RestaurantsLondonKensingtonW8

survey result

Summary

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

Despite designer interiors and posh locations (the ten-year-old original in a Kensington backstreet; the ‘Ocean House’ spin-off in South Kensington, in a quirky building built as Brompton Library), this off-radar duo perennially inspire surprisingly little feedback. Not only that, such reports as we do get typically say something like “one of the most delicious Japanese restaurants in town”. Perhaps it’s because they are not cheap?

Summary

£87
 ££££
4
Very Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

‘Pre-seasoned sushi’ (you’re not supposed to add any extra soy sauce, so as to emphasise the taste of the fish) is a speciality at this stylish modern Japanese off High Street Kensington, which opened in 2010 with high ambitions. Despite its “unique” approach and high level of achievement – fans feel its outstanding sushi is “simply the best in town” – it maintains a strangely low profile. Ditto its ‘Ocean’ sibling on the Old Brompton Road (not listed), where such feedback as we have says its “expensive but good”.

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Restaurant details

Highchair, Portions
No dress code
35

Prices

Tapas / Dim Sum

Main Pudding
£27.50 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £50.00
Filter Coffee £2.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Sunday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm

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