Jikoni

4.4
392 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Asian
Awarded 56th out of 100 best restaurants in the UK at the National Restaurant Awards in its first year, and one of Harden's Top 100 UK restaurants 2019, JIkoni’s menu draws on flavours and culinary traditions from Asia, the Middle East, East Africa and Britain.

Jikoni's menu is guided by Chef Patron and award-wining food writer Ravinder Bhogal, who’s delicate hand with flavours and global mixed-heritage cooking can be seen in the dishes. Around half of the menu is vegetarian and much of Jikoni’s produce, wines and even teas are sourced from artisan and sustainable family producers.

The restaurant is a culinary gem for foodies and frequented by off-duty chefs, restaurant types, and locals. Jikoni is nestled into the heart of London’s Marylebone neighbourhood, just a 5 minute walk from both Selfridges and Baker Street.

To discuss larger bookings, reserve our kitchen table downstairs or for seats at the counter, contact us on 020 7034 1988 or contact@jikonilondon.com.
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London
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants I have been to for a very long time. Could not fault the service, food or atmosphere.

Genuinely could go here every day for food. Definitely want to try the lunch menu.

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G
London
29 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visit after hearing about it on the Jay Rayner podcast. Was a little disappointed that they'd just run out of the pressed lamb and ordered the prawn khichdee as an alternative, a little reluctantly. What can I say, I'm a convert! Absolutely amazing dish. Light and complex in equal measure.
Overall we had a wonderful experience. A friendly fuss free environment, lovely staff who brought us free snacks to make up for the 'no lamb sad face'. Every dish was a winner!
We will definitely be back. One for 'the list'

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J
London
6 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous menu and a lovely wine list. The array of dishes we had were aromatic, delicious and looked beautiful too!

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MW
London
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very special evening with outstanding food. You won’t believe the combination of flavours and the novel dishes that are being served.
Highly recommended for foodies and anyone who likes their palate to be thrilled!

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p
London
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all round from terrific friendly service to the mix of ingredients and especially appreciated to the touch at the end when the bill came that the pudding was gratis due to it being the birthday of one of us. Long may it flourish.

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MS
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Delicious food - unique cuisine; VERY slow service throughout the meal; acknowledgement through gritted teeth of corked wine; very noisy and poor acoustics; expensive - not good value for money; attractive quirky decor. I would only consider going back at an off peak time.

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S
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

On the positive side - waiters were friendly and accommodating (we asked to switch to a table with the cushions and windows seats and the guys were happy to fulfil the request during a busy midday/early afternoon service!), food was delicious/innovative/full of flavour and lived up to the fusion theme. The atmosphere was vibrant and quirky.
Areas of improvement - we had to wait 20mins to be seated despite booking a table, which was a shame; music was perhaps a tad too loud for daytime dining in a cosy restaurant; the portions are a little small for the price.
Overall - an enjoyable experience, but could’ve been a bit better with some refinement! ;)

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SS
London
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

We had the brunch menu over Easter weekend. After reading the great reviews it turned out to be an extremely disappointing experience. The food was not even mediocre it was bad and to add insult to injury it was also overpriced. All of the eggs were overcooked, the corn was old, and the portions were very small (we each had a main and shared a starter and still left hungry). The ambiance was lovely as the restaurant is nicely decorated and has a comfortable feel. A real shame the food didn't live up to the hype.

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AR
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

lovely setting- warm and welcoming- good selection on the menu-

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E
London
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Cauliflower popcorn, Prawn Kimchee and Banana cake were just delicious. Lovely lovely people and atmosphere for a relaxing, laid back, fragrant dinner with friends.

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Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Went for dinner with some colleagues - although I had booked two days ahead, we were seated in the back, behind the till, next to the dishes. The food was lovely and the service very friendly albeit rather slow. Overall a nice experience but would mention that the seating wasn’t ideal.

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JA
London
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Very tasty food and a good choice for vegetarians. However, when I received the bill, I was shocked to see that I had been charged 24.00 for two small glasses of white white, which to my mind, was a very mediocre one. Although the waiters were a little serious, I found the general atmosphere quite relaxed and unfussy.

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M
London
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Lovely decor and exciting and unique menu. The Staff were wonderful! We went for brunch, and felt that the food was expensive for the portions and for Brunch, £15 for one egg and a broth is a bit unnecessary, even if it was yummy.

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Y
Berkshire
24 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Food was incredibly bland and uninteresting. Overpriced!!!

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L
London
15 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I preferred brunch to dinner at jikoni. Great small plates. Slightly overpriced

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AH
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We wanted a work dinner that wasn't too formal, and the cosy and relaxed atmosphere hit a perfect note. The servers were attentive and took time to explain each dish, and noted which items were gluten-free. The cocktails were creative and refreshing (though on the small side), and the dishes were a surprising combination of flavors from many parts of the world. The noise level was a bit of a challenge, as the music was turned up quite high and as more people came to eat it got harder to hear.

