Kai

4.6
1082 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,

Sunday 12:30PM-2:30PM

Brunch: Saturday 12:15PM - 1:45PM

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
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Private Room, Wine
What 1082 People Are Saying
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London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Kai is known as one of the top Chinese restaurants in London. We were booked in for the brunch on Saturday afternoon and felt a bit rushed (arrived at 1.30) and were told that it was a two-hour seating. The food is brought out all too quickly and should be spread out a little more. It is too overwhelming to be served the food altogether like that (15 courses) and it also goes cold very quickly as the plates are not warm and the air con is on. The deserts were fabulous. Cocktails slightly on the pricey side - food could be a bit more creative.

Staff are excellent as is the ambience so no complaints there. However will not be rushing back.

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OT
London
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I am big fan of Kai normally but this time it was a little bit below my high expectations.
- One really good dish taken away from menu
- Too quick pace between getting dishes
May seem picky but as I say expect top notch standard.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Amazing food!! Was disappointed in the sevice, sent back chicken which was uncooked, did not receive any acknowledgement from any off the staff or management or did we received apologies, we had ordered some side dish, which remained on our table getting cold, and were not replaced with hot sides as the chicken took 15 mins to come to the table, we have been to many Michelin star restaurant, and that was definitely not the service i expected.

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LR
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place to eat in London. Went twice on a four day trip. Wasabi Prawns!

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PM
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent evening at the best Chinese restaurant.
It is pricey so one to save for special occasions. The cocktails were so tasty. My personal favourites are the tiramisu martini, spiced passion fruit martini and the lychee martini.
Dessert was also divine- we had the creme brûlée - best creme brûlée preparation I have ever had

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p
London
7 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Bonne cuisine
Service moyen
Joli cadre situation centrale

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quit possibly the best restaurant I’ve been to recently! Food was outstanding and the
Manager (Theresa) was delightful. Would recommend to anyone visiting, or living in London! Wonderful!

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J
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Definitely Not Michelin Star level!!!

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CT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was great, but the service was pretty poor. Booked a table for 9:30 and weren’t seated until 10:15. The head waiter apologised but didn’t offer us anything to make up for the inconvenience. A real shame as the food was so good, but I doubt I would bother going back.

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K
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food here is just fantastic. Very nicely presented and it’s tastes unbelievable. The staff are extremely helpful well presented and attend to every need for you. Highly recommend to go if you haven’t. I’ve been now 4 times and worth every penny! :)

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ZF
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited Kai last sat for the brunch meal with my two small children. We had 15 different courses and without exception each was delicious. We were offered extra dishes of our favourites, which was much appreciated. The service was perfect - seamless, fun and friendly. I have already recommended this restaurant to a number of friends! Thank you Kai

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T
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Sit upstairs. We were sat downstairs and there was no atmosphere. You could tell there was a bad vibe between the staff. Shame because the food was good. Next time I would go to Hakkasan the same price but a much better vibe

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VG
London
15 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Excellent service. Lovely ambiance. Great for vegetarian too! Pricey but worth it for a treat.

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a Saturday Brunch here last Saturday. My friend and I enjoyed it a lot. The food was delicious and we got to try a lot of different tastes. The startes were really good, so many different dishes. The main courses were already a little too much because of the so many starters, but still outstanding! We loved the dessert, so yummie and so good!!
Service was really nice and professional, but not too formal which is good, because it feels comfortable instead of too stiff.
Overall a very nice time here, been here already a few times before, but the first time for my friend and she likes it too :)

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ZK
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was outstanding, especially the starters. The service was erratic, even a little crude at times, certainly for the price level.

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m
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ideal venue for a special occasion. Outstanding food!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Everything was so good I don't even know where to start, the service was unbelievable, the food was to die for and the dessert was amazing. I height recommend it

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h
London
8 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I have been to Kai before because I enjoy Chinese food and it isn't easy to find that in London these days. Our meal was reliably good but not as great as I feel it could be. The sweet and sour pork was good but just a little beyond crispy and verging on hard. A noodle dish which sounded mouthwatering drizzled in rendered pork dripping was bland and the noodles were a little tough. When the waiter asked how our meal was and I told him he clearly wasn't interested but said he'd pass it on to the chef. Nobody came and spoke to me about it though. Probably my last visit...

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PH
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Incredible food. Delicate and fragrant flavours. The seared beef starter and sea bass main were particular favourites. The pandan brule was a delight to finish with and they made my partners birthday very special. Better than Hakkesan for flavours, deserving of the star. Service could have been more attentive.

Will definitely visit again.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

The food was cold , they forgot to bring the birthday cake and rewind the night

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great and nice

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R
London
43 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Expectations have been met.
Great food, fantastic service one of the best locations in London.
All persons dining here should try the vegetarian crispy duck option.

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NJ
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely relaxed setting. The service was perfect, both friendly and attentive without being overbearing. The food was outstanding, and I highly recommend the hot and sour soup it was beautiful, and will no doubt come back for this. Do also try the lemon meringue cocktail and stick around for a dessert!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food as always. Best Chinese in London

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m
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Too chi chi

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Saturday brunch may not provide food at quite the level of the main menu, but still good.

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KH
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Highlights of the evening were the baked sea bass and dessert platter. This is expected from a Michelin star establishment and it did not disappoint. The major downside is the pricing on a few dishes. The Star shouldn’t mean any price is ok! The prawns were overdone for my liking and too firm.

The sea bass is the best I have ever had cooked to perfection and served with a delicious reduced vinegar base capturing the tang and sweeter notes on the palate.

Will visit again but there are other options out their with similar options and everyday pricing to boot.

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a
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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
London
18 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 3

All gimmicks and no substance.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Perfect food, everything was outstanding

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F
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
London
16 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

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
London
70 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

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

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CA
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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C
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family get-together

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DS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
London
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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