Aqua Kyoto

4.4
585 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.

Support Aqua Kyoto during COVID-19

Experiences

  • Pre Theatre Menu

    £29.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Celebrate theatres reopening with the Aqua Kyoto pre theatre menu.
  • London Restaurant Festival menu & welcome cocktail

    Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2021

    Full set dinner menu & a cocktail for £39per person
  • Weekend Free-Flow Brunch

    £40.00 per person

    Oct 2 - Oct 31, 2021

    Join us for our Free Flowing Weekend Brunch. With offerings such as sushi & sashimi platter, rock shrimp tempura with kimchee sauce, Sumiyaki yakitori, chicken & vegetable yakitori, miso beluga bass and a wonderful Omakase dessert platter. The Japanese brunch menu will be available every Saturday and Sunday from £40 pp, and with the addition of free flowing cocktails and bubbles for £75 pp. For those celebrating a special occasion a Deluxe brunch offering with free flowing Veuve Clicquot & Cocktails will be available for £99 pp.
  • Soba Weekend

    £40.00 per person

    Oct 2 - Oct 31, 2021

    Aqua Kyoto will launch its vegan ‘Soba Weekend’ brunch menu in time to support the annual ‘Go Sober for October’ awareness campaign organised by Macmillan Cancer Support. The Soba Weekend brunch menu will be available every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-2.45pm from the 2nd October for £40pp and with the addition of free-flowing non-alcoholic cocktails for £65 pp. Every Saturday there will be live entertainment with a DJ set from 12pm-4pm, offering Londoners a ‘soba’ sanctuary hideaway throughout October. £1 from each Soba brunch menu will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support’s campaign Go Sober for October.

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 585 People Are Saying
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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!

C
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..

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Good food, normal service, but seems to be overpriced

ME
vipMusingsonEating
London
6 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
10 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
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.

OT
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.

OT
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.

OT
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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OT
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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OT
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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OT
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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OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience5

First we all had to wait in a queue in heels for about 25 mins even though we were on time for our reservation

The women was so rude she let some people go ahead in the other lift but not us (honestly I never complain but felt like she was particularly discriminative of us...)

When we finally got let up we had to wait another 15 mins for our table and were starving

They then told us that it was a separate brunch menu not the regular menu where none of our favourites were on this... fine but should have just warned us in advance.

I’ve been here many times but was honestly so so disappointed especially for a special occasion with 6 of us.

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anonymous1
Glasgow
10 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always. Decent atmosphere even with limited capacity due to covid.

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 28 April 2021

Thank you for your glowing review. Your feedback is very important to us, it is the way we can improve. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon!

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OT
OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was lovely as was the view

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 29 April 2021

Thank you for your glowing review. Your feedback is very important to us, it is the way we can improve. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon!

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OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

My booking from open table wasn’t on the system at Kyoto, however they still managed to host us

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 24 April 2021

Thank you for five stars 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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RommelR
London
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had great fun at the rooftop bar and restaurant. Great food and nice view from the top

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 28 April 2021

Thank you for fantastic 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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OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great terrace. Sushi was good but not mind-blowing

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 24 April 2021

Thank you for fourstars 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, so we can learn from them. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon, perhaps in our Spanish restaurant Aqua Nueva!

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OT
OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very great evening!

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 24 April 2021

Thank you for four stars 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, so we can learn from them. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon, perhaps in our Spanish restaurant Aqua Nueva!

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EbunO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience! Would definitely recommend and go again

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 21 April 2021

Thank you for five stars 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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J
Jacs89
London
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The first hospitable place we’ve been with the new outdoor seating rule. Just great service and made for a lovely evening.

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 19 April 2021

Thank you very much for this amazing review. I am extremely delighted that you enjoyed the sevice and the venue, and that we made a memorable impression on your overall experience. I will definitely share your fantastic feedback with the team. On your next visit, we'd love to welcome you in Aqua Nueva to experience our Spanish Tapas cuisine.

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joannas
London
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were party celebrating birthday. The seating on the terrace was lovely, nice atmosphere. Food was very tasty and arriving without delay, delicious sushi. It took a little longer to place our order but terrace was full. Service was attentive and staff was very friendly and professional. Would definitely recommend.

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 19 April 2021

Thank you very much for this amazing review. I am extremely delighted that you enjoyed the food and the venue, and that we made a memorable impression on your overall experience. I will definitely share your fantastic feedback with the team. On your next visit, we'd love to welcome you in Aqua Nueva to experience our Spanish Tapas cuisine.

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OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

It could be a perfect first post-lockdown dine-out at @ BUT

At first, part of the dishes was not available for some reason. And, of course, those we wanted to order.

Then the waiter forgot part of the dishes we order. After we were waiting for almost an hour, we asked where was that. The waiter left to check, then came back and asked what we have ordered. I wanted to ask for the bill that second and to leave. But my friends wanted that dishes, and we stayed.

In the end, they put two positions in the bill, which we haven’t ordered.

Last, but not least: it was announced that the place was fully ready for any weather. I want to remind, that even the weather was quite nice, it was still 9 degrees outside. So, there were neither heaters nor blankets and, obviously, around 7 pm it started to freeze.

We had to pay more than £40 each for that kind of experience which wasn’t the one I expected for that price. And don’t care it was the first day you operated after the lockdown. When you position yourself as a high-level, innovative & contemporary restaurant with a unique experience — you have to perform at your best wherever it’s snow, rain or the first day after the 4-month lockdown.

Honestly, I don’t have to care about any of it. I don’t pay to be sorry or supportive for your new staff who can’t remember all the menu or any other issues you might have due to the current situation. I pay to be satisfied. And unfortunately, I completely was not.

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 19 April 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Your feedback is very important to us, it is the way we can improve. We are deeply sorry to hear that you did not have a good experience with us, this are not our standards we usually deliver and many error occurred on the day. 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. Please accept our apologies on behalf of all Aqua London Team

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JimJones
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the set menu and it was gorgeous 👍

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

5 stars for food and service but ambience need an improvement .

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 13 December 2020

hank you for taking the time to rate our restaurant. 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 back soon!

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FAQs

Aqua Kyoto offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7478 0540.

Aqua Kyoto is rated 4.4 stars by 585 OpenTable diners.

Aqua Kyoto does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://aquakyoto.co.uk/giftvouchers.

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.