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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Delivery
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Reviewed June 22, 2022

I was so excited to go there as the restaurant has excellent reviews. I really wanted to try their sushi even before the pandemic. Disappointing wasn’t sufficient. I don’t consider it’s Japanese restaurant because I don’t think if sushi is served the restaurant is Japanese....There is no Japanese person and no Japanese style service available. Don’t take me wrong, I’m not insisting without Japanese staff it can’t be Japanese restaurant. There is no properly cooked japanese food and all over food quality is very poor. First of all, I can tell with confidence all supposed to warm dishes are just microwaved. As soon as we ordered those dishes very familiar microwave sound started. supposed to be steamed chicken gyoza came floating in water. I can tell those are definitely frozen food from most probably certain Chinese cash and carry wholesale store. Spinach was incredibly tough. It may be good for you if you are on extremely high fibre diet but I felt I had become a cow. Sushi was another huge disappointment. Quality was poor although eatable. But I would rather prefer to eat that quality sushi at one of the famous chain restaurant’s branch in Victoria Street. Because it’d be more spacious and more importantly cleaner. But the worst part was when we ordered CURRY UDON! The waitress didn’t understand what we were asking because she pronounce it CA-RAY UDON and insisted she had asked what we water was noodle in soup. In my opinion even curry udon is noodle in curry soup. But by the time we had realised we made a big mistake and decided to leave as quick as we could, so didn’t argue. And when the bill came we just paid the amount. it stated that ‘no service charge is included’ and some Korean that neither of us didn’t understand. Since we left no tip the waitress suddenly became very rude. She even didn’t bother to say good-bye! I will never go there again and wouldn’t recommend anybody who would like to eat decent Japanese food.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed March 7, 2022

My wife and I visited Ichi-Ricki a few days ago and totally enjoyed the experience the food was freshly prepared and beautifully presented. The basement restaurant is probably best described as utilitarian, but what the heck, you're here for the excellent food not the décor....The three ladies running the establishment were non stop through out the 90 minutes we were there but our server always had a big smile. This is a small basement establishment so probably best to book. The final bill was incredibly reasonable, not just for London, but for any where. All in all a wonderful dining experience and thoroughly recommended.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 24, 2022 via mobile

We were recommended this basement restaurant and between us, ate a variety of different dishes. If seaweed or sushi isn’t your thing don’t work, salmon teriyaki and other rice and vegetable dishes are also available. Beautiful soup, stunning flavours. The only downside was the dreadful...toilet with no running water in the sink. Take hand sanitiser!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 6, 2022 via mobile

Tiny little restaurant with amazing staff and really tasty food. The Chicken gyozas are amazing. Sushi really good too!!

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed October 18, 2021 via mobile

Found this gem a few years back the food is amazing and such a good price the staff are so friendly I would recommend this place to anybody I've been a few times now and always left happy

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed September 6, 2021 via mobile

Came here to eat allll the sushi with my friend and it did not disappoint. The service and food was just what we were looking for (nothing fancy) and this hit the spot. The service was also amazing. Really good value and a great evening.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 4, 2021 via mobile

I chose this little sushi house to take my son for his 16th birthday. He’s used to more ‘commercial’ places so this was a really authentic experience for him. The place is easily missed so pay attention and when you do find it, it’s really...cosy inside so I suggest you book just in case. The menu is extensive! So much to choose from and we went in! We had deluxe sashimi, ichiriki rolls, lion king rolls, soft shell crab rolls, octopus/clam/scallop/shrimp nigiri and sashimi. It all arrives beautifully presented and fresh and the service was prompt. Kim was so attentive and polite and really made us feel welcome. Definitely one to return to!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed July 27, 2021

Simple and authentic and still open - just a bit tricky to find! July 2021. Been trading there for 22 years and still going strong.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 24, 2021

Good quality food for a decent price. Nothing crazy, nothing special, and nothing unique. Filling food and good service

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 1, 2021

Highly recommended! Kind and quick service. Very enjoyable food with plenty of variety. It might be worth booking in advance as it is a small restaurant. I will definitely be visiting again!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed December 9, 2020 via mobile

So hospitable and friendly. Food amazing - fresh, delicious and plenty of choice. Walk past at your peril... more than worth a visit. We will be back!

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed September 2, 2020 via mobile

You could be fooled into walking past this place but if you do, you’re mad. The food is amazing! Real quality sushi with fantastic service. If you’re in London and don’t come here, you’re missing out. This place should should be permanently packed to the...rafters!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed February 17, 2020 via mobile

Excellent family run Japanese restaurant tucked in basement on Strutton Ground in the heart of Victoria. Great menu at reasonable price. Food was excellent and service nice and quick. This is a small restaurant but the food and variety is superb. This will be a...regular haunt of mine.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 14, 2020

super bad experience with this restaurant. the portion was small and the Udon broth was heated with MICROWAVE! I couldn't believe it and it is overpriced with mediocre quality. Nirigi was just alright but they changed £17 for a set of Udon and Nigiri. Worst...of all, this waiter was like, "no service charge was included", in another word we "requiring" you to tip us but the service wasn't very good and we felt like the food was overpriced so we refused to tip them and on they way out, the "waiter" gave me a dead look and said something in "non-English" sounding very condescending, we knew they were talking trash about us so it made the whole experience even worse. Tip is supposed to be given to good service, not "required", he definitely didn't deserve it.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 1, 2020 via mobile

This place does fabulous sushi ! Mostly I’m disappointed with London sushi but this place restored my faith. I guess it’s family owned - the Dad being the sushi chef appears to have been here since the 1980s but can barely string 2 English words...together. The elder son does the serving (I’m guessing all this). Anyway not to worry the menu is wide, wide, wide... temperature of sushi perfect. Atmosphere intimate. Facilities basic - price reasonable. All in I defy you to be disappointed.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Ichi-Riki is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5