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If you can get over the “insane prices”, Marlon Abela’s Kyoto-style fixture in a cute Mayfair mews provides “superb and beautifully presented Kaiseki-cuisine” – even those griping about the “dizzying expense” say “it’s worth it for the sensational sushi” and other fare from chef Yoshinori Ishii.
“The kaiseki is a revelation, and a confirmation of chef Yoshi’s vast talents”, say fans of Marlon Abela’s Kyoto-style venture in a tucked-away Mayfair mews, for whom this is “the best Japanese food outside of Japan”; almost as many reporters though, just obsess over the bill – “dear, oh dear, oh dear, oh dear…”
“Ouch! Make sure you ask your bank manager first…”; Marlon Abela’s discreetly-located but “blingy” Mayfair Japanese offers some “lovely” Kyoto-style kaiseki, but it is losing its way, and the cost is “crazy”.
“The best kaiseki menu this side of Japan” delivers “a startling array of flavours”, say fans of Marlon Abela’s “classy” operation, hidden away in a Mayfair mews; even they concede, though, that it might be “cheaper to fly to Kyoto”.
Umu Restaurant Diner Reviews
"All very good and it needed to be. The bill was strtospheric."
14-16 Bruton Pl, London, W1J 6LX
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lunch noon - 2.30 pm, dinner 6 pm - 11 pm
Last orders: 10.30 pm