TOKIMEITE

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Japanese
Tokimeitē brings contemporary Japanese dining to the heart of London’s Mayfair. Tokimeitē specializes in Kaiseki (the most refined form of Japanese cuisine), with a subtle European twist.
It’s an art form that balances tastes, textures, appearance, and colors together for a spectacular and authentic Japanese dining experience.
With the leadership of Head Chef Alessandro Furusawa - Cadoni, our chefs have created an amazing selection of dishes with the finest and the freshest ingredients, for our eclectic guests at any occasion.
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OD
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular! Excellent food and service, sushi was to die for and my friend loved the wagyu carpaccio. Ambience was buzzing, it was a pleasure interacting with the chef and the team. We will certainly be returning. Thank you so much Tokimeite team!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

I am a Japanese so perhaps too critical about the Japanese restaurant in comparison to the other reviewers, however the sashimi I had at lunch was not fresh and had bad smell especially tuna - just about edible but not pleasant. The miso soup was not hot when served. The teriyaki salmon was thin and very dry. Nishime was bland and mushy. The waitress kept touching food with her fingers as she served the food - not very hygenic. The deco was nice. The tea was nice. I would be surprised if the chef has ever been to Japan before... very amateur.

TA
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place great food, very very good.
We go there everytime are in london

OT
Manchester
7 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch with my family. We ordered the Bento Lunch as well as the Sushi Gozen and Ebi ten Gozen and a few a la carte items, absolutely fantastic quality, best in London and on par with Tokyo. Well done chef and everyone at Tomeite

SM
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recently reopened Tokimeite was not my first choice but late booking left little choice. We were genuinely blown away by the quality of the food and service,. Bit pricey but high quality. We will definitely be going back.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience4

How can a wonderful restaurant like Tokimeite which used to offer excellent food prepared with the finest ingredients all of a sudden go downhill like it has? I would suggest to change back to the former expert Chefs that used to perform the art of japanese cooking behind the counter. Definitely not a place to go back to until this change has happened.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Refreshing to hv a more refined setting for Japanese food in London.
Nice ambience.
However we still prefer the traditional Japanese food which is still quite rare in London.

MM
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it, food and service was excellent. Will be back again.

k
Oxford
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Exellent authentic Japanese food with Special food stuff.

CE
London
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Lots of different flavours and textures. Their homemade tofu is outstanding

VM
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful wagyu beef preparations & great sake.
Awesome service

JS
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is just amazing you can feel all the flavours on your palate you definetly travel.
That was an experience outstanding!
I really recommend

SW
Sydney / NSW
12 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I always try to fit Tokimeite into my London visits. It disappointed 2 trips ago, bounced but last time and has continued its strong performance. I dined very early so it was quiet, but that’s to be expected. Food was excellent, service too.

TG
London
20 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

I booked the place as I heard about the twin restaurant in Tokyo.The two of us were the only guests in
the restaurant for the whole evening.The service was not impressive and the menu was very basic, nothing really interesting , nothing to do with a real Kaiseki experience.The prices were like in a real top London Japanese restaurant but there is nothing to support this positioning.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Kind of disappointed. The food was very salty and clams were over cooked, couldn’t swallow because was too hard. Service was ok but as a Michelin restaurant it shouldn’t have the quality like that

ND
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

sister company of one of the best known Japanese restaurants in Tokyo and Kyoto.

W
London
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Sashimi was outstanding and rolls also fantastic - the only hint is the price - so don't count - just enjoy, than it is heaven

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A bit pricey

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taste good, but too expensive

TL
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very enjoyable. Attentive and very helpful service, quality food and happy to recommend

A
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food is great and more Japanese in a way. But the overall service might be in need of some improvement to match the restaurant. The guy who served my table had a face far from wearing a smile and was less than good at recommending dishes. But the other waitress fared much better. So I can't be completely sure about the overall quality of the service since I only encountered two of the staff. However, I can be sure that their food is worth tasting.

s
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Not worth the price. Very expensive for unremarkable quality and preparation.

