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“An enigma behind a mysterious grey frontage”, this unselfconscious, undiluted Japanese eatery is a lure for foodie pilgrims, businessmen and others who are really serious about raw fish (“give me my sushi and leave me alone”, pleads one fan). The speciality of the house is superbly fresh sashimi, with yellowtail and 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 and lightly battered tempura prawns. To finish, refresh your palate with green tea ice cream, and sip saké from a pretty pot. Service is graceful and sweet, but eating here doesn’t come cheap – as ever you get what you pay for.
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14 Hanway Street ,London W1T 1UD

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by   bronze reviewer (11)

Jan 2013

I went to Kikuchi with my wife & teenage sons. We're all big fans of Japanese food and so we were not fazed by the online reviews saying this place was not easy if you didn't know what you were ordering. The next table was occupied by two Japanese businessmen who were clearly frequent customers, as they had their own bottles of saki/whisky. That's always a good sign and adds to the ambience. The sashimi & sushi were excellent – particularly the o-toro. The grilled dishes were also nice, though the...

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Russell N.'s rating

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

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  • Address: 14 Hanway Street, London W1T 1UD
  • Telephone: 020 7637 7720
  • Opening Times: Mon-Sat 6-10.30pm (Sat -9.30pm)

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