AKIRA Opening Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday
Lunch: 12:00–15:00 (last orders 14:30)
Afternoon Tea: 14:30–17:00 (last orders 16:30)
Dinner: 18:00–23:00 (last orders 22:00)
Call +44 20 3971 4646
Email [email protected]
101-111 Kensington High Street, London, W8 5SA
A special Japanese dining experience
The Japanese restaurant, AKIRA, is on the first floor of Japan House London in Kensington High Street. The restaurant presents a Japanese dining experience based on its ‘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 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 was nominated for Best Luxury Restaurant, Best Culinary Experience and Best Restaurant London at the 2022 British Restaurant Awards.
Lunchtime Offer at AKIRA Restaurant
AKIRA Restaurant is currently offering £10 off bento boxes at lunchtime (Akira bento, Sushi bento and Vegetable bento). Available Tuesdays – Fridays, for online bookings only.
To be eligible for the offer, make your reservation below.
We welcome diners from the age of 4. We may occasionally be able to accommodate babies, but the number of highchairs available is limited, as is the space for pushchairs, so it is advisable to contact the restaurant in advance to check if this will be possible.