Permanently Closed - Kiri Restaurant

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133 reviews
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£26 to £40
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This restaurant is permanently closed. From the people who brought you Chisou, Kiri Serves modern Japanese food in a casual, warm and cosy setting.
The menu is a mix of small plates designed for sharing and paired with an exclusive sake list.
Close to Bond Street and Oxford Circus the central location is perfect for a night out in London.
Drop by for a cocktail and light bite early evening or take a table and enjoy an exciting Japanese dinner with friends.
The lunch menu has a variety of luxury bento boxes and donburi meals, designed for a quick but tasty meal.
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JPat
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Really good food. Service was a bit pushy and not particularly warm. Regardless, would visit again.

ET
ET12
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drink - lovely friendly staff and great atmosphere

EG
EmmaG
London
12 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We visited Japan last year, and the food at Kiri is every bit as good as the real thing. The description of the restaurant as an Izakaya only really relates to the ambiance and decor, rather than the menu, although that didn’t matter, as the food was absolutely incredible. We ordered the tasting menu with sake pairing, which was fantastic value at £60 per head. We left feeling satisfyingly full and delighted with this amazing find. Already planning to return!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good quality homestyle comfort food. Better than overpriced restaurants

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is perfect, from the miso aubergine to the barley tea to the comfy sofa chairs. My friend, who has very high standards when it comes to Japanese food, loved the food too. The light mochi ice cream and chocolate mousse finished the meal nicely. Thanks for looking after us.

K
Kate
London
9 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a last minute get together with friends who were visiting London. I always wanted to try Kiri but never had a chance and I was impressed by the food and the atmosphere. It was a nice cosy evening with lovely staff.

IT
vipIsabellaT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server Sunny was outstanding!

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vipLardbutty
London
73 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience3

There are many good Japanese restaurants in London (Chisou, Sakagura, Roka, Murakami, Sosharu, etc) - I don't consider Kiri one of them.

Kiri's menu items are priced similar to other restaurants but the standard is much lower. The quality of sushi at Kiri was poorer (sinewy and chewy), service was poor even though the restaurant wasn't busy on our visit. Our fairly light, quick meal for two (with a cocktail each and a glass of sochu each) came to £140.00. This seemed very over-priced for the food and poor dining experience we had.

I wouldn't recommend Kiri and I won't be returning.

LH
LucindaH
Warwickshire
4 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it. Delicious food and very friendly helpful service. What a find!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Kiri they serve authentic dish (I am Japanese) and great food and still staffs are very trained and modest - often I’ve seen good Japanese restaurants start showing bossy or arrogant behavior- Kiri is far away from that, nice and at home service- I’ll be back whenever I can

Soba food is great too!!

Sake Kiri carries great too!!

YD
YiotaD
London
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing authentic food in a very cosy and quiet environment

KV
KatjaV
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing !!!
My friends and I really loved Kiri. It won’t be the last time we came here.

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Fuelledbymarketing
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Back for another visit to Kiri. We love this hidden treasure. Away from the bustle of Oxford Street this restaurant vibe feels like being in Tokyo. Good for a catch up with friends. Busy but not too noisy that you can't talk. Food is on point and delicious from the fried Chicken Kata-age to Sashimi and pair with a good sake. Can recommend the warm Heart of Oak.

HM
HarveyM
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab service, Great Location, and the food was delicious

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vipalessiap
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience and great food!

CB
vipCityBroker
London
29 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My first visit as a guest with my client. Got there early, got greeted politely by the staff on duty. He was very polite. Got served very quickly with high quality service. We ordered our food and the food came quick and delicious. Very happy with the visit and will definitely visit again.

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Londonfoodie
London
67 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Surprised to be able to get a table last minute on a Friday behind Oxford Street, but no fear of disappointment!
Great lychee martini cocktails, every dish from sashimi to tataki to tempura was wonderful;- creatively put together and super- tasty. The service was exemplary- friendly, informed and time sensitive. Will definitely go again.

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Ilovesteaks
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Above expectations. Kiri is a hidden gem, great cousine and excellent sake collection.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good enough!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday meal for my 19 year old who loves Japanese good...... very happy ! Great food, great restaurant

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vipSilvia
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I have been to this restaurant many times before and the food and service have always been super. However, last night our food was very delayed and came out at different times in a random order, which meant that my meat had already become cold by the time the rice and the rest of the meal for my companion arrived. We believe that there was some table mess up, but disappointingly nobody would apologise or recognise the inconvenience. We think it was just a one off and look forward to going back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food. Quite pricey. My son ordered a dish that was 'off' the second dish that he ordered to replace this came AFTER the rest of us had finshed our main course. Not ideal as it was his birthday treat and he didn't want us to say anything.

