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KIKUCHI

4.8
4.8
149 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 6 times today
  • 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

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

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 149 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
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • London

    Sushi

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    Ikeikeike

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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。

  2. NO

    NataliaOt

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Omakase dinner was fantastic. Great experience.

  13. 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 .

  14. 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!

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. MP

    MichaelP

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  18. 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!

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. K

    K2diner

    London

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 19 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Very authentic Sushi

  22. 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.

  23. RR

    RichardR

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  24. S

    Shewolf138

    Exclusive

    47 reviews

    5.0

    47 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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!

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. LM

    LauraM

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 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.

  31. y

    yasuec

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best sushi in the world!!!!!!!!! Thank you" Kikuchi " for everything !!!!!! It's not cheap, but definitely worth it. You don't know what you don't know, so, you must try. When you tried, you know what you didn't know xxxxx Looking forward to my next trip to Kikuchi.

  32. LG

    LauraG

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience, second time that we come to this restaurant and we really enjoyed it.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2020

    overall3food5service5ambience4

    I first came to Kikuchi nearly 15 years ago. The restaurant is tucked away near Tottenham Court Road tube station. The decor is rather drab and the lighting is stark. But the food is simply excellent. It’s outstanding. It’s probably the best Japanese food in London. I can’t praise it highly enough. The reason for my low score, however, is because it’s just too expensive. Our meal came to £250 for two people and we had one small glass of sake each and a modest amount of food. I’m happy to pay for great food—but this feels like it’s 30 per cent over priced. With the bill, they gave us vouchers offering £30 off the next meal—which kind of proves the point that the menu is over priced to begin with.

  34. RR

    RemyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Execllent as always. The omakase tasting menu is a fest for the senses. The highlight was the cod liver which taste so rich nicely balance by a tangy agrume sauce.

  35. DG

    DottieG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 October 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    The restaurant still opens the bar space (less than 1 metre away from the sushi chef) to customers. This is very unhygienic in the light of the covid situation.

  36. A

    Anita

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic authentic Japanese food! One of the best in London

  37. A

    Anonim

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 September 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding sushi restaurant in London. I love their food and visit regularly. I don’t bother to try to find other place for sushi now. I highly recommend to book if you love authentic and high quality sushi. We usually have nigiri set but tried Omakase which was a course with more dishes. There were grilled fish and cold dish we usually don’t try. All dishes were beautiful and so tasty. Especially cold mackerel role was unique and full of flavour. Can’t wait to go back!!!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 September 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good food and very good service

  39. O

    Occasionalfinediner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 September 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Superb food in an establishment dedicated to offering a top quality experience for customers who care about the food rather than frills. We sat at the bar and could delight in the dedication and care of the two chefs. The variety of dishes served to us -- one by one -- from the tasting menu was magnificent. The only negative note was a customer at a table behind us talking very loudly, showing off his knowledge of UK politics and law. We each had a small (100ml) glass of excellent very dry sake, which (with sparkling water) was all we needed to complement the meal.

  40. B

    Bobby

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 August 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    To celebrate I am cancer free and my partner graduated

FAQs

KIKUCHI is rated 4.8 stars by 149 OpenTable diners.

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.

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2 people

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Booked 6 times today
Google Map for KIKUCHI

14 Hanway Street London, W1T 1UD

  • 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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