Jikoni

4.3
382 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Asian
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good Vegetarian Options
Awarded 56th out of 100 best restaurants in the UK at the National Restaurant Awards in its first year, and one of Harden's Top 100 UK restaurants 2019, JIkoni’s menu draws on flavours and culinary traditions from Asia, the Middle East, East Africa and Britain.

Jikoni's menu is guided by Chef Patron and award-wining 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 contact@jikonilondon.com.

Special Offers

2 Course Set Lunch at £19.50

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: 1 April 2019

Ends: 30 April 2019

Availability: Tue-Fri 12:00-15:00

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Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Went for dinner with some colleagues - although I had booked two days ahead, we were seated in the back, behind the till, next to the dishes. The food was lovely and the service very friendly albeit rather slow. Overall a nice experience but would mention that the seating wasn’t ideal.

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JA
London
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Very tasty food and a good choice for vegetarians. However, when I received the bill, I was shocked to see that I had been charged 24.00 for two small glasses of white white, which to my mind, was a very mediocre one. Although the waiters were a little serious, I found the general atmosphere quite relaxed and unfussy.

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M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Lovely decor and exciting and unique menu. The Staff were wonderful! We went for brunch, and felt that the food was expensive for the portions and for Brunch, £15 for one egg and a broth is a bit unnecessary, even if it was yummy.

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Y
Berkshire
24 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Food was incredibly bland and uninteresting. Overpriced!!!

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L
London
15 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I preferred brunch to dinner at jikoni. Great small plates. Slightly overpriced

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AH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We wanted a work dinner that wasn't too formal, and the cosy and relaxed atmosphere hit a perfect note. The servers were attentive and took time to explain each dish, and noted which items were gluten-free. The cocktails were creative and refreshing (though on the small side), and the dishes were a surprising combination of flavors from many parts of the world. The noise level was a bit of a challenge, as the music was turned up quite high and as more people came to eat it got harder to hear.

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KN
London
23 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding flavours really interesting menu and they accommodated us well when we had someone who could not eat dairy without any prior warning. Cant wait to go back and try the dinner menu and brunch.
Highly recommended.

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GF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing food and cocktails outstanding service. loved the ambience.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

A bit noisy . Food is good but was not amazed and not excited to come back

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OT
4 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great meal. Loved all the dishes and the service was amazing. Really authentic vibe

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SV
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, excellent food! Geest forva couple to wine & dine!

Jikoni
Responded on 10 April 2019

Dear SarahV, Thank you so much for your kind feedback and we hope to welcome you again to Jikoni on your next visit to London! Warm Regards, Neel

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S
London
13 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the third time I had lunch in Jikoni- it gets better each time! It is a bright and friendly restaurant when you come in. Staff could not be nicer and helpful. The atmosphere is warm. And the food!!!! The starter, egg on toast, was wonderful, the flavour of the fishcakes to die for and the dessert, banacake, simply the dot on the i. It was a really fantastic experience-to be repeated asap!!!!

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AL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Estupenda cena. Muy buen aconsejaros pudimos probar varios platos diferentes . Muy recomendable

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JP
London
17 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Really disappointing. Some interesting dishes but extremely overpriced, especially the wine list with mark ups up to 4x.

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KM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second visit was as surprisingly as enjoyable as my first. The staff are friendly, warm and efficient. I am almost loathed to share how delicious the meal we had because I am worried I won’t be able to get a table next time. The food is really wonderful, well presented without being pretentious, innovative and not just for the sake of an additional ingredient.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was absolutely delightful. I’ve been to Jikoni before, and it was just as wonderful this time.

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B
Switzerland
5 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice restaurant in a lovely area! Very attentive and friendly staff that are happy to explain and recommend dishes off the menu. We had a lovely Sunday Lunch there, the noise level is low so great to have a catch up with a friend. Original dishes complete the positive experience.

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N
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was just perfect about Jikoni - Food, Atmosphere and Service, you name it and it was great. My favourites were the Fish cake with curry hollandaise and Scottish eggs with BANANA chutney....yeah I said it right the banana chutney, an absolute must try from the menu. Another of my favourite was the Banana cake at the end in sticky toffee style, divine! The staff was really friendly and helpful! I would definitely recommend this place for Brunching out with friends, or even for a casual lunch/dinner date. :)

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j
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and friendly service. Food was creative and tasty, although portions were a little smaller than I expected. Would go back though

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Dined here several times. Food as always amazing. So much flavour. Only complaint would be size of tables. The two person tables are too small, particularly if you plan on sharing food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Poor food average service high price

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Rubbish bland food

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MM
Hertfordshire
4 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food and service was okay but some of the portion sizes were so small as to be taking the mickey out of their customers

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NK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and lovely setting.
Highly recommended!

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DD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

After reading a piece Ravinder wrote about the silly row over Marks & Spencer’s biriyani wrap. The experience at Jikhoni didn’t reflect the cost of the meal at all. Firstly, we were served the incorrect menu (veg) after checking mid-meal and being reassured we were eating the right non-veg meal. The tofu was sadly rather lack lustre. From a service point of view, although the main server was polite but generally disinterested. The wine pairings were just placed onto the table by three different servers during the meal, with no introduction or explanation into how they would compliment the dishes. When I asked what the first one was I was told ‘it’s a Moroccan white’ and little else. The setting also didn’t bring about the sense of ease and comfort I would expect in a place like this. The lighting by the window is very bright and the tables so close together you can hear conversations on both side of you. The overall cost of around £180 inc service didn’t feel reflective of the evening.

