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Summary

“Peerless” (and that goes for the bill too…). Given the bankruptcy-inducing set price of a meal, it would be easy to feel let down by this Mayfair 9-seater, where “world-leading expert in his field Chef Mitsuhiro Araki” (who earnt three Michelin stars in Tokyo, and gave them up to move to London) “prepares and serves the sushi, right in front of you”. However, not one of the reports we received on this “stunning, intimate, authentic, and completely unique experience” were anything other than totally rapturous, and it scored the survey’s highest food mark this year: “bliss… if at a cost”.

£380
Exceptional
Exceptional
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“The sushi is out-of-this-universe, but the prices are too” at this tiny Mayfair newcomer – by quite a margin the UK’s most expensive dining experience – where “as one of only 9 customers, the skill of Mitsuhiro Araki is fully on display for your personal benefit”; is it worth the mind-boggling cost? – to most of our reporters the answer is yes!

£366
Exceptional
Very Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Restaurant details

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8.30 pm
Unit 4 12 New Burlington St, London, W1S 3BH
Opening hours

Last orders: 8.30 pm

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