Aqua Kyoto

4.3
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525 reviews
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Japanese
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. Head Chef Ken Miyake 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 in keeping with aqua kyoto’s location in the heart of the West End. The spectacular roof terrace looking down over Regent Street provides stunning views across the capital, the perfect setting for a pre or post dinner cocktail.

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Dine Local: A taste of Kyoto 4 courses with a cocktail £29

Sep 1-30, 2020·Mon-Thu 12:00-14:30 17:30-18:30, Fri 12:00-14:30

Enjoy a taste of Japan with our specially curated Aqua Kyoto menu featuring a selection of starters, mains and dessert following an introductory miso soup and maki. You will also receive a complimentary cocktail.

What 525 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.1
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.0
Value
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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foodlover
London
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Nice place for a special occasion. Food is good, if a bit expensive.

Aqua Kyoto
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your four stars rating. Your feedback is very important to us, it is the way we can improve. It's important for us to hear from guests about their experiences. We look forward to welcoming you

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Foodaddict24
London
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

It was really great service but a bit too empty. The terrace wasn't as exciting as I had hoped, and the service wasn't as friendly.

Aqua Kyoto
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for four stars rating. Your feedback is very important to us, it is the way we can improve. It's important for us to hear from guests about their experiences. We are sorry we did not deliver the service that was expected, all your comments has been passed to our General Manager who is looking into this in detail. We look forward to welcoming you

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SharazG
London
6 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Great experience on the whole. The service was a little slow in the beginning. My aperitif arrived at the same time as my first course, which wasn't idea. Negronis don't go well with miso soup. They seemed to be under-staffed given how busy it was.

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 8 September 2020

Thank you for four stars rating. Your feedback is very important to us, it is the way we can improve. It's important for us to hear from guests about their experiences. We are sorry we did not deliver the service that was expected, all your comments has been passed to our General Manager who is looking into this in detail. We look forward to welcoming you

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vipFrancescaW
London
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Will be back again. Glad to have another good sushi restaurant round the corner from the office.

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 10 September 2020

Thank you for five stars rating. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed our food and we are really looking forward to welcoming you very soon.

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vipLouisC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall2Food5Service2Ambience3

Should space out tables more rather than closing off half the restaurant because it’s less busy

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 8 September 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave a rating. Your feedback is very important to us, it is the way we can improve. It's important for us to hear from guests about their experiences.

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AndreaC
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

The 5 of us enjoyed a brunch menu, where starters were predefined, and we had to choose two of the course from two options each.
Overall food quality was very good (fresh, tasty, nicely presented) apart from the dessert which we didn't like much (a bit of fruit and some strangely tasting ice creams - but this was personal tase).
The service unfortunately wasn't great - everyone was relatively kind, but they were clearly unprepared. Some examples: they couldn't explain what one of the main course was ("it's some teriyaki stuff"), they had to call someone else to explain what the different types of sushi were, they kept bringing new bottles of water (additional cost, of course) even when not asked, and fully draining the bottle into our glasses (making them super full, and assuming we will all drink the same amount), they forgot to bring one of the dishes for one person (we had to ask, and wait for 20 extra minutes) and generally the people who served us didn't fit well with the rest of the experience, probably due to lack of training.
The overall cost was reasonable and the food was good, so overall not too bad, but they should train the people who serve at the tables.

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 8 September 2020

Thank you for your feedback following your recent experience at Aqua Kyoto and please be assured that we do take your feedback seriously. We pride ourselves on delivering on both quality and experience to each and every guests, therefore I was sorry to read about your recent visit. Our Reception Manager is looking into this matter and he is using your comments as tools for training the staff members. Once again, thank you for your time and accept our please apologies

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ChiomaP
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came here to meet with an old Uni friend whom I hadn’t seen in a while. The food excellent, the service great and good vibes too. Would definitely recommend to anyone and coming back again soon with the boyfriend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

I have been to aqua on many occasions however on Friday evening the services was slow and attention to Our needs not good. The food was not at the normal standard to the pint we have to send one dish back. The usual taste and quality I have come to expect was not there very disappointed considering the cost of the meal. The waiting staff were not to the usual standards and it made what shops have been a wonderful evening a not so good.

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vipGary
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience3

dont normally leave reviews, especially bad ones, but this restaurant is not good. If you are going to charge super high prices then your food has to be of a high quality. It wasnt. Not even close.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience3

No social distancing, 45 mins late to be seated to our table, huge delay for drinks, don’t waste your money.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had the Experience Set Menu. Portion sizes were better than expected, and food was consistently tasty (though I wouldn't describe it as extraordinary or hugely memorable). We had a very pleasant evening but I guess I won't be raving about it, like I do about many other similar restaurant experiences.

