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The doors slide back Star Trek-style at this bijou Japanese restaurant “tucked away discreetly” in a cute Mayfair mews – one of London’s leading providers of “sublime and sophisticated” Kyoto-style kaiseki cuisine… but “ye gods, the prices!” Chef Yoshinori Ishii is “the ultimate Renaissance man – he makes the pottery, does the flowers and calligraphy, teaches fisherman how to treat the catch and takes cooking to another level!”
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”.
Umu Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Top top Japanese Very expensive but worth it totally"
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