22 July 2014


14 Hanway Street, London W1T 1UD

£46.00 Japanese Bloomsbury, Fitzrovia

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  • Wine: £30.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 6-10.30pm (Sat -9.30pm)

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A lure for foodie pilgrims & salarymen alike, this unselfconscious, undiluted Japanese is really for those who are serious about raw fish. The speciality of the house is superbly fresh sashimi, with yellowtail & o-toro (fatty tuna) both highly recommended, but it’s well worth exploring other sections of the all-embracing, traditional menu. Among the highlights are miso soup with clams, breaded pork skewers glazed with a darkly sticky sauce, baked aubergine in sweet white miso, deep-fried mackerel & lightly battered tempura prawns. To finish, refresh your palate with green tea ice cream, & sip saké from a pretty pot. Service is graceful & always polite (despite a few communication problems), but eating here doesn’t come cheap – as ever, you get what you pay for.

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  1. Kikuchi

    14 Hanway Street, London W1T 1UD
    Overall rating:

    Used to go often......


    • Food & Drink: 7
    • Service: 5
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 4

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  2. Kikuchi

    14 Hanway Street, London W1T 1UD
    Overall rating:
    Russell N.

    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 7

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  1. I once took my small, Northern mother for a sushi blowout at Jenny's in Manhattan, keen to introduce her to my new favourite thing. She flashed me a helpless pleading look as the enormous plate of mixed sashimi and nigiri landed and I hastily ordered her a side salad with (cooked) tuna before nailing the lot myself. If you were a sushi newcomer, Kikuchi probably wouldn't the most accessible entry into the world of high-grade fish. Even for people who know their nigiri from their nitsume we had some problems with the ordering. The staff might be bright and friendly but given the extremely high ratio of Japanese customers, they assume that you know exactly what you're doing here... 
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Essential Details for Kikuchi

  • Address: 14 Hanway Street, London W1T 1UD
  • Telephone: 020 7637 7720
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 6-10.30pm (Sat -9.30pm)
  • Capacities: Private room for 13 people

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