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
Wonderful food. Independent place. Very Marylebone. Love it!
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.
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
This was my first visit to Jikoni and I will certainly be back. The Indian chef is I understand from Kenya and the menu is based around an East African and Indian theme. Brunch was a sharing menu. The dishes were unusual, visually interesting and tasty. The coffee and tea options are also sourced from East Africa & India. The cocktails were quirky and tasty. It was nice to go somewhere different that wasn't offering the usual crushed avocado on toast. We could only reserve bar seating. The stools aren't the last word in comfort but that's my only negative comment. The restaurant was busy late morning Saturday but not noisy. The room is simply decorated with bright African and Indian textiles and themed nicknacks dotted around. The overall ambience is relaxed - a bit like visiting a friends home.
Fantastic champagne brunch , beautiful food and service. The banana cake was incredible and my friend had a lovely birthday afternoon. Will definitely be back soon.
My favourite restaurant in London for a sophisticated brunch, or dinner with friends and celebrating special occasions in a warm, beautiful setting. I never know what the food is on the menu, but I've never not enjoyed anything I've ordered and I have been four times now. Blows me away that more people do not know of this place.
Very interesting and delicious food - stick to the small plates. The Apple Jalebi pudding was a bit disappointing.
Loved everything about this place. Beautiful restaurant, great drinks, friendly service and amazing food.
Second time I have been here where there has been an error with our order ‘not going through the system’
Although the waitress kindly cancelled our order and compensated with a free dessert...
Maybe you need to have your systems checked
Finally got to try the delicious food at Jikoni as well as the excellent cocktails.
Service was very good and the staff knew all about the dishes and gave good recommendations.
Very pleased and will be back on my next visit to London.
Lovely restaurant, very pretty and welcoming. Pretty quiet (we were one of only 3 tables on a Friday lunchtime), but really good service and delicious food.
As entered restaurant, was greeted with over powering smell of incense; not conducive to dining. We were heavily encouraged to take a table by the stairs that led down to the bathrooms. We chose another. We were encouraged to order one item from each part of the menu despite the fact we didn't want to eat like that.
The starter and main was ok but the desserts were fairly unpleasant. The Waiter asked us if we enjoyed our food, despite seeing that most of the desserts were left untouched. Overall the food was fair quality but over priced for the standard it was. In addition both toilets were blocked by 7pm; there was no way that happened in the course of evening service!
Overall would not return and cannot understand all the great reviews!
Ravinda Bhogal and her team never cease to amaze us, our guests and our palates. The menu continues to impress with the old favourites (kuku paka) and new inventions. The subtle use of herbs and spice, paired with some really good, and sometimes counter-intuitive, wines makes eating out at Jikoni a total pleasure. One is always made to feel welcome and our guests invariably leave with a new favourite which they wax lyrical about for weeks as the tastes wear off!
Food was delicious and a really pretty little restaurant
Lovely place, the food was nice although slightly overpriced. I wasn’t keen on the service. Very slow and kept having to get the waiters attention. All in all a good place.
Very tasty food, we love every dish we had from starter to dessert. The environment is warm, intimate, and thoughtfully designed. Staff is friendly and passionate about the menu. Can’t wait to go back again.
What a great place. The food is absolutely amazing and the small dishes provide an opportunity to try a few different things. Waiting staff very knowledgeable and friendly. Great balance between professionalism and informality. I think there was a new team member behind the bar so that wasn’t quite as polished as the rest of the service. Will definitely visit again
The food was delicious! Very different blend of flavours. The waiter recommended a very good full bodied red wine that went well with our meal. Both my friend and I had the silken tofu and the okra on the side. I would also recommend the chickpea chips! Only downside was the service was a bit slow but it was probably because it was quite busy. The chef came out to greet all the patrons which was a nicw touch. Really good ambience, would recommend if you're in the area.
This was the fifth or sixth visit with my Indian wife and her old school friend from Bombay Sunil Vijayakar who's a top London-based food stylist, food journalist and cookery book writer. Each time there are wonderful menu surprises at Jikoni. This is an outstanding restaurant which never disappoints. The cooking is amazingly inventive and the service always well-informed. The owner is a totally charming lady.
Food was wonderful, went for the smoked quail which was divine and the okra fries were good too. Loved the relaxed ambience and service was friendly. All round excellent lunch!
truly the most magical space with the most perfumed poetic dishes in london.
fourth time back, and the menu just continues to delight and surprise. the scallop with avocado and seaweed and yuzu was sensational, the ever present chickpea chips crunch fluffy and comforting, the only wish was that the lobster returned to the gently aromatic curry instead of the prawns. the miso caramel banana cake is a must as ever, order extra sauce, you won't regret it.
Service was friendly and laid back and the food was excellent, despite the odd dish being over seasoned.