Kai

4.6
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£41 and over
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RayR
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Seemed odd to eat (high quality) Chinese food in bland mostly non-Chinese decor and served by Scottish and Italian staff. Frankly, Kai is over-priced even for the exceptional quality of some dishes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always utterly lovely - welcoming to our 9 and 11 year old’s and easily one of our favourite restaurants in London.

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LMfamily
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Beautiful setting and intimate environment with quirky aspects to support conversations! Confusing menu presentation and lack of consistency across staff team.

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Beetroot
Hertfordshire
5 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

One of the best meals for a long time but £8+ for a bottle of beer was a tad too much.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love the food and the vibe of the restaurant myself and my partner really enjoyed ourselves

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HarvinderB
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went to Kai with friends to celebrate a milestone birthday. First of all we were almost half an hour late but the restaurant was very accommodating, they held our table and didn't make a fuss. The food was absolutely excusite. Even some of the traditional dishes like miso soup were mouth wateringly amazing. But what really made this a 5 star experience for me was the staff. Each member of staff was so polite, attentive and you can see they took great pride in their work. Everyone greeted us with a smile and they really made us feel like special guests. They even surprised my friend (who was celebrating her 30th) with a little platter of treats which was unexpected. Kai really do go out of their way. A 3 course meal with drinks for 4 people came to £300 but if you're looking for an evening out and want to experience brilliant food and service then Kai is the place to go

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The bird design is really cute and the food are all tasty

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AzzamF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

they were great by getting my daughter a birthday celebration

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AhmadB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The restaurant was amazing. Lovely food and the staff were very polite and friendly. Perfect atmosphere for our anniversary. Would recommend Kai Mayfair to all those looking for a romantic evening with their loved ones.

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious vegetarian options. Innovative take on traditional dishes. Loved the Chai dish. Deserts were also outstanding. Great advice about choices by waiters.

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RichardS
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

We live in the north west and are blessed with a growing number of outstanding eateries, all of which represent outstanding value when compared to London restaurants. We visit London a couple of times per month and accept that we need to measure value differently there.
We were disappointed with this restaurant. The food was good, but no element was outstanding and Michelin risk discrediting themselves if the quality of food that we experienced is typical here.
The value was appalling, even when compared to the more vulgar offerings in London such as the Sexy Fish.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

Definitely disappointed. We were expecting much more from a restaurant with a Michelin star. Food was good, but not exceptional. Service was average at best. Value for money was poor.

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vipLondonAd
London
15 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience4

Not worthy of its Michelin star. This is my second time and again it was disappointing. Food is mediocre, staff is ok, carpets look dirty. Form over substance.