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KIKUCHI, London,

KIKUCHI

4.8
4.8
159 Reviews
£41 and over
Sushi

Welcome to Kikuchi Japanese Restaurant.

We are offering a menu which you can access through (https://www.kikuchisushi.com/eat ).

The health and safety of our guests and staff is the highest priority for us and we can ensure you that government guidelines will be followed to make your experience safe and enjoyable.


As we have a limited availability at the sushi counter, we will be taking bookings for omakase tasting menu only.
We are only able to accept bookings for sushi counter over the phone.

Please give us a call on 020-7637-7720 for bookings at the sushi counter.



We have a minimum order at the table is £55 per person for food.

Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate children.

Uni don (Sea Urchin on rice) is currently unavailable.

We look forward to welcoming you back.

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Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Unspecified

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 18:00–23:00

  • Phone number

    020 7637 7720

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Mr Masayuki Kikuchi

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 159 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. C

    Ccarbonelli

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Great place off the beaten track. The food was delicious. Very quiet with limited seating - perfect.

  2. LX

    LillyX

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good service and the sashimi is fresh and tender!

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As usual Kikuchi never disappoints, the food is impeccable as always, the service is very attentive. Truly is my favourite restaurant in London.

  4. RM

    RobinM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    My favourite Japanese restaurant in London. Being going since 1999. I have traveled extensively in Japan and Kikuchi is great in comparison. Sashimi is simply fantastic, especially the fatty tuna and yellow tail.

  5. AM

    AnaM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    It was the first Omakase menu we tried and it was amazing. Great variety, fantastic flavour. The service was great, they explained every single part of the menu. Lovely prepared, with lots of attention to detail. It is not a large restaurant so it was quiet enough to have a good conversation. Definitely recommend to everyone who loves sushi.

  6. NW

    NatWick

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 11 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went to Kikuchi to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary and we were not disappointed. We love sushi but wanted to raise the bar and have a real treat so booked the omakase. I’d read a number of reviews and really liked the authenticity of Kikuchi. We walked in and were immediately seated at one of the 16 seats. Make sure you book as we saw multiple people turned away. Throughout the evening, every course was incredible in presentation and flavour. The staff were attentive and helpfully explained each dish. There was nothing we didn’t enjoy. This was our first omakase experience but it certainly won’t be our last. If you’re looking for somewhere for a special occasion, book Kikuchi.

  7. S

    Size

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience1

    the food itself is great quality but it should be at this price point - the restaurant decor and ambience needs a complete rethink - service was charming and the drinks menu is very limited unless you want Sake

  8. i

    ilovecoffee

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Amazing omakase, expensive but worth it! Would definitely recommend if you want great japanese food

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Nice small cozy Japanese restaurant, very good organized and clean. Chef very delicate on fresh Nigiri and Sashimi. It will be great to have more grilled and hot food as options

  10. B

    Ben7

    London

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Delicious food and sake! Has the set menu - not cheap, but excellent.

  11. I

    Ikeikeike

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    お腹いっぱいでとても満足しました。またいずれ伺いたいと思います。

  12. NO

    NataliaOt

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best Japanese restaurant in London. Authentic Japanese food and amazing service. This restaurant is on our top list

  13. h

    hoppschwiiz

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Truly the best and most authentic Japanese omakase in London, I have been coming for 8 years now and it’s always outstanding.

  14. JL

    JsL8

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely outstanding - food and service were amazing. Best sushi in London.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely amazing sushi and very attentive (without being overbearing) service. Staff very friendly and knowledgeable. Might just be the best sushi I’ve ever had!

  16. DC

    DanChas

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Went for a date night. With the wife unfortunately. (Hahahahahahahaha. Joke.) Having not fully looked at the menu I automatically thought there would be some hot food on the menu. (The missus is the sushi fan...I'm ambivalent.) I think there was one Black Cod dish. It was stunning. And so was the sushi we shared. Awesome. Lovely attentive service. A meal as smooth as the Saki I had with it. V. good. Unpretentious. Calm. Quality.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic Japanese restaurant, very authentic and the highest quality

  18. PB

    PaulB

    Denver

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Tokyo style sushi rest. So does traditional Sushi Japan style. Great service.

  19. BE

    BERTP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Un moment mémorable la fraicheur la qualité des poissons travaillés par un chef d'un excellent niveau un service irréprochable nous y retournerons

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 October 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience1

    The restaurant was relatively small, and the decor was fairly dated. Tables were sticky and feel like they should have been thrown out years ago. Food was mediocre at best, with much better value to be had in many other restaurants that charge similarly.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Definitely one of the best Japanese restaurants in the UK.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Omakase dinner was fantastic. Great experience.

