Aqua Kyoto

Aqua Kyoto

Oriental | Soho, Fitzrovia, Covent Garden

This is the Japanese part of the aqua complex at Regent Street, featuring a sushi bar and sumibiyaki charcoal grill. The chef in charge is Shibuya Kenichi.

Restaurant details

Fifth floor, 240 Regent Street, London W1B 3BR
Nearest tube: 
Oxford CircusNearest station: Oxford Circus
Telephone number: 0207 478 0540

Opening times: Monday - Saturday Lunch 12 - 2.30pm, Dinner 6.30 - 11.00pm

More info: 
  • Private Hire available
  • Bar area
  • Outside seating (weather permitting)

Contact restaurant

Best for: 
High rise dining


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Fifth floor, 240 Regent Street, London W1B 3BR


Critic reviews - total score 6 out of 10

Critics' score: 6
Guy Dimond Time Out
Reviewed on August 18, 2010
"Service on this visit was a shambles though. Our oriental waitress knew barely a word of menu Japanese, and soy sauce - the essential and obvious condiment - was not brought (we had to ask for it)." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
"akandpa" Foodepedia Estimated score
Reviewed on May 16, 2010
"Aqua Kyoto is an excellent restaurant, the surroundings are plush, bordering on opulent and service there is second to none." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7
Giles Coren Times
Reviewed on February 27, 2010
"The sushi was first class. Scallops were polar fresh and buttery, split and twisted on to warm sticky rice – there is no better mouthful on Earth. " READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Timothy Barber City AM Estimated score
Reviewed by November 03, 2009
"While it veers towards style over content, this is a vibrant place with good Japanese food and a glitzy atmosphere." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Michelle Court View London
Reviewed on October 29, 2009
"aqua kyoto works better when there’s a buzz in the air, so go at night for a more vibrant atmosphere." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 4
David Sexton Evening Standard
Reviewed on October 29, 2009
"...the whole Aqua operation isn’t really about eating, so much as going out, seeing and being seen, consuming to the limit." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
"Richard & Peter" Harden's Estimated score
Reviewed on October 13, 2009
"Our early lunching experience of the Japanese operation was just like the Spanish one: perfectly competent, but nothing to get excited about (if with perhaps a bit more atmosphere here)." READ REVIEW