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Sarah
London
7 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing!! Food was 10\10 and the service was 10\10 , so worth the money!! Quality quality quality !!

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 20 August 2020

Thank you for the five stars rating. We really appreciate your feedback and we are delight to hear that you enjoyed our venue, food and service. We look forward to welcoming you back!

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vipWilliamW
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food and excellent service with superb quality food

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 20 August 2020

Thank you for the five stars rating. We really appreciate your feedback and we are delight to hear that you enjoyed our venue, food and service. We look forward to welcoming you back!

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YDYDYDYDYD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food ! Amazing ambience. Would deffo dine here again

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vipPier
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the bests sushi in town as always, the terrace is stunning.

Will definitely come back.

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 19 August 2020

Thank you for the five stars rating. We really appreciate your feedback and we are delight to hear that you enjoyed our venue, food and drinks on the terrace. We look forward to welcoming you back!

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RMunroe
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was great, some of the better sushi and nigiri I’ve had in London.

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Momtchil
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the set dinner menu, food was amazing and great value for money. We keep coming back for more!

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 14 August 2020

Thank you for the five stars rating. We really appreciate your feedback and we are delight to hear that you enjoyed our venue and set menu dinner. We look forward to welcoming you back!

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LouiseC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience5

The food and setting were absolutely fantastic. Our only complaint was that we were not even offered a glass of water or any drink even once our first food had arrived. I had to go and ask for drinks after 20 minutes Of sitting waiting. Spoilt things a bit and is not what one expects in any restaurant But particularly in one like yours.
Wonderful food though.

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JazzyDiva
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Went early at 6pm on a Monday and had the set menu which proved to be really good value for money. The portion sizes were better than expected and I was full by the end. The Rock Shrimp Tempura was fresh and crispy. The main of Beef Short Rib was utterly mindblowing in looks and taste. Unfortunately it didn't come with any veg but hey ho! Lastly the ice cream turned out to be 3 beautiful ice cream rice skin balls of coconut, mango and green tea. Absolutely sublime. The menu also included miso soup and maki rolls for £29.00.

Absolutely wonderful experience, wonderful cooking and I will definitely be back.

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 19 August 2020

Thank you for the five stars rating. We really appreciate your feedback and we are delight to hear that you enjoyed our venue and especially the food. We look forward to welcoming you back!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely everything is unique in favor and an adventure for the pallet

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 12 August 2020

Thank you for the five stars rating. We really appreciate your feedback and we are delight to hear that you enjoyed our venue, food and drinks. We look forward to welcoming you back!

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vipanonymous1
Glasgow
9 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All food ordered was great, especially the beef tataki. And nice to finish the evening with a few drinks on the terrace.

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 12 August 2020

Thank you for the five stars rating. We really appreciate your feedback and we are delight to hear that you enjoyed our venue, food and drinks on the terrace. We look forward to welcoming you back!

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vipTaniyaG
London
12 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere here.

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NOne
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Nice food.. limited menu. Service was great for dining but poor on the terrace.

Had to go to the bar several times for service yet was still charged a service charge.
Staff seemed non chalant and not very helpful with drink recommendations.
Cocktails plonked on the table leaving us guessing who's belonged to who.

Poor service for the prices.

Nice food and service inside however.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

Brunch was a bit mediocre.

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 12 August 2020

Thank you for the four stars rating. We really appreciate your feedback and we are delight to hear that you enjoyed our venue, food and drinks. We look forward to welcoming you back!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I cannot express how great your team is. From the security guy who was a true gentleman, the restaurant staff were wonderful. The staff had the perfect balance of being accommodating and subtle, which was perfect. Thank you very much

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 12 August 2020

Thank you for such great rating and feedback. We really appreciate your feedback and we are delight to hear that you enjoyed our venue, food and drinks. We look forward to welcoming you back!

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Duggan
London
9 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food, yummy cocktails, friendly service, great decor and good social distancing/safety measure.

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 28 July 2020

Thank you for amazing rating. We really appreciate your feedback and we are delight to hear that you enjoyed our venue, food and cocktails. We look forward to welcoming you back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

The waiter was very obnoxious which put a sour spin on the whole evening.Which is a shame because the food was actually very good.

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 28 July 2020

Thank you so much for your review, your feedback is very important to us, it is the way we can improve. It's important for us to hear from guests about their experiences whether it was good or needs improvement. I've passed on your feedback to our senior management team on this so that we can continue to improve in the service and experiences we offer our guests. Once again, thank you for taking the time to share your comments.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place
Super tasty food
Perfect vibes

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 21 July 2020

Thank you for the four stars rating. We really appreciate your feedback and we are delight to hear that you enjoyed our venue, food and drinks. We look forward to welcoming you back!

