It makes a refreshing change to find a London Japanese restaurant that steers clear of a sushi-only menu and explores some of the less famous elements in far eastern cooking. Of course, there’s sushi and sashimi a plenty at this Mayfair restaurant, but there’s also tempura, udon and soba noodles as a host of other traditional Japanese delicacies here too. Head over to Ikeda Restaurant on Brook Street for an intelligent look at modern Japanese food in the capital.
For those with a familiarity with Japanese cooking, Ikeda Restaurant in London’s Mayfair is something of a relief in a city stuffed to the gills with sushi (see what we did there?). The team on Brook Street honour the traditions of sushi making, but are on hand to expand the culinary horizons of the adventurous with their interesting takes on Japanese cooking. Think delicate broths, light tempura as well as fantastic sushi and sashimi and you’ve got a good idea of the kind of food that is setting Ikeda Restaurant apart from the identikit sushi joints in London.
Diners are invited to join the staff at Ikeda Restaurant in London’s Mayfair for diner in a relaxed ambience. Not far from Oxford Street, Ikeda, along Brook Street, is a quiet oasis of culinary calm. Find great Japanese food, hard to find in the capital, at Ikeda. And while the team here are keen to demonstrate that Japanese food goes beyond soy sauce and wasabi, there’s something distinctly sushi-esque in their plates of food: each dish is presented artfully, with a minimalist chic that is part and parcel of eating in Japan.
Wonderful place with a very kind service and a great Japanese meal
The food is really nice. My fav Japanese restaurant in London.
We had a great meal again, fantastic food, fantastic service, highly recommended. Very cosy, family like atmosphere. There are only few tables, make sure you book in advance.
Nice and simple restaurant has an amazing service and good quality food. Pricy but it worth to spend those money. And if you are last visitor, nobody will kick you out but patiently will wait for you to leave.
The food and quality of service at Ikeda has always been fantastic - probably the best traditional Japanese food I have had outside Tokyo - but the decor was showing it's age after some 20 years of outstanding service. The new refurbishment brings it up to date without loosing it's classic feel. While the sushi and sashimi is absolutely top quality it is worth exploring some of the daily specials and the broader menu - which are outstanding. Listen to the staff recommendations both on the menu and the saki list ... they know what they are talking about, take great pride in the food and drink they serve, and will not steer you wrong. The combination of the excellent staff, the outstanding food, and the classic presentation come together to make a wonderfully enjoyable and memorable experience.
Another amazing meal. The sushi and sashimi is some of the best I have had outside Tokyo and prepared by a true master. Being family run really makes a difference and the staff go above and beyond what you would expect even of a Japanese restaurant. Would recommend sitting at the food bars either sushi or main restaurant if your party allows - for the theatre of the preparation. The house specialties are well worth exploring and don't order before you have had a chance to look at the daily specials.
The quandoo team was very kind and helpful when I needed to change the reservation time . The restaurant deserve the highest rating. Very high quality of fresh food. Meat tender and flavouring , fish extra fresh. The were replacing you even the green tea every 10 min to give you an hot one. Everything was delicious and the people lovely and very welcoming! One of the best restaurant in London and I can't wait to go back again!!
What an incredible meal! This place oozes authenticity, the staff were superbly attentive, I didn't even need to say my name when we arrived. More than happy to assist with what to choose from the extensive menu that could be have been daunting on first impressions. The food is the real wow! Sushi and Sashimi here blew me away, the flavours, the refinement and presentation all were exceptional. Highly recommended!
My favourite restaurant in the area did not fail to deliver. The food was terrific as per usual - every time I visit I order the chicken tofu salad, the sushi set A and the thin cold udon (of which the name escapes me), amongst other dishes that strike my fancy. On this occasion, I also ordered the ox tongue and found it delicious. Overall a great dinner!
This time it wasn't great at all like always. Most of the food on the menu that we like were unavailable. Service was very slow as there was a big group of 10-12 ppl by our side and all the attention was mostly to them and had to wait quite a while for our order to arrive at our table. Soup and noodles never arrived and had to cancel the order as we had finished eating sushi long ago.