Kai

4.6
1053 reviews
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£41 and over
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Chinese
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Voted the ‘Best Chinese’ in London by Harden’s Guide 2009 and recently awarded the Michelin Star, Kai Mayfair combines warm and attentive service in surroundings that whisper luxury- perfect for ‘romance or business’







‘Beccleuch Estate Sirloin with black pepper, garlic flakes and sliced Chinese croissant’ ‘Steamed Chilean Sea bass Fillet, Chopped Snow Leaf topped with Shrimp Crumble’ are examples of Kai’s modern approach to Chinese cooking. The style is fresh and innovative but never forgetting it’s true Chinese roots.







‘The gracious service makes one feel like a regular within a visit or two.’ Zagat 2009
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Chinese
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Monday-Friday 12:00PM-2:00PM,

Saturday-Sunday 12:30PM-2:30PM



Dinner: Monday-Saturday 6:30PM-10:30PM

Sunday 6:30PM-10:00PM
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Phone number
020 7493 8988
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Alex Chow
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Private Party Facilities
We can seat up to 24 people in a single table and have 2 private rooms for 6 & 12. There are no additional charges for the use of our private rooms.
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Parking Details
After 6.30pm, free parking outside restaurant on Single Yellow Lines Before 6.30pm, large number of parking meters available outside the restaurant
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Public Transit
Tube:Marble Arch, Bond Street
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Special Events & Promotions
Kai Mayfair claims its first Michelin Star with the release of the 2009 Michelin Guide. One of only eight newcomers in the most recent update of the guide, Kai Mayfair takes its rightful place amongst the top talent in the restaurant business.
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Private Room, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
1,053 reviews
4.6 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
77%
Very Good
14%
Good
5%
Fair
2%
Poor
3%
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined 3 days ago

The restaurant is fake
they take overcharged meals and play as if they are sophisticated.
The duck was so bad , all the other food it's better to eat street markets than this.

It is the worst restaurant I have ever been in and first review I am writing just because I could not help
believing it is just fake do not ever go their.

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MC
1.0Dined 6 days ago

All gimmicks and no substance.

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4.0Dined on 6 July 2018

Poor table squeezed by the stairs!!! No view of the room no feeling of the atmosphere

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5.0Dined on 6 July 2018

Perfect food, everything was outstanding

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5.0Dined on 5 July 2018

Kia was booked for a very special occasion and it was definitely worth it.The food,ambiance and service was all outstanding.The staff were extremely accommodating considering there was an under five in the party and we wanted particular food with halal options.we would most certainly dine there again.

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KM
2.0Dined on 1 July 2018

Food did not meet expectations. Did not finish off any of the dishes, manager seemed very upset that it was not finished, we asked for her to clear the table and to bring the desserts as we were running short of time. She ignored us and left, we had to wait another 10 minutes before I was able to get the attention of a waiter. We would have expected her to acknowledge that all the dishes were left as we did not like them, or at least a discount could have been offered, but she did not come off as accommodating.
On the other hand, the padan creme brûlée was absolutely Devine! if I was to come back, it wouldnt be for the main dishes or the service, but definitely for the dessert.

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D
3.0Dined on 22 June 2018

I expected more from a Michelin star restaurant. The service was average and the food was the same. Nothing very special.

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OT
3.0Dined on 21 June 2018

Food was decent, but service very unattentive and disappointing. Spectacular cocktails though!

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CA
5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

Very good service. Quick and polite. Recommend for anyone going on an intimate dinner.

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C
5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

Family get-together

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5.0Dined on 9 June 2018

Was a delightful experience, amazing service provided by Codrin.

Codrin is an amazing asset to your fine establishment.

Thank you all for a pleasant evening

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PK
4.0Dined on 1 June 2018

Excellent food and amazing range of vegetarian options. Given the price, the service was not what I would have expected. Not bad at all and nothing wrong with it...just not quite in the same league as hakkasan service which is excellent. For example clearing plates away for some in the party when others were still eating. However the food is superior to hakkasan in my opinion! Will definitely return. It is very expensive though

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NM
5.0Dined on 30 May 2018

Wonderful staff and lovely food. Try their dessert menu! Definitely imprinted a lovely experience in my memory.

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c
5.0Dined on 29 May 2018

Food is amazing. Probably the best Chinese in London overall based on my experience.Of course the ambience is not Hutong but in my view the food more than makes up for it. The wasabi prawns are pretty special.

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M
5.0Dined on 26 May 2018

Excellent service and food.

Really good atmosphere and vibe.

One of the best Chinese restaurants I’ve been too!

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D
5.0Dined on 24 May 2018

Brilliant food.
One of the best Asian restaurants in my experiences globally.

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5.0Dined on 24 May 2018

Love the food the best Chinese in London, great service.
A must visit.
Ginger spring onion lobster with noodles and roasted Chilean sea bass. Wassabi prawns to start.

