We have opened our doors once again on 18th May and enjoying welcoming back our customers! We are currently offering a reduced 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.
We have a minimum order of £40 per person.
The sushi counter has opened but we only accept bookings made through phone calls and minimum order at the sushi counter is £50 per person.
Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate children.
Uni don (Sea Urchin on rice) is currently unavailable.
We look forward to welcoming you back.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
Chef's Selection Sushi
Turbot / Salmon roe / Scallop / Eel / Sea bream / Sea bass
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 .
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!
Counter served omakase with really good sake. Up there with the very best in London.
Authentic Japanese food, service and setting, like being in Japan in the middle of London.
Amazing food & service! Lovely ambience. Proper Japanese restaurant.
Kikuchi has been my favourite Japanese restaurant for many, many years. It remains so!
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.
Very authentic Sushi
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.
Fine sashimi in the most traditional little restaurant; as fresh as it gets
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great experience, second time that we come to this restaurant and we really enjoyed it.
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.
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.
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.
Fantastic authentic Japanese food! One of the best in London
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!!!
Very good food and very good service
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.
To celebrate I am cancer free and my partner graduated
Great service. Sushi was superb and superseded my expectations. Maybe due to social distancing, there are only about 6-7 tables and a bar area so can be quite quiet.
Best sushi in london very authentic japanese food
The best sushi in town. Amazing food, great selection of sake and first class service. The omakase selection was delicious. A must if you like sushi and sashimi
A great spot to impress on a birthday. Watching the chefs do their thing is as impressive as the taste of the food! Truly authentic.
Ordered Omakase for two at the bar seats reserved.
Starter and the Sashimi that follows are decent. Sequence of the dishes is thoughtful that you get to taste the toro twice.
Also pleasure to watch the chef making the nigiri in front of you and with some basic explain things like what should be dipped with sauce.
Only dish that let me down was the tempura. Firstly, it’s not Japanese tiger prawn. And secondly, the tempura batter is thick and soapy.
Dessert served is black seasame and mocha ice cream. Great way to finish the fruitful night.
Certainly the choice if you are a fan of Japanese cuisine in London. It’s pricey but the value is there.
The sashimi set came really fast and the taste and quality was okay. Then we have waited quite a long time for the second dishes. The fried dishes were too normal for the price and the waiting time. I would say those taste similar to the home made ones, and probably worse. The pickles and scallop sashimi turned out to be the best. But the taste was similar to those could be easily get in the supermarket. Overall, I wouldn’t recommend friends to come. Wonder how did this restaurant get recommended as Michelle star 1.
Beware! Enforce a £40 minimum for each diner and will loudly demand that you need to order more food.
One of the finest Japanese restaurants I tried in London
Kikuchi is easily one of the best Japanese restaurants in London. One of the few places in the city that I feel confident enough to take my Japanese colleauges.
Lovely Japanese food, excellent atmosphere, delightful staff
We had dinner last Friday night and had the £106 set menu. It was worth every penny. Nice sashimi and nigiri selection. We liked sitting by the bar as we could see the sushi master preparing our food just in front of us.
Amazing food, impeccable service!
Elegant, authentic sushi in a classic setting. Best I've had in London.
KIKUCHI is rated 4.8 stars by 136 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.