Jikoni

4.3
329 reviews
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£26 to £40
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International
Top tags:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Cosy
Jikoni, which means 'kitchen' in Swahili, is a local restaurant by award-winning cook and food writer Ravinder Bhogal. Our menu at Jikoni reflects Ravinder's mixed heritage and travels, with flavours from Britain, East Africa, India and the Middle East.

To discuss larger bookings, reserve our kitchen table downstairs or for seats at the counter, contact us on 020 7034 1988 or contact@jikonilondon.com.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
International
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Hours of Operation
LUNCH
Tuesday– Friday
12pm - 3pm

DINNER
Tuesday – Saturday
5:30pm - 10:30pm

BRUNCH
Saturday
11am - 3pm

Sunday
11am - 4pm
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Phone number
020 7034 1988
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Ravinder Bhogal
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Cross Street
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Public Transit
9 minutes walk from either Bond Street or Baker Street tube stations
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor dining , Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 329 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.2
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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o
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a cute place !! Love food and ambience and location! A real treat!

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SK
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Missed the buzz I see at brunching in other venues - not sure whether it's the decor / staff/ food but the vibrancy overall lacked for me which is a shame as I'd been wanting to come here for a while.

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G
London
42 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food for brunch- just portions felt too small for the price tag.

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MR
Nottingham
4 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and service from attentive staff with a nice atmosphere

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YA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Small brunch menu, with a few things not available which reduced options.
Went there for dinner on another occasion and enjoyed it more than brunch.

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

Very relaxing restuarant..lovely bistro feel. The staff were friendly and helpful Good service..
The foid was all very imaginative and very well presented.
We had the brunch menu, which is good calue for London, but fairly small portions.
Would re-visit for the ambiance, food, staff and service.

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r
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, ambience and service

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EP
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

As ever, a lovely meal in a pretty setting with an innovative menu and charming staff. Jikoni is the perfect place for a catch-up with a friend or small group. I go back again and again.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Birthday meal, lovely restaurant but dishes could have had a little bit of spice to just give it that lift. Would have made the food into extraordinary. Loved the fennel ice cream and chickpea chips!

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BM
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great evening with fun and yummy food for all. Attentive service.

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S
London
11 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Very interesting and creative food, a lovely mix of cuisines and nice size portions.

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SV
London
6 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely brunch - decent, inventive food and excellent cocktails
Great service

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M
London
34 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What's not to like? Great food, great staff and great atmosphere.

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s
London
18 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food as always; thoughtful service and very nice to be given complimentary Prosecco for our birthday celebration

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KV
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

Lovely setting and food, ruined by surly, unpleasant service.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

This was not our favorite place. When we arrived, we went to the bar to grab a drink while waiting for our table. The bartender did not acknowledge we were there for about 10 minutes. Then, once we sat down we waited another 15 minutes before our waiter arrived at the table and he was not very friendly. Food was pretty good, nothing amazing. Not somewhere we would hurry to go back.

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a
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

I went there for my husband’s birthday as he comes from Kenya and is of Indian origin like the owner . The food was lovely and original , a true fusion experience . However we were disappointed with the overall service . I emailed before hand saying that it was my husbands birthday. Nobody responded and there was no gestures at the end of the meal like most restaurants do (e.g.: a candle on a small cake etc). Also the staff were just doing their job, no passion , limited knowledge , and seem they couldn’t care less about the customer s experience. We go out often to all sorts of restaurants and really I don’t feel like going back there .

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MH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Great service and goood food . Really recommend trying the Kuka paka with saffron rice . Good value for money ! Definitely worth a try

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n
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food with fantastic flavors, great service and ambiance. The chef came to meet us and took us through the menu. We had a brilliant evening and will be back! Highly recommended!

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LK
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

The food was nothing exceptional and very overpriced. 15£ for a poached egg with half slice of haloumi!! Service and ambiance mediocre.

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JP
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow; where do I start???

Our 10th wedding anniversary so we wanted to find somewhere nice and different. Lucked across an oldreview in one of the broadsheets and looked good; checked the menu and sounded right up our street!

