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Kai, London,
Award-winning

Kai

4.6
4.6
1720 Reviews
£41 and over
Chinese
Kai Mayfair’s cuisine has its foundation in Nanyang Chinese cooking, the region located within the South Seas of China. It takes a ‘Liberated’ approach to Chinese cooking, respectful of the flavours from its Chinese heritage but not bound by it, offering a menu primarily of specialities unique to Kai. Desserts also feature as a key part of its meal experience utilising ingredients synonymous with the Nanyang region like pandan and durian. Kai has held it’s Michelin Star since 2009.

At tea time (from 2:30pm to 4:30pm), Kai also serves its Chinese Whispers Afternoon tea which is available from our Chinese Whispers Afternoon tea opentable page.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 37 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Chinese
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–15:30 Afternoon Tea Daily 14:30–16:30 Dinner Daily 17:30–22:00
  • Phone number
    020 7493 8988
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Alex Chow
  • Private party facilities
    Maximum table size of 8 currently in place.
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 1 Star 2023
  • Area
    Mayfair
  • 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
  • Public Transit
    <b>Tube:</b>Marble Arch, Bond Street
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

What 1,720 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • London

    Chinese

  • West End London

    Chinese

1,720 Reviews
  1. LilianaZ

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    I have tried better food in this same segment, the prices here are too arrogant. That's not the worst thing, the worst thing in this restaurant was that the service treated us as if we were lower class people, they didn't ask how we liked it, they never visited us after bringing the food, didn't say bon appetite, didn't wish us a good day, when leaving, we had to ask 2 people where our clothes were. it was an important day for us, my husband's birthday and our wedding anniversary, our day was ruined, we left there in the most horrible mood. Thank you Kai team

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  2. MichelleH

    New Orleans

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 22 November 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience! Food was innovative and delicious, service was on point. Would go back!

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  3. Ryan

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating a birthday and everything was great. Everyone enjoyed the food and the evening as a whole.

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  4. Evans

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favourite restaurant when we visit London and their wasabi prawns are amazing.

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  5. VictoriaP

    Österreich

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 November 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant. Everything tastes amazing and it has a wonderful peaceful and friendly atmosphere!

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  6. Diego

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 26 October 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Well presented dishes with great flavours, in a quiet environment perfect for business discussions.

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  7. TusharL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    Good variety of food, tasteful and service was good too.

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  8. SigridG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 October 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The lobster unfortunally mase me sick, so i had to go home.

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  9. LewisB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service great food and always a nice ambient atmosphere

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  10. mouldytyre

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 October 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional experience overall, but the prices are eye-watering. Worth it, if you can afford it...

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  11. Daniel

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed a lovely evening with the family in this remarkable restaurant with nice food and drinks. The menu was exquisit and the portions quite abundant.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and atmosphere, super flavorful. The coconut,mango,lychee dessert was out of the world!

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  13. Carnivore

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 13 October 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Just amazing as ever! Awesome Food Amazing cocktails

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 October 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely experience overall, and we left satisfied. The food was delicious and Service was perfect in a luxurious atmosphere. Slightly reduced the rating, due to small portions of some of the dishes eg the £50 lobster main and soy beef starter  The tiger prawns and steak were excellent but at this price point, you expect everything to be five star 

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  15. DavidA

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 October 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional as always with great service, food and ambiance. Really enjoyed the experience and well looked after by Teresa and the team...

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  16. RoopaG

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 12 October 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service & food. Expensive but worth a treat.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 October 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    This once the Michelin restaurant is suffering from terrible staff and service. Dangerous like of knowledge on food ingredients, inability to be flexible in response to medical conditions, ruins the experience. A star of a restaurant is falling down...

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  18. SalvatoreM

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Didn’t enjoy the Food overall very overpriced not Michelin standard

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  19. herjak

    New York Area

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We thought the Hot & Sour soup was excellent but the roast duck left a lot to be desired. It was overcooked and lacked in flavor saved only by the side condiments. Definitely not worth the time or effort to visit.

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  20. Yoda64

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 September 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food for once was average, main fish dish was warm not hot, the sweet and sweet porc some pieces were not the best quality we are regular and have been used to have better experience. Not sure about the 1 star Michelin anymore. May have been an unusual night.

