24 Chancery Lane , London, WC2A 1LS

Aiko October 2015 10

SquareMeal Review of Aiko

Italian meets Japanese (yes, really) at this enterprising Chancery Lane eatery. Sounds weird, but given how popular both cuisines are, the juxtaposition of the two is not as alarming as it first sounds. Lunchtime is given over to fairly traditional bento boxes and curries, but visit in the evening to get a real idea of what it’s all about.  Start with a plate of mixed sashimi (salmon, octopus, tuna) dotted with herbs and fresh flowers, followed by beef from the robata grill served with scamorza cheese or risotto made with sake and truffles. To drink?  Wine and sake, naturally.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Chancery Lane Tube Station 292m

Temple Tube Station 551m


Address: 24 Chancery Lane , London WC2A 1LS

Area: Clerkenwell Barbican

Opening times

Mon-Fri 11.30am-3pm 6-10pm

Nearby Landmarks

Chancery Lane 56m

National Archives (HMC) 97m


Telephone: 020 7831 4782


Cuisine: Japanese Italian Fusion

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