Ikoyi

4.5
217 reviews
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£41 and over
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Global, International
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  • Tasting Menu
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
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About

Ikoyi is one of last year’s most critically acclaimed
openings. The ever-evolving menu uses West
African ingredients to create unique dishes. All are
carefully created by Head Chef and Co-founder
Jeremy Chan whose experience in the kitchens at
Noma, Hibiscus and Dinner shines through. Co-founder
Iré Hassan-Odukale’s memories of growing
up in Nigeria are the birthplace of Ikoyi, from which
Jeremy’s ideas explode out.
Jeremy has used his fascination with flavour
optimisation to create a truly exciting menu, where dishes
take on a strong visual identity through a focus on
the geometry, texture and colour of the ingredients
on the plate. The signature Buttermilk Plantain &
Smoked Scotch Bonnet, is one of Ikoyi’s best-sellers
and a true destination dish.

We serve a blind Tasting Menu for dinner.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Global, International, African, Modern European
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Hours of Operation
Mon–Fri 12:00–15:00
Mon, Tue 17:30–22:00
Wed–Sat 17:30–22:30
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Phone number
020 3583 4660
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Jeremy Chan
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Catering
We offer external catering, please contact the restaurant for further details.
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Parking Details
Q-Park Trafalgar Square is a 5 minute walk away. London Brewer Street Car Park is a 10 minute walk away.
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Public Transit
Piccadilly Circus
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

It was just ok...Was not what I was expecting. Tables too small..Lunch Time menu was not so great!!!

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HG
London
174 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Interesting flavours and dishes. The jollof rice was my favourite dish.

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Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible, unexpected flavours. Every single dish was outstanding

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Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience. Great food, great service. Couldn’t fault it.
Would highly recommend it.

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B
London
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s my favourite restaurant. I admire the love and creativity invested into the food and overall service.

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l
London
6 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service.

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LA
London
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good restaurant, nice fusion of food great service and drinks menu complemented the food really well. Great explanation of all the food and flavours

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BA
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Amazing Sound! 1st Michelin star restaurant I've ever been with hip-hop music - just sublime. Thank you.

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

Amazing.amazing.amazing. Ikoyi never fails to bring a smile to my face. Food is superb and service is impeccable.

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GB
London
68 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was perfect. The tasting menu is imaginative and very satisfying. Highly recommend!

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LS
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Creative food & unusual flavor pairings! I particularly enjoyed the plantain and the manioca appetizers and the jollof rice, although overall food was a bit too hot for me (personal preference). Very attentive service both from the kitchen and from FOH. The dining room was very pleasant, neat and well lit. I had the lunch reduced menu and it was great money for value, I'd absolutely recommend it!

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GP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, really interesting good and good service.

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SG
London
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ikoyo is the most surprising and amazing food experience I have ever had, and that is saying something after traversing the globe incessantly for decades. Your palate and both your brain and stomach will be filled with joy at the level of mastery in this lovely place. Run there before they get the 2nd Michelin star, even though I do not think that the innate humbleness exibited by owners is something that is changeable. A magic experience.

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V
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and really interesting - it was refreshing to find fine dining with such an interesting twist.

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JC
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Appreciate what they are trying to do and love african food but weird flavors that did not blend well. Only 1 dish of the 7 was truly good, jollof rice was good as well. Cocktails decent

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PH
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. I will definitely return.

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Columbus
31 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the most creative and enjoyable restaurants I have ever been to..entirely new dishes but instead of being strange, they are wonderful

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

Great food and presentation

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New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Staff could not be nicer, but the food is experimental and a lot of the experiments don’t work. The food ranges from weird to slightly above average. The diners around us had the same reaction

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LE
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Bon,surprenant mais bruyant, belles découvertes dans ube ambiance très à la mode.

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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing creative food & cocktails with professional service! Will be back for more good food! :)

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ES
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We had a nice romantic dinner with the wine paring menu. Food was great! Fresh ingredients, surprising combinations, good portions. Staff was friendly. Wine paring could have been better and a level of noise when the room was full has been rather high. We had an impression that they split the tables to fit more guests, lamps were hanging just in the middle of the passage, etc. Some work to be done on that level, in other words. But they definitely deserve their Michelin rating!

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RG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 3rd time at Ikoyi. We decided to take a couple of friends and we all absolutely had a great time. We decided to go for the 9 course tasting for the first time as the 2 additional courses were caviar and lobster. So glad we paid the extra £25 per person. Caviar was interesting mixed with tiger nut sauce but the lobster stole the show. Cooked 3 ways - little sandwich, roe salad and then the tails poached to perfection. Portion sizes were bit bigger than last year which was great. We again got their stunning raspberry salted plantain and Iberico pork which is to die for. Hake course was best any of us have had in a long time. My favourite item however is the smoked chili oil they use to make mayonnaise and add to some items. I wish they would bottle and sell it. Initially had bit of shock at the bill but £150 per person for round of cocktails, £100 tasting menu, 2 bottle of wine and 2 after dinner drinks for 9 courses of the most original fusion food in London is pretty good value. We will be back.

