Japan House London is temporarily closed. Read more.



*AKIRA restaurant is temporarily closed, in line with UK Government regulations.


AKIRA Opening Hours:

Monday - Saturday
Lunch: 12:00–15:00
Afternoon Tea: 14:30–16:30
Dinner: 18:00–23:00 (last orders 22:00)

Lunch only: 12:00–16:00

Contact details:
Call +44 20 3971 4646
Email info@akira-restaurant.co.uk


Lunch Menu (PDF)

Afternoon Tea Menu (PDF)

Dinner Menu (PDF)

Drinks Menu (PDF)

Corporate Members' Tatami Room Menu (PDF)

Delivery & Takeaway Menu - Lunch & Dinner (PDF)

AKIRA Restaurant at Japan House London

*AKIRA restaurant is temporarily closed, in line with UK Government regulations.

A special Japanese dining experience

The Japanese restaurant, AKIRA, is on the first floor of Japan House London in Kensington. Named after Chef Shimizu Akira, the restaurant presents a Japanese dining experience based on Akira’s ‘trinity of cooking’ principles - food, tableware and presentation.

Visit for lunch, afternoon tea or dinner to experience Japanese-style omotenashi hospitality and the theatre of cooking as chefs prepare dishes reflecting Japan’s diverse food offer, using seasonal ingredients over roaring robata (charcoal grill) flames. Highlights of the menu include imaginative sushi specialities and chargrilled kushiyaki skewers made from umami-rich wagyu beef, pork, chicken, seafood and vegetables. The Japanese staple of rice is prepared in a donabe, clay pot.

The dining experience is complemented by tableware the chef has sourced from artisans across Japan and drinks in fine Japanese glassware. Guests can also enjoy the Japanese bar, adjacent to the restaurant, serving an array of sake and original cocktails made using Japanese ingredients including rare sake, yuzu and shiso.


*AKIRA restaurant will temporarily not be offering delivery or takeaway.

The team at AKIRA is now able to offer the same quality Japanese cuisine, delivered to your door via Uber Eats. View the menu in the sidebar and order your delivery here.

Afternoon Tea at Japan House London

AKIRA restaurant on the first floor of Japan House London offers a Japanese-style Afternoon Tea.

Guests can choose from a selection of beverages including green teas and smoked black teas, served with a seasonal platter of sushi, wagashi - Japanese sweets - and desserts. The afternoon menu is served between 14:30 and 16:30 (with the restaurant closing at 17:00 to prepare for dinner service).