TL
vipTooLazyToCook
London
131 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went on a not too busy day, and had a great experience. The staff was helpful and efficient, food was good and arrived without much wait. I had a mocktail, and it’s one of the best mocktail I have so far!

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Fabrizio
London
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2018
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food is amazing, one of the best in town honestly, but the service was really average, the waitress that took the order was not “open” and it helpful. That is disappointed because the food is outstanding !

OJ
OliviaJB
London
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came to Kiri on Saturday night and it was lovely. We couldn't decide between 2 wines so the waitress bought them both out for us to try. We had help with the menu and the waitresses were on hand to help us with whatever we needed. It was perfect for a date night - a lot of other couples there. The food was amazing and I just had a really lovely evening. It's a hidden gem!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The in charge for the shift was marvelous!! She attended us really well!! Outstanding people!!

Y
Yumyum
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

2nd time we’ve been here and still love the tasty food and presentation. Lovely and friendly staff! Hidden gem just around the corner from Bond St.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super nice restaurant. Staff were very nice too – they even made us a special cocktail that wasn’t on the menu anymore! The kara-age was delicious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service at fantastic prices. The staff are very attentive and prompt.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is great,a bit pricy but very good food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

very helpful staff - we have been several times but our waitress this time was amazing, nice sushi rolls, quiet and cosy environment. definitely try the miso aubergine, avoid the chicken teriyaki

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2017
Overall2food2service3ambience2

For the price, the quality of the raw fish was subpar - I was facing the crew preparing the sushi’s and watched in horror as they cut avocados without removing blackened spots

TW
vipToniW
London
46 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great experience this time. Quiet as usual but we enjoyed Unagi don which was tasty and generous. Go to Kiri for hot food and you will not be disappointed.

S
Stella
London
10 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, good value for money and friendly staffs very attentive. Excellent location as well only a few minutes walk from Selfridges and Bond Street tube station.

Will go back again soon.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
10 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The pre theatre menu was very satisfying

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amazing, best Japanese food I had in a while! Food was delicious, nice view on the sushi counter from by the bar!

GB
GloBeau
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2017
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We really enjoyed our evening meal. The food was tasty and service friendly. But I left with a bad taste in my mouth because as we were just finishing eating, we were told by our waitress the table was needed for for other customers. This came out of the blue and left me a bit embarrassed as I had arranged the booking with my 2 daughters (one called Kiri even!) who I had not seen for awhile. We had no prior warning of this. A woman came to our table to say she tried to ring me earlier. However my daughters were surprised we weren't informed when we first came in. We saw no one waiting when we left!(Other restaurants seem to make it work by having people queue.) If they had waited 10 minutes to say something (giving us 2 hours) we would left anyway by then. Very disappointed to have been treated in this manner.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
13 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went to Kiri for the first time on a Friday night, celebration dinner with friends.

The service was outstanding, all the staff were very friendly and really paid attention even when the place was packed.

The food was very fresh and very tasty especially the sushi rolls and the sashimi selections as well as the fantastic black sesame and miso ice cream- a must try!

The only comment we had to make for the food was the grilled prawns which were not satisfactory. The amount of meat compared to the price was way off. They made up for it by really listening to our comment and of course they did take it off the bill on their own initiative as we didn’t ask for it to be deducted.

Last thing the music could be better and that would definitely add to the ambience!

Overall great experience, great food, fantastic staff! Will go back very very soon.

C
Cafemm
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a magical evening at Kiri Japanese Izakaya. The food was good but what made the evening outstanding was the friendly service. We were given a warm welcome and that made all the difference in the world. For this reason, we will like to return here for another meal. Thank you to all the lovely waiting staff, your effort makes a real difference for customers.

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radnor
London
8 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I arrived 5 minutes earlier than my reservation time and I was asked to wait outside. It was cold and the restaurant seemed empty so I thought the staff could have been more considerate and offered me to wait inside instead where it is warmer. So I waited outside and no one came to notify me when my reservation time was up. I went in myself when it was 5 minutes past my reservation time.

The main dishes are decent and taste good. If you go for the lunch set, the starters and desserts are really small. The dessert was 2 small slices of melon and a couple of grapes.

Serving staff made a remark that he has refilled our tea many times. I wasn't sure what to make out of it but felt slightly offended as if he is implying that we have overstayed our welcome. There were many empty tables so it wasn't because someone was waiting for our table.

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Permanently Closed - Kiri Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 133 OpenTable diners.