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KN
London
23 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding flavours really interesting menu and they accommodated us well when we had someone who could not eat dairy without any prior warning. Cant wait to go back and try the dinner menu and brunch.
Highly recommended.

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GF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing food and cocktails outstanding service. loved the ambience.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

A bit noisy . Food is good but was not amazed and not excited to come back

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OT
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great meal. Loved all the dishes and the service was amazing. Really authentic vibe

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SV
London
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, excellent food! Geest forva couple to wine & dine!

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Responded on April 10, 2019

Dear SarahV, Thank you so much for your kind feedback and we hope to welcome you again to Jikoni on your next visit to London! Warm Regards, Neel

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S
London
15 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the third time I had lunch in Jikoni- it gets better each time! It is a bright and friendly restaurant when you come in. Staff could not be nicer and helpful. The atmosphere is warm. And the food!!!! The starter, egg on toast, was wonderful, the flavour of the fishcakes to die for and the dessert, banacake, simply the dot on the i. It was a really fantastic experience-to be repeated asap!!!!

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AL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Estupenda cena. Muy buen aconsejaros pudimos probar varios platos diferentes . Muy recomendable

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JP
London
17 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Really disappointing. Some interesting dishes but extremely overpriced, especially the wine list with mark ups up to 4x.

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KM
London
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second visit was as surprisingly as enjoyable as my first. The staff are friendly, warm and efficient. I am almost loathed to share how delicious the meal we had because I am worried I won’t be able to get a table next time. The food is really wonderful, well presented without being pretentious, innovative and not just for the sake of an additional ingredient.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was absolutely delightful. I’ve been to Jikoni before, and it was just as wonderful this time.

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B
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice restaurant in a lovely area! Very attentive and friendly staff that are happy to explain and recommend dishes off the menu. We had a lovely Sunday Lunch there, the noise level is low so great to have a catch up with a friend. Original dishes complete the positive experience.

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N
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was just perfect about Jikoni - Food, Atmosphere and Service, you name it and it was great. My favourites were the Fish cake with curry hollandaise and Scottish eggs with BANANA chutney....yeah I said it right the banana chutney, an absolute must try from the menu. Another of my favourite was the Banana cake at the end in sticky toffee style, divine! The staff was really friendly and helpful! I would definitely recommend this place for Brunching out with friends, or even for a casual lunch/dinner date. :)

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j
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and friendly service. Food was creative and tasty, although portions were a little smaller than I expected. Would go back though

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A
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Dined here several times. Food as always amazing. So much flavour. Only complaint would be size of tables. The two person tables are too small, particularly if you plan on sharing food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Poor food average service high price

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Rubbish bland food

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MM
Hertfordshire
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food and service was okay but some of the portion sizes were so small as to be taking the mickey out of their customers

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NK
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and lovely setting.
Highly recommended!

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DD
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

After reading a piece Ravinder wrote about the silly row over Marks & Spencer’s biriyani wrap. The experience at Jikhoni didn’t reflect the cost of the meal at all. Firstly, we were served the incorrect menu (veg) after checking mid-meal and being reassured we were eating the right non-veg meal. The tofu was sadly rather lack lustre. From a service point of view, although the main server was polite but generally disinterested. The wine pairings were just placed onto the table by three different servers during the meal, with no introduction or explanation into how they would compliment the dishes. When I asked what the first one was I was told ‘it’s a Moroccan white’ and little else. The setting also didn’t bring about the sense of ease and comfort I would expect in a place like this. The lighting by the window is very bright and the tables so close together you can hear conversations on both side of you. The overall cost of around £180 inc service didn’t feel reflective of the evening.

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HP
London
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went to celebrate my son getting engaged to his fiancee and were seated at the Chef Table downstairs as we were 10 of us which was just like being at home with the advantage of a Chef looking after us and a great attentive service.

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Responded on February 13, 2019

Dear HPFAMILY, Thank you for the kind words of appreciation of all that we do here at Jikoni. Your gracious support and valuable feedback means a lot to us and we have communicated this to our team. We are glad you enjoyed your evening with us and look forward to welcoming you again soon! Yours in Service Raj

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LL
London
18 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Weird Food. Not much choice. Service was 0/10. Just standing and looking at the table. Was told three time within the first hour that we have to vacate the table in two hours. Lots of other better Indian restaurants with excellent service and good food. Don’t waste your time and get disappointed. Try somewhere else instead!

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M
London
50 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We were hoping to get a better experience overall but it was slightly disappointed. The starter and mains were extremely tiny portions. The best thing about the dinner was the dessert(Banana Cake) which was fantastic and we loved it. The seating was a bit funky as well, we were the first ones to arrive at 5:30 but we were seated way in the back in such a terrible table which we didn't appreciate.

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JP
Bath
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, unusual food great service, reasonably priced

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Responded on February 22, 2019

Dear JaneP, Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are thrilled to know you enjoyed your dining experience at Jikoni. Looking forward to welcoming you soon! Warm Regards, Neel

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KM
London
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Heard great things, but really wasn't impressed with the experience

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