Aqua Kyoto

5th Floor, 30 Argyll Street, London, W1B 3BR

Main Course £22
Food Spend £58
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Wednesday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 17:30 - 22:30. Thursday to Saturday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 17:30 - 23:00. Sunday: 12:00 - 16:00.

Great atmosphere and friendly service.

Nadia Minchella 18 October 2014
From London

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More about Aqua Kyoto

Set in the landmark former Dickins & Jones building, Aqua Kyoto offers sublime Japanese cuisine. As well as offering breathtaking views over London from the expansive roof terrace, a lowered kitchen gives guests a view of the expert sushi chefs indoors.

Crafted with absolute precision and sumptuously fresh ingredients, the Aqua Kyoto menu offers innovative flavour combinations bursting with colour and freshness. Contemporary creations at Aqua Kyoto restaurant include tempura prawn roll topped with grilled eel, or soft-shell crab with avocado. Served sizzling from the charcoal grill, guests can also enjoy tender meat cuts of slow-cooked pork belly with red miso and crackling, or chicken thighs with teriyaki.

For Japanese-style indulgence, Aqua Kyoto London offers classic European desserts with a twist. Try a smooth sake prune crème brulee, or white sesame parfait with poached cherries, as well as cleansing Japanese teas and native wines.

Blending traditional oriental features and ultra-slick design, Aqua Kyoto Soho sits 2 minutes' walk from Oxford Circus Tube Station.

Customer Reviews for Aqua Kyoto


(based on 87 reviews)

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  • dinner (59)
  • trendy (46)
  • romantic (30)
  • views (26)
  • luxury (22)
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  • lunch (15)
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18 October 2014 by Nadia Minchella from London
Great atmosphere and friendly service.
23 September 2014 by Bhavin Shah from London
Amazing place but service was bad, the veggie option was even worst for the £29.99 sit meal! 12.5% it should be optional I will
Go back for drinks food hell no!
19 September 2014 by Michelle Welch from Dalton-in-Furness
Eye Wateringly expensive! Ripped off - Charged a service charge and bottle of water that we never got
15 September 2014 by Olivia Peroval from Lonfon
It was amazing! Went there with my friends and we first had a drink on the rooftop, the view I breathtaking. Then had diner and it was so good. Ido recommend this restaurant
9 September 2014 by Eric Mckinnon from London
A great dining experience made particularly special by the service my family received. We were a table of 8 and were catered for as if we were all individuals receiving the Aqua Kyoto experience. As additional family members were able to join us at the last minute I was particularly impressed how the booking service was able to accommodate us.
The external bar overlooking the Apple store in Regent street welcomed us before being seated at our table with the weather being both warm and inviting.
Once seated the cocktails were served and we were invited to choose our courses with a selection to suit all our tastes.
Japanese food prepared and served with excellence made it a meeal to remember and return to.
Service was timely and the food was delivered in a very professional and capable manner by a delighful waitress.
7 September 2014 by Anastasiya Kapustina from London
Nice eclectic looking food and tasty cocktails. The ambiance is relaxed but stylish
3 September 2014 by Adina Feldman from Cambridge
The food was good but the portions were too small and the music was too loud in the restaurant.
2 September 2014 by Candice from London
VERY disappointing - after hearing good things from couple of friends, was looking forward to the experience however could not wait to leave after 10 mins there. The interiors are well appointed however it is more a club atmosphere rather than a restaurant... Charging dance music blaring in the dining area made it difficult to talk/relax and we felt rather annoyed with it. Surprisingly, music in the bar and terrace area was not as loud - great venue if you are having drinks and in a party mood!
Food was a let down - sounded interesting on paper but some flavours were much too strong whereas some other dishes you could not taste what they had described eg. black cod sushi roll - there was nothing distinctive, could not taste the cod. Homemade tofu - could barely taste the truffles/sauce.
Service - not what I would expect from a restaurant charging that much money. Of course they were polite but I felt it was all for show and not genuine. Two separate servers brought over a pot of tea within 3 mins of each other, even though we did not order it and had told the first server. They were not sensitive to what diners needed - one in particular kept coming to check if we were enjoying the food and tried to engage us in conversation when we were clearly not wanting to. He told us what we had ordered was not enough, so we ordered more. What a mistake as there was plenty of food and our original order would have been sufficient. Another did not seem to have any clue what they were serving us, just repeating what they had memorised, trailing off at the end ... " and it is served with these things".
If you like to pose and spend an awful lot of money, this is the perfect place.
I would recommend this venue only as a bar but not to dine in.
12 August 2014 by Cindy Edwards from London
Aqua Kyoto was great for a girlie night and the food experience. Amazing deal but I wouldnt want to go there without the deal. With the hidden taxes on top of everything it would have made it horrendously expensive. Regarding the food, we all agreed that we were pleasantly surprised on how yummy it was. It was obvious that the menu was well thought out and was really filling.
Would definitely go again with the deal.
5 August 2014 by Clare Foinette from Barnet
The restaurant was extremely noisy and obviously frequented by young people - we are in our sixties and felt rather out of place. We are not familiar with Japanese food but enjoyed the food except the desserts which were over sweet. The service was excellent.

Aqua Kyoto

5th Floor, 30 Argyll Street, London, W1B 3BR

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