Akira at Japan House London
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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)


Contact details:

Call +44 20 3971 4646
Email [email protected]

101-111 Kensington High Street, London, W8 5SA


Lunch Menu (PDF)

Afternoon Tea Menu (PDF)

Dinner Menu (PDF)

Drinks Menu (PDF)

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A special Japanese dining experience

The Japanese restaurant, AKIRA, is on the first floor of Japan House London in Kensington High Street. 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 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.

Lunch time 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, until 31 August 2022.

AKIRA is also offering a 20% discount on the total bill for diners arriving between 18:00 and 18:30 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, until 31 August 2022. To be eligible, make your reservation below.

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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.

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).


On our Online Shop, find a carefully curated range of kitchenware, including designer cutlery and a selection of typically Japanese utensils to ensure culinary success.