Novikov - Asian Restaurant
Went here for my missus' bday and loved it from the start. The reception, food, atmosphere, ... just everything was top. Will be coming again!
No less than six wait staff dealt with our table, which may explain the poor service. There was confusion and tension, and long waits for things to happen. Ten minutes after seating did we get the main menu. After requesting the bill it took twenty minutes to finally get to our table so that we could leave - and by the end we could. Food amazing - as expected - but the chaos around the wait staff really diminished the experience. Our 'main' waiter was a Greek gentlemen who left us unattended for long periods of time. His English was difficult to understand and after asking for recommendations we really had no idea what he was saying so we just went with whatever he said. Yet another waiter brought someone elses's food to our table, only for it to be whisked away again moments later - after one of us had a taken a bite. Food arrived haphazardly as it was cooked - fair enough - but we were never quite sure when everything had arrived - because our waiter was nowhere to be seen.
I didn't leave a tip - I was so annoyed about spending £90 per head for such dreadful service - maybe the worst I have ever experienced
They made such an extra effort for my birthday and made it a fantastic evening.
Excellent service and food
Novikov is a good restaurant in an expensive part of London, so naturally the prices are quite high. My vegetarian dishes were very tasty, but my friend found her wagyu steak to be overcooked and tough - not something that you expect when paying £68 for 180g. Everything is charged extra, so the bill was quite a surprise - nearly £200 for the two of us and we shared a carafe of medium priced white wine. Still not quite sure how we got to that total to be honest. All in all a nice experience, but perhaps stick to their concept of a fresh fish market and give the wagyu steaks a miss.
Birthday ! Great dessert but nothing special for celebrating a birthday ! Music, dancers , etc
Absolutely lovely restaurant.
Portion sizes, better than average
Excellent, attentive service
Too loud couldn't have a proper conversation and we were celebrating a special occasion
Cramped where we sat, requested for a good table and certainly didn't get that.. could've had better seats
Despite that we would go again.
The servers were on our heads the whole time almost urging us to finish our meal and leave! The salad was the last dish to arrive along with the miso aubergine.. it was clearly forgotten in their rush to move us out. We were entertaining our guests from out of town and the whole experience felt quite rubbish.
Amazing as always. Great staff and food. Always enjoy it here. Great atmosphere.
The cocktails were great as well as the baby shrimp and the Thai chicken soup dumplings.
The chicken satay and calamari could have been better, wasn’t as satisfied as I expected to be.
Poor value for quantity and I usually dine at high end restaurants.
Limited desert menu.
I went to Novikov restaurant with friends and we was very disappointed of the service. The waiters are impolite all the time also they were so unorganized. We waited the bill more than 20min.
Food was amazing as always. But our waitress kept trying to push for us to order the fish of the day, she mentioned it more than 5 times even though we declined each time. Our waitress also charged us for Japanese wagu steak even though we specifically asked not to have the Japanese verniers, and insinuated we should pay anyways as that’s the steak she gave us.
We got rushed to eat our food and leave because they needed to give the booking to some one else, from the moment we sat down - we were told to quickly look at menu and order..
what a wonderful night, the food was just out of this world and the team were fantastic.
Novikov Asian Restaurant is a fantastic dining experience. The food is fabulous and the service is exemplary. The only down side is the insipid mainstream music, which is played too loudly!
All in all though, I would recommend this restaurant for anyone looking for a fantastic dining experience in Central London.
Amazing service and food but I ordered one mocktail and it was the same price as cocktails! I would say charging 15 pounds on a mocktail is overpriced. Otherwise, we definitely will be back for another great food and genuine friendly staff.
Atmosphere is quite exotic, the food ; both taste and presentation is quite remarkable, the service was astonishing especially with the diverse staff being well versed when it comes to the dishes and their overall attitude, however the music is very loud, a suggestion might be is to turn it down a notch, i understand that it might be of importance to the atmosphere, but it was loud to the point where I couldn't have a conversation with the person that was sitting opposite of me
A really nice place to eat, serving crew is very friendly and the food was amazingly good! I will like to do it again
The drinks took so long to arrive especially the first round
Very slow service and nit a good overall service from the staff at all
Food was it up to expected standard
Already recommended the restaurant to friends, food and service was amazing. Can’t fault the place at all personally.
Always reliable food and excellent value for money at lunchtime with the dim sum offer
Would never return to this restaurant again. If you’re looking for an underwhelming, overpriced meal served with attitude and ignorance this is the restaurant for you! Be sure to order the £50 black cod it’s brought to your table cold and with a frown.
Loved attention paid to us, food was delicious. Service was fast and very friendly!
We will go back soon!
We had a lovely waiter w excellent and professional service. Would recommend.
Food, service and ambiance was all perfect as always!
Would not recommend. Service was terrible. Food subpar.
I cant visit london and dont eat in novikov
A usual in london
Great food .. fun atmosphere
Had a great time. Will defiantly be coming back
Great experience, i do recomend
The service was outstanding and very smart. The food was very tasty and interesting. It is not cheap but a good place to give oneself a treat.
Espacialy wine waiter was not know your job. And unpolite.
The food is amazing
Food was amazing!!!!!
Food was excellent and staff were friendly but we were not offered drinks when we were seated and I asked for a cocktail twice at the start and end of the meal but did not receive a drink nor was I offered one.
Heerlijk gegeten,goede sfeer. Muziek aanwezig.
Dim sum heerlijk.
We found the food quite bland in taste and lacking any real flavour. The wine suggested by our waiter was great and we normally do have a great time at Novikov but on this occasion was underwhelmed!