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.
Wonderful food, excellent staff, great atmosphere, it was worth the 2 hour drive. We will be back, I am sure you will not be disappointed,
This restaurant is awesome, very Japanese style and I love the unagi grill
Great food, great staff, ordered one dish which i personally did not like (as i missed from the menu which said it was deep fried) they took it off from the bill and didnt charge me. Wagu with foie gras is incredible. Will definitely come back