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Akira at Japan House London, London,

Akira at Japan House London

4.5
4.5
1050 Reviews
£41 and over
Japanese

NEW OFFER £10 OFF in June - August 2022

Available Tuesday to Friday between 12:00-14:30, enjoy our signature Bento boxes with £10 off.
This offer is available only for online bookings. Available until 31st August 2022.

£10 OFF Akira Bento Box
£10 OFF Akira Sushi Bento Box
£10 OFF Akira Vegetarian Bento Box



EARLY BIRD OFFER

Reserve a table online Tuesday to Thursday between 18:00-18:30 and get a 20% off the total bill.
This offer is available only for online bookings. Available until 31st August 2022.



ABOUT AKIRA

Named after Chef AKIRA SHIMIZU, the restaurant presents an authentic Japanese dining experience based on Akira’s ‘trinity of cooking’ principles – food, tableware and presentation.

Visit for lunch or dinner to experience Japanese-style omotenashi hospitality and the theatre of cooking as chefs prepare dishes reflecting Japan’s diverse food offer, using seasonal ingredients over roaring robata (charcoal grill) flames.

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Booked 32 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00–14:15 Afternoon Tea Tue–Sat 14:30–16:15 Dinner Tue–Sat 18:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    020 3971 4646

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    We have a private room called Tatami Room that can host from 4 to a maximum of 10 guest.For the Tatami Room experience we apply a minimum spend policy per person, see below:4 people £7005-6 people £9007-8 people £12008-10 people £1500And 3 hour returning time, unless you book your table after 9:00pm which in that case you can stay without any time restriction.In order to secure the booking we require card details.Cancellation policy required is 48 hours in advance. In case of a full cancellation is made less than 48 hours a charge of £100 per person will occur.Tatami Room is a Japanese Style Room with an unique interior design that includes Tatami mats as flooring.Therefore to respect the Japanese tradition we kindly ask to our guest to take their shoes off for an authentic Japanese experience.If you wish to make a reservation or any enquiry for this room, please contact us on info@akira-restaurant.co.uk.

  • Area

    Kensington

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Experience Japanese Afternoon Tea at AKIRA

    £28.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    AKIRA restaurant offers a Japanese-style Afternoon Tea. Guest can choose from a selection of beverages including green teas and smoked black green teas, served with a seasonal platter of sushi, wagashi-Japanese sweets and desserts. MENU Japanese Tea set £28 per person (selection of seasonal wagashi-Japanese sweets and desserts.) Japanese Afternoon Tea £28 per person (selection of savoury sushi snacks, seasonal wagashi-Japanese sweets and desserts. The afternoon tea menu is served between 14:30 to 16:30 (with the restaurant closing at 17:00 to prepare for dinner service).
  • £10 off Bento / till 30th June

    3 May - 30 Jun 2022
    Enjoy £10 off Akira Bento, Sushi Bento and Vegetable Bento
  • 20% off Food & Drink / Extended till 30th June

    3 May - 30 Jun 2022
    Enjoy 20% off food & drink on all reservations made between 18:00 - 18:30

Popular dishes

What 1,050 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • West London

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  1. D

    Donne

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely atmosphere, with great staff, very welcoming and friendly. Food was fantastic(cocktails were awesome), very delicious - will be back soon!

  2. PS

    PaulS

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    All good...bento very well done - good service - nice shop below...

  3. MC

    MikeC

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    good quality Japanese food at a decent price point.

  4. BS

    BradleyS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A wonderful meal, beautifully presented and served by a friendly team

  5. R

    Rachele74

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Good quality of the food, very well presented. The staff Is super kind. Strongly recommend for a romantic dinner

  6. RV

    RitikaV

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and great service. They also have a few offers if you book through open table.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I love this place. Food and service were excellent. The experience is relatively authentic. I will definitely be back.

  8. SL

    StephenL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Akira was an amazing experience, food was absolutely divine and the atmosphere was lovely.

  9. VF

    VictoriaF

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4

    The food looked and tasted like it had been made early the previous day. Plus it was very expensive. The food before Covid was very good - no longer!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The highlights were the starter and the soup. Sashima and nigiri also very good. A bit let down by the quality of the meat served on the hot stone. A bit fatty and chewy for our taste, it could either be rendered a bit more or a leaner cut may be used

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff were lovely. Food was amazing. Will definitely come back

  12. JB

    JasminemayB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Must have the wagyu beef and cheese croquettes! Without a doubt

  13. CL

    CamilleL

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    A delicious meal, and some culinary highlights!!! A place to go!

  14. HR

    HiromiR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The dish was beautifully presented and delicious. The service by stuff members were very professional. That was an amazing dinner.

  15. P

    Patricia

    London

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Entrance: Good from ground floor to first floor via lift. Ambience: on restaurant entry poor with wilted flower at reception. Seats uncomfortable. Food: Akira Sushi Bento box. Uninspired. Fish and rice poor quality. Obviously premade and stored. Staff pleasant but didn't seem to have any systems. We placed our order quickly but were subsequently asked 4 times after that for our order by different service staff.

  16. MG

    MandanaG

    London

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    The bento box was mediocre. Too much fried cold food which was cold and and meat was very hard. A bit disappointing

  17. V

    Velwyn

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Lovely food & presentation, we love coming back here

  18. DN

    DanhN

    London

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food!!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The box looks amazing but the food is standard

  20. SL

    StephyL

    Dorset

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3

    The second experience in this restaurant was disappointing. As I ordered a fried chicken don and they gave me a noodle. But in the bill, they charged as fried chicken don(rice). By the time we leave, and found out about the additional charge Which doesn't have a chance to reflect the staff.

