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Sun - Fri 12:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Favourite place in London ! Amazing
A great little find.
What looks like a Notting Hill pub turns out to be a hip, live music venue with great Japanese food!
I would highly recommed a table as far away to the music as possible as we had to move as we couldn’t hear each other. A corner table buy the back would be perfect. The origami cocktail is amazing!
The food at Ukai is truly delicious. And the place is nice! Just be warned, that on certain nights they do DJs with separate, LOUD percussion and drums. We were unfortunately seated right next to the drum set, so having any conversation across the table was impossible. But, on nights without the DJ, it is great.
Amazing food and place!! I go there at least once a week
Great cocktails and service. Food was amazing ! Nice ambience. Would definitely come back.
Great Japanese restaurant! will go again for sure!!!
Birthday lunch ! Great food and service! Amazing cocktails!
It was amazing! Love this place..
Amazing food, amazing environment.
The food was really good. It’s a shame you can only reserve a table for an hour and a half but still will definitely be back!
Arrived for our table at 9pm on a Saturday evening. We were immediately shown to our table which was in a very noisy room, separated from the bar by a semi-wall. I had to shout to be heard which isn’t pleasant when one is looking for a relaxed night out. It took them 15 minutes to take our drinks order which they proceeded to get wrong. We ordered our food which arrived on small plates as and when each dish was ready. The food was very good. Once we had finished our food, we waited another 20 minutes for them to clear the dirty plates away. I had to actually ask the waitress to clear them away.
Although the food was good, I don’t think we will be returning as the lack of service is just too frustrating.
This is a hidden gem. The ambiance and standard of service was fantastic. Friendly and attentive staff, which was refreshing to see! The food was exquisite, every dish was plated to perfection and tasted exceptionally. I was totally overwhelmed by the standard of food and the overal service! I most definitely will be returning on many occasion! Thank you Ukai!
Lovely decor and atmosphere. The service can be slow (and forgetful) but they're so nice that its hard to get angry at them. The food is excellent!
Some of the best Sushi, my girlfriend and I have had in London, the Tuna Tartar was incredible.
We were originally going to go to E&O, but the last 2 times there it was very hectic, and expensive.
Here it took time to get the waitress’ attention, but once we did all was fine, with a swift helpful service. Would go back.
Another great late night dinner at Ukai Amazing food, vibe and music for a Saturday night
Had a really good time on a busy Saturday afternoon. The food was good and service excellent.
I will definitely be going back
Alex’s reataurant is always a good choice
Great atmosphere, fantastic food, and phenomenal service. A pricey meal but worth every penny!
The food is amazing, and is served with dedication.The service was brilliant.The bar have a long selection of spirits.Worth every penny.
The Wagyu tataki, the Salmon fillet, the ‘Origami nest’ cocktail.
Great food and value for money. Some dishes could have been a little hotter which was disappointing.
Lovely food, cool venue and great service. Only downside was the price being quite high, especially for the booze. Some broccoli, veg gyoza and 2 glasses of Prosecco ended up costing me £50! However, I did have a lovely evening and would go back there.
This place never fails to deliver! Always delicious food, brilliant staff and the setting on portobello road is just so nice and handy! A must for everyone.
It was average
Food wasn’t good at all. Ambiance fun
Really enjoyed everything. Except for the very sticky tables.
Amazing night. Great sushi and cocktails. Service was really good, friendly guys and good recommendations. We’ll come back!
Lovely food in a cool setting. Great music and ambience. Nice vibe. Had a selection of dishes and all were outstanding. Particularly liked the robata grill flavours. Very fresh sushi. Good wine selection. Only (very) minor thing is the sushi and sashimi platters could have more varied fish on them. They’re dominated by tuna and salmon which is odd when the sushi a la carte has many more varieties of fish available.
The food was lovely and the service so friendly. Def going to head back to try more of the menu!
Great food, small portions and service needs to improve. On the whole it's a lovely place and good food.
Bad service from the start. Table very sticky. Thought the place quite dirty - seem understaffed. Had to keep getting up to get attention. Drinks took ages also. Not a warm welcome. Manager seemed to be micro managing thus the slowness. Staff seemed a little frightened of him. Will not go back.
Food was good. Was a bit disappointed with the size of the wagyu roll, though it did taste good.
This used to be a fab restaurant but we have been back twice in the past few months and, sadly, we feel it has gone down hill. Service was very poor. Cold red wine (to their credit, they replaced it with a better one). Service took too long, main courses were served at uncomfortably different times so we were waiting for everyone to have food before we could eat and they got one of our orders wrong.
Annoyingly, they were slow taking starter orders and bringing out starters but then we were told we had to order our mains immediately as the kitchen was closing-we had a 8.30 reservation, so not late. Such a shame as this used to be a reliably good notting hill spot.
Everything about this place was great! From the great setting on Portobello road and very nice atmosphere to the attentive and helpful service and of course the beautifully presented and delicious Japanese food. I will definitely be back!
Brother came into town and we wanted to celebrate with a lovely meal. Ukai is cozy and effortlessly a fancy place and the food is superb. The service also was very friendly!!
We visited Ukai for the first time during our stay in London. It wasn’t busy and atmosphere was very welcoming. The food was served fast and we were well looked after by staff. We really enjoyed food - micu soup, katsu curry, JFC and a few sushi roles. It was absolutely delicious! Would definitely recommend this place for a casual meal, date or occasion.
Service and ambience were nice but food was slow, sushi was extremely disappointing and portions were tiny.
I would like to Thank the manager who made my visit, very personalised. My partner was late and he made sure his food was kept warm till he arrived. I would highly recommend to go there. He was very friendly and what he recommended me was spot on. It was rather quiet when we arrived but he did say after 2pm it will be more busier. I could not fault the place one bit I will definitely be going back in the New Year! Great food and excellent customer service
The restaurant in Portebello rd was a great find its been there for 3 years, you may remember it as a historical pub from the 60's now totally renovated a cozy warm vibe with a fireplace you can whatch the chef behind a glass window on the robata grill.
I live in Sheperds Bush and just found it for the first time the other nite, The chef comes from ROKA another fav of mine , its Japenese fusion with all yer favorites Black Cod to die for! ,Green Dragon Roll avocado eel, Mango Carrot Slaw , Popcorn Shrimp aka Rock Shrimp tempura, light ,fluffy, snackee and Yummeee ,Korean spicy lambchops Schmazing LOVE them got 3 big ones!!!! and whatched the chef cook them, Ceviche combo of a few fishes but more chunky like a POKE delicious ,All the food was soooooo Good !!! and to top it all off Hot Sake The servers were charming and attentive I will definetly go back and take all my friends! Thank you!!!!
We have been back to UKAI on a number of occasions now and have found the food to be very good. It is fresh and tasty and the service provided also very good. The only slight downside is the level of the music when the live band is playing. It makes it difficult to converse or concentrate on others in your dining party. However, time it right and you won't be disappointed.
Excellent food, tartare and rolls were very tasty