Inamo - Covent Garden

3.6
3511 reviews
£26 to £40
Asian
inamo fuses unique interactive technology & pan-Asian dining in stylish surroundings less than 90m from Covent Garden station.

inamo shares state of the art interactive tables & ordering systems. Choose to colour & draw directly on your table surface, play fun games such as pong & memory, order your meal, watch the chefs in action on chef-cam, even customise your table surfaces with your own images! The dining experience at inamo is unlike anywhere else in London or beyond.

None of this distracts from the high-quality food. Head Chef Stefan Markov presents sharing dishes from across Japan, China, & Thailand. Sushi & sashimi house favourites include our iconic Dragon Roll & a striking Sashimi Platter. Feast on Asian tapas like Szechuan Chicken, Sizzling Black Pepper Fillet of Beef, & Bang Bang Cauliflower.

The award winning Onyx Room is a unique private dining & bar area. Featuring two 65" screens, 2 x PS4, 2 x Wii. Apple TV - play, drink, eat, even sing karaoke!

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Experiences

  • London Restaurant Festival Unlimited Food & Drinks

    £44.95 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Tuck into as many of inamo’s massive list of dishes as you can handle for this all-you-can-eat pan-Asian tapas & sushi experience, plus you'll get to wash it down with your choice of wine or beer for 1 hour & 30 minutes! With up to 30 dishes to choose from with loads of veggie options available, featuring stunning items like Yuzu Pork Belly, Chicken Satay, Panko Prawns, Spicy Aubergine (Ve) & Beef Tataki alongside a large selection of sushi such as Seared Salmon Maki, and the Red Dragon Roll (Ve). You can choose the dishes using inamo's interactive ordering systems, and play games, watch chef-cam, even draw on your table surface projections! What are you waiting for? Book Now!
  • London Restaurant Festival 4 dishes £29.95

    £29.95 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Use inamo's unique interactive table surface projections to select 4 from a choice of up to 30 delicious dishes to dine on, with loads of veggie & vegan options available. Not many London restaurants serve up a dining experience like inamo. We’re talking interactive menus projected onto the tabletops, live feed from the kitchen webcam, and games to play... and inamo is so much more than fancy gizmos, with a stunning Pan-Asian menu featuring dishes like Yuzu Pork Belly, Chicken Satay, Panko Prawns, Spicy Aubergine (Ve) & Beef Tataki alongside a large selection of sushi such as Seared Salmon Maki, and the Red Dragon Roll (Ve).
  • London Restaurant Festival Asian Afternoon Tea

    £21.95 per person

    Multiple dates available

    A delicious pan-Asian twist on tradition with this Sushi and Asian tapas Afternoon Tea, and make it extra special with an add-on of an hour of bottomless fizz. Tuck into an array of delights, crispy panko prawns, minted lamb & spring onion yakitori, chicken lollipops, inamo’s signature Dragon Rolls and more, with a separate vegetarian menu available. On the sweet side, you’ll be served fun and delicious passionfruit lollipops, mini white & dark chocolate mousse and more, accompanied by your choice of oriental tea. Check out the interactive table menus and games, and the ‘Chef Cam,’ which allows you a sneak peek into the kitchen. Passionate about pairing fun with flavour, dining at inamo is as unique as it is delicious.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3511 People Are Saying
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Opentable
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed food and service here . No complaints about food and service. Fast service even restaurant was really busy . Unlimited deal was worth of money specially at central london .

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Opentable
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it !!! Food was delicious and service was too fast

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Opentable
London
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a fantastic time here! It was a good time and relaxed atmosphere where we didn't feel rushed by staff as we know we had 90 mins . Thank you

JR
JadeR
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was fantastic! Pricing of the food was not so fantastic. Very expensive for small portion sizes

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SK242
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

They didn’t honour their offer as advertised.
Prices for the afternoon tea was supposed to be £19.50 per person on open table but the restaurant charged £21.95 per person.
The food was good however you only get one cup of camomile tea, any additional cups are charged at £3.25
Service was poor, wait staff had to be asked several times for cutlery. Also bill was padded by charging everyone in the party for extra cup of tea when only 2 people on the table wanted more.

