Review on Aqua Kyoto

Aqua Kyoto was the second restaurant opened by David Yeo's Aqua Restaurant Group in October 2009, situated on the fifth floor of the former department store Dickens and Jones, opposite the Palladium Theatre, it shares the top floor space with its Spanish sibling Aqua Neuva.

Decked out in a dramatic palette of red, gold and black, it oozes stylishness with its swanky interior designed by Glamorous Co of Osaka, featuring a central sunken sushi bar and traditional sumibiyaki charcoal grill bar, sitting below a stunning red lantern inspired lighting feature. Beautiful ink paintings by the legendary 18th century artist Ito Jakuchu, layered dramatically with fine Japanese mesh and encased in glass are displayed on the walls. The restaurant has a lovely rooftop terrace with spectacular views over London, perfect for summer months.

The kitchen uses superior ingredients for its cutting edge Japanese cuisine overseen by talented chef Paul Greening. Typical dishes on the menu are seared scallops with yuzu truffle or maybe the trio of diced sashimi in bonito jelly and squid ink sauce. Other options worth considering are the grilled fillet of beef with foie gras and marinated celery or the slow cooked Japanese black skin pork belly with red miso and crackling. When it comes to desserts you could choose chocolate and coconut pyramid with wasabi and ginger ice cream or poached nasi pear in caramel with chestnut crumble and soy milk ice cream.

Expect a buzzy atmosphere with impeccable service, together with a global wine list and inventive cocktails.

Aqua Kyoto is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Hardens, AA Guide

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Paul Greening

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 through until
Dinner: 11.00pm Mon-Sat (12.00 - 8.30pm Sun)

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Facilities at Aqua Kyoto

  • Alfresco dining
  • Disabled access
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • 112 covers
  • Family Friendly


Aqua Kyoto
5th Floor, 240 Regent Street
(entrance 30 Argyll St)
Oxford Circus
West London

Nearest tube station: Oxford Circus

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