Jikoni's menu is guided by Chef Patron and award-winning food writer Ravinder Bhogal, who’s delicate hand with flavours and global mixed-heritage cooking can be seen in the dishes. Around half of the menu is vegetarian and much of Jikoni’s produce, wines and even teas are sourced from artisan and sustainable family producers.
The restaurant is a culinary gem for foodies and frequented by off-duty chefs, restaurant types, and locals. Jikoni is nestled into the heart of London’s Marylebone neighbourhood, just a 5 minute walk from both Selfridges and Baker Street.
To discuss larger bookings, reserve our kitchen table downstairs or for seats at the counter, contact us on 020 7034 1988 or co
Food was very good and have already recommended this place!
Service very good, music could be turned down a bit. Food, Broccoli excellent, but crispy cauliflower main disy needs lifting up with some citrus/ tamarind. Expected more East African / Indian influence. Take on Cuku paka interesting but lost that coastal character. Also beer good but over priced.
The food is amazing and it tastes extremely good. I wish the portions were bigger though. £19 for a curry but the portion felt like we should’ve been charged £5 for it. I won’t be going back very quickly!
The food was amazing. The menu was interesting and I wanted to try everything. I’d love to visit again . The samosas were delicious . The restaurant is super comfy and the service was absolutely great. Commending the chefs on the great food.
Excellent restaurant, very interesting dishes with lots of flavor. Wine and service excellent
I was recommended Jikoni by a fellow diner in Switzerland, who told me it was well worth a try. So when I was in London I did so. I am not sure of the theme of the restaurant, and it didn't matter, but what I noticed as I walked through the front door was kind greetings and a beautifully informal and comfortable restaurant.
The menu was interesting inasmuch as I had never experienced anything like it, and I was guided by our waiter as to what each dish comprised. I picked three at random, having no idea what it was that would arrive at table, but what did turn up was delicious flavours, mostly vegetables. I still wasn't sure what was the cuisine. African? Asian? Who knows? Who cares? It was very good and tasty and confortable, with staff who appeared to bend over backwards to make this a night to remember in London for my fellow diner and I.
Wonderful food and drinks in a gorgeous setting. The service was impeccable.
For foodies, I can't recommend a trip to Jikoni highly enough after my second time there and the food and service continue to be outstanding. Their dishes are all prepared with a twist so if you think you will get normal Indian or East African cuisine - think again. The variety of tastes and how they all just work together is fabulous. The staff are fantastic and like any really good restaurant, they have all tried the food so can talk and make recommendations from personal experience. What really impressed our party is that they team can talk extensively about the various ingredients for a dish in question, how dishes are prepared and even what the cultural background is to the dish - this was all very impressive and made for both an educational evening as well as a delicious one. Even better, the team are super friendly and professional with a good attention to detail regarding our needs as we ate from course-to-course.
Location is great just off Marylebone High Street, and the ambience is cosy upstairs. If wanted, I note there is a large table downstairs next to the open kitchen which I presume would seat around 10-12 people. Highly recommended and a credit to the kitchen and service staff.
Delicious food. Excellent flavours. Brussel sprouts were the best I’ve had. Banana cake for dessert was fantastic.
Amazing food, the flavour fusion was extraordinary and the staff were so welcoming & gave great advice on food & wine choices.
The tiger prawn moilee is so tasty. Very comfortable settings and overall a good place to go but nothing outstanding
The food was delicious, and the staff were very helpful for explaining dishes and discussing allergens, able to accommodate all the different requests in our group.
Service slightly sketchy but absolutely brilliant cooking.
Really different flavours - everything worked!
VERY highly recommended
An amazing dinner at Jikoni. So nice to try something different and see some real creative food alongside great service. Thanks to their team for all the great recommendations and the great banana dessert.
Fantastic food - a lovely place for a leisurely late lunch
Delicious food! Great service
The food was outstanding. Innovative dishes , beautifully cooked and served with a lot of care. Very nice wine too it would have been too much food if we had had a first and a main course , but a couple of bar snacks a main course each and a vegetable was about right. Sprouts were outstanding. And the prawn toast scotch egg.
Wonderful food. Independent place. Very Marylebone. Love it!
Very attentive service and interesting food menu.
Food was delicious. Service was lovely. Would definitely go back.
Just delicious, an explosion of flavour in the palette in the best way possible. The ambience is gorgeous and inviting and I will certainly be back. Thanks for a scrumptious evening in all senses of the word.
What a great find in the heart of Marylebone just off the High Street. Nice friendly vibe and service, but it was the food that made this a place we'll take friends back to. A very interesting mix of African and Indian cuisine - which sounds weird but it sure works! We had several smaller plates to try a number of things along with one main course to share between the two of us. Best dish from our meal was
"Sweet Potato Bhel, Apple, Pomegranate" and we'd also highly rate a starter of "Prawn Toast Scotch Egg, Banana Ketchup" (also with pickled cucumber which didn't seem to add to the dish TBH), and another small plate of "Charred Brussels Sprouts, Crispy Shallots, Hot & Sour Dressing". The main we had of a tiger prawn curry" in a Southern Indian style was lovely but we felt it was over priced for the quantity served. Overall though, we will absolutely return to try a greater selection of their dishes.
One of my favourites and we come from sw!
Jikoni is really an amazing restaurant!
Food is excellent!Service too!
One of My favourite place in London!
On a cold, drizzly London day, lunch at Jikoni was the ultimate escape. Quiet and cozy, the fig-flavoured bellini was a welcome start to a delicious meal. The croquetta were full of flavour, as were the chicken curry and banana cake (more like a sticky toffee pudding). It was a quiet day, but my waiter was attentive and entertaining, which made the indulgent lunch particularly enjoyable.
Food was OK but nothing special. Expensive for what we had, although we recognise that they are London prices. Did not really bring across the alleged East African/Asian fusion feel.
Excellent evening with friends at Jikoni. The staff were excellent, service was perfect. Food outstanding- excellent variety of flavours and very delicious.
Lovely as usual. A very valuable option in Marylebone with an incredibly nice staff :)
Our starter was a bit salty but the rest of the meal ( lunch ) was great. Our waiter was very attentive and made me a lovely cocktail. We will be back.
Fantastic restaurant with gorgeous flavors
We had an outstanding brunch here. Every plate was a delicious combination of flavours and textures. The spicing is delicate. The chickpea chips are a must as are the sweet corn pancakes and bhel. Service is efficient, friendly and non-intrusive. Highly recommended.
We absolutely loved Jikoni. Lovely atmosphere and excellent food. We loved the samosas and the pumpkin gnocchi. All fabulous.
Fabulous service and an interesting brunch menu. The banana bread was insanely good.
Really great! The food was yummy, the staff super friendly, and the atmosphere relaxed yet sophisticated.
Was looking forward to trying this place out for a while. The food was tasty but the flavours were all over the place and it lost the authenticity of its flavour. But nonetheless a nice evening out
A superb gastronomical experience, and fantastic fusion of flavours, we left with massive grins our faces. Absolutely recommended.
The famous writer Salman Rushdie’s mentioned this restaurants in Vogue October 2009. I came the next day I ate the Dahl. Delicious! I will come back soon and ask for something more sophisticated I’m sure it will be wonderful!
What a treat - lovely relaxed atmosphere and excellent food. Would thoroughly recommend.
Think the food was flavourless, bland, and sadly not what I was expecting after hearing great things about Jikoni. The tempura moong dal tasted chalky and flour-like. Would not recommend.
The service was great! Really appreciated the servers accommodating our dietary needs