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IrisP
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The food is seriously overpriced and not the best produce. The lamb skewers were really tough and lollipop chicken mediocre. I can find better sushi elsewhere to be honest. There are many gimmicks with the smart tables and snazzy atmosphere but food is truly ordinary for the exorbitant prices.

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Opentable
London
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was greet fun and enjoyable time at inamo. Service was really fast and food was quick. Atmosphere was really nice too!!

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Opentable
Bath
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and cocktails were all delicious . Atmosphere was nice and very busy. fast service and definitely to be try

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Sushi123
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Much better sushi restaurants in London that are much better value.

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AAAAA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Food was quite expensive but did not taste amazing. Some food came out warm.

At the end of the evening we had a lot of leftovers and they didn’t have any boxes to take the food home in- whag a waste

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Opentable
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We spent time here with friends after long time . Food was really delicious and service was fast and good. We don’t have any issue with time as our server was super fast .

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Opentable
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice food & service !! Everything came out so quickly 👍👍👍

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Had a table booked for 14 people and the restaurant gave tablets for us to order but most of the orders never went through and they delayed our food and drinks. Food came cold when was brought out.

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SaffaR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was incredible, best 90 minutes i’ve spent at a restaurant. Food was 10/10 and service was great. Standout staff was CK, Saron, Michael,Liv and Robins

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Opentable
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time. Food was fantastic and the service was really fast and good . Will definitely be going back again

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Opentable
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and it was really nice time . Definitely recommend

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Opentable
Bedfordshire
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. My wife and I enjoyed everything.

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Opentable
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth to visit. Unlimited offer was absolutely amazing deal. Recommend to all my friends

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Opentable
Brighton
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was very nice and fun. We had the unlimited deal which was good value of money. Nice atmosphere with fast service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I had an awful experience at Inamo. It had such great reviews & all of the pics on its socials look great, but none of that was to be. I made a reservation on Open Table for 2 at 10pm for the 75minute, unlimited tapas & wine/beer. We arrive at 9:57, no one is at the hostess desk. We see staff & patrons but no one acknowledges us. I walk further in thinking maybe they didn’t see me, still nothing. 5minutes later, a young woman comes down the stairs & says someone will “deal with us.” A young man, Nathan eventually comes over to us & takes us to our table, explains how to order on the touchpad. We submit our first order, it’s brought out 3minutes later…UNDERCOOKED. We had chicken wings & gyozas. The gyozas were cold on the inside & the dough was raw. I call the guy over who brought the food & explain that this is inedible and ask to have the gyozas pan fried and to make sure they’re cooked through. We order again: sweet & sour chicken, ribs, fries, shishito peppers. The only thing that tasted ok, were the peppers. We’re getting annoyed but hey, it’s an unlimited experience right? So we’ll try again. As we’re scrolling the menu, the manager comes over &tells us to put our final order in because the kitchen is closing. It’s 10:22, we reserved a 75minutes experience. I ask what he means. He says the kitchen is closing so order whatever we want and they’ll bring it all out (despite the menu saying to order 3 things at a time) &now none of our stuff will be fresh? I’m annoyed. I ask why there’s an option for this unlimited 75minute experience at 10pm if the kitchen closes now and we have to order everything within 15 minutes of being seated, he says I shouldn’t have come at 10. I ask why I wasn’t informed of this she I came in and he says 10 is too late but he’ll still “let me” order everything. He asks if I’m going to order anything else…no response to my valid questions about an experience with a set time and price. The food was terrible and the service was worse.

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lillyp77
London
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Staff were unfriendly and unhelpful and didn’t deliver food and drink timely or properly (got us the bill before we were served our food, waiters didn’t clear our table until asked or else cleared plates while we were still taking food off it, waiter kept taking our order to wrong tables and when finally gave it to us, didn’t say what was what!).

As a table of 2, we werent told we would need to share our table with another two random guests until we were seated and when i asked if we could sit on a table alone i was met with a rude ‘no’. The hostess started explaining how ordering works and i asked her to please repeat what the cursor button devices were for and she ignored me and continued talking about the ordering and then left, so we had to figure it out for ourselves.