CK
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Especially impressed with the lobster tempura- solid lobster and juicy; and wagyu sukiyaki

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant! Staff and service was top par! This restaurant is for individuals with an advanced pallet. Not for the average sushi eater.

OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as always. Best scallops and nigiri ever. Brilliant A5 steak.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The chocolate fondant was disgusting

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Good food but overpriced

OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This becomes my new favourite restaurant in London. Really enjoyed the whole dining experience, would recommend sitting at the counter near the chef.

M
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb dishes in taste, freshness and presentation. The wagyu beef selections are superb, don’t miss. Large saki range to pick from. Sashimi was thick, fresh and plentiful. The table also enjoyed the king crab sushi. Attentive service yet discreet throughout. Large table with easily audible (amongst us) business conversation.

J
London
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

High quality but very expensive. Most dishes were exquisite but some preprepared and too cold. Not crowded which was surprising for a Friday night

O
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall1food3service2ambience1

First, their Service is terrible. Slow because of the lack of staf, unpleasemt and uninterested in the customer. The menu is described on their website as “creative” but in reality it s just a poorer uninventive but untasty version of traditional japanese dishes (I ordered a sukiyaki that turned out to be be a precooked swampy soup of big chunks of “wagyu”.).

The portions are huge even for western standards and if not careful when ordering you could end up leaving a lot of it behind. But they dont seem to care or worry about waste. I saw the “chef” slice a £160 steaks into pieces and then put a good portion of it in the bin only to make the sandwuich “perfectly” square. I understand that certain priorities require a compromise, but i dont think it reaches as far as the cuatomer’s own money. In any case, I am sure that being able to cut a sandwich at exactly 90 degrees is not necessarily what anyone would call haute cuisine.

To add to the story, they keep semi live lobsters laying upside down on display not even in a fish tank, but on a plate full of ice with their legs kicking in the air for the entertainment of guests sitting at the counter. Yours truly.

k
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Severely overpriced for pretty bog standard sushi & steak in and around mayfair. All that hullabaloo about Japanese wagyu is pants! Certainly nothing outstanding.

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matt is awesome! Loves his work and it shows. We had seats at the counter where we had an amazing view of the extremely talented chef at work. I prefer the counter over the tables as you feel the experience a lot more. Everything on point and a super enjoyable evening. Thank you, Tokimeite.

RH
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience1

I REALLY wanted to like this restaurant, but I didn't. The food was very, very good. But the ambiance and service really let the place down. It just doesn't feel very Japanese, right down to the chintzy Chinese-style lattern-style light fittings above the sushi counter. Wrestling a wine menu out of the waiter proved a monumental challenge. We ordered a 2015 and they tried to give us the 2017 (which we declined). Not cool. And the specials on a mini-blackboard?: it just didn't feel right, and was very awkward while sitting at the sushi counter. Rightly-or-wrongly at this price-point and locale the clientele want the full Japanese experience. It was nowhere to be found.

AS
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

有名日本人シェフが全農がバックアップがしているという日本の野菜を使って料理していて、きちんとした”和食”を食べさせてくれる。 シェフは確かロンドン発JALファーストクラスの和食メニューを
プロデユースされていた方だと思う。個人的には”生ビール”をおいてほしかった。

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, beautifully prepared with very knowledgeable and helpful service

PN
London
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall3food5service3ambience5

It's super expensive for a meal as the portions are literally bite size. If you are ok with that the food is extremely good! Go all out for the Wagyu.

n
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

GOOD QUALITY BUT I WAS NOT AS IMPRESSED AS THE FT WHOSE RECOMMENDATION I FOLLOWED

AR
London
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Tokimeite and go as often as I can. The food is excellent and so is the service and the atmosphere.

M
Nottingham
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Top class Japanese cuisine. The lunch menu bentou (boxed lunch) is an absolute steal.