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HP
London
7 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went to celebrate my son getting engaged to his fiancee and were seated at the Chef Table downstairs as we were 10 of us which was just like being at home with the advantage of a Chef looking after us and a great attentive service.

Jikoni
Responded on 13 February 2019

Dear HPFAMILY, Thank you for the kind words of appreciation of all that we do here at Jikoni. Your gracious support and valuable feedback means a lot to us and we have communicated this to our team. We are glad you enjoyed your evening with us and look forward to welcoming you again soon! Yours in Service Raj

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LL
London
18 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Weird Food. Not much choice. Service was 0/10. Just standing and looking at the table. Was told three time within the first hour that we have to vacate the table in two hours. Lots of other better Indian restaurants with excellent service and good food. Don’t waste your time and get disappointed. Try somewhere else instead!

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M
London
50 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We were hoping to get a better experience overall but it was slightly disappointed. The starter and mains were extremely tiny portions. The best thing about the dinner was the dessert(Banana Cake) which was fantastic and we loved it. The seating was a bit funky as well, we were the first ones to arrive at 5:30 but we were seated way in the back in such a terrible table which we didn't appreciate.

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JP
Bath
5 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, unusual food great service, reasonably priced

Jikoni
Responded on 22 February 2019

Dear JaneP, Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are thrilled to know you enjoyed your dining experience at Jikoni. Looking forward to welcoming you soon! Warm Regards, Neel

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KM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Heard great things, but really wasn't impressed with the experience

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DB
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is creative, with unusual combinations of flavours that are beautifully balanced, even when they are a bit stronger or more intense. Portion sizes are perfect for exploring the menu without over-eating. The non-alcoholic cocktails were great. Finally, the service was warm and welcoming, with excellent advice about the menu options. We have booked again immediately.

Jikoni
Responded on 30 January 2019

Dear DavidB, Thank you for your kind words of appreciation. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the flavours here at Jikoni and that you were able to sample so much of what we have to offer. It is heart-warming for the team to know that our efforts resonate with our guests and we all look forward to your next visit! Best, Neel

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M
London
17 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a pleasure to eat at Jikoni. Ravinda has again delighted with a new menu. I tried the mackerel which was amazing Love it here

Jikoni
Responded on 30 January 2019

Dear Momo, Thank you for your lovely feedback and support. It is always a pleasure to welcome you at Jikoni. We are so glad that you were able to sample one of our new dishes and are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed it so much. Looking forward to welcoming you again soon! Best, Neel

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OT
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seriously delicious food, lovely team, great ambiance!

Jikoni
Responded on 30 January 2019

Thank you for the kind words of appreciation of all that we do here at Jikoni. We are glad you enjoyed your evening with us and look forward to welcoming you again soon! Best, Neel

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K
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. The banana cake was amazing and they catered well for my gluten free friend.

Jikoni
Responded on 30 January 2019

Dear K100, Thank you for the kind words of appreciation of all that we do here at Jikoni. We are glad you enjoyed your evening with us and look forward to welcoming you again soon! Best, Neel

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MN
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was here for my husband's birthday and it was really perfect. The team were gracious in their approach to us.
The ambiance was beautiful, the food on point and the team took care of the special request I had made for the birthday. All in all, I would certainly recommend this place!

Jikoni
Responded on 30 January 2019

Dear MukneshN, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback and for the appreciation of all that we do here at Jikoni. We are so glad that you chose to celebrate with us and we are delighted to hear that we were able to make the evening a special one. We hope to welcome you again soon! Best, Neel

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NS
London
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great ambience, friendly and efficient service and some interesting and tasty dishes. Makes for a good evening and something different to try. Not the cheapest but good value.

Jikoni
Responded on 30 January 2019

Dear NigelS, Thank you for the kind words of appreciation of all that we do here at Jikoni. We are glad you enjoyed your evening with us and look forward to welcoming you again soon! Best, Neel

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RZ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Found the food to be all over the place! Bland, and too much fried foods!

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h
London
9 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New years dinner. Great atmosphere and cozy with great food.

Jikoni
Responded on 30 January 2019

Dear hugog, Thank you for the kind words of appreciation of all that we do here at Jikoni. We are glad you enjoyed your evening with us and look forward to welcoming you again soon! Best, Neel

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best desert we’ve ever had!

Jikoni
Responded on 30 January 2019

Thank you for your kind words of appreciation. We're so glad that you enjoyed your dessert and look forward to welcoming you again soon! Best, Neel

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RB
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely fantastic and the service was great. All in all a lovely relaxed meal.

Jikoni
Responded on 30 January 2019

Dear RajiB, Thank you for the kind words of appreciation of all that we do here at Jikoni. We are glad you enjoyed your evening with us and look forward to welcoming you again soon! Best, Neel

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