Rounding off Chisou’s triumvirate of fine Japanese restaurants is Chisou izakaya Mayfair. Complementing Chisou izakaya Knightsbridge and the smaller Chisou Sushi Counter (which gives those in a hurry their sushi fix and is just next door to Chisou Mayfair), this flagship of the Chisou family is centrally located at Princes Street, nearby to Oxford Circus, Carnaby Street and Soho. In proper Japanese izakaya tradition, the emphasis is on enjoying beautifully presented Japanese cuisine and drinks – some of the Japanese sakes on offer are exclusive to Chisou – in a lively, social atmosphere.
Japanese izakaya restaurants are the less formal counterparts to traditional Japanese kaiseki restaurants, serving small plates ideal for sharing with friends, family and colleagues alongside a wide selection of drinks. At home, izakaya are popular hangouts amongst Japanese sararimen, and are renowned for a somewhat contradictory blend of casual, raucous eating and drinking in typically elegant surrounds. As with all Japanese restaurants worth their bonito flakes, the standard of service and the presentation of dishes is immaculate. Needless to say, Chisou in London’s Mayfair, on Princes Street, is no exception to this rule.
Sushi and sashimi at Chisou Mayfair is prepared fresh from fish delivered daily. Think you can slice and dice with the best? Look into booking a Chisou sushi-making masterclass for your next event. The extensive menu includes authentic regional dishes from across Japan, with all the favourites represented – sushi, sashimi, and tempura – plus a regularly changing selection of chef’s specials. Grab a hot or cold flask of sake in London, an icy Asahi or Kirin beer and take your pick from the platters on offer. From the dedicated Chisou Mayfair staff at 4 Princes Street, kampai!.
Amazing service and food! Have always wanted to find authentic Japanese sushi and I think I found it! The blue fin fatty tuna and fattest tuna are simply heavenly. Will definitely visit again.
Excellent quality food. Excellent service. Very clean food preparation area. Some items are too expensive and I did not try them because of the price. It would be nicer to have slightly more affordable unusual items.
It is great place for dinner, I have a wonderful time at this resturant several times and would like to suggest it to my friends