Always nervy trying somewhere with a good review in case doesn't live up to it. Jikoni though far exceeded our expectations! The food was absolutely delicious and also very different to anything we'd had before (guess that's the African/Indian fusion bit kicking in)

The prawn toast scotch egg was delicious, the broccoli starter was sublime. My wife had scrummy squash curry and my sloppy Joe was like the perfect burger/curry/kebab all rolled into one sumptuous dish!!!

As for the banana loaf pudding, wow!!! Top 5 deserts ever eaten at the end of a top 10 meal!

Add lovely ambience and attentive staff to the stunning food and we were amazed that our 3 course meal with half bottle of red, sparkling water, coffees and tip came to a shade over £100! A restaurant this good in the heart of Marylebone for a £100????

Suffice to say we'll be back; again and again!

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RL
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and very accommodating when we changed our seating from outdoors to inside. Food was exquisite and advice on what to order was really helpful.
Staff were quite friendly and attentative.
Would definitely go again.

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R
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Uninspiring with menu that promises much but does not deliver the authentic flavor.

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C
London
8 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Unfortunately while the food was interesting, location great and atmosphere was nice, the service was terrible. It was slow, orders were mixed up, incorrect food was delivered, drinks were slow to arrive and finally they got the bill wrong and tried to triple charge us. It really ruined what should have been a nice place.

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AM
London
12 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and i had a great time at this restaurant. We had amazing food and were not rushed. Great value.

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MP
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent spot; contemporary and creative dishes. Well worth a visit!

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RV
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Lovely service. Nathan was very friendly and helpful.

Ambience was nice. Tables are a bit uncomfortable to sit at for a long period.

Unfortunately the food was a bit of a let down. Under seasoned and no wow factor.

A place to try out but I don’t think I will visit again. There are better options out there.

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

Summary: confused menu and slightly boring food.

We came here a year ago and remember it being very tasty.

Went last week and the menu had changed - we ordered similar things - but it really lacked flavour.

It seems like the influences for the menu are mix of Indian and Middle-Eastern, which sounds good on paper, but doesn't really work very well here.

I wouldn't go back.

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CG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful, innovative Indian cuisine. We would recommend as well as go there again.

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M
London
14 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great imaginative menu friendly service. Helpful advice on meal choice. Highly recommended.

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N
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favourite restaurants in London. I love the decor too. The food is out of this world with such interesting and wonderful flavours. My favourite dish was out and they made a special adjustment to give me something similar. The owner was there and she is so lovely greeting the tables without being intrusive. I will be back

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c
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had lunch here the other day, food was amazing, very different flavours, nice atmosphere. Will definitely return

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A
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love it. Definitely gonna bring friends to here.

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SJ
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Food was completely confused and nothing would make me go back. Scotch egg was the only thing that was OK.

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EJ
London
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, great service, good value. We loved it and wait to go back.

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NC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far one of the best restaurants in London. An absolutely hidden gem and should definitely be visited by any foodies!

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y
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic dinner, really amazing food with some unique signature dishes, excellent service, good drinks. highly recommended!

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s
Manchester
54 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Quirky place with interesting decor. Enjoyed the food especially the prawn toast scotch egg & paan madeleines. We went for lunch and found it to be quite on the pricey side, 1 starter, 1 small plate, 1 main and 2 sides with a beer and water for £57.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food. Second time and both times food was really quite special. Staff super nice. One gripe and one suggestion. First the gripe - two of us, ordered few starters and couple mains to share. Food came as ready but really the whole lot came very very fast, and we had to ask mains to be taken back whilst we finished what was on the tiny table. Suggested they move us to a bigger table if they want to leave all the food and was told no. Otherwise very nice. Suggestion - perhaps add a few more wines to the list, very very limited selection. Not suggesting turning it into a an extensive list but perhaps add a few more options - some from popular regions would be nice, such as the Rhone valley! Will go again but be very clear when ordering to bring the dishes with some gap in between to allow time to chew. Keep up the great cooking.

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FK
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were so well looked after by the staff and the food was unusual and delicious!!

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