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aqua kyoto (Bar, Restaurant)

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30 Argyll Street, Soho, London, W1F 7EB
Cuisine: Japanese Average Price: £65.00
Tel: 0207 478 0540 | Email to aqua kyoto | | Transport: Oxford Circus | Write review

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Top 10 things you need to know about Aqua Kyoto Japanese restaurant:

1) The location is a dream; just around the corner from Oxford Circus. Who would have thought the tangled headache of London’s busiest shopping street held such a gem.

2) I’ve made a couple of attempts to visit Aqua Kyoto but failed to make it across the ground floor foyer to the lift for fear of being turned away for my scruffy ‘just-escaped-from-the-office’ look. Surely only the classiest of the classy can enter here?

3) While it does pay off to put on your ritziest clothes and have a sense of decorum (think Victoria Beckham class rather than Posh Spice) Aqua Kyoto won’t turn you away for wearing high-tops and a checked shirt.

4) N.B. Go for the tea-infused menu. Aqua Kyoto makes a big deal about this menu, with good reason!

5) Pay attention to the ingredients in these dishes: sencha tea asparagus tempura; matcha tea maki; robata Wagyu bavette (braised Kobe beef); chestnut teriyaki; salivating yet?

6) Aqua Kyoto, Aqua London in general, is the place to have fun. If Jay Gatsby lived in London in this day and age, this is where he’d take Nick to have a good time.

7) Each dish from the tea-infused menu is carefully paired with a shot glass of Japanese tea. This isn’t any old food and drink pairing sloshed together. The kitchen team give thought to how the dishes and drinks can be combined to provide the perfect tastes. This is a food trend that should definitely stay.

8) It’s refreshing to eat food that tastes like it should. The sea salt freshness of the seaweed on the tako sarada starter makes you feel like you’re on the mermaid diet. All you need is a reproachful crab as a sidekick to serenade you on how good life is under the sea.

9) You could accuse Aqua London for being overly swish, to the point of pretentious. You could, but this is London. If you can’t learn to appreciate such places, then quite frankly you don’t really belong here.

10) Before you leave, have a drink at the bar. The cocktails range from the classic to the Japanese-inspired. End the night with a Last Sumurai. There’s no guarantee that you’ll wake up the next morning feeling like a warrior, but you won’t regret a thing.
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Customer Reviews for aqua kyoto

Average (based on 4 votes): 4 Atmosphere: Value: Quality:

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“The blackened code here is absolutely delicious but you can get equally yummy sushi without breaking the bank. Excellent atmosphere but the bar can get very busy if you're just going for drinks.”
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Vicky, London (5 years 8 months 29 days ago)

“I absolutley love this place. It is definately one of my favs here in London. The cocktails are divine and creative. The places buzzes with so many interesting people. When I was there last night Cesc Fabricgas (arsenal captain) was at the booth next to us and came over to our table to steal the waitress. We didn't mind at all. It is a really classy place, so dress to impress.”
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tina, london (6 years 5 months 9 days ago)

“WOW! Totally agree with this review, what a stunning place - beautiful food, beautiful decor and all tasted great. Not cheap, but you can still get a great meal here without spending a fortune.”
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Jenny, London (7 years 2 months 21 days ago)

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“Well, went as new restaurant - very disappointed - so dated - very mumbai bling bling - very unorginal, but food was okay. Service - friendly, they genuinely tried their best - but were completely unaware of ingredients in the menu and were unable to recommend a wine to match, as a result. Extortionate prices - offered no value - will not return in a hurry - would rather go to a good restaurant that can deliver.”
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vince, London (7 years 3 months 23 days ago)

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aqua kyoto Opening Hours

Monday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
6:00pm - 10:30pm
Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
6:00pm - 11:00pm
Tuesday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
6:00pm - 10:30pm
Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
6:00pm - 11:00pm
Wednesday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
6:00pm - 10:30pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 6:15pm
Thursday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
6:00pm - 11:00pm
   

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aqua kyoto Food & Drinks

  • Cuisine Type: Japanese
  • Average Price: £65.00

aqua kyoto Food Menu

Executive Chef Paul Greening presents innovative Japanese cuisine with the very best of locally sourced ingredients. His seasonal dishes and concepts showcase his scientifically creative methods and innovative Japanese cuisine.

