Tokimeitē 22

23 Conduit Street , London, W1S 2XS

Tokimeite Jan 2016 9

SquareMeal Review of Tokimeitē

Tokimeitē is Japanese chef Yoshihiro Murata’s second London venture; his first, Chrysan, a partnership with the Hakkasan group, lasted under a year. The new restaurant’s name means ‘a sense of anticipation’ or ‘butterflies’, but whether this refers to diners’ financial anxieties about entering a Mayfair Japanese establishment specialising in Wagyu beef is questionable. The venue is certainly smart, spread over three floors and furnished in the clean lines and pale woods that characterise modern Japanese places. We prefer the ground floor, with its robata grill, open kitchen, cocktail bar and lovely lighting; upstairs has less vitality, although a private room in a wooden cocoon looks fun. Murata holds seven Michelin stars across three restaurants in Japan, but he’s only consulting here. In our opinion the cooking matches standards set by the many local competitors, without adding anything new. The Wagyu appears in truffled tartare rolls, nigiri sushi, shabu shabu, steaks and, notably, the must-order sukiyaki with truffle sauce. More modest dishes include char-grilled edamame, robata pork ribs and salads – modest, that is, until the bill arrives. Still, no-one visits Conduit Street for cheap eats, and while the slightly sterile vibe might not suit romance, Tokimeitē impresses as a business-friendly newcomer. 

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Oxford Circus Tube Station 381m

Bond Street Tube Station 543m


Address: 23 Conduit Street , London W1S 2XS

Area: Mayfair & Oxford Street

Opening times

Mon-Sat 12N-2.30pm 6-10pm

Nearby Landmarks

Sotheby's 77m

Savile Row 117m


Telephone: 020 3826 4411


Cuisine: Japanese

Private Dining: 8


Food & Drink: 8.0

Service: 10.0

Atmosphere: 8.0

Value: 8.0

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Ian O. 20 March 2017

From the moment you walk in the door you will be overcome with the friendliness of the staff. The Menu is easy to understand and the staff will answer any questions you may have. A most enjoyable evening!

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