Turns out they were for the projectors which we could change tablecloth projection and play games with so that was fun! The food was rather overpriced in our opinion especially for such small portions but overall the food was tasty! It’s worth a visit even if just for the cool projector aspect. Needs a lot of improvement service wise though!

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Opentable
London
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice friendly service with staff. Food was quick and delicious

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Lau35
London
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really tasty options and good value for money. The interactive table was a little disappointing as you had to order food from a seperate tablet.

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Opentable
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth of our first visit. Delicious food with fast service. Atmosphere was greet and location was awesome

Inamo - Covent Garden
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your kind feedback, we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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Opentable
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quick service with no issues . Great food too!!

Inamo - Covent Garden
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your kind feedback, we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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Opentable
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere with delicious food. First time but definitely back

Inamo - Covent Garden
Responded 6 days ago

That’s all wonderful to hear, so grateful for your feedback, and really looking forward to welcoming you again soon.

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Sushi
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The staff were all really rude to us. We waited to be checked in for over 15 minutes. The server interrupted me when I was telling him my name and reservation details. I made a mistake when booking the table and instead of helping, the waitress was rude and laughed at us with other staff. We left without ordering because of the way we were treated.

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Opentable
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb fast service with delicious food. Next time we will book bit early 😉😉😉

Inamo - Covent Garden
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review – so great to hear you had a good time with us, please do come and see us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Not long enough at table felt rushed but food was amazing

Inamo - Covent Garden
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. We will pass on your feedback to our management team. We do hope you'll give us another opportunity to impress you in future.

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StephenM
London
8 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This has to be the worst and most expensive restaurant we have been to for what you get ever. The food was tasteless and poor quality. We were told we had to eat from the A La Carte Menu. It was hardly AlLa Carte! We had to order the food ourselves via an App. There was no personal service other than the food being plonked on the table with little communication from those providing the food. We had to send one dish back as it was appalling. The replacement was slightly better!
The toilets were disgusting, as was the bar downstairs which we were told to wait in as the table was not ready. The tables in the bar had empty glasses and were dirty. Hardly COVID friendly!
We should have left, but sadly ended up paying £185 for tasteless pano prawns, very average Singapore noodles, poor sweet and sour chicken, and very average sushi.
Avoid this restaurant would be my advice.

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JoJoG
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

An innovative idea for a restaurant! It was fun for our teenagers to have the interactive tables and the menu was great. A bit more veggie options would have been nice. The service was quick (although the call a waiter button on our tablet was less successful than hailing a passing waiter..) and the food was nicely prepared.
The portions were quite small and even though it was London they were a bit pricey for the plate size. The wine was ridiculously expensive (£10+ per glass…) But we all enjoyed it and it was a fun experience with tasty food.

Inamo - Covent Garden
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your detailed feedback which we'll pass on to our management team. Glad to hear you generally enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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GeorginaW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience2

The tables were terrible. Did not work and not very interactive. Food was OK.

Inamo - Covent Garden
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. We will pass on your feedback to our management team. We do hope you'll give us another opportunity to impress you in future.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Does not look like in pictures which make the restaurant look a lot better than it is. Food was decent but definitely not worth the price. A glass of wine was £13 which was insane. Felt quite rushed and were kicked out of our table exactly after 1.5 hours.

Inamo - Covent Garden
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review, and sorry to hear you encountered some disappointing aspects to your visit. One of our 250ml glasses of wine is £13, there are a number of cheaper options available typically. Glad that you enjoyed your food. We do feel that our portion sizes and pricing are fair and have undertaken significant market research on other restaurants in our areas. We'll pass on your feedback, and do hope you'll give us another opportunity to impress you in future.

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Opentable
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing experience. Food and drinks were spot on. 90 mins unlimited deal was worth of money

Inamo - Covent Garden
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your kind feedback - we think our Bottomless option is a great value for money offering. Come and see us again soon, please!

