Concept – Set in a dramatic space on the top floor of the former Dickins & Jones department store in the heart of London’s West End, Aqua Kyoto epitomises the contemporary Japanese cuisine of Tokyo’s Ginza district.
Cuisine – Aqua Kyoto offers an experience that encompasses unique styles of sushi and sashimi together with a selection of innovative and contemporary dishes from the spectacular robata grill and hot kitchen. The menu boasts seasonal, high quality ingredients with traditional Japanese flavours. Guests can choose from a selection of maki rolls from Scottish salmon, Orkney scallop, tobiko, smoked daikon and beetroot caviar to lobster tempura, jalapeno, cucumber and lobster miso. Fine sushi, premium cuts of sashimi and showstopping signature platters are also on offer, alongside delicious sumibayaki dishes including Fillet of black cod with cucumber, tonburi and yuzu curd to Chicken, yakitori and truffle teriyaki.
Aqua Kyoto’s popular free-flowing brunch is available Saturday and Sunday. Made for sharing the brunch cost £40pp with the option to include free-flowing cocktails and bubbles from £75pp.
Aqua Kyoto is overseen by Executive Chef Anthony Garlando and Head Chef Pavel Kanja. Originally from Australia, Head Chef Pavel has over 25 years of restaurant experience, with a focus on contemporary and traditional Japanese.
Designed by Robert Angell Design International and aqua restaurant group founder, David Yeo, Aqua Kyoto takes its inspiration from the philosophies of Japanese culture and the quest for finding purity out of the impure. Dark timbers reference the traditional Machiya townhouses of Kyoto, four large parchment shades over the dining area and abstract mirrors bounce the light in the space. Lacquer japaning adorns the ceiling which is taken from the traditional European take of painting by building up layers to give a real depth of finish. Copper gold finishes the dividing screens, metals and ironmongery which is an individual Japanese colour found by mixing copper and gold called Shakudo which is a way in which Japanese swords were decorated.
Adjoining aqua Kyoto is aqua spirit – a stylish destination cocktail bar in the heart of the West End, with DJ’s every weekend and stunning outdoor terraces to relax and refresh. Signature mixes include Kyoto calling, which mixes Tanqueray Seville, violet bitter, citrus and Fever-Tree Soda alongside Rota Roy which combines Tanqueray Royal, Takara plum wine and Fever-Tree Tonic.
Aqua kKoto can accommodate up to 250 for a standing reception and 110 for a seated event. It can be combined with sister restaurant Aqua Nueva and bar aqua spirit for larger events with a capacity of up to 800 people standing and 200 seated.
Average bill per guest
5th Floor, 240 Regent Street, London, (Entrance at 30 Argyll Street, W1F 7EB, opposite The Palladium)
020 7478 0540