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Aqua Kyoto, London,

Aqua Kyoto

4.3
4.3
638 Reviews
£41 and over
Japanese
Set high above the bustle of Regent Street, Aqua Kyoto is located on the fifth floor of the famous former Dickins & Jones building. Its innovative and contemporary Japanese cuisine offers an extensive menu of beautifully-presented sushi and sashimi and creative hot dishes. The spectacular roof terrace looking down over Regent Street provides stunning views across the capital, the perfect setting for dining and cocktails.

Their free-flowing weekend brunch is available every Saturday and Sunday. The delicious four-course menu is paired with free-flowing prosecco or cocktails and accompanied by live DJ sets and entertainment.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Tempura

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–2:45 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:30 am Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:15 pm

  • Phone number

    020 7478 0540

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Authentic Japanese

  • Private party facilities

    Aqua kyoto can be hired exclusively for up to 110 guests seated or 400 standing when hired with adjacent bar aqua spirit.

  • Private party contact

    Thalia Beard: 020 7478 0542

  • Neighborhood

    Soho

  • Cross street

    Oxford Street and Argyll Street

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Oxford Circus Bond Street

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Free-Flowing Brunch

    £40.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Available Saturday and Sunday 12pm-2.45pm. Join us for delicious seasonal dishes and live entertainment from the our house DJ. Add free-flowing cocktails & bubbles for £75pp or Veuve Clicquot & cocktails for £99pp. A 13.5% discretionary service charge will be added to the final bill.
  • Pre-theatre

    £32.00 per person

    May 1 - Jul 31, 2022
    Available Monday to Sunday between 5pm-6pm, enjoy four courses of innovative Japanese flavours for £32pp. A 13.5% discretionary service charge will be added to the final bill.
  • Summer dinner + welcome cocktail

    £42.00 per person

    May 1 - Jul 31, 2022
    Four courses of innovative and contemporary Japanese cuisine plus a signature cocktail. Menu available for 6ppl max, Sun - Thurs. A 13.5% discretionary service charge will be added to the final bill.

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What 638 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. S

    Slim

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we did the summer dinner menu great value for money
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    La comida estuvo buena pero el servicio malo
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Es war mir zu laut und das Essen kam viel zu schnell. Auch der 2. Gang. Aber Essen und Service waren super.

    Aqua KyotoResponded on June 27, 2022Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Looking forward to welcome you soon!

  4. A

    Anonymous

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    We did the experience menu and the food was quite good, very high quality. The service was quite slow and wasn’t so busy in the restaurant. Took about 15 mins to get a menu at the beginning. Overall experience was ok. For a place this expensive, would have liked the service to be a bit better.

    Aqua KyotoResponded on June 21, 2022Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience at Aqua and we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us. Looking forward to welcome you soon!

  5. CP

    CemalP

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    The food was ok nothing special for the prices being paid you’d expect the taste and quality to be better. The team was extremely understaffed so we waited very long for certain dishes and was told by the front of house they had no tables available without even asking me if I had a booking or not which I did, not sure why she assumed we didn’t. The table service staff was great but extremely under staffed but the waiter and runner was still upbeat and working hard running around. The toilets were DISGUSTING, my friend had to wait for 30 mins and felt literally sick after coming out.

    Aqua KyotoResponded on June 21, 2022Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience at Aqua and please be assured that we do take your feedback seriously.

  6. KH

    KelseyH

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience2
    Booked for the set lunch menu, restaurant was empty and service was appalling. Didn’t have time to eat the dessert

    Aqua KyotoResponded on June 21, 2022Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience at Aqua and please be assured that we do take your feedback seriously.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We booked the brunch for my friends hen party with it being advertised as having a DJ and being hosted outside on the terrace. The restaurant is was DEAD and we were told that the dj is the music in the speakers and now they don’t do brunches outside. Awful
  8. TB

    TamaraB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Food is no where near worth the money. I had a starter and a main and was still hungry when I left the restaurant. The service was terrible. Overall just a waste of money!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    Waiters unprofessional and manager didn’t even look us in the eyes. Faces were made and games were played, simply disgusting staff.
  10. VB

    VictoriaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing food! Our waiter was so nice and patient with us and knew the menu. Dark and quiet perfect for date nights
  11. AD

    AvaDiamond

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Customer service from the waiters and waitresses was appalling. The waiter was disputing what was in my booking. Food took extreme long to be served. Waited 30 minutes for the bill. We did not receive the drinks menu. Welcome cocktail was watered down and tasteless. Food was average. The scenery was dark including the toilets. The cake was left on the table without giving the guest a chance to sing happy birthday. None of the guest will be returning. It was a disappointing experience for a restaurant with a high reputation.

    Aqua KyotoResponded on May 23, 2022Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience at Aqua and please be assured that we do take your feedback seriously. As a restaurant and as a company, we place a strong emphasis on delivering exceptional quality and experience to our guests, therefore I was concerned to read about your recent experience regarding our service standards. Our management are looking into this matter

  12. RK

    RashidK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10/10 great food and vibe will be coming back very soon

    Aqua KyotoResponded on May 23, 2022Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience at Aqua and we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us. Looking forward to welcome you soon!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    staff were great but food was horrible
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Terrible service. We first had to wait one hour for the table and then one hour for the first drinks. Chaos everywhere. Then couldn’t keep up up with the orders. Can’t recommend to anyone under any circumstances.
  15. e

    emanioule

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Good food but too long to wait and mistake in the order.
  16. AG

    AjayG

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    air con was leaking liquid onto our table and the food. Service was rushed, plates and drinks being removed as soon as we had finished. On one occasion the drinks were taken when they had not been finished. The whole experience was poor and feeling it was rushed. Will go there for drinks, but not to eat....food quality and price ... not good.
  17. NH

