Ukai

4.3
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270 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Japanese
Ukai brings an exciting contemporary Japanese cuisine with an Italian flare, in an irresistible setting
What 270 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.2
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4.2
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4.0
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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James
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Delicious sushi. Service good. They seated everyone next to each other, though, when there was plenty of space to practice more distancing by spreading people out in the restaurant. We asked to move to the empty side and the staff allowed us to.

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Lainieb
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Portions could be bigger for the price you pay, food was nice.. ambience was great.
Local and nice

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Xxxxxxxxxx
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great team and a great owner! Lovely food!!!!! :-)

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely family meal

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HW26
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always such great meals here at Ukai. Such a vibey restaurant and the owner and all the staff are SO friendly and helpful.

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MoAda
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

1st time using restaurant. Very chaotic fro outset. Limited menu and chicken was NOT available, sold out by 2pm. Yhe tempura prawns and chicken wing starters were excellent, however mains were poor and side dishes arrived too late to eat with them. Overall very disappointed. Manager had to be cornered to address issues and blamed the kitchen, never a good sign. Had bill reduced considerably. Maybe we were unlucky that day. Would return but for bar nibbles only. Place has a great atmosphere, ambience and music. Been many times and left happy but would not book meal again.

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vipJKAZ
London
67 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Sunday Lunch and cocktails. Highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Food was incredible, service was good but music was far too loud. Lots of people crowding in for the bar made it busy and hard to hear what anyone was saying which was unexpected for a sushi restaurant.

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NicY
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Food was decent - although sat 40 mins late, rudely dealt with throughout, 20 mins for drinks, forgot a dish and made a fuss and culminated in waitress calling us cheap for not wanting to pay service after an appalling evening! Plenty of places with same if not better food, for definitely better prices, without the rudeness which ruined the evening so wouldn’t recommend.

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selenu
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Family friendly

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Gabbi
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything!!

Food is amazing: Butterfish sashimi, wagyu tataki, mochis and cocktails were excellent!! Best dish I had was the spider maki!
Atmosphere is so cool, Dj playing at the entrance and fantastic decor :)
Had a wonderful night and staff was also friendly and attentive!
10/10 we will be back

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marthynak
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had dinner last Saturday and lunch this week.We just moved in the area few weeks ago..The wagyu sirloin was delicious, the sushi and in general all the food we ordered was outstanding

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was very good but some of the prices were high considering the size of the item.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Drinks at the bar were great but the food and service for dinner was not...

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Kaya
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Positive experience marred by over billing- billed for dishes not served. Management contacted but no response

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VictoriaP
London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good and great ambience!

We were attended beautifully and had a great food experience.

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AlexaB
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Food was excellent but service was terrible and there was zero concept of social distancing measures. We waited ages for drinks after asking a few times, waiters leaning over us to serve our table as we were packed in, one waitress spilt liquid from one of the dishes all over my dress and did nothing about it/no follow up. It was very busy and loud. You wouldn't have known there was a pandemic. No one way system, no PPE, tables close together packed in. I won't go back even for good sushi.

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Schnaz
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Service was great from the staff, but the food was a bit slow, as were the cocktails. Food and cocktails were very good, just took a while to arrive from ordering.

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Katreena
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good and the service by Ian (the waiter) was excellent. Very passionate about his job. Will def come back

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BeccaK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible, a real treat. Everything we ordered was outstanding, including the cocktails. Will definitely be back!

JK
vipJKAZ
London
67 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and outstanding cocktails

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MClondon
Essex
21 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed our sushi lunch on Tuesday, the service was professional and welcoming and our food delicious.

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Monique23L
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely loved.Amazing food, lovely service.such an amazing experience.great evening !!!!!

JK
vipJKAZ
London
67 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I miss Anna, excellent food, ynwa

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JuanC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The vibe was amazing as was the food presentation. Mildly difficult to communicate with staff due to mask, but that is common with COVID safety features.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive staff
The restaurant has great vibes for a date night, low lighting good cocktails, tasty food

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PedroA
London
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Was nice. Empty because of COVID but friendly staff and good music.

Food so so. Cocktails and wine very good.

Recommend if you live in the area.

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vipYumster
London
33 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Not much in the way of social distancing. We were seated between two tables despite opposite side empty. Half items not on menu and took ages to bring our drinks. Food was tasty but experience a little underwhelming as service was poor.

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MorganeB
London
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was delicious but I was disappointed to see the waiters and cooks weren’t wearing face masks.

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EmmaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great buzzy eatery with lovely cocktails, fabulous food and great atmosphere.

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Maxf
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I shouldn't be telling you about this place because you ask will go there and I can't get a table.
e had a great evening at at Ukai. The service and food was as good as usual.
The manager Olivier looked after is and mate us laugh.
The avocado tempura his to die for!!
Can't wait to go again
The only thing is that the music was very loud

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vipSeanS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great birthday dinner, all the staff made it a great evening

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LycraS
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here on Sunday afternoon
We loved the atmosphere, the live music was amazing
We started our meal with a fried baby squid and a couple of maki rolls.After a delicious cocktail we ordered 2 main courses, and that what makes us fall in love with the food.The beef short ribs was simply outstanding, was melting in my mouth; the Black cod miso was superb, one of the best in town.We decided to end the meal with one more maki, the smoked salmon roll.
All the food we had was high quality.Very talented chef.
See you next Friday night👅

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sharonj
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

I was very disappointed. We discovered Ukai in November and had an amazing time. Great staff and fantastic food and atmosphere. So on our next visit to London we took our friends which I regretted. The service was horrible despite the number of waiting staff and lack of customers. Furthermore the unbearable loud music made it unpleasant spend any amount of time there.
The food was still good though.
I’m not sure why the experience was so different. Maybe the restaurant management changed or maybe it’s just the staff working that night. One thing I know is that we won’t be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really great food, love the pork buns

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JemimaG
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food, service and value for money. Highly recommend!

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MikeW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent Japanese food in an atmospheric setting. The sashimi was outstanding. Music was a touch too loud which would be the only criticism.

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Antw
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and service. First impressions walking in to a DJ playing was a bit different but very enjoyable evening had.

MC
vipMelissaC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great evening on Saturday, great food, drinks and vibe! Really lovely staff too will be back!

FAQs

Ukai does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Ukai also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7792 2444.

Ukai is rated 4.3 stars by 270 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.