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Summary

“Japanese cuisine at its finest (the quality of ingredients, especially fish, is simply amazing!)” inspires respect for Marlon Abela’s much-vaunted venture dedicated to Kyoto-style kaiseki cuisine, tucked away in a delightful Mayfair mews and whose sleek styling is “not typically Japanese… in a good way”. Ever since it opened in 2004, it has taken flak for being “grossly overpriced”, but the reason its ratings were dragged down this year related to a couple of unusually disappointing reports.

£120
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

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!”

£120
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

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.

£118
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“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…”

£120
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2
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Restaurant details

Highchair
12
No trainers
70

Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 169.00 D only 8

Tapas / Dim Sum

Main Pudding
£8.00 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £29.00
Filter Coffee £2.50
Extras  
Service 12.50%
14-16 Bruton Pl, London, W1J 6LX
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-11 pm
Tuesday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-11 pm
Wednesday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-11 pm
Thursday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-11 pm
Friday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-11 pm
Saturday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-11 pm
SundayCLOSED

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