.
21 August 2014
(menu)

Chisou

31 Beauchamp Place, London SW3 1NU

£62.00 Japanese Chelsea
  • Wine: £28.00
  • Champagne: £60.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 12N-3pm 6.30-11pm Sun 1-9.45pm

Square Meal Review of Chisou ?

‘A winner every time’, the ever-busy Knightsbridge branch of Chisou is a three-tiered offering in one smart townhouse, and covers all Japanese bases for a mixed bag of salarymen, local aficionados and saké enthusiasts. A textured stone wall, wooden booths, ornamental saké bottles and lanterns set the scene in the chic ground-floor dining room, where the menu features on-trend flavours such as rock oyster ‘shooters’, yellowtail and truffle sashimi, rock shrimp tempura and grilled eel glazed with BBQ sauce, as well as rich, complex Wagyu beef teriyaki with shiitake and shimeji mushrooms from a list of ‘irresistible’ specials. Upstairs, an elegant varnished bar dispenses more than 30 varieties of saké to novices and connoisseurs alike, while the basement houses a dedicated sushi bar serving ozone-fresh turbot, razor clams, butter fish, tuna and other raw delights.

Click here to read our diners’ reviews, or write your own
 
  1. Chisou

    31 Beauchamp Place, London SW3 1NU
    Overall rating:
     
    Miss A
        (8)

     
    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 7
    • Value: 7

    Was this review helpful to you?

Back to Top
 

Got a blog?

Add your blog review of Chisou to Square Meal

Win fab prizes • Attract traffic to your blog • Add prestige to your blog Find out how

  1. I learned about Chisou Japanese Restaurant during a chance encounter at a United Ramen pop-up I went to in January. A fellow diner told me about it, having recently taken up a job with them. Recently, he extended an invitation to visit and try their Japanese menu for myself. There are actually three restaurants in this mini-chain – the original Mayfair branch which opened in 2002, the Knightsbridge location I visited, which opened in 2010, and the newest one out in Chiswick, which opened in 2012. Each restaurant has its own head chef – at Knightsbridge, Chef Ryota Tsuji is at the helm. The core menu is common to all three restaurants, but each head chef also offers a selection of their own specialities as well. On the website, Chisou describe themselves as closer to an izakaya (casual Japanese bars that also serve food) than to a formal kaiseki restaurant, though I’d place the Knightsbridge restaurant somewhere between the two. It’s definitely more upmarket than most izakaya but not as rarefied as a traditional Kyoto kaiseki restaurant...
    More from Kavey Eats »

Location of Chisou

? Book online and earn 100 points

  • Main Restaurant

Diners at Chisou also recommend...

Chisou is included in the following Square Meal Selections


Please do not change this field Please do not change this field Please do not change this field