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TP
5.0Dined on 23 May 2018

Great food
Loves the European Provence against the style of food

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5.0Dined on 17 May 2018

Ottima l’accoglienza. I piatti sono fantastici. Il personale molto attento e gentile . Gamberi con wassabi maionese, branzino cileno, manzo con salsa pepe nero... i dessert sono meravigliosi

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5.0Dined on 15 May 2018

Business meal, food was outstanding, great service. Best to order sharing plates, and use the spinning table to move dishes around to share. We had a table for 5. Smaller tables won't have spinning thing.

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4.0Dined on 13 May 2018

Duck pancakes were amazing. Don't miss out on the desserts!

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5.0Dined on 10 May 2018

Went with the Mrs. and ordered like half a dozen items from menu as it was our last night in London and we wanted to experience several very different dishes. The food was fantastic and the service matched with the sommelier in particular adding to the experience.

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5.0Dined on 6 May 2018

Best food in town!

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3.0Dined on 25 April 2018

Better restaurants for the same price

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

Fantastic meal with my partner & in-laws as always! It was very nice being welcomed back like old friends. I am disabled & the fact that there is no disabled access toilet is the only downside to this beautiful restaurant. We would've had another bottle of wine had I been able to use the facilities. They are down 2 & a half flights of stairs with only partial handrails. Being able to climb & descend stairs is a must for this restaurant. It's well worth a visit if you're able to.

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1.0Dined on 13 April 2018

Family of 5 everyday dinner cost £750! And 3 of us were ill afterwards. Shame as service was good and food tasty.

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5.0Dined on 12 April 2018

Lovely food, great service and plenty of Veg options. Do not miss trying the deserts - esp. the ‘Chocolate does grow on Trees’

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5.0Dined on 8 April 2018

It was our anniversary lunch and the staff made it a memorable occasion. Food was absolutely amazing and the service was really good.

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KS
2.0Dined on 31 March 2018

No flavour to food,
Chicken dishes are undercooked and very dry if you have it with rice/noodles
Would rather go to a local Asian take away than go here again with the prices for a fried chicken leg with some burnt masala type thing with it. Really hurt
Me to pay the money and I don’t ever moan!!!

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JC
4.0Dined on 30 March 2018

Little Plates menu for a long lunch was wonderful, especially the soft shell crab, lamb and spicy chicken. Felt I was being upsold a little by the waiter which was a bit disappointing as to number of dishes.

They do allow children in here, so be aware of that, especially as some tables are close together.

Overall it was very good but wasn’t as good as some experiences I’ve had

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1.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Rude staff, average food not to mention the main dish Peking duck not available. Fried duck served with cold pancakes and when we told the waiter she decided to rudely stick her hand in to touch them and then walked away and literally “threw” another portion on our table. Awful, would never recommend...cannot believe this is a Michelin starred restaurant and had totally different expectations especially regarding service which was way below average. Will definitely not see me again

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OT
5.0Dined on 9 March 2018

Amazing as always

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5.0Dined on 8 March 2018

Outstanding food

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5.0Dined on 2 March 2018

food excellent as is the venue but this time round the service very strange as the two waitresses just stood huddled talking to one another not really serving or paying ANY attention to the diners. Very weird experience. Would go back for the veg duck dish absolutely amazing as were the other vegetarian dishes.

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3.0Dined on 24 February 2018

Planned a special 10 year anniversary meal here. I told the restaurant in advance that it was a special occasion and my partner and I are both vegan and we were told a note was made in our file. However when we arrived the waiter at our table did not know. Not only did he not know thay we were vegan but he did not appear to know what vegan was. He pointed us to the vegetarian menu and said that we can pick all items except for the egg noodles. We then explained to him that we don’t eat any animal products and explained what vegan is. He then asked us if we ate fish. Being vegan should be something that all staff are aware of. We chose what we wanted and eventually, after a very long time, the waiter came back to our table. He then told us that there was only 2 starters and 3 main courses that were vegan. He did not tell us that before and neither was I told this on the phone. this therefore meant we had to eat those specific dishes. The food taste was good, although very small portions for the price, but our evening was spoiled a bit by being limited to what we chose. We were still hungry after our meal and would really have liked our waiter to speak to the kitchen to see if an alternative vegan dish could be made based on the other dishes we liked the sound of. It would also be really good to see at least one vegan dessert other than sorbet.

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2.0Dined on 19 February 2018

Food is not tasteful at all, two stars is for the dessert.

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J
5.0Dined on 18 February 2018

An authentic but yet creative Chinese restaurant, very yummy food, desserts were excellent, highly recommended, will definitely return!!

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3.0Dined on 13 February 2018

The food is nice for a Chinese family, but the service and ambiance is below the anticipation. The attitude of waiters are much nicer than waitresses.

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5.0Dined on 3 February 2018

Absolutely fantastic meal to celebrate the in-laws Ruby Wedding Anniversary. The food was amazing as was the champagne & wine. It was a really lovely touch that Kai's presented a 'happy anniversary' plate. Beautiful.

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4.0Dined on 28 January 2018

Perfect, everything is perfect

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