TAKA Mayfair

4.4
179 reviews
£41 and over
Japanese
Taka Mayfair combines both locally sourced produce with traditional and innovative cooking techniques to bring a unique and innovative Japanese cuisine to the table.

Executive Chef, Taiji Maruyama, and his team use their classical training to capture the essence of Japanese tradition and create a menu that is unique, seasonally changing and focuses on utilizing local ingredients and flavours. By supporting local and sustainable produce and having a farm-to-table approach, the menu combines traditional Japanese techniques with the best of British produce such as aged Ikejime fish from Scottish and Cornish fishermen and local Japanese wasabi from Hampshire.

Maruyama’s renowned homemade creations bring an unrivalled taste to the dishes on the menu. From yohei red vinegar made by a three-year fermentation, Sake Lee, home-made soy sauce and own blended Japanese rice for Sushi all for a truly unique dining experience.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 179 People Are Saying
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Sach
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Exceptional food - tasting menu was out of this world!
Great service - super attentive staff.
Will definitely go back

TAKA Mayfair
Responded on 20 October 2020

Thank you for your amazing review, We are glad you enjoyed your autumn kaiseki tasting menu and are looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Team Taka

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Nicole
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Only thing I would say is that the lighting is quite dim, especially for pictures if you don’t want your flash to bother other diners. Other than that, the food and service is 5/5!

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TNDiners
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Good food although dishes could have been presented less fussy...
No need for a tuna vertebrae to be the garnish for instance!

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vipLouise
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall2food5service3ambience1

I booked this restaurant for my birthday celebration as had eaten here before and really enjoyed it. My dining companion was on time though I was 10 minutes late in entering the venue as I had to take an important phone call and chose to do this outside so I didn’t disturb other diners. The Manager reprimanded me for being late (I felt like I was back in school) and he spent the remainder of our short time there reminding us how much time we had left to dine. He was also obviously stressed out and stressed us out with his attitude. In hind sight we should have left as soon as we arrived due to the unfriendly and unwelcoming atmosphere. The food here is very good but please be aware that if you dine here or go for a special occasion you will be under time pressure to eat quickly and leave. I ended up insisting on paying for my own dinner even though I was invited as I was very embarrassed with the whole experience and also paid the service charge which was automatically included which I should have disputed but didn’t want a further argument on my birthday. The most frustrating thing about our experience is that there were 4 empty dining seats beside us at the bar counter all through the evening which we would quite happily have moved to so we could stay longer. So the situation we experienced on the evening could have totally been avoided had the manager handled things differently. Instead we left very unhappy and disappointed and I ended up paying £155 for a birthday dinner I didn’t enjoy so I am sorry I chose this place and will not go back. It is a shame as I am passionate about the hospitality industry and want to support the industry as much as I can during this difficult time, but experiences like this make me think otherwise.

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vipapaz
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative view on Japanese classics. Just hands-down great restaurant that has amazing food and amazing service.

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vipHappy
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience1

The worst Japanese food in London, over rated specials on the menu that were not to pleasing to eat and the sushi rolls rice was what I call Pulao Rice sushi rolls.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit to this restaurant, was good before but they have managed to improve still, with some of the freshest and most delicious Japanese food I have had in London. Fatty tuna and Wagyu beef were amazing, and Richard was a great host with excellent menu suggestions. Can’t recommend Taka highly enough, will be returning very soon

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vipDiana1994
London
8 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious high end Japanese

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Insane...must go

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service

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Foodie91
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food. Great service. Quite pricey but definitely worth it. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great meal here. Can’t wait to come again

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was absolutely amazing from the staff, food was delicious and I would definitely recommend 🥰

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vipIvan
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. I would come back again.

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vipDerrickC
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiance and I wanted to try a new sushi restaurant. Taka was initially hard to find using google maps. The address and the location picture on google maps doesn't match up. That was our only issue. The dry-aged tuna was very flavorful. All of the sashimi was top quality and full of flavor. My fiance had the dragon roll but they were out of prawns so had a soft shell crab as a substitute. Each sushi roll we got was very fresh and full of flavors. I liked chilled saki which most of the saki on the menu was served. The matcha saki was a refreshing, mildly sweet, mildly sour...like a nice cool spiked lemonade. We ended dinner with an absolutely buttery, mouth-watering piece of wagyu beef. That really capped dinner for us.

Richard, the restaurant manager was an absolute delight. We spend time chatting about the restaurant and the transition it is going through and some of the plans. He brought out the chef. It was a pleasure and honor to meet him.

We had a great experience in addition to phenomanl food which is what we desire when we go out to a restaurant. I definitely recommend going for the sushi and the service.

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TommasoP
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall everything was amazing, but personally my friends and I found the edamame to be lacking in taste compared to other similar restaurants. For the rest, the food was outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi! Perfect evening

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vipOpenTable Diner
19 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love coming to Taka for the fantastic food, excellent service and lovely ambiance!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here twice now and is honestly 2x better than any other sushi restaurant in London. Especially given the price compared to the others. 10/10 can’t wait to come again!

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www123
London
12 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice and fresh food. Recommend

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Sarah
London
19 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our second visit here, service was a bit slow, food is good but some of the portion sizes are very small for the money but that said this is a nice place to eat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an absolutely fantastic dinner experience . I have been to the restaurant a few times and have always enjoyed the food , the ambiance and the service . Upon my last visit I was told that the menu had changed slightly . Our waitress , Aga , who was so helpful and attentive that we asked her name , took us through all the changed and recommended a few excellent dishes: the green salad , the salmon and the dragon roll ! She also helped us select the perfect sake to go with the dishes . All in all , extremely satisfied, as always .

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Chas
London
7 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Can not fault the service and the quality of the food but due to the narrow shape of the restaurant lack a bit of the buzz.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience1

We were the only people in the restaurant and the food took forever. Food was fine but not amazing. Gyozas arrived cold, they were taken off the bill but given the price point it’s not really acceptable.

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SharoneP
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely cute place! very small but intimate and cosy vibes. Deffo recommend for a date night.

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LeslieB
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ambiance, very calm and cozy. Food was great, sushi was super fresh!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended !

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had a very enjoyable lunch . We had 2 dishes each , all of which were great ! The staff was extremely polite and attentive . Highly recommend this place for both casual meals and special occasions

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, impeccable service , great ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was nice.

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AMalik
London
10 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Cute, date night experience!

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RajiD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and I absolutely love the ambience! I saw pictures and immediately wanted to book this restaurant as it looked really cosy. The service was so friendly but mainly, the veg selection for a Japanese restaurant was brilliant. Will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great

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Katie
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really tasteful little japanese - particularly if you're looking for somewhere low key / away from the showiness of Mayfair. I would go again. Also - the cocktails are really good.

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vipregulardiner
London
56 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small restaurant but nicely finished and clean looking. We had the taster menu which was a nice selection of good food and we were full at the end. Good value and friendly service.

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SaraP
London
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super good food and great value as well. Love coming here, lots of choice, and great staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
27 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Amazing food and excellent service

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
27 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Sushi

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
27 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi

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vipOpenTable Diner
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing !!

FAQs

TAKA Mayfair does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. TAKA Mayfair also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 3637 7677.

TAKA Mayfair is rated 4.4 stars by 179 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.