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.
Delicious food and amazing staff , I go there every Friday with my family and we are always excited before. The price is good and the green tea ice cream is delicious.
Great food. Great ambiance. Enjoyed sashimi, sushi, tempura and to top it all off a sesame ice cream, simply delicious! Highly recommended if you’re in the mood of a truly Japanese cuisine.
Absolutely delicious food! Would visit again and staff are friendly.. would splurge out for good quality sushi once in a while...