deciding factors for choosing this restaurant. It was me and my partner's 10 year anniversary so to be told that was a real shame. I ended up forking out £200 for the night as I still wanted to make the occasion extra special.

The biggest disappointment however, was I specifically called the day before to check that my request did come in fine and this would be done, whereby I asked for an anniversary message to be put on the dessert. I have done this every year for my partner and was told on the phone no problem this would be done, however, nothing appeared on the desserts whatsoever which was a real shame as I wanted to give her an extra surprise for this occasion. So even though the food was good, there were two big factors that really put a dampener on the whole night.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service for me and my partners birthday! The waiter was absolutely amazing - I wish we caught his name to thank him again!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere decor and food will go again

DJ
vipDJAtallah
London
11 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, amazing music and superb vibe!

SP
vipStuartP
London
17 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! Best we’ve found in London so far

LC
vipLC84
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Loved everything, but a couple of the staff were unusually pretentious and just disinterested.

It shouldn’t deter from the fact that some of the staff were exceptional, but there were two who just impacted our evening as we seemed to be a hassle to them and one of them was quite simply rude on more than one occasion.

Food was brilliant and atmosphere was great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite experience!

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OpenTable Diner
London
20 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic in every way

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 2 September 2021

Thank you so much for the review. We will share this with the team!

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RutaJ
London
9 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Really enjoyed the food, but not sure whether they are understaffed or what was the issue that night, but I came early and waited for the other person to come for about 15mins and no one even offered me a drink and no one was at the reception upstairs when I arrived, generally hard to get the attention of the waiters.
Overall a nice place, the food is beautiful, salmon sashimi is amazing, but would work on the service, small details make a big difference.

RP
RoshaniP
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience in Japanese cuisine with my daughters, who are generally hard to please at 12 and 19. We enjoyed every morsel. The view and ambience was amazing too.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The style does not match the quality of the food at the price asked.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Nice place but let down by bad service and rude staff

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NiaA
London
7 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience4

Service was terrible, I will be writing to the management of the business.

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NadiaR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

I booked for my birthday but I would not book again for a special occasion. The waiters were too serious and not inviting. I have gone to other restaurants and have gotten a better experience for my birthday such as a happy birthday or complimentary dessert. The service was extremely slow and the food would come at different times and I had to wait a long time between each dish. I also had a problem with one of the dishes and since raising this with my waiter I was ignored for the rest of the time I was there. I found this extremely rude and not the level of customer service I expected. Considering my friend and I were the only Black people in the restaurant, we felt extremely uncomfortable and othered. Overall food was good but would not recommend.

JK
JKCGLI
London
14 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service is impeccable and the food is delicious especially the dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most delicious food!!

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 27 July 2021

Thank you for a great rating. 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. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Francesco our waiter was the nicest waiter we have ever had. He deserves a pay rise. He catered to everything we wanted and even was honest about recommendations upon request - everything turnt out AMAZING !!!! WELL BE BACK TO SEE YOU FRANCESCO AND THE AMAZING CHEFS WHO COOKED THE WAGU !

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 17 June 2021

Thank you for five stars rating. Your feedback is very important to us, it is the way we can improve. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time and great services provided by our team member Francesco! Your lovely message will be delivered to our senior management. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon!

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fabiolam
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Never again

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 22 May 2021

Thank you for your rating. Your feedback is very important to us, it is the way we can improve. I am very sorry that you were disappointed and that we did not reach your expectations. I hope you can accept our apologies and that you will be kind enough to try us again another time.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Nice bar but staff were a bit rude to me & my boyfriend. On arrival began speaking to a man at the door then 2 men cane behind us and he ignored us and took them to their table and we were left ignored. When going to sit there was only 1 seat at our table we had booked in advance and the staff were busy with the 2 men who had just skipped us cleaning there table.

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 25 May 2021

Thank you for your rating. Your feedback is very important to us, it is the way we can improve. I am very sorry that you were disappointed and that we did not reach your expectations. I hope you can accept our apologies and that you will be kind enough to try us again another time.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely views and great food!

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 18 May 2021

Thank you for your rating. 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. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon!

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Aqua Kyoto is rated 4.4 stars by 595 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.