    NeilH

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    This was a 50 year birthday celebration and even though I visited earlier that day to request a table, we were still crammed into a booth that seats 5, the food couldnt fit on the table if there were drinks (most people do both at the same time), the waiter was good, the somelier spilt wine. Poor
  18. V

    Viktor

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    This venue plays really loud music in a dark setting. People dining there can also be noisy. This atmosphere is definitely not for everyone, so choose wisely. Waitress forgot to bring me the specific menu for the special offer I booked, and also forgot to mention the free welcome cocktail, so had to remind her of both. The "Japanese" food itself was ok, but nothing amazing. If you are looking for a traditional Japanese meal, go elsewhere. However if you like dining in loud dance club-like environment, then this is for you.
  19. S

    Shend

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, good size portions, nice cocktails. Was a great afternoon.

    Aqua KyotoResponded on May 7, 2022Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Looking forward to welcome you soon!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My partner and I visited to celebrate our anniversary and enjoy a relaxed date night. Aqua Kyoto was the perfect setting for that! We were made to feel welcome and comfortable by the hosts, our waitress Paula was amazing. She was attentive, informed and ensured we had a good evening. The food was unbelievably great! The drinks were perfect and Paula answered any concerns we had. She recommended things and was keen to ensure we had a pleasant Experience. We will be coming back again very soon!! Thank you for a great evening.

    Aqua KyotoResponded on May 7, 2022Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Looking forward to welcome you soon!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent selection, food was delicious, cocktails were ok. Would absolutely recommend.

    Aqua KyotoResponded on May 7, 2022•Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience at Aqua and we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us. Looking forward to welcome you soon!

  22. GW

    GeorgeW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Decent decent decent

    Aqua KyotoResponded on May 4, 2022Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience at Aqua and we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us. Looking forward to welcome you soon!

  23. NO

    NeilO

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was good and delivery was also fairly prompt but cocktails on arrival took 25 minutes to arrive

    Aqua KyotoResponded on April 25, 2022Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience at Aqua and we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us. Looking forward to welcome you soon!

  24. SB

    SallieB

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Dreadful service. We were seated and noone introduced themselves as our waiter/waitress. We were told off for sipping from our water bottle, despite the fact that noone had come to offer us drinks or table water. We asked for the pre theatre menu we had booked. The guy smiled and walked away and didnt bother to bring it. After 20 minutes someone wandered over and asked if we had ordered - No - since we hadnt even got the menu. Ive never been so close to walking out of a restaurant. When we finally got to order the couple sitting next to us, who had arrived after us, were on their second course and sipping cocktails.
  25. GR

    GiuliaR

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really nice place in the heart of London, the food is great. Probably more appropriate for a business meal rather than a romantic one, but overall nice atmosphere.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    went here for second time and I wasn’t disappointed. The ambience and food just really comes together in this place. We had the
  27. A

    Aozzy

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Ideal dinner before visiting The Palledium. Food was freshly cooked and flavours were fabulous. Service was attentive and helpful. Would definitely eat here again.

    Aqua KyotoResponded on April 17, 2022Thank you so much for the kind words Aozzy .We hope to welcome you again very soon

  28. SS

    SherylS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Overall great. But but very pricey.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Service was terrible.
  30. A

    Akvile

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice pre-theatre option. Well presented, good quality food
  31. MR

    MRViva

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food
  32. JT

    JessicaT

    Surrey

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Mothers Day Dinner
  33. J

    Jace

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was fun, been before. The waiter did make an error with the first drinks order and then our “doggie bag” was taken to be re-wrapped but never brought back. Apart from that it was a nice atmosphere and got busier over time. I would have appreciated a 15 mins warning that the time for the free flowing was coming to an end. Slightly felt robbed.

    Aqua KyotoResponded on April 2, 2022Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience at Aqua and please be assured that we do take your feedback seriously. As a restaurant and as a company, we place a strong emphasis on delivering exceptional quality and experience to our guests, therefore I was concerned to read about your experience. Our management are looking into this matter.

  34. AK

    AnneK

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    The decor was fabulous as was the food. On the negative side we didn’t find the waitress either welcoming nor willing to provide much guidance on ordering the food. It was also quite cool around our table as the door onto the terrace kept opening. We would actually have ordered more food if we had had better information.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience2
    Great food, ok service, music far loud!
  36. SS

    StevenS

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Extremely limited lunch menu
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Why make it possible to book a 10pm table if the service is going to be awful with the waiter rushing us to order food not even 5 mins in — stating the kitchen is closing now ?
  38. F

    Fred

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Need to improve service
  39. J

    Jake

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Misleading name - I feel terribly sorry for the beautiful city of Kyoto (and its delicious food offerings) to be tremendously degraded by the name of this establishment
  40. B

    Biochemphysics

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Amazing ambience and great variety and presentation of food

    Aqua KyotoResponded on February 22, 2022We’re thrilled to get this kind of feedback. Thank you for taking the time to review us. Hope you have an amazing day!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Aqua Kyoto is rated 4.3 stars by 638 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Aqua Kyoto

5th Floor, 240 Regent Street (Entrance on 30 Argyll Street) London, W1B 3BR

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Oxford Street and Argyll Street

  • Neighborhood

    Soho

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–2:45 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:30 am Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:15 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Tempura

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Oxford Circus Bond Street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 7478 0540

  • Catering

    Authentic Japanese

  • Private party facilities

    Aqua kyoto can be hired exclusively for up to 110 guests seated or 400 standing when hired with adjacent bar aqua spirit.

  • Private party contact

    Thalia Beard: 020 7478 0542

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