Novikov - Asian Restaurant

4.6
1117 reviews
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Asian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
The main entrance off Berkeley Street leads into the Asian Restaurant. Here cool granite walls complement the striking lacquered ebony bar-counter decorated with a jade stone. Materials used in this area - wood, stone and leather - are all natural. They are offset by subtle features such as a wall of cracked stone and bamboo chandeliers. The atmosphere here is at once welcoming and relaxing, but subtle enough not to distract from the food itself.

A real feature of the Asian Restaurant is its open kitchen. Fronted by an amazing display of seafood and vegetables, it evokes the atmosphere of an Asian food market.

The Asian Restaurant specialises in Chinese and Pan Asian cuisine, with a menu designed by highly skilled and experienced Japanese-trained Head Chef Luca Malacarne.
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OT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waiter gave the best service I have ever experienced in a restaurant. Very friendly and inviting. Building a repertoire with his guests. He was newly promoted and proved why

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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ufff! Deliciosa!
En domingo por la noche esta lleno tanto el italiano como el asiático! Súper buen servicio y ni se hable de la calidad de comida espectacular! Y en domingo un ambiente de 10. Más que recomendable

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EL
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food I’ve ever had. I’m fussy and this was lovely. Would defo recommend to a friend and family and will definitely be back

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L
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

I had a table for 6:30pm and did not get served until just after 7pm. Our drinks came after our starter. The food was very nice but the service was poor. We were asked if we wanted dessert with tea/coffee, we ordered dessert and tea which took a long time to come as well. During eating our dessert we were told that the next diners have arrived and we can no longer sit at our table and should be moved to the bar. 1 there was no space at the bar and 2 who would eat dessert at the bar? We feel that Novikov staff wanted us to just order more food knowing that we wouldn’t have time to eat it. Novikov is not cheap the food is very nice but we wasted food and money! The service was poor which was very disappointing and made the overall experience poor. There are a LOT of staff and if they were not all standing around chatting then maybe we could have enjoyed our meal at a sensible pace.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasant like always

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f
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, attended for my anniversary dinner which was really lovely as service was excellent. Will definitely be going back.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Wagyu tacos were the best

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B
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great!! Never been at a restaurant with service like these!! It was seriously wonderfull!!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous!!

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

Very tasty food and nice ambiance

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

Excellent food. Best chinese I’ve ever eaten in my life

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MS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular as always! We particularly enjoyed the Beef Black Pepper from the wok dish with the Wagyu fried rice!

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect setting, great service and delish food.

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NS
London
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A place that i must visit for a meal when i am in London. Delicious and tasty food 👍🏻

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere, simply exceptional.

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

Amazing! Thank you

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SD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

A beautiful setting in a wonderful location. The food was to an excellent standard & portion sizes were very generous! Atmosphere was was lively & sophisticated. Bar staff were excellent! (So much attention to detail).
Sadly the table service let down the overall experience for me. This would have been a 5 star review had the staff been a little more friendly and attentive. For the value I expected to be looked after & have a memorable experience.

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London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As usual , one of my best choices

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London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely brilliant !

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Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

On the 21st of December I went to your restaurant for the first time and for a family members birthday as I had heard a few good things about this restaurant and it’s got quiet a big name. I wanted to try this out myself and find out what it’s like however after my trip there on Friday I can assure you I will never be going there again. When we went there we were greeted then the rest went down hill...we got sat down at a table no one even acknowledged us to offer us a a drink or even tap water we waited hoping someone would come to ask if we wanted a drink or to look at the menu however nothing this went on for approximately 15-20 minutes after this we decided to just ask someone to serve us as we were getting hungry. We ordered our drinks and food , the starters and mains came still no sign of any drinks or even water to have on the side,we asked again and at the end of finishing our mains we received our drinks we informed the person serving us and there was no sympathy or remorse about this and I know if the situation was the other way round this would not be acceptable and it is not a big restaurant like yours with such a big name to do that is just not acceptable or professional in any way shape or form. We did not even get offered a free drink a a free starter to make up for the appalling service we had. Finally to top it off I already thought in my head there is no way I can pay for the service charge and without a doubt anywhere I go I always pay it as waiters and waitresses work hard and they deserve it but here it’s a no. The bill came and we told them we are not paying the service charge because of what happened and they was so shocked and confused to why not and were questioning us which is even worse we then had to wait a further 15 minutes for the new bill without the service charge...shocking. I can say I have been to a high street standard restaurant and have received better service. I will never be going there again. Thanks

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AK
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

I booked the table at 9:15 and we they did not seat us until 9:45!

