Ikoyi

4.7
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226 reviews
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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.
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Tungrus
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

With promise of African influences, the menu unfortunately did not match. With the exception of scotch bonnet in every course except dessert, it could have been part of a menu from any part of the world. The spices sometimes did don’t work with the delicate salmon. My beef was over cooked through through a water bath and the fat left congealed on the side. My sweetbread too was over cooked and very stringy and chewy. London has many nice restaurants- go elsewhere. The wine list was the best thing about the experience, some lovely and unusual wines.

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vipSusanH
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. I loved trying food that I had not tried before. Highly recommend!

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Marti75
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Price was expensive for the food we got.

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AlastairR
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Only had options for the 7 or 9 course tasting menu (opted for the 9). The food was excellent, however it was pricey, which I expected and the food was filling. The staff were beyond helpful and amazing, we had to rush to the theatre and the staff and chefs made sure we didn't miss any course and rushed through our food (with our permission) without lowering the quality of food or service.

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DeyoA
London
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it. Everytime I come there is something new to experience on the menu. The food is fantastic, service is stellar. We were seated on time and done with our meal in about an hour. Had the lunch time taster menu. Every course was a delight.

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Emeliakate
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely great restaurant, the staff are amazing, the food is superb and best of all it is not in the slightest bit pretentious or intimidating. Fab experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
17 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food is great. But the waiters don t know anything about the wines and don t even know the stock they have.

Also we had to order twice as the first time it just did not go through.

Food is very good and we will be back in a few months but the wine list and knowledge needs to improve

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vipMadisonR
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience was excellent. From start to finish the service was exceptional and professional. I chose the surprise menu and was very pleased. A welcome departure from ho-hum eating. Somewhat spicy but not overwhelming.
Worth the time and money.

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Temi
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

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

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vipHGHF
London
180 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible, unexpected flavours. Every single dish was outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
10 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Bola
London
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipluka
London
7 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent food and service.

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vipMarcF
Oxford
6 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ideal place for a birthday—uniquely intellectual culinary experience.

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LanreA
London
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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ButlerA
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipGBnew
London
71 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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LunaSF
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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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GregorP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, really interesting good and good service.

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SnezanaG
London
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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MKAkM
London
6 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JustinC
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

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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PalaHesq
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. I will definitely return.

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vipSteve
Columbus
37 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and presentation

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vipmarjalago
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

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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LabrssineE
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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

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vipBrenda
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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EkaterinaS
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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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RobinG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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KirstinN
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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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RamanieK
London
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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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vipgoroshek
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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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JuanC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipJedwards
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food is very good indeed. It's not your sto