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Dinings SW3

4.6
4.6
285 Reviews
£41 and over
Japanese
Dinings SW3 is from the team behind Dinings Harcourt in Marylebone and Dinings in the Norman Hotel Tel Aviv. The grade-1 listed building was originally an artist's studio. Inside, lies a sushi counter, Kurabu, and a hidden courtyard with space for up to 20 during lunchtime; perfect for the warmer months.

We specialise in an Izakaya style of cooking, combining Japanese and European cuisines to create delicious small plates. Sushi and sashimi change with the seasons. Enjoy Josper grilled lobster or Japanese Wagyu beef. Alongside our a la carte menu, we offer different tasting menus that can also be paired with wine or sake, giving you the full Dinings SW3 experience.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00–16:45 Dinner Daily 17:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    020 7723 0666

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Masaki Sugisaki

  • Area

    Knightsbridge

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Knightsbridge (Piccadilly Line - 5 min walk) South Kensington (Piccadilly & District Lines - 10 min walk)

  • Entertainment

    Cancellation Policy: Bookings of 3 guests or more require card details to secure the reservation.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 285 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. LJ

    LuigiJuniorGiuliani

    Milan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic Japanese food! I suggest to go there and try the eel.
  2. A

    Ammar

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, great ambiance and service is excellent
  3. S

    Sarah

    London

    47 reviews

    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous food. Fantastic staff who are all extremely attentive and kind.
  4. JM

    JoseM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and so as the stuff. In particular Natasha was amazing, what an amazing service. Very nice and very helpful.
  5. M

    Mary

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is wonderful, as always. It’s a little on the pricey side even for such excellent sushi which is a shame as we love coming here.
  6. LX

    LillyX

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The food are all very sour and the salad was the worst ever (bitter and sour ,even worse than the supermarket ones!) ,service was just so so ,we have waiting for the dessert for so long (but the bill comes so quick ) . I have been to many Japanese fine dinning restaurants in London,I could say this is the worst one I have ever been so far,would not recommend and not gonna come back again( to be honest , Cube and Ikeda are much better and the value of food are much better as well
  7. EL

    EatLondon

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food is very small portion and table is so small, almost cant put 4 dishes at once.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    The design and the atmosphere is quite intimate and nice. However we had to wait for a really long time and the servise is questionable. The prices are not reflecting the quality of food. Nothing really special, but costs higher than the average price in similar places.
  9. MZ

    MengZ

    South Wales

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Interesting
  10. NB

    NoelB

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    All the staff were smiling, polite and helpful. Just perfect.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Another enjoyable dinner at Dinings.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 January 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Let me book and it wasn’t open…and I tried to call to cancel so I didn’t get charged and couldn’t as not ope!!! This is a stupid system and got charged because your unable to work with retardants and their timings poor communication on your end
  13. M

    Mimo

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It was a good experience, lovely, cozy place..great private location ❤️
  14. E

    Egcet

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Service needs significant imptovement. Also they are not prepared for covid situationz They dont open windoes for ait circulation and most of the waiters do not wear face coverings. No QR code menus either.
  15. A

    Annon

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best Japanese restaurants I’ve been to in London. Sushi was on par to what I had when I was in Japan, very fresh ingredients.
  16. IB

    IsabelleB

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    We requested to be sitting in a particular part of the restaurant and we did not get seated there. Bad table no room to move. Uncomfortable. But the manager was very good and gave us free cocktail.The good was good as usual. Be as it was my birthday we were annoyed with our table on this special occasion.
  17. s

    sawhnyk

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular food, great service, lovely ambience. 5/5!
  18. MA

    MaryamA

    London

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Seats were extremely uncomfortable and there was no air conditioning. Everyone was sweating. The food was good.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on 29 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easily the best Japanese food in town, as always. Service was amazing, very nice lunch atmosphere. Will be coming back more often!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went for my daughters bday. Food was amazing . Only downside is we were by the service door but such a small restaurant not really a choice
  21. o

    obujobu

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 August 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    If you are a vegetarian better avoid,you can find better sushi and japanese dishes in many other places If you want to smell the butts of trendy London well off kids Its your place to be Cocktails are rather good and service too For the rest i could name at least 6/7 places better for food especially for vegetarians
  22. F

