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Aqua Kyoto

Japanese Restaurant££££
  • Tom B.
    "Great soft shell crab rolls and rooftop bar"(8 Tips)
    Tilly G.
    "Sushi Sunday brunch to live and die for."(2 Tips)
    Neelabh J.
    "Great view and a gifted chef."(6 Tips)
    Karen C.
    "Cocktails and the sushi are amazingly creative concoctions"(9 Tips)
58 Tips and reviews
  • sushi
  • rooftop
  • cocktails
  • scenic views
  • good service
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  • Marina P.
    Marina PisklovaJuly 14, 2017
    The roof top is the key attraction here. Food very average, highly priced. Service was poor, kept messing up the order and being either consistently ignoring us or being rude.
  • La Dolce Vita
    La Dolce VitaJanuary 28, 2017
    Infinity Brunch: £55 for 2-hour unlimited Veuve Clicquot Brut NV champagne, house wine or beer and a selection of sushi, yakitori, noodles and desserts.
  • Tsveta A.
    Tsveta AlinskaDecember 2, 2016
    Sushi is mandatory!
  • Lamia
    LamiaOctober 1, 2016
    I like it. I heard that the Spanish one is awful. We ordered maki rolls are tasty and the rice is highly recommended. They have a special spinach and sesame salad also worth trying.
  • Maria M.
    Maria MariaMay 14, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The place is always in trend for past many years. Terrace outside is a hidden gem in London
  • Omur P.
    Omur Polat OzsoyFebruary 1, 2016
    Ebi ten sushi is good.
  • Ted T.
    Ted TJanuary 25, 2016
    Not bad but there are better sushi places out there...
  • The Saudi Critic
    The Saudi CriticNovember 24, 2015
    Totally not worth it. Won't be going back again
  • Sacha H.
    Sacha HeckOctober 24, 2015
    Loungy restaurant. A lot of space between the tables. Good quality food. They could serve bigger portions though ;)
  • Boon K.
    Boon KohAugust 2, 2015
    Food-wise, it is definitely not worth the £39 (for the Infinity Brunch menu without drinks). The hot food was decent, but the sushi quality was really lacking. And there is no "Infinity"/buffet
  • Iris T.
    Iris TaoJune 30, 2015
    If you fancy a casual Japanese food or you are a picky foodie for Japanese food with less money, go to DOZO in soho, you won't regret!
  • Iris T.
    Iris TaoJune 30, 2015
    Thus, for fusion or high quality food, I would highly recommend ROKA where you can take your partner to enjoy the great and creative Japanese food and excellent services! Even with less price may be
  • Iris T.
    Iris TaoJune 30, 2015
    The environment is super noisy, I actually don't mind have dinner in a lounge or bar if that restaurant is very small. But if you have enough space. Can you manage a little bit
  • Iris T.
    Iris TaoJune 30, 2015
    All the staff looked super busy that they could even not notice you! Some of staff's English was terrible. Can't believe they are working in a £££ restaurant.
  • Iris T.
    Iris TaoJune 30, 2015
    Also, the tofu in hot pot was absolutely disaster! I don't believe Japanese eat that in Japan, even though you may say it's 'fusion'. Ok sushi, although we ordered the most expensive one, not special
  • Iris T.
    Iris TaoJune 30, 2015
    Nothing good there I have to say and I won't visit again if I can choose. We spend about £130 for 3 people, but it seems we had NOTHING. The sashimi was quite little and not fusion/creative at all.
  • Lexi Z.
    Lexi ZhaoMay 10, 2015
    It's a place for drinks but not for food.
  • Yiota P.
    Yiota PapApril 15, 2015
    Great place to enjoy a sunny day in the middle of London :)
  • Tilly G.
    Tilly GoodwinMarch 28, 2015
    Sushi Sunday brunch to live and die for. Tips: take a rich and generous friend. Don't eat for at least 12 hours before. Encourage the staff to ply you with champagne.
    Upvoted Nov 4, 2017
  • Steffi C.
    Steffi CFebruary 16, 2015
    Great view!
  • Angela L.
    Angela LiuFebruary 10, 2015
    Japanese with a view
  • Jessica Y.
    Jessica YoungDecember 1, 2014
    The lunch set menu is reasonably price, ok quality and nice idea for a group / occasion, as it comes with a cocktail but skip dessert - awful wasabi meringue
  • Anne N.
    Anne NoquilloNovember 19, 2014
    Mixed veggie tempura, salmon sashimi, aqua kyoto black cod, crab tempura roll, salmon roll topped with lovster and miso bisque 😊☺️
  • Tom B.
    Tom BrewerOctober 6, 2014
    Great soft shell crab rolls and rooftop bar
  • Sandy W.
    Sandy WanAugust 30, 2014
    You MUST try the wagyu beef and foie gras maki rolls - Amazing! Simply the best thing on the menu! £34 for 8 pieces! Yuma !
