Novikov - Asian Restaurant

4.6
1214 reviews
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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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JD
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for my missus' bday and loved it from the start. The reception, food, atmosphere, ... just everything was top. Will be coming again!

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M
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

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

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J
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They made such an extra effort for my birthday and made it a fantastic evening.

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I
London
12 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food

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L
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

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.

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Birthday ! Great dessert but nothing special for celebrating a birthday ! Music, dancers , etc

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London
9 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

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SC
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Absolutely lovely restaurant.

Pros
Portion sizes, better than average
Seated quickly
Excellent, attentive service

Cons
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.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

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.

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LT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always. Great staff and food. Always enjoy it here. Great atmosphere.

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M
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

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.

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R
London
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 1

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.

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JN
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

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S
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

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..

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Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining

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AC
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

what a wonderful night, the food was just out of this world and the team were fantastic.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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NC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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l
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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M
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

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

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LL
London
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A really nice place to eat, serving crew is very friendly and the food was amazingly good! I will like to do it again

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CA
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 5

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

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SA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Already recommended the restaurant to friends, food and service was amazing. Can’t fault the place at all personally.

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p
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always reliable food and excellent value for money at lunchtime with the dim sum offer

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FG
London
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

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.
Bon-appetite

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JK
London
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved attention paid to us, food was delicious. Service was fast and very friendly!
We will go back soon!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely waiter w excellent and professional service. Would recommend.

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IB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and ambiance was all perfect as always!

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Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Would not recommend. Service was terrible. Food subpar.

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LA
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I cant visit london and dont eat in novikov







Thanaks

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OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A usual in london
Great food .. fun atmosphere

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London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a great time. Will defiantly be coming back

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BE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, i do recomend

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JK
London
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Espacialy wine waiter was not know your job. And unpolite.

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London
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing!!!!!

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B
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

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.

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DG
Amsterdam
2 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Heerlijk gegeten,goede sfeer. Muziek aanwezig.
Dim sum heerlijk.
Alles perfect.

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SW
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

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!

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