Aqua Kyoto

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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.
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Duggan
London
9 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, yummy cocktails, friendly service, great decor and good social distancing/safety measure.

Aqua Kyoto
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for amazing rating. We really appreciate your feedback and we are delight to hear that you enjoyed our venue, food and cocktails. We look forward to welcoming you back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The waiter was very obnoxious which put a sour spin on the whole evening.Which is a shame because the food was actually very good.

Aqua Kyoto
Responded 6 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. 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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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place
Super tasty food
Perfect vibes

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 21 July 2020

Thank you for the four stars rating. We really appreciate your feedback and we are delight to hear that you enjoyed our venue, food and drinks. We look forward to welcoming you back!

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Corinna
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my father had an amazing time here! One of our all time favourite places! Our waitress Carolina was amazing, so polite and funny!

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 21 July 2020

Thank you for a great feedback, your comments have been shared with our senior management team and we are delight to hear that you and your father enjoyed our food and drinks. We look forward to welcoming you back!

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vipERICC
London
8 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Lovely place. The ambiance is perfect for a quiet conversation. The food was mixed, though. The beet maki was brilliant but the black cod with seaweed and rice was a bit on the salty side and there were chunks of overcooked rice to navigate around. I would still go back, though; it’s not expensive for such great location and cool environment.

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 21 July 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience at Aqua Kyoto and please be assured that we do take your feedback seriously. We look forward to welcoming you back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really accommodating, enjoyed a really lovely meal with my daughter.

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 21 July 2020

Thank you for the five stars rating. We really appreciate your feedback and we are delight to hear that you enjoyed our venue and food. We look forward to welcoming you back!

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SMee
London
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Location is good and nice atmosphere. We had the brunch set menu but although the food was nice there wasn’t enough food and when we left ended up having a second meal across the road. We also had the drinks package which was good value and you didn’t feel like you where limited in anyway. Outside terrace is great but was south facing with no shade. It was expensive overall as we drank before and after meal deal but the staff weren’t very attentive and only stayed for the location really.

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 15 July 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience at Aqua Kyoto and please be assured that we do take your feedback seriously.

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Sammy
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

..Good food and good atmosphere. Would recommend..

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 13 July 2020

Thank you for awesome review. We really appreciate your feedback and we are delight to hear that you enjoyed our food and drinks. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Many thanks to Beatriz who made our experience extra special! Very friendly, bubbly and informative!! Sushi were frat, especially recommend squid starter and scallop prawn maki rolls 👌

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 5 March 2020

Thank you great rating. We really appreciate your feedback and we are delight to hear that you enjoyed your experiences with us. On your next visit, we'd love to welcome you in at Aqua Nueva to experience our contemporary Spanish cuisine!

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LiberteBlue
London
8 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food and a nice venue. I would recommend this restaurant and the dining offer was very good value for money.

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 7 March 2020

Thank you for the four stars rating. We really appreciate your feedback and we are delight to hear that you enjoyed our food and drinks. On your next visit, we'd love to welcome you in at Aqua Nueva to experience our contemporary Spanish cuisine!

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babyboomerdoc
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and cocktails. Venue was noisy due to a large table celebrating. Otherwise a great bottomless brunch!

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 4 March 2020

Thank you for four star rating. We really appreciate your feedback and we are delight to hear that you enjoyed our food and drinks. On your next visit, we'd love to welcome you in at Aqua Nueva to experience our contemporary Spanish cuisine!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

2nd time here in 2 weeks and the food and ingredients are top notch.
It is badly let down by service which is very inattentive.
They stand around in pods, forget to bring the drinks with a pairing menu.
Really basis.
When they can match the quality of food with the service it will be excellent.

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 29 February 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience at Aqua Kyoto and please be assured that we do take your feedback seriously.

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chrisb
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food with great service - the bar had a really good atmosphere.

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 25 February 2020

Thank you for the awesome rating. We are happy that you enjoyed our service and food. On your next visit, we'd love to welcome you in at Aqua Nueva to experience our contemporary Spanish cuisine!

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Andreas
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Decent food but not great. Diners are rushed through the courses to make way for the next sitting.

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 25 February 2020

Thank you for your rating. We really appreciate your feedback, it's very important for us where we need improve and we will pass your raised points to our senior mangers.

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vipOliveTree
London
6 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It was my 3rd time this year at the restaurant celebrating birthdays this time and we had the 4 course set menu. I noticed immediately that the starters of beef/prawns and mains of beef rib had strunk in portion size of at least a third. The dessert of mochi was one less mochi than on the previous occasions which was most disappointing for my daughter as l’d told her there would be a raspberry one but there was not! The service was very rushed and plates were being taken swiftly from us promptly the very moment we finished! Unfinished drinks were also taken, When l asked for the manager to explain the portion shrinkage, he said he had to ask the kitchen. On returning after 30 mins, his explanation was that the large portions were for the al la carte menu, However, that was unsatisfactory an explanation as we have always had the 4 course menu and nothing changed apart from size of the dishes. Service and value for food was not very good on this occasion l’m sad to say. I will not being returning in a hurry for sure!

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Therese
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was beautiful. Great restaurant loved the ambience.

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 19 February 2020

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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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

One waiter, Male, black hair with suit was a little unbothered and unprofessional

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere. Very high energy. Excellent food.

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 13 February 2020

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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OpenTable Diner
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 on 13 February 2020

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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Sonny
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 on 13 February 2020

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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MohaR
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 on 13 February 2020

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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FionaB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Set menu was excellent value and good food and service

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 13 February 2020

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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vipNickKore
London
24 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice as always, best place

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 13 July 2020

Thank you for a great rating. We really appreciate your feedback and we are delight to hear that you enjoyed our food and drinks. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon!

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vipolivia
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 on 13 February 2020

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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vipBibi
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 on 13 February 2020

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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RaquelC
London
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I enjoyed the ambiance and the courteous staff.

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 13 February 2020

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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vipOliveTree
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious well presented meal, excellent value . Highly recommended

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 13 February 2020

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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Pen1
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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Jeank
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

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Itsmekong
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.

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ChloeC
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely food and great service the staff were very helpful

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and ambiance was amazing

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vipClementineR
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...

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vipOpenTable Diner
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 on 13 February 2020

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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MarkH
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.

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nimish
Wales
4 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual really good food and service in a lively setting

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vipJEM15
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

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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vipCityluncher
London
7 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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AmanK
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 on 13 February 2020

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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Aqua Kyoto is rated 4.4 stars by 499 OpenTable diners.

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