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Atari Ya, the well-known food importers and London sushi chain, have taken an interest in the restaurant which still acts as a showcase for Japanese beef, but now has a much stronger fish and seafood offering.

survey result

Summary

£116
£££££
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Owned by Zen-Noh, Japan’s agricultural cooperative, and specialising in high-grade Japanese wagyu, alongside sushi, sashimi, tempura and other more creative fare, this Mayfair four-year-old is centred around an open counter kitchen, controlled by chef Daisuke Hayashi. Fans are “keen for it to be better known” saying its ownership “really shows up in the superb food”, but it still has a surprisingly tiny following, perhaps because it’s “very expensive (probably too expensive)”.

Summary

£116
£££££
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Owned by Zen-Noh, Japan’s agricultural cooperative, and specialising in high-grade Japanese wagyu, alongside sushi, sashimi, tempura and other more creative fare, this Mayfair three-year-old is centred around an open counter kitchen, controlled by chef Daisuke Hayashi. Fans are “keen for it to be better known” saying its ownership “really shows up in the superb food”, but it still has a surprisingly tiny following, perhaps because it’s “very expensive (probably too expensive)”.

Summary

£109
£££££
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

It has impeccable credentials – it’s backed by Japan’s largest agricultural co-op, ZeN-Noh, and overseen by two of Japan’s more famous chefs – but this Mayfair two-year-old inspires precious little feedback. Such as there is says the food’s really “quite good” but that the overall formula doesn’t quite hang together – “maybe they’re not quite sure what sort of restaurant this should be. Is it all about its wagyu, or is it a kappo kaiseki place [a multi-course meal, where the selection is left to the chef]… or is it just one of those bland Mayfair places for hedgies to spend obscene amounts of money…?”

Summary

£104
£££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Layers of flavour and umami” reveal the magic of kaiseki cuisine at renowned Japanese chef Yoshihiro Murata’s Mayfair yearling (backed by Japan’s largest agricultural co-op), which, for its disciples, delivers dishes that are “beyond fresh, and raise the pure essence of simple ingredients like yuzu and matcha to the divine”. Natch, it’s “very pricey”, which perhaps is why it still hasn’t built a huge fanbase.

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Restaurant details

6
No dress code
50

Prices

Main Veggies Pudding
£28.00 £15.00 £10.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £50.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
23 Conduit St, London, W1S 2XS
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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