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Kai, London,

Kai

4.7
4.7
1464 Reviews
£41 and over
Chinese
Kai Mayfair’s cuisine has its foundation in Nanyang Chinese cooking, the region located within the South Seas of China. It takes a ‘Liberated’ approach to Chinese cooking, respectful of the flavours from its Chinese heritage but not bound by it, offering a menu primarily of specialities unique to Kai. Desserts also feature as a key part of its meal experience utilising ingredients synonymous with the Nanyang region like pandan and durian. Kai has held it’s Michelin Star since 2009.

At tea time (from 2:30pm to 4:30pm), Kai also serves its Chinese Whispers Afternoon tea which is available from our Chinese Whispers Afternoon tea opentable page.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 36 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Chinese

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Afternoon Tea Daily 2:30 pm–4:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    020 7493 8988

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Alex Chow

  • Private party facilities

    Maximum table size of 8 currently in place.

  • Neighborhood

    Mayfair

  • Parking details

    After 6.30pm, free parking outside restaurant on Single Yellow Lines Before 6.30pm, large number of parking meters available outside the restaurant

  • Public transit

    <b>Tube:</b>Marble Arch, Bond Street

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

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What 1,464 people are saying

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • London

    Chinese

  • West End London

    Chinese

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came in for my girlfriends 30th birthday, absolutely fantastic food and service Really loved the fried rice and the hot sour soup, both simple yet divine
  2. NB

    NiilanteB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    By far my best dining experience. Can’t get better than this.
  3. DT

    DemetraT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food was exquisite but very little quantity. Small portions compared with the prices.
  4. AI

    AnthonyI

    Toronto

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! All the dishes were excellent. The Wasabi Prawn were spectacular!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible. Staff amazingly kind. Delicious food.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoyed Kai. Our waiter was spot on with service. Food was very good and the place get reached yet chic. I enjoyed it. It was a birthday and they brought us a little desert and free desert wine - it was a nice touch. I thoroughly enjoyed it and had a better experience than at the other michelin star Chinese restaurant in London.
  7. R

    Rav18

    London

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic as always. Good vegetarian options. notable wine list for all budgets. The staff very attentive and considerate (we had 3 children also in our party ). I can’t recommend this restaurant enough. It always delivers .
  8. b

    beaunedry

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    Food was good not great. Abalone was ruined by truffle oil.
  9. AC

    AndreasC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, the duck was to die for and the wasabi praws were fantastic. Highly recommend.
  10. F

    Floridadiner

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service as always!
  11. RW

    RuthW

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    The yellowtail and salmon and pepper beef were particularly good. The side dishes of vegetables were well cooked but rather overpriced for such simple dishes. Everything we ate was of a good standard but the overall level of service is not what I expect from a Michelin starred restaurant. One notable exception to this was the mixologist who, in addition to making delicious cocktails, helped out at tables and topped up our wine while other waiting staff wondered around aimlessly. The maitre d needs to take charge of his team.
  12. NA

    NouraA

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Both the food and service are amazing!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Very tasteful
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Met my needs and expectations.
  15. MA

    MadAboutFood

    London

    38 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Never again! I’ve been going to Kai on and off for a number of years! I don’t think it’s unreasonable to some Chinese staff in a restaurant at this level. The service was also more utilitarian than Michelin star! Moving on to the food the tiny pieces of pork rib sitting on open boa did not justify the price. A quite expensive bottle of wine was taken away from the table to be opened which no competent sommelier would ever do! A 15% service charge is then added as a further insult, We eat out regularly and Kai does not justify its Michelin star. Best avoided
  16. MH

    MarkH

    Exclusive

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow never disappoints, food, wine Service ambiance
  17. T

    Tmch

    Qatar

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Well executed and managed restaurant with manager giving excellent recommendations for diners including vegetarians in the party. Will definitely return.
  18. A

    Adelefan

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Witnessed the staff argue and storm off. The food was delicious but we felt awkward and uncomfortable.
  19. M

    Maria

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Courses were very slow to come out, staff were not attentive at all, food was just okay.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Really good food and service. The wasabi prawns are a must!
  21. MA

    MAYM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Lovely food and service. - Aromatic Crispy Beancurd was great!! Price on the high end!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent food and very friendly service. Has the hot and sour soup which was rich and great and the sweet and sour pork which was also delicious
  23. AK

    AdityaK

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Have been visiting kai for over 10 years, this vist somehow was somewhat underwhelming. While what we ordered the food was good but not outstanding. Atleast 5 dishes from the menu were sold out (bit strange on a Sunday evening and given that this isn't a very extensive menu). Lastly service was not Michelin star level, the servers were a bit disjointed and the hostess wasn't exactly polite/welcoming. Disappointing
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just perfect. Yet again
  25. NB

    NatalieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic quality food, friendly service. Would recommend 100%
  26. ML

    MattL

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to Kai in 5 years and it did not disappoint. The food was excellent as always and the service was outstanding throughout. We are looking forward to our next visit.
  27. SA

    SAAB

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    Distracted board unknowledgeable and unwelcoming table service
  28. SM

    ShreenM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    The lady server was very indifferent and not at all accommodating in fact she was rude
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it had an Amazing experience food was on point. I would recommend Kai any day
  30. PK

    PatK

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is truly amazing. Highly recommend Heritage Yang Sand w/salmon carpaccio salad and the tiger prawns.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Sea bass wasn’t cooked properly - raw in the middle. Normally a great restaurant but let themselves down on this occasion. Wouldn’t mind so much if they didn’t have a Michelin star and it wasn’t so expensive. Hopefully a one off not a trend.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is amazing, as the cocktails. Service is as good as it gets. Nothing compre...
  33. AR

    AlineR

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Marvelous as always, favourite restaurant in London
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always.
  35. MH

    MarkH

    Exclusive

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, service, wine, ambiance. our favorite and never disappoints.
  36. HN

    HeatherN

    Jacksonville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly incredible from start to finish. Do not leave without trying the spicy passion fruit cocktail - so delicious and unique! Signature wasabi prawns were succulent and flavorful. All other dishes equally delightful - salt &amp; pepper beancurd, Ma-Po’ Spicy Aubergines &amp; Home-made Tofu (a true standout!), roasted Chilean seabass, Singapore noodles, and broccolini.
  37. M

    Michael

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Kai was a good experience, although we found some of the dishes overpriced, nevertheless we would come back anytime!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best Chinese food in London!
  39. SF

    StaceyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful evening at Kai, great staff, beautiful food, really took care of us. We’ll be back again soon.
  40. GM

    GordonM

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    If it’s all about the food, then this is a top-scoring restaurant; fantastic flavours, decent portion sizes and perfectly seasoned. The Peking Duck was tantalising and a ‘must-have’ dish. The canapé prawn on toast a winner too. You could spend a fortune on wines here, but there’s a perfectly acceptable Sav for £39. Does the trick, especially if you’re not an a-lister celeb with endless cash. Our waitress was charming, professional, friendly and witty. The Chinese lady (manager/owner?) top drawer. The only slight letdown was upon entering; lukewarm, unfriendly and sniffy welcome. Dinner for two with wine: £300.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Kai is rated 4.7 stars by 1464 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 36 times today
Google Map for Kai

65 South Audley Street London, W1K 2QU

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Mayfair

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Afternoon Tea Daily 2:30 pm–4:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Chinese

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    After 6.30pm, free parking outside restaurant on Single Yellow Lines Before 6.30pm, large number of parking meters available outside the restaurant

  • Public transit

    Tube:Marble Arch, Bond Street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Alex Chow

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

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