Jikoni

4.3
374 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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OT
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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S
London
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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JP
London
16 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
4 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
3 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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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
46 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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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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DB
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is creative, with unusual combinations of flavours that are beautifully balanced, even when they are a bit stronger or more intense. Portion sizes are perfect for exploring the menu without over-eating. The non-alcoholic cocktails were great. Finally, the service was warm and welcoming, with excellent advice about the menu options. We have booked again immediately.

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M
London
17 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a pleasure to eat at Jikoni. Ravinda has again delighted with a new menu. I tried the mackerel which was amazing Love it here

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seriously delicious food, lovely team, great ambiance!

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K
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. The banana cake was amazing and they catered well for my gluten free friend.

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MN
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was here for my husband's birthday and it was really perfect. The team were gracious in their approach to us.
The ambiance was beautiful, the food on point and the team took care of the special request I had made for the birthday. All in all, I would certainly recommend this place!

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NS
London
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great ambience, friendly and efficient service and some interesting and tasty dishes. Makes for a good evening and something different to try. Not the cheapest but good value.

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RZ
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Found the food to be all over the place! Bland, and too much fried foods!

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h
London
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New years dinner. Great atmosphere and cozy with great food.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best desert we’ve ever had!

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RB
London
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely fantastic and the service was great. All in all a lovely relaxed meal.

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ME
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious, unusually flavoured food. Friendly, efficient service, informal atmosphere, and a little box of chocs to take home.

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BS
London
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Three of us shared small plates and mains. Each dish was delicious, combining variety of ingredients. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

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MA
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Extra spicy food, strange combinations, slow service and too expensive

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SD
London
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Every dish through starters, main course, dessert delivered on very different, interesting flavours - bravo Ravinder & team! The buzz by mid-evening in the restaurant was of very happy diners😀

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R
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A creative menu, executed well: great tastes and presentation. Some great cocktails too and attentive service. We had all the small dishes and we enjoyed all of them.

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G
Bath
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the fusion food and careful, considerate staff. Starters were amazing, mains very innovative. We all loved the flavours; particularly prawn scotch eggs, kikapu chicken. Deserts were also lovely. My only comment is that there was a big difference in size of main dishes and deserts- for example one of the mains was more starter sized (the egg in the crispy coating)- so we had to order extra chick pea chips, while other mains much larger. The pinacolada pancakes were big but banana cake