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  21. SehrishM

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 26 September 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was exceptional! The flavours were on point! My first time here and the staff were amazing, so attentive, polite and helpful. By far the best Chinese restaurant I have been too. Definitely coming back again

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Honestly the service was one of the poorest I have ever experienced from a so called michilen star restaurant based in Mayfair - the initial waiter had no clue about the drinks or menu recommendations After we finally got around to getting a server who knew the menu, the food was average - only standout wasabi prawns. Then they seemed to have forgetten our table - we was left for 20-30mins with no server coming to clear it. At the beginning I told the waiter, I was looking forward to dessert! But after that I couldn’t wait to just pay get out of the place. Bang average - and service absolutely poor! Won’t be coming back - much better places in Mayfair!

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  23. MadeiaA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food , maintaining high quality

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 September 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional! I really enjoyed every aspect of it and I look forward to being a regular customer

    1 person found this helpful

  25. SarahMartin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a good experience. I enjoyed the food and also the waiters were really nice and quite helpful. They helped us to select the top dishes which was really amazing. Food tasted great and no disappointments at all.

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  26. DavidU

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great location especially for an evening dinner. Food and service was wonderful. Highly recommend especially for a special occasion.

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  27. AshC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 September 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not only one of the best Chinese restaurants in London, it has to be one of the finest restaurants of all cuisines one can enjoy in London. Exceptional cooking and service with a fantastic wine collection

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  28. philippew

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 September 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb as usual, thanks ..... See you soon !!!!!!

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  29. ChristianE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    full recommendation, wonderful food, excellent service

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  30. SidB

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    the food is consistent and excellent over the past so many years - the favourites stay exactly the way they are designed, each time. the staff is extremely efficient and courteous and Theresa is an institution in herself. As some people are allergic to mushrooms etc, either options to avoid mushrooms or some favourite dishes in non-mushroom options would be nice - we are vegetarians

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  31. Greatsteaks

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2023

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    Food was great, service was not up to par. We sat far too long at each step, which made for an excruciatingly long dinner...so much so we passed on dessert, too bad.

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  32. Huzefa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Food was fantastic. I would happily go there again!

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  33. UrsulaA

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are vegan diners are would really recommend! Delicious food, beautifully presented. Good drink list as well - recommend the Chinese wine choices! Service friendly and helpful, atmosphere good. Plenty of very good choices for non vegan diners as well! Really recommend.

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  34. MichaelB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 September 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food and service in London - as it has been since 1993. Yes, it is our all time favourite and has never, ever, disappointed!

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  35. FussyRudolph

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 6 September 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything for lunch was perfect and very thoughtfully organised. We were gathered together after my dearly beloved mother's cremation service to remember her with Kai's famous soufflé featuring her favourite food. Special thanks to Chef who kindly whipped up extras of the dessert after lunch kitchen service was in fact closed. The smallest niggle was the wrong bill at the end when a bottle of wine not ordered by our table was added on; and then when correcting the error, another mistake was made by replacing that with an extra bottle which again had not been ordered. Small oversight - possibly because of staff change-over from one shift to another? Did not distract from overall impression of an excellent restaurant.

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  36. SamM

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 3 September 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Some of the food was very good. I didn’t like the spicy chicken. The pork belly was very good. The duck also was good

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  37. LakshmiN

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 September 2023

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    This restaurant does not come anywhere near its reputation of being one of the top restaurants in the capital nor match the cost of dining in any aspect of one’s dining experience. To begin with, the decor (for me, a very important aspect of fine dining) is cheap, tacky and outdated with artificial plants, birdcages with stuck on fish, and thread partitions. The food was below average and the chicken tasted funny- however the staff was good enough to take it off my bill. The only thing going for this restaurant is their friendly staff. I would not go back to Kai.

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  38. Fleur

    London

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 September 2023

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    The male waiters service us were polite and attentive. However one of the female waitresses seemed to be in the wrong job - her waitressing skills were very poor. The food was not of the standard I would expect for a Michelin star restaurant and therefore very over valued. Will definitely not be going there again and will not recommend.

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  39. SuSu

    Los Angeles

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on 1 September 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kai is a favorite. The food and staff never disappoint.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 August 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and the waiter B is the best. So yummy food especially the toast prawns and the noodles

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Kai is rated 4.6 stars by 1720 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 37 times today
Google Map for Kai

65 South Audley Street, London, W1K 2QU

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 1 Star 2023
  • Area
    Mayfair
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–15:30 Afternoon Tea Daily 14:30–16:30 Dinner Daily 17:30–22:00
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Chinese
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • 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
  • Public Transit
    Tube:Marble Arch, Bond Street
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Alex Chow
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine
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