Hot Stone Fitzrovia

Japanese, Steak, Sushi·
££££
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If you consider yourself a bit of a connoisseur in the world of Japanese cuisine, then Hot Stone Fitzrovia needs to be on your radar. The second branch to open in the capital (the first is tucked away on Islington’s Chapel Market), Hot Stone Fitzrovia is a small but perfectly formed sushi and steak restaurant, just a stone’s throw from the hustle and bustle of London’s West End.

The focus at Hot Stone Fitzrovia centres on the dishes rather than the restaurant itself, with a menu featuring caviar, oysters and Japanese wagyu at slight contrast to the relatively basic dining space. But sometimes less is more, and the unassuming environment that surrounds your table ensures the food really is allowed to do the talking. 

Melt-in-the-mouth tuna carpaccio, tender butterfish sashimi and tangy Japanese Yellow tail and mango salsa maki rolls are just some of the highlights from the restaurant’s brilliant sushi menu, providing the perfect warm-up to the main event: the hot stone. Derived from the traditional Teppanyaki Table (the ancient Japanese method of cooking on a searing hot stone), diners are presented with a 400°C heated stone and their choice of raw meat or seafood to cook immediately.

Choose from black tiger prawns, scallops, Australian wagyu or – if you’re in the mood for something really special – indulge in A5 Japanese Sirloin kobe or wagyu. The rarest of all steaks, the cut is extraordinary, but be warned, this is reflected in the price tag. Service is slick, with the food arriving at perfect intervals and the team keen to recommend their favourite dishes for each course.

An extensive list of wines and spirits are available to accompany your meal, but when dining the Japanese way, it almost seems rude not to sip on a glass of sake or two. Available by bottle or the glass, we opted for the Masumi Okuden Kanttsukur which is smooth and full of flavour, perfectly complementing the variety of dishes on the menu.

The bill? Well let’s just say dining on the very best cuts of beef and meticulously presented fresh sushi comes at a price. But the quality of the ingredients and excellent service make a visit to Hot Stone Fitzrovia worth every penny.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Cuisines
Japanese, Steak, Sushi
Eat at Home
Home delivery
Ambience
Cool, Fun, Glamorous, Luxury, Unique
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
People
Birthdays, Celebrations, Dates, Special occasions
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About Hot Stone Fitzrovia

Japanese sushi and steak restaurant Hot Stone first opened its doors in the rather unexpected location of Islington’s Chapel Market, proving that high-quality sushi can be found in the capital outside of SW1. For its second location, Hot Stone has hot footed it to the more appropriate surrounds of central London, opening on Fitzrovia’s Windmill Street.

Much like its sibling, the dining room here is a chic and minimalist affair. Wooden accents permeate the long, narrow dining room while olive green chairs and a botanical mural towards the back of the room add both colour and character. As for Hot Stone’s menu, you can expect to find the restaurant’s signature Ishiyaki fare, which is inspired by the traditional Japanese art of cooking meat on sizzling hot stones (and where the restaurant gets its name from). Alongside this main event, there are also a few more familiar Japanese favourites, including fresh sushi and sashimi and hot dishes such as miso black cod which has been marinated for 48 hours.

Although the menu is largely similar to the original Islington location, Hot Stone Fitzrovia does offer a few new dishes, including Hamachi cheeks (a kind of yellowtail tuna). The restaurant also serves certified Kobe beef, which is a rare find in the UK, alongside freshly grated Japanese wasabi to add cautiously or liberally to your sushi, depending on your preference.

Once you have enjoyed the theatrics of cooking your dinner on a hot stone, you can move on to dessert. Puddings don’t tend to be the highlight of Japanese dining and the selection at Hot Stone is short, consisting of a matcha cheesecake and a selection of mochi. Our advice? Instead explore the restaurant’s extensive drinks list, which includes a range of European wines, alongside sakes, Japanese whiskeys and a line-up of house cocktails - think Lychee Martinis and a Green Tea Negroni.


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3 Windmill Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 2HY

020 7419 0305

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Opening Times

Lunch
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri 12:00-15:00
Sat 12:00-15:00
Sun 12:00-15:00
Dinner
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu 17:30-21:00
Fri 17:30-21:30
Sat 17:30-21:30
Sun 17:30-21:00

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