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Corinna
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Me and my father had an amazing time here! One of our all time favourite places! Our waitress Carolina was amazing, so polite and funny!

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 21 July 2020

Thank you for a great feedback, your comments have been shared with our senior management team and we are delight to hear that you and your father enjoyed our food and drinks. We look forward to welcoming you back!

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vipERICC
London
9 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Lovely place. The ambiance is perfect for a quiet conversation. The food was mixed, though. The beet maki was brilliant but the black cod with seaweed and rice was a bit on the salty side and there were chunks of overcooked rice to navigate around. I would still go back, though; it’s not expensive for such great location and cool environment.

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 21 July 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience at Aqua Kyoto and please be assured that we do take your feedback seriously. We look forward to welcoming you back!

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vipShanelleB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really accommodating, enjoyed a really lovely meal with my daughter.

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 21 July 2020

Thank you for the five stars rating. We really appreciate your feedback and we are delight to hear that you enjoyed our venue and food. We look forward to welcoming you back!

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SMee
London
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Location is good and nice atmosphere. We had the brunch set menu but although the food was nice there wasn’t enough food and when we left ended up having a second meal across the road. We also had the drinks package which was good value and you didn’t feel like you where limited in anyway. Outside terrace is great but was south facing with no shade. It was expensive overall as we drank before and after meal deal but the staff weren’t very attentive and only stayed for the location really.

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 15 July 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience at Aqua Kyoto and please be assured that we do take your feedback seriously.

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Sammy
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

..Good food and good atmosphere. Would recommend..

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 13 July 2020

Thank you for awesome review. We really appreciate your feedback and we are delight to hear that you enjoyed our food and drinks. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Many thanks to Beatriz who made our experience extra special! Very friendly, bubbly and informative!! Sushi were frat, especially recommend squid starter and scallop prawn maki rolls 👌

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 5 March 2020

Thank you great rating. We really appreciate your feedback and we are delight to hear that you enjoyed your experiences with us. On your next visit, we'd love to welcome you in at Aqua Nueva to experience our contemporary Spanish cuisine!

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LiberteBlue
London
7 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very good food and a nice venue. I would recommend this restaurant and the dining offer was very good value for money.

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 7 March 2020

Thank you for the four stars rating. We really appreciate your feedback and we are delight to hear that you enjoyed our food and drinks. On your next visit, we'd love to welcome you in at Aqua Nueva to experience our contemporary Spanish cuisine!

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babyboomerdoc
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and cocktails. Venue was noisy due to a large table celebrating. Otherwise a great bottomless brunch!

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 4 March 2020

Thank you for four star rating. We really appreciate your feedback and we are delight to hear that you enjoyed our food and drinks. On your next visit, we'd love to welcome you in at Aqua Nueva to experience our contemporary Spanish cuisine!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

2nd time here in 2 weeks and the food and ingredients are top notch.
It is badly let down by service which is very inattentive.
They stand around in pods, forget to bring the drinks with a pairing menu.
Really basis.
When they can match the quality of food with the service it will be excellent.

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 29 February 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience at Aqua Kyoto and please be assured that we do take your feedback seriously.

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chrisb
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food with great service - the bar had a really good atmosphere.

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 25 February 2020

Thank you for the awesome rating. We are happy that you enjoyed our service and food. On your next visit, we'd love to welcome you in at Aqua Nueva to experience our contemporary Spanish cuisine!

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Andreas
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Decent food but not great. Diners are rushed through the courses to make way for the next sitting.

Aqua Kyoto
Responded on 25 February 2020

Thank you for your rating. We really appreciate your feedback, it's very important for us where we need improve and we will pass your raised points to our senior mangers.

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vipOliveTree
London
10 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

It was my 3rd time this year at the restaurant celebrating birthdays this time and we had the 4 course set menu. I noticed immediately that the starters of beef/prawns and mains of beef rib had strunk in portion size of at least a third. The dessert of mochi was one less mochi than on the previous occasions which was most disappointing for my daughter as l’d told her there would be a raspberry one but there was not! The service was very rushed and plates were being taken swiftly from us promptly the very moment we finished! Unfinished drinks were also taken, When l asked for the manager to explain the portion shrinkage, he said he had to ask the kitchen. On returning after 30 mins, his explanation was that the large portions were for the al la carte menu, However, that was unsatisfactory an explanation as we have always had the 4 course menu and nothing changed apart from size of the dishes. Service and value for food was not very good on this occasion l’m sad to say. I will not being returning in a hurry for sure!

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Aqua Kyoto is rated 4.3 stars by 525 OpenTable diners.

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