Sunday: 12:00 - 20:00Monday: 12:00 - 22:30Tuesday: 12:00 - 22:30Wednesday: 12:00 - 22:30Thursday: 12:00 - 23:00Friday: 12:00 - 23:00Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
Nearest StationOxford Circus
0207 478 0540
Set high above the bustle of Regent Street on the fifth floor of the famous former Dickins & Jones building, aqua kyoto is one of the capital’s most unique and exciting dining destinations serving Japanese cuisine at its finest, just a minutes away from Oxford Circus station.Head Chef Paul Greening presents innovative and contemporary Japanese cuisine with an extensive menu of beautifully-presented sushi and sashimi and creative hot dishes. A central sushi bar and open sumibiyaki charcoal grill combine with sleek black and red décor to create a sense of theatre.The terrace is open for lunch 12-3pm and as a bar all day until close, weather permitting. No reservations can be taken for the terrace, entry is on a first come, first served basis.Lunch is served from 12pm - 2.30pm and dinner 5.30pm - 10.30pm Monday - Wednesday, from 5.30pm - 11pm Thursday - Saturday and Infintiy Brunch served from 12pm - 4pm followed by Signature Sunday 5.30pm - 8pm on Sunday.
High end Japanese food and sushi place. Great decoration and atmosphere, and super friendly and attentive service. The food equally excellent, with creative combinations, fresh and well presented. We also liked the "bottomless bubbly" deal they had on the night we were there. Overall we had a great experience and would come back. This all comes at a price, so be prepared.
Came here for a New Years Eve dinner which was £150 per head including one glass of champagne each which was fine as this restaurant was part of the Aqua group, which from experience is second to none on service and quality. Worth noting, any other alcoholic drinks are at an additional charge plus a 12.5% service charge.
It was to no surprise then that these standards were upheld throughout the meal. However, about 15 minutes to midnight, it was impossible to get on the terrace where you can watch the fireworks from as it was packed to the brink. The whole purpose of paying a premium was to be able to see fireworks. A staff member firmly advised us to move along as customers should not be standing around despite the fact we were waiting in line for the terrace which was completely unnecessary and very bad customer service.
At the end, we decided to reside in the other terrace which had no view of the fireworks. If I knew this to be the case, I would have booked elsewhere and paid more for a view at the very least. Probably Aqua Shard may have been a better bet.
The dance floor was really the walkway from the reception to the restaurant adapted into a dance floor which had a high level of footfall of people moving in/out so whilst dancing, you’d probably be hit dozens of times and probably start being irritated at some point.
If it weren’t for these two points, the whole experience would have been 5 stars. Unfortunately, on this instance delivery was lacking.
Super overpriced menus, ridiculous small portions and waitresses that are sneaky on selling you all they can. Awful. I don't mind paying a lot for a generous, delicious meal, but this restaurant is outrageous. The food per se is good, but not surprisingly good. The place is stunning though and the balcony is fantastic. Such a shame that the portions are super small for food that is not breathless, only final bill is. If you like good sushi I stick to my favourite sushi place in London: Sticks N' Sushi.
Been there twice once for food couple years ago and once for drinks last summer. Both times left happy. A bit overpriced but that is to expect for that type of venue. Love their terrace in summer for some cocktails
The reservation staff should notify everyone to bring a form of ID when they book via the phone. Not everyone brings their passport with them. Also the portions are too small for the price, especially in the Large Dishes Section of the menu. The sukiyaki was okay but the pork belly was overcooked. The sushi was good but they should improve on the main course.