Explore Harden's - The restaurant guide created by you for you

Stop Press!

May 2019: Karabu, a cocktail bar with a snack menu will open within Dinings SW3 in June.

Harden's says

Marylebone's innovative Japanese restaurant has opened a second branch in South Kensington this May. The brand is properly international these days, with noodle bars in Tokyo and a Dinings outlet in a Tel-Aviv hotel.

survey result

Summary

“Sublime fish” employed in “lots of new-style sushi” helps win nothing but adulation for this Japanese operation, now split between two sites – both of which deliver “exquisite” cuisine. The Marylebone original suffers from being a “cramped basement”, but the new Knightsbridge site under chef Masaki Sugisaki makes a “great addition”, with “better decor and a larger kitchen, resulting in a wider menu and a better dining experience”.

£69
  £££
5
Exceptional
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Don’t be put off by the simplicity of the dining room”“a noisy concrete basement” (although you can also sit at the ground floor bar): Tomonari Chiba’s sushi and other Japanese fare is “genius”, albeit “spectacularly expensive” at his original Marylebone venture of over ten years standing. In May 2017 he opened a considerably swankier offshoot in the beautiful and chichi premises vacated by Toto’s (RIP) which seem likely to become the dominant member of the duo hereafter. It features a mashup of Japanese and Western ingredients and ideas – early press reviews are mixed.

£68
  £££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

For 28 years we've been curating reviews of the UK's most notable restaurant. This year diners have submitted over 50,000 reviews to create the most authoritative restaurant guide in the UK.

Have you eaten at Dinings?

Dinings Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Dinings Restaurant in SW3, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Dinings restaurant.
Robert M
Excellent food, though thought the Wagyu no...
Reviewed 2 months, 26 days ago

"Excellent food, though thought the Wagyu not up to expectations (reared in the UK?). Staff very attentive, good maitre d'. Was busy on a Monday evening, so clearly doing well."

Report this comment
Déborah M
Cocktails very poor. Slow service. Charged ...
Reviewed 3 months, 15 days ago

"Cocktails very poor. Slow service. Charged my credit card twice"

Report this comment
Have you eaten at Dinings?
Post your own review of Dinings and contribute to our annual restaurant review guide.
Post your own review
Opening hours

L noon-2.45 pm, Sun 12.30-2.45 pm; D Mon-Thu 6-9.30 pm, Fri & Sat 6-10 pm, Sun 6-9 pm
Last orders: 9.30 pm, Fri & Sat 10 pm, Sun 9 pm

Best Japanese restaurants nearby

Chisou
Japanese restaurant in Knightsbridge
£51
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
2
Average
Zuma
Japanese restaurant in Knightsbridge
£80
 ££££
5
Exceptional
3
Good
4
Very Good
Kulu Kulu
Japanese restaurant in South Kensington
£32
    £
3
Good
1
Poor
2
Average