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Summary

This pioneering modern Japanese haunt in Kensington ranks “among the best sushi in London”, but scores have taken a tumble in the past year. For some critics, “delicious food” is balanced by “diabolical service: incompetent and snooty”. Others complain that it is “overpriced” and “overrated”. (Very limited feedback on its lesser-known ‘Ocean’ branch, on the Old Brompton Road).

£79
Good
Average
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Do sit at the bar”“watch the chefs carefully seasoning or searing the fish” – if you visit this “pricey” Kensington venture; the result is “outstanding modern sushi and sashimi”, amongst London’s best, with “wonderful and innovative mixes of flavours”; NB the basement can feel a bit “dead”.

£78
Exceptional
Good
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

With its “superb Japanese food”“reserve a table upstairs (ground floor) to watch the dishes being expertly prepared” – this “top-notch”, Manhattan-esque Kensington operation is generally hailed as “worth the cost”, considerable as that is…

£84
Exceptional
Good
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Restaurant details

Highchair, Portions,
No
No
10 pm
1a Argyll Rd, London, W8 7DB
Opening hours

Last orders: 10 pm

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