  23. MA

    MauricioAM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent sushi as if you were dinning in Tokyo. However cheap is not. You are expected to spend minimum £40 per person. Omakase (chef’s choice ) is £100 .

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service and food was excellent! Wanted to thank the chefs personally but they seemed really busy. The chefs put a lot of effort and intricate details into the food and I loved everything! Servers were super super sweet too :) One downside is that I wish I had cash on me so that I could’ve tipped our servers! This place is definitely worth it!

  25. BC

    BenC

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Counter served omakase with really good sake. Up there with the very best in London.

  26. C

    Chris

    London

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 9 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Authentic Japanese food, service and setting, like being in Japan in the middle of London.

  27. MP

    MichaelP

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food & service! Lovely ambience. Proper Japanese restaurant.

  28. c

    charlidoc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Kikuchi has been my favourite Japanese restaurant for many, many years. It remains so!

  29. l

    lymmichele

    London

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Very small and intimate restaurant, with a very authentic feel. Fantastic omakase menu, every dish was tasty and fresh. Great to be able to watch the fish be prepared behind the counter.

  30. AK

    AliceK

    London

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    It may not look much from the inside but what a dining experience. It felt like a very authentic Japanese cuisine to me. I would highly recommend a visit and will definitely be going back.

  31. K

    K2diner

    London

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 19 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Very authentic Sushi

  32. SG

    SaraGW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Exceptional sushi at a very reasonable price (for great sushi). At £100, the omakase menu is great value. Only one hot dish, very sushi-focused. Highly recommend seats at the bar.

  33. RR

    RichardR

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fine sashimi in the most traditional little restaurant; as fresh as it gets

  34. S

    Shewolf138

    Exclusive

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was exquisite. One of the best Japanese meals I have had in London. Sake tasting was great value. Lovely service as well. I would definitely go back.

  35. K

    Kingers

    London

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely first class. There are hundreds of "Japanese" restaurants in London, most of which are run by Chinese or Korean staff so while it might look the same to the western eye, there is a difference. Kikuchi is the real deal (my wife is Japanese, she should know!) and the difference is in the details, the quality of food, the matching and balancing of tastes and in knowing the right way to serve everything. You can pay more for a fine dining Japanese experience but you won't taste better Japanese food in London. If your budget allows, I strongly recommend the omakase (chef's choice) menu. Ok, it's £100, but it will take your experience of this cuisine to a different level. And you will feel full afterwards (unlike Sushi Tetsu where you still have room for a burger!). My only slight disappointment: I am not a fan of macha ice cream. Every Japanese restaurant seems to think there is only one flavour for ice cream and it's macha (maybe sometimes goma) - strange that when they have many unique fruits and berries in Japan, they always choose tea. Aside from that one very minor thing, the food was subline, the service was warm and friendly and the ambience just perfect. I'd strongly recommend it.

  36. TM

    TzeMin

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely delicious omakase menu with attentive and friendly service. We had an accompanying sake ‘flight’ which really complemented the meal. Honestly the best Japanese food we’ve had in London for some time. Would really recommend it! Will definitely be going back soon!

  37. E

    Emmmmm

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great restaurant, amazing food and lovely staff. One of my all time favourites. Only downside this time is that they are short on staff and couldn’t offer the usual full menu due to the pandemic.

  38. DK

    DavidK

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Have eaten here many times and always have always had a fabulous time, last night was just as good. In my opinion some one of the best sushi restaurants in London, feels like I'm back in Tokyo.

  39. AP

    AntoPelle

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2021

    overall3food5service5ambience4

    The food was very good. High quality fish for sure but I truly believe that £100pp for the tasting menu is way too much with what offered. Maybe we will come back in the future but only for the sashimi.

  40. LM

    LauraM

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience1

    The food was fine but at £100 per head you’d want to come here for an occasion or a date I would’ve thought. However, there is no atmosphere in here and the interior resembles a middle range value cafe rather than a restaurant. Sushi were fresh.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

KIKUCHI is rated 4.8 stars by 159 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

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Booked 3 times today
Google Map for KIKUCHI

14 Hanway Street London, W1T 1UD

Additional information

  • Area

    Fitzrovia

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 18:00–23:00

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Mr Masayuki Kikuchi

  • Additional

    Beer, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Wine

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