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Opentable
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice friendly atmosphere with friendly and helpful staff.

Inamo - Covent Garden
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your lovely feedback, delighted the team looked after you so well, we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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Opentable
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very busy place with fantastic atmosphere. Service was fast and food was really good. Unlimited deal was worth of money within time limit . Definitely recommend

Inamo - Covent Garden
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your kind feedback - we think our Bottomless option is a great value for money offering. Come and see us again soon, please!

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Sharpur
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Really disappointing experience.
We were seated at table that was with another couple which meant our elbows were constantly hitting against eachother, clearly the table was for a table of 4 not two separate couples.

Ordered two alcoholic drinks to begin with but one of the glasses was extremely dirty.

The restaurant itself is buzzy and has an atmosphere (which is good) but there was a Smoke alarm that was going on an off for a while which made it difficult to have a conversation.

Ordered our food, when it was received we asked for cutlery, I had to ask three times for it whilst I waited, the first waitress that we asked said ‘oh did they not bring it to you’, second time she said ‘oh I’ll get someone to get it’, third time ‘she apologised and said they were washing up the cutlery’ I was a little confused as surely it is important to cater for all clients chopsticks or cutlery and to not have any washed was a surprise we waited a total of 20mins for the cutlery which they meant the food had gone cold.

A really poor experience overall and would not recommend.

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Nish
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Ambience and service was good, but it's such a shame that the food was a letdown. Did not taste fresh whatsoever and the rice tasted wet and old. No way was any of the food fresh. Paid £84 for 6 small dishes + 2 bottles of water. Not worth it.

Inamo - Covent Garden
Responded 6 days ago

Sorry to hear you were disappointed on this visit. We will pass on your feedback to our management team. Generally our menu receives very positive feedback, so we're sorry this was not the case for you on this occasion. All of our dishes are freshly prepared daily, though as with all restaurants we have excellent mise-en-place ready for busy services. We do hope you'll give us another opportunity to impress you in future.

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KarenS
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, fab atmosphere- love visiting this restaurant 😊

Inamo - Covent Garden
Responded 6 days ago

That’s all wonderful to hear, so grateful for your feedback, and really looking forward to welcoming you again soon.

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EleanorO
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I am a huge fan of Inamo Soho and have been there many times over the years. They were unable to take a booking last night so I went to the Covent Garden branch instead. Sadly, I was disappointed.

Is Inamo a victim of its own success? I don’t know. But the £15 “raspberry mojito” was a glass of warm vodka with some red bits floating in it. We sent it back and replaced with a bottle of Prosecco which arrived without glasses. Five or ten minutes later we managed to flag down a staff member to bring some.

This branch doesn't have digital ordering on the tables, and the tablet that is been placed on tables instead is barely operational and a source of great frustration. The tables themselves do have a little bit of digital interactivity left, but it works very poorly, and the games aren’t very responsive.

The food was fine, if not stellar; perhaps we were there on a very busy night and the team were just a bit overwhelmed. And admittedly it's a long time since I've been out in London, but £300 for dinner for four feels like a heck of a lot for such a mediocre experience.

I loved the Soho branch for the great food, the quirky idea, its great service, and the fact that even when it was crowded you felt you had some privacy at the tables. And they had good cocktails! Is the Covent Garden experience just the result of a really tough 18 months for hospitality? Or has the chain over-expanded and gone downhill? Either way, let's hope they get back on their feet.

Oh, lastly, a comment on table layout. In current Covid times, you don’t expect to be put on a shared table without forward notice. We asked to be moved and we were, but it was an unpleasant surprise. And, sadly, a sign of things to come.

Inamo - Covent Garden
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your detailed review, and sorry to hear you encountered a number of disappointing aspects on your visit, particularly as you've joined us in the past at our Soho branch and enjoyed your experience there. We've replied more fully to your review on TripAdvisor, as there's more characters space to do so there.

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FAQs

Inamo - Covent Garden does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Just Eat.

Inamo - Covent Garden is rated 3.6 stars by 3511 OpenTable diners.

Inamo - Covent Garden does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.inamo-restaurant.com/gifts/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.