Akira at Japan House


| Chelsea, Kensington, Knightsbridge

Former Engawa chef Akira Shimizu is opening his own robatayaki and sushi restaurant in Japan's new cultural centre, Japan House on Kensington High Street.

Restaurant details

101-111 Kensington High Street, London W8 5SA
Nearest tube: 
  • Notting Hill Gate


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Critic reviews - total score 7 out of 10

Critics' score: 8
Marina O'Loughlin Sunday Times Estimated score
Reviewed on September 23, 2018
"Their wagyu beef’s star billing is deserved. I’ve been left cold before by this hectically fat-marbled, often bland delicacy, but this is worth the stratospheric cost." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
David Sexton Evening Standard
Reviewed on June 27, 2018
"Perhaps the balance of the food, as well as the feel of the room, will be different in the evenings? And the nightclubby music more appropriate? At the moment, this fussy, over-rich cooking seems strangely at odds with the clean minimalism projected by the rest of Japan House." READ REVIEW