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KN
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

v good but dip overpowers plaintain in starter and dessert, whilst delicious, tasted like paint. Everything else amazing though -service and ambience were great.

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RK
London
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was different, interesting but over-priced. The cocktails were less than average and heavily over-priced. Service was good but nothing special and nobody seemed passionate about the food. Liked the surprise element in the Tasting Menu in that you didn't know what to expect. The Iberica pork and jollof rice was excellent. But I think overall it was heavily over-priced. We were not offered a pre-theatre menu, even though we were there pre-theatre and despite the website claiming to have one.

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g
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

All the dishes are very specific and spicy. I wasn't informed that all food is spicy. The desert was ordinary, nothing special for Michelin restaurant.

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JC
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and incredible food. Blind tasting menu with only two options in terms of number of dishes, so great for being guided by chef and fresh market products of the day. Exciting food and very nice service. Balanced wine list and nice atmosphere. Definitely a place to know.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience.

Been wanting to try Ikoyi for some time. The service was outstanding, all the staff were knowledgable about the food and the wine, it’s always hard to find that relaxed style of service that’s so much more enjoyable. Wine pairing was really good value, especially loved the Matassa olla blanc, it was an perfect pairing with the asparagus.

The food was another level, especially that jallof rice and pork! I also tried a few things that I’ve never had before which is always awesome.

Mad respect,
I will be back 🤟🏻

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J
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food is very good indeed. It's not your stock Michelin-starred affair, so if you're looking for something a bit different but still high end, it's well worth the trip. The spiced plantain starter has a real kick and the lamb with jollof rice is delicious, although the dessert is rather forgettable. One small irritation was regarding the wine pairing. The wine pairing does not start until you're on the third course (of 7, which is only really 6 as the shared jollof rice counts as a "course" albeit it comes with the lamb) and we weren't told about this until we had decided to have the paired wines. Further, the wine pairing was with glasses of wine you could buy by the glass from the menu anyway, so it doesn't really seem to be of much value when you could buy the wines by the glass yourself. All round, though, an enjoyable (if expensive) lunch.

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London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was nothing short of special to have West African food framed in such a visually and orally stunning way. The staff were individually and collectively brilliant - explanations on the food and making exceptions for our various dietary requirements. The food was exceptional but the service made it extra special. Can’t wait to revisit!

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Berlin
11 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Wir hatten insgesamt einen schönen und entspannten Abend mit interessanten Geschmackserlebnissen (teilweise sehr exotisch und recht scharf) und guten Produkten.

Es gab jedoch 1-2 Kleinigkeiten die ich nicht optimal fand:

- es wurde der erste Gang serviert, bevor wir eine Weinbestellung aufgegeben hat

- der Service war insgesamt nicht ganz so gut organisiert

- wir hatten ein 7 Gang Menü bestellt, welches sofort startete. Es gab keine Snack/Gruß aus der Küche. Sehr schade

- Gang 5 und 6 wurden zusammen serviert, wobei dies nicht angekündigt war und Gang 6 ein Reistopf war, welcher als Beilage für den Fleischgang diente. Das war schon etwas enttäuschend

Interessantes Lokal mit Potenzial nach oben, wenn man an den Details arbeitet.

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GW
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Be prepared for spicy food in general. The overall ambience and service are not bad though.

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RR
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Left the restaurant feeling hungrier (bought Chinese takeaway on the way home) after a 6 course blind tasting session . It was like paying serious money to sample food creativity. Not recommended if one is looking for a hearty meal.

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FS
London
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Enjoyed lamb with jollof rice and hazelnut ice cream

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

Amazing food with A LOT of taste. This is the future of fine dining. At least I hope so.

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

Possibly one of of the best dining experiences I’ve had.
Each course was simply sensational, extremely impressed.
Compliments to the chef!

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

Great variety of flavours and textures. Nice wine list for pairing with the food.

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San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is to die for!!! One of the best meals I’ve ever had in London. Longer Tasting menu is a MUST!

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AM
London
6 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, really liked the tasting menu concept, as were the cocktails and wine! Booked for my husband's birthday and would recommend for special occasions as can be considered pricey, but worth it. Can't fault this restaurant.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The tasting menu offered 3 courses and was pleasantly surprised that 2 out of 3 dishes were main courses. The fish was great but I found the other two dishes fairly average.

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