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Kyoto is located in the heart of central London just off Regent Street and shares a building with three other Aqua venues including a Spanish restaurant and rooftop bar. Aqua Kyoto specialises in Japanese food with a sushi bar which knocks up sushi to order and a sumibiyaki charcoal grill.

We recently visited the restaurant to try the Don Buri lunch menu which is a set menu offering a main dish with a starter and dessert. We chose the Seafood Udon which was a clear broth with udon noodles, seaweed and a generous helping of juicy prawns, shrimp and scallops. Another rice dish topped with beef was just as filling, a huge mound of rice topped with thin, tasty beef pieces.

The dishes come served with chawanmushi; a cold egg custard style dish, pickles and a dessert – which when we visited was a dense, dark chocolate mouse topped with fresh fruit. The non-alcoholic cocktails are ideal for lunch times and if it’s sunny you can head to the terrace with views over the shopping streets below. Whilst our waitress was amazing and extremely helpful, the 30 minute plus wait for our lunch was a little annoying, especially as the restaurant wasn’t very busy. 

That said for an authentic Japanese lunch (£12.50 for the Don Buri set lunch) with Tokyo style views in central London it ain’t bad people.

30 Argyll Street, W1F