TOKIMEITE

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Japanese
Tokimeitē brings contemporary Japanese dining to the heart of London’s Mayfair. Tokimeitē specializes in Kaiseki (the most refined form of Japanese cuisine), with a subtle European twist.
It’s an art form that balances tastes, textures, appearance, and colors together for a spectacular and authentic Japanese dining experience.
With the leadership of world-renowned Michelin-starred Kyoto chef, Yoshihiro Murata, our chefs have created an amazing selection of dishes with the finest and the freshest ingredients, for our eclectic guests at any occasion.
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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Refreshing to hv a more refined setting for Japanese food in London.
Nice ambience.
However we still prefer the traditional Japanese food which is still quite rare in London.

MM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it, food and service was excellent. Will be back again.

k
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Exellent authentic Japanese food with Special food stuff.

CE
London
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. Lots of different flavours and textures. Their homemade tofu is outstanding

VM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful wagyu beef preparations & great sake.
Awesome service

JS
London
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is just amazing you can feel all the flavours on your palate you definetly travel.
That was an experience outstanding!
I really recommend

SW
Sydney / NSW
12 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I always try to fit Tokimeite into my London visits. It disappointed 2 trips ago, bounced but last time and has continued its strong performance. I dined very early so it was quiet, but that’s to be expected. Food was excellent, service too.

TG
London
20 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

I booked the place as I heard about the twin restaurant in Tokyo.The two of us were the only guests in
the restaurant for the whole evening.The service was not impressive and the menu was very basic, nothing really interesting , nothing to do with a real Kaiseki experience.The prices were like in a real top London Japanese restaurant but there is nothing to support this positioning.

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Kind of disappointed. The food was very salty and clams were over cooked, couldn’t swallow because was too hard. Service was ok but as a Michelin restaurant it shouldn’t have the quality like that

ND
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

sister company of one of the best known Japanese restaurants in Tokyo and Kyoto.

W
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Sashimi was outstanding and rolls also fantastic - the only hint is the price - so don't count - just enjoy, than it is heaven

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A bit pricey

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Taste good, but too expensive

TL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very enjoyable. Attentive and very helpful service, quality food and happy to recommend

A
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food is great and more Japanese in a way. But the overall service might be in need of some improvement to match the restaurant. The guy who served my table had a face far from wearing a smile and was less than good at recommending dishes. But the other waitress fared much better. So I can't be completely sure about the overall quality of the service since I only encountered two of the staff. However, I can be sure that their food is worth tasting.

s
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Not worth the price. Very expensive for unremarkable quality and preparation.

CK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Especially impressed with the lobster tempura- solid lobster and juicy; and wagyu sukiyaki

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant! Staff and service was top par! This restaurant is for individuals with an advanced pallet. Not for the average sushi eater.

OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As good as always. Best scallops and nigiri ever. Brilliant A5 steak.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

The chocolate fondant was disgusting

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food but overpriced

OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This becomes my new favourite restaurant in London. Really enjoyed the whole dining experience, would recommend sitting at the counter near the chef.

M
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb dishes in taste, freshness and presentation. The wagyu beef selections are superb, don’t miss. Large saki range to pick from. Sashimi was thick, fresh and plentiful. The table also enjoyed the king crab sushi. Attentive service yet discreet throughout. Large table with easily audible (amongst us) business conversation.

J
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

High quality but very expensive. Most dishes were exquisite but some preprepared and too cold. Not crowded which was surprising for a Friday night

O
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 1

First, their Service is terrible. Slow because of the lack of staf, unpleasemt and uninterested in the customer. The menu is described on their website as “creative” but in reality it s just a poorer uninventive but untasty version of traditional japanese dishes (I ordered a sukiyaki that turned out to be be a precooked swampy soup of big chunks of “wagyu”.).

The portions are huge even for western standards and if not careful when ordering you could end up leaving a lot of it behind. But they dont seem to care or worry about waste. I saw the “chef” slice a £160 steaks into pieces and then put a good portion of it in the bin only to make the sandwuich “perfectly” square. I understand that certain priorities require a compromise, but i dont think it reaches as far as the cuatomer’s own money. In any case, I am sure that being able to cut a sandwich at exactly 90 degrees is not necessarily what anyone would call haute cuisine.

To add to the story, they keep semi live lobsters laying upside down on display not even in a fish tank, but on a plate full of ice with their legs kicking in the air for the entertainment of guests sitting at the counter. Yours truly.

k
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Severely overpriced for pretty bog standard sushi & steak in and around mayfair. All that hullabaloo about Japanese wagyu is pants! Certainly nothing outstanding.

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Matt is awesome! Loves his work and it shows. We had seats at the counter where we had an amazing view of the extremely talented chef at work. I prefer the counter over the tables as you feel the experience a lot more. Everything on point and a super enjoyable evening. Thank you, Tokimeite.

RH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

I REALLY wanted to like this restaurant, but I didn't. The food was very, very good. But the ambiance and service really let the place down. It just doesn't feel very Japanese, right down to the chintzy Chinese-style lattern-style light fittings above the sushi counter. Wrestling a wine menu out of the waiter proved a monumental challenge. We ordered a 2015 and they tried to give us the 2017 (which we declined). Not cool. And the specials on a mini-blackboard?: it just didn't feel right, and was very awkward while sitting at the sushi counter. Rightly-or-wrongly at this price-point and locale the clientele want the full Japanese experience. It was nowhere to be found.

AS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

有名日本人シェフが全農がバックアップがしているという日本の野菜を使って料理していて、きちんとした”和食”を食べさせてくれる。 シェフは確かロンドン発JALファーストクラスの和食メニューを
プロデユースされていた方だと思う。個人的には”生ビール”をおいてほしかった。

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, beautifully prepared with very knowledgeable and helpful service

PN
London
7 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

It's super expensive for a meal as the portions are literally bite size. If you are ok with that the food is extremely good! Go all out for the Wagyu.

n
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

GOOD QUALITY BUT I WAS NOT AS IMPRESSED AS THE FT WHOSE RECOMMENDATION I FOLLOWED

AR
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Tokimeite and go as often as I can. The food is excellent and so is the service and the atmosphere.

M
Nottingham
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Top class Japanese cuisine. The lunch menu bentou (boxed lunch) is an absolute steal.

JK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

A delicious Japanese meal, one of the best in London.

d
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Short staffed, took forever for food to arrive, however management did acknowledge all this and slashed the bill

MH
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Very classy and comforting ambience, food also outstanding (comes with a corresponding price tag). Service was poor as two out of four people did not get what they ordered and attentiveness was not great. I’d come back for the food though.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect Food , Freshness , Quality

JT
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

A bit disappointed with the floor manager. The reason came back for the second because of the first visit to have a quick lunch, as Matthew so friendly, and he recommended the waygu beef. But shame that Matthew is on holiday, however I’d ordered the A5 wagyu and it taste great so we order second potion but not good as the first we order... as the second potion not enough time in the charcoal feel like the chef is in hurry.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

We are experienced with Japanese restaurants but feel menu options unclear. In particular, requested omakase (chef's menu) but told they didn't have. Then the next guest arrives and he orders it. Odd.

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