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KP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Amazing food as always. Front house service was great but table service could have been better. Had to get their attention on a number of occasions and a small oriental lady had attitude. Otherwise still remains my favourite high end restaurant. Price wasn’t too bad either.

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NW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Knowledgeable and serviceminded staff guided us through the extensive menu.
Sommelier gave good advice.
Excellent food, rich in flavour and delicatly presented.

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EC
London
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service. Food amazing and fantastic staff

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L
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

The food was outstanding as always I’ve eaten here many times. I came here on Sunday 16th for my birthday meal and unfortunately the waitress was rude. She was abrupt when talking, we were still eating and she pushed the menu in our hands, 1 of my meals was missed off the order even though we confirmed back what I wanted, she asked if we wanted another drink and we said yes, I told her the name of the cocktail and she said yes! I know what it is and then bought the wrong one over. She ruined the vibe and everyone on the table was fed up with her so for this reason alone we didn’t pay service charge. But food was amazing.

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MM
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant would recommend, great service and the food was freshly prepared and the atmosphere was beautiful.

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SJ
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Brilliant food and atmosphere! The service was a bit rushed as our table got cleared every single time we had an empty dish on the table, it was a little disruptive!

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n
London
37 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was fabulous. Try the scallop and olive dumplings. I don't like olives and it was amazing. We couldn't fault the food and the service was great.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great.

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f
London
14 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

We have eaten here before but on this occasion we were disappointed by the service. Food was delicious - gorgeous dumplings and crispy duck salad - just wonderful. However, the service was a let down. The place was busy and hectic with lots of staff. It was almost an hour for our first snack of edamame beans to arrive. We waited and chased drinks repeatedly. Our initial waiter welcomed us, introduced himself and made it known he would be looking after us - we didn't see him again. Each time we were served by someone new. The whole experience felt too hectic and too busy - not relaxing at all. Maybe this was a bad day ?

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London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Visited the Asian side . It Was our anniversary ,we had a lovely evening food was tasty although a bit salty for me. The place is lovely and staff are friendly. Definitely recommend to visit.

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ET
London
8 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Absolutely amazing food - particularly on the Dim Sums and the Rice Hot Pot. Lamb chops were comparatively underwhelming but still good. Great ambience and attentive service

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London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Food unimaginative and average quality, service hurried and transactional, interior dated. Overall very poor value for money

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Dubai
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our second time in novicov london , and it was amazing the food the service , very special for special occasion

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London
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

nice service&food,highly recommend

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P
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place with fabulous food!!

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JS
London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a great time for
My girlfriend birthday which she loved it

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience my favourite restaurant. Made my birthday even more special.

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London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Awful experience. We had to rush eating cause they were asking us to leave before our 2 hr frame was over. They tried to charge us for the food we ordered but never actually were served because they were so eager to pass on the table to next costumer. I ordered coffee.... but didn’t even get the chance to get to it. Awful service, rude management.

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D
London
7 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The service was not up to par with the standards of such an establishment.

They took soo long to take our drink order, then it was another 25 min wait for them to take our food order. The order came with an additional dish, which we didn’t order (although they insisted we did). As a good will gesture, they told us that dish would be free so we should eat it.

The gap in time between us finishing our starters and receiving 2 of 3 mains was another 30 mins. We had to ask several times where the mains were so much so that they brought our 2 orders of each main. The waiter couldn’t understand that we by then had already received our mains and these were extra orders (for no reason).

We ordered desert, 2 orders of ice-cream and a choc fondant. 1 order of ice-cream came within 5 minutes. After 15 mins we asked where the second order of ice-cream was. By that point we cancelled the deserts we were waiting on

I’ve been to the restaurant several times where it’s been busier and haven’t had such terrible service. They have too many waiters who all do a different role. You should have 1 waiters to communicate with at all times

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