    Ferdinando

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2021

    overall2food3service5ambience5
    Trying to disguise this as tapas (as our waiter described it to us, whose service was impeccable I must say) is, without a doubt, totally misleading when something I would call a nibble comes with a £35 price tag. Still, I do appreciate, on occasion, the craft behind a dish makes it justifiable or worth it to pay for this (having been to Mere the previous week, there were plenty of examples of this). Unfortunately, this was not the case in Dinings. There was nothing wrong with the food per se- and it was beautifully presented in a wonderful setting with an attentive service - but with the exception of some pieces of sushi with truffle on the top and, what they referred to as a rice cracker type snack (£21), everything else was far from extraordinary, with overall flavours which, on balance, we could find in plenty of places in London at a fourth of the price. Overall, we paid almost as much as we paid in the Fat Duck (£120pp for lunch, including a cocktail and small glass of wine, coming up to approximately 1,000 kcals for the meal – which I report here to give you an idea of the overall quantity), for food that we didn’t find much more enjoyable than in our neighbourhood little Japanese restaurant. I personally think this is a restaurant for those who have plenty of money to spend and no quibbles about value for money, want a low calories meal, and value atmosphere, presentation and service more than the food itself.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing sushi and good in general, one of thr best you can get in London. Service is excellent and the restaurant is beautiful. Highly recommended
  24. Q

    Qwerty

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came here for a light bite before going somewhere else as part of a birthday celebration. There was heavy traffic on the way and the staff were accomodating with us running late. We were served edamame and some champagne on arrival which was a lovely touch. The food was lovely (personal favourite was the Seabass truffle nigiri) and staff were very welcoming and accomodating. The petit fours at the end were also yummy! Thanks so much for a great lunch.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food and cocktails
  26. S

    Slickwilly

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 April 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience5
    Terrible manager, hair in food, half the menu was unavailable, heaters didnt work
  27. K

    Katie77

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food but be prepared to part with ALOT of cash
  28. F

    Fk91

    Glasgow

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Expensive, but worth it for a treat. Every bite is something to savour, staff are very kind.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dubai

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best Japanese restaurants I’ve ever had. Food and service were exceptional. Definitely coming back again!
  30. J

    Jeff

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice resturant. But a bit difficult to find it if follows the Google map.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 December 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Not too bad after all
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My absolute favorite restaurant!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as usual!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 November 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was great! Such a nice and cozy restaurant and the food very yummy !! Will definitely be back ❤️
  35. M

    Mafabel

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 2 November 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant in London!
  36. m

    mayk

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 November 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service & food, definitely one of the best Japanese fusion restaurants in the UK. Better than Nobu in my opinion. Hope they retain the friendliness and quality for many years to come.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great place. Loved it!
  38. T

    Tower2dine

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 24 October 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Delicious and innovative overall an enjoyable experience would highly recommend and will for sure go again. The main dining area is small but with many period features.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2020

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    Service was not good. Food was forgotten. Had to ask 3 times for a plate of tuna sashimi. Manager made it up with some free desert but the ambience felt so rushed it was not a great experience.
  40. OT

    OlaT

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A great evening and great food, will definitely be back

FAQs

Dinings SW3 does offer delivery in partnership with Supper London. Dinings SW3 also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7723 0666.

Dinings SW3 is rated 4.6 stars by 285 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Area

    Knightsbridge

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00–16:45 Dinner Daily 17:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Knightsbridge (Piccadilly Line - 5 min walk) South Kensington (Piccadilly & District Lines - 10 min walk)

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Masaki Sugisaki

  • Entertainment

    Cancellation Policy: Bookings of 3 guests or more require card details to secure the reservation.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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