Chisou Knightsbridge on Beauchamp Place is Chisou Mayfair’s twin (and the older sibling of the takeaway oriented Chisou Sushi Counter). Both occupy prime positions in London’s Japanese cuisine scene, keeping both decor and dishes authentic to the spirit of a Japanese izakaya. While an elegant atmosphere and the inimitable, Zen-like artistry of the best Japanese restaurants are apparent, Chisou Knightsbridge can get rowdy. And that’s as an izakaya should be. Perennially popular with Japanese sararimen, izakaya – and Chisou Knightsbridge – are about food and drink, with several premium Japanese sakes available exclusively at Chisou’s restaurants.
With Chisou you have three places to dine on some of the most authentic Japanese food in London. Alongside Chisou izakaya Mayfair (and Mayfair’s smaller-format Chisou Sushi Counter), Chisou Knightsbridge is one of Chisou’s two flagship izakaya restaurants. Located at Beauchamp Place, Chisou Knightsbridge is just a short walk from Harrods, the V&A, the Natural History Museum, and Knightsbridge tube station.
Japanese izakaya restaurants are less formal than their kaiseki counterparts, offering the elegance and tranquility you’d expect from a venue serving fine Japanese cuisine, but with far more emphasis on socialising with friends, sharing exquisite small plates and drinks. Izakaya can get raucous, and in true izakaya style, Chisou Knightsbridge doesn’t shy away from recommending a drink to go with your sushi, sashimi, tempura or seasonal special. Chisou can boast that they are the exclusive UK stockists for some of Japan’s finest sakes. That’s a reason itself to head to Chisou Knightsbridge to order a hot or cold flask of the traditional Japanese rice wine, but once ensconced at Beauchamp Place, you’re not likely to leave before at least checking out Chisou’s unusual approach to the menu – unlike Western menus, Chisou Knightsbridge is organised according to cooking technique or size. Chisou Knightsbridge gives Londoners their best chance to enjoy Japanese izakaya the way the Japanese do.
A bit pricey but great service, friendly staff and definitely some of the best sushi and sashimi (one of the few restaurants that serve butterfish) I have ever had.
A Lovely Japanese restaurant tucked away in the heart of Knightsbridge. Excellent value set lunch. Service was a little slow but it’s buzzing with a great ambience.
Das Chisou zeichnet sich durch ein sehr schönes Ambiente einen sehr guten Service und ausgezeichnetes Essen aus, sowohl bezüglich der Zubereitung als auch der Qualität der Zutaten. Reservierung empfehlenswert.
I had lunch at this restaurant. Top value/quality. The service was excellent and the food was really good. I had a really good time there.
A truly great experience - the food is of the highest quality, you can really taste how fresh the ingredients are and how much thought has gone into some of the more complex dishes. The service was impeccable - we were seated upstairs and looked after by Douglas (apologies if I am misremembering the name) who was the most professional and attentive team member I have come across in a high end sushi restaurant. He was very helpful with recommendations and providing samples to aid in making our selection. The decor was warm and "boutiquesque" in presentation and the background music was at the right level and fitted the mood of the evening (Valentine's day). I will definitely go back - thank you for a great meal experience.
Good food and very friendly staff. Not too formal and had a very good atmosphere. I am Japanese so I am quite fussy with the quality and presentation of Japanese food, but I was very happy with the restaurant. When they found out we were celebrating my friend's birthday they surprised us with a gorgeous desert plate. We had a lovely birthday dinner. I would definitely recommend this place to my friends.
Food was excellent as usual and excellent staffs attentive level. Family was satisfied with the products and services and definitely will visit Chisou Knightsbridge more often.
Amazing food. Do be adventurous and order more than sushi sashimi. The spinach and rock shrimp salad, the kimchee pork, the tuna tartare eith truffle are just some if the really delicious ad unusual dishes. Not cheap but eorth every penny
Food was coming on the right time and the service was excellent even though it was a busy night. The environment in the bar upstairs was really nice and quiet where we were able to talk. Definitely will go back!
Their sushi is fresh and melts in your mouth. My husband and I have been going here for 5 years now. It is one of our all time favourites. The menu and the saki selections are amazing!