    Upvoted Nov 4, 2017
  • Jason H.
    Jason HirstAugust 26, 2014
    Don't get me wrong, it's a great place to experience the high life, but it was SO SO much better. Food is still incredible but the service slightly lacking, fingers crossed it goes back to as it was.
  • Doug M.
    Doug MakishimaAugust 20, 2014
    Very nice bar and rooftop terrace.
  • Paul
    PaulAugust 10, 2014
    Nice rooftop and cocktail bar.
  • I M.
    I MAugust 7, 2014
    3 course set menu good value with cocktail
  • Andr? T.
    Andr? ThomasJuly 6, 2014
    Amazing view
  • Oliver K.
    Oliver KreuterApril 6, 2014
    Busy, to see and be seen, so go with the flow
  • Nora B.
    Nora BelliMarch 4, 2014
    View from the roof terrace
  • Dan L.
    Dan LazaridesOctober 4, 2013
    Don't kid yourself over the name. Nothing like a Kyoto bar and lacking any decent service
  • T W.
    T WSeptember 7, 2013
    Blech! Sushi Sunday brunch is great if you like euro-trashing and want to pretend you are eating Japanese. Otherwise, if you are checking in, quickly change your mind and leave.
  • BarChick
    BarChickAugust 27, 2013
    This place takes trendy seriously and there’s a good chance that the food will be better dressed than you. The view is what makes it worthwhile. Bring a pack of Vogue cigs and you’ll fit right in.
  • Mark V.
    Mark VreeswijkAugust 16, 2013
    Awesome rooftop and great barman!
  • Neelabh J.
    Neelabh JhaAugust 7, 2013
    Great view and a gifted chef. Go there if Shushi is your thing
  • Yashar
    YasharMay 14, 2013
    Best sushi ever. Ask for the contemporary plate!
  • Nadine C.
    Nadine CharlesApril 13, 2013
    I've been here before and really enjoyed it. This time it was a bit too noisy. Maybe it's because it was a Friday night. Music was way too loud . Food was good . Tempura shrimp and teriyaki chicken
  • Lina
    LinaFebruary 11, 2013
    Very average food. Empty on Monday night
  • Cesar D.
    Great for an after work drink! :)
  • Patrick K.
    Patrick KalMay 11, 2012
    Nice roof terrace bar. Staff are a bit stuck up though if you are into that type of thing .
  • Gela K.
    Gela KappaOctober 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great cocktails breathtaking terrace. Romantic lights of London.
  • Sami N.
    Sami NoiriSeptember 6, 2011
    Grab a cocktail at the bar, you wont regret it!
  • The Telegraph
    The TelegraphAugust 19, 2011
    The bar leads to an indoor Japanese restaurant decorated in silk and charcoal. The crowd throughout looks the part too. More locals in the know than tourists clutching guidebooks. Read more
  • Kate B.
    Kate BarlowJuly 28, 2011
    Ouch! Be prepared for appalling service. Quite possibly the rudest I've ever experienced. Such a shame as the roof terrace is fantastic
  • Sarah B.
    Sarah ButlerJuly 13, 2011
    Great food, order more than you think you'll eat. Service is shocking. Stick to specifics & not platters. Sushi platter was woeful. Other 11 dishes were fabulous.
  • Kiran P.
    Kiran PatelJuly 7, 2011
    Just introduced a dress code. Really stupid for a bar/ restaurant in Soho. Pretentious and would not go back.
  • Martin T.
    Martin TiedemannJune 1, 2011
    Entrance at 30 Argyll Street.
  • Isabel W.
    Isabel WhissonMarch 30, 2011
    Just turn up on a busy night without a reservation and they'll seat you at the sushi bar.
  • Karen C.
    Karen C.January 11, 2011
    Cocktails and the sushi are amazingly creative concoctions
  • Chris M.
    Chris MurphyDecember 18, 2010
    Kyoto bloom cocktail is awesome!
  • Harriet M.
    Harriet MearsDecember 9, 2010
    The Rose li cocktail is amazing
  • 10, 2010
    The food is pretty good; after all, it is an expensive, upmarket chain. But it has a curiously outmoded feel and doesnt seduce like Nobu or Zuma. Read more
  • Laura R.
    Laura RobertsFebruary 21, 2010
    The apple martinis are delicious
  • Herry L.
    Herry LawfordJanuary 16, 2010
    looks like a clip joint but has great Japanese food and good service (and that's from a Japanese) Read more
  • Lulu A.
    Lulu AlafaleqJuly 25, 2016
    يسوى العنوه بس عشان هالطبق اللي ما اعرف اسمه
  • Emad A.
    Emad AlShalhoubJanuary 13, 2014
    Try tuna sushi 🍣🍙🍱🍤
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