Updated 06/09/2016

Item Description Price
wagyu beef gyoza with onion miso, ponzu pearls £ 7.00
sencha octopus with tomato & kombu salad £ 12.50
rock shrimp tempura with spicy chilli sauce £ 15.50
sushi mori awase - derakkusu 12 pieces of chef selected sushi £ 31.00
black miso cod with yuzu curd, cucumber & tonburi, Japanese herbs £ 32.50
fuji apple with crème fraîche ice-cream £ 8.00

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aqua kyoto sample a la carte menu
The A La Carte follows trad Aqua kyoto offers an extensive Japanese menu of beautifully-presented sushi and sashimi complemented by creative hot dishes combining superb produce with a contemporary technique.
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aqua kyoto sample Weekend Brunch menu
Every Saturday between 12.-4pm and Sunday from 12-6:15pm enjoy a sushi platter, wakame & seaweed salad, prawn tempura with chilli sauce, mixed yaki-tori from the sumibiyaki grill, pork or salmon or vegetable toban with udon noodle and chef’s selection of crème brûlée. Enjoy a bubbles and bellinis at £49 per person, or Veuve Clicquot Champagne at £65 per person during your two hour reservation. Alternatively, opt for food only for £34.
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aqua kyoto sample lunch menu
Enjoy traditional Japanese food at lunch with our Bento Boxes from £18, or our winter warming healthy Soba Bowls with a contemporary twist (from £12). Aqua Kyoto also offers an extensive Japanese lunch menu of beautifully-presented sushi and sashimi complemented by creative hot dishes combining superb produce with a contemporary technique.
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aqua kyoto dessert menu
aqua kyoto dessert menu
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aqua kyoto Drinks Menu

aqua kyoto wine and sake list

Updated 13/03/2014

Item Description Price
Ginger Collins Tanqueray gin shaken with fresh ginger, lemon juice, gomme syrup, finished with lemonade, served long over ice. £ 11.50
Japanese Velvet Nashi pear sake shaken with pear purée, homemade lemongrass syrup, apple juice, lemon juice, sweetened with honey, served martini style. £ 11.50
Chrysanthemum Harry Craddock’s classic cocktail with Benedictine, Noilly Prat Vermouth, a dash of absinthe, stirred in a martini glass. £ 11.50
Rose & Li Veuve Clicquot Brut NV with rose liqueur, lychee and flowering rose buds, served in a flute. £ 14.00
Champagne Veuve Clicquot "Yellow Label" Brut £ 72.50
Viura "Campo Nuevo", Navarra, Spain £ 22.00
Sauvignon Blanc, Redwood Pass, Marlborough, New Zealand £ 35.00
Garnacha Tinto, Soliluna, Carinena, Spain £ 22.00

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aqua kyoto wine and sake list
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Enjoy our Infinity Brunch Sundays

Updated 13/08/2014

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Signature Sundays £55, 17:30 - 20:00

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Lunch from £10.50 - Kyoto Soba Bowls

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Feast on London - 3 courses & a cocktail £29 per person

Type: Dinner, Fixed price Menu, From £20 to £30, Lunch, Wining and Dining Special Offer

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Events and other great things going on at aqua kyoto

If you would like to host your own event please contact our dedicated events team on 0207 478 0542 or email us on events@aqua-london.com and we will be happy to help.

Updated 29/04/2015

aqua kyoto Hire Details

aqua london is a stunning roof top venue situated on Regent St in the heart of London’s West End.

aqua Kyoto, the intimate and opulent room can seat up to 10 on one round table; up to 250 for a reception and up to 110 for a seated event, or combined with aqua spirit for 400 people standing and 200 seated.

To enquire about a private event, please contact events@aqua-london.com 0207 478 0543

Updated 29/04/2015

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