  21. AF

    AlanF

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    The service was good. The serving timing a little slow. Good home style food good presentation but price a little high for what it is. But it is London. No good Japanese food here

  22. EL

    EatLondon

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3

    cant believe tempura is not freshly cooked in started or Bento box, cold and hard. numerous times waiters tried to pour wine in my glass which I told them I did not drink. the meal quality is not high, waiters did not really listen to customers and gave advice, the lamb meat my friend ordered was very fat and we asked them to change, few minutes later, they cut fat away and whole dish was even smaller.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sushi Omakase was wonderful

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3

    We used to come here often due to food quality but the service has now gone downhill significantly- we sat without attention for more than half an hour after meal and very long food waiting time.

  25. Y

    Youknowmetoo

    Berkshire

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Been Akira few times, food is always great. However, it is quite pressurised cos you only get 2 hours dining time. Once you sat down at the table, the waiter will come to you to make order, it was only two minutes after we seated. When we ordered the drinks, he asked if we could order food as well cos the kitchen was a bit busy….Ok, we knew what to order, so ordered. The drinks didn’t come when the starter was served. After the first course, wait for quite a while for the main course, we finished the main course in 10 minutes and it was only 20 minutes left, need to quickly finished the dessert….. The food is really good, waiters were friendly and polite, but 2 hours are really tight.

  26. SS

    SatishS

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    We went for the sashimi, with five dip sauces. Very good. Then followed by starters - very nice. Stuck to seafood and fish.

  27. PW

    PenelopeW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    So unbelievably disappointed with the afternoon tea. I think you are paying for the novelty factor rather quantity. Started with being ignored for 20 minutes, to be fair on this we were early but if we couldn’t be served they shouldn’t have sat us down. We ordered one afternoon tea at £12 and two at £28, the only difference between the two were the addition of 4 pieces of sushi, so an extra £16 for four prices of sushi! Our ‘cup’ of tea, not a pot, arrived 10 minutes before the food and was tepid. At no point were we offered top ups of tea, only after we queried if any more food was coming. Which was a no. Left feeling hungry still.

  28. TB

    TrangB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Superb bento! especially the sushi bento. Fresh and very good. We loved the fried fish roll! It was trip to heaven in your mouth

  29. S

    Shewolf138

    Exclusive

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Tasty afternoon tea set and good service.

  30. KC

    KyokoC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Delightful experience. Enjoyed it. A bit slow in service.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food as always

  32. GL

    GiorgiaL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and amazing service a really amazing experience overall

  33. L

    Lila

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thank you for a fanatic evening, we dined as a family of 7 and 3 of our family are vegetarians. There is a choice for everyone and everything is delicious.

  34. j

    janetw

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    The food was ok overall, nothing very impressive, I like the simplicities of the internal design more

  35. FR

    FrankR

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Never disappointed at Akira, food is excellent as is the service.

  36. M

    Matane

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Nice service. Wonderful Japanese food. Give a full range of Japanese food as a tasting menu. The presentation is good like eating an art work. The only shortfall is the pork chop is a bit hard. Wasabi should be served together with the last box of sushi and not by request. The first course is wonderful and tasty. Nice experience.

  37. FH

    FoodHunter

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Great food and atmosphere. Friendly and helpful staff. Definitely recommend and worth another visit!

  38. H

    Horace

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Amazing culinary experience. Amazing Japanese dishes of exquisite and authentic taste. Only complaint is that tables are arranged too close to one another and music is too loud.

  39. A

    Anon

    Surrey

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    After reading all the reviews, I had high hopes for this restaurant - Maybe it was down to what we ordered, though we do like to sample a selection of dishes..who knows? The dishes I would rate are the spicy edamame, prawn tempura (though ridiculously difficult to eat) crab croquettes and toro sushi. Unfortunately I've had better Japanese food (both better value and quality without the fuss) in London and so will not be returning.

  40. AD

    ADote

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perhaps my new favourite place to eat in the city!!❤️ Everything is perfect, from well prepared and flavours food (the portions are also a good size), to friendly and organised staff, lovely aesthetics and good vibes, a total experience, really worth it!💖

FAQs

Akira at Japan House London is rated 4.5 stars by 1050 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

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Booked 32 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Akira at Japan House London

101-111 Kensington High Street London, W8 5SA

Additional information

  • Area

    Kensington

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00–14:15 Afternoon Tea Tue–Sat 14:30–16:15 Dinner Tue–Sat 18:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 3971 4646

  • Private party facilities

    We have a private room called Tatami Room that can host from 4 to a maximum of 10 guest.For the Tatami Room experience we apply a minimum spend policy per person, see below:4 people £7005-6 people £9007-8 people £12008-10 people £1500And 3 hour returning time, unless you book your table after 9:00pm which in that case you can stay without any time restriction.In order to secure the booking we require card details.Cancellation policy required is 48 hours in advance. In case of a full cancellation is made less than 48 hours a charge of £100 per person will occur.Tatami Room is a Japanese Style Room with an unique interior design that includes Tatami mats as flooring.Therefore to respect the Japanese tradition we kindly ask to our guest to take their shoes off for an authentic Japanese experience.If you wish to make a reservation or any enquiry for this room, please contact us on info@akira-restaurant.co.uk.

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