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“Great place, especially if you want to show off”
Review of Aqua Kyoto

Aqua Kyoto
Ranked #2,628 of 24,429 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $107
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Soho
Description: Set high above the bustle of Regent Street on the fifth floor of the famous former Dickins & Jones building, aqua london is one of the capital's most unique and exciting drinking and dining destinations with its two restaurants, cocktail bar and stunning roof terraces. Aqua kyoto is a unique Japanese restaurant showcasing chef Paul Greening's innovative cuisine. An extensive menu of beautifully-presented sushi and sashimi is complemented by creative hot dishes combining the highest quality British produce with Paul's contemporary technique. A central sushi bar and open sumibiyaki charcoal grill combine with sleek black and red decor to create a sense of theatre in keeping with aqua kyoto's location in the heart of the West End. Pass the Pamplona bull that seems to charge at you along the sultrily-lit corridor and find yourself in aqua nueva, offering Spanish dining at its finest. Here chef Alberto Hernandez presents a modern take on traditional northern Spanish cuisine, reinterpreting classic dishes in exciting new ways. Meanwhile at London's first dedicated Cava Bar guests can order from a menu of delicious tapas while enjoying a glass of cava from an extensive list. At the heart of aqua london is aqua spirit and its charcoal-ringed bar representing Zen purity. Perennially popular as a destination for beginning, ending or spending an evening, at aqua spirit master mixologists serve up some of the finest cocktails in London. Aqua spirit boasts two hidden gems - outdoor terraces with stunning views over London's rooftops, perfect places to relax and refresh.
Reviewed October 22, 2013

It is great to be able to have a drink, on a rooftop, by Regent's Street. The place is nice and they have some good bottles (like Zacapa rhum for instance).
Staff is friendly.
I didn't try the restaurant but I guess I'll go back there in the near future

Thank Nicolas V
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

For a Japanese restaurant it is not a place of serene tranquillity. The waiting staff were very slow- it's just as well that my friend and I had much to talk about. Also having the restaurant leading to the balcony meant that we got wafts of cigar and cigarette smoke when the doors opened. Food was good but I've had much better for less. Cocktails were delicious and the bar looked fun and happening.

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Thank Myleneah
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

The food here has always been amazing. It is very tasty and it is nice to have the outside balcony area for an after drink.

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Thank Mhearn23
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

My boyfriend was so excited to take me here on our visit to London as he had been before (about 2 years ago) and said it was amazing but we were definitely let down! The miso soup was good but our Sushi was just average. We shared the chef's sampler and while the sushi was very fresh it lacked taste and any creativity.The Kobe beef in the center was ground with a quail egg on top, sound appetizing? Not so much, it almost came up and made my loose my appetite to finish the rest of the meal. Some of our neighbors dishes looked good and other people seemed to be enjoying so maybe we choose wrong but don't come here on your vacation for your "splurge" meal because it's definitely not worth the price.

Thank CCurtis2013
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

Really really good service and the food is yummy! Gorgeous place too. Very busy however, but service was still fast and very attentive. Would def recommend.

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Thank HeyRulz
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