Akira at Japan House London



AKIRA Opening Hours:

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


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Contact details:
Call +44 20 3971 4646
Email [email protected]

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


Christmas Menu (PDF)

Lunch Menu (PDF)

Afternoon Tea Menu (PDF)

Dinner Menu (PDF)

Drinks Menu (PDF)

AKIRA Restaurant at Japan House London

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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. We're also offering a five course Christmas dinner menu, available from 7 December 2021.

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 50% off bento boxes at lunchtime (Sushi bento and Vegetarian bento). 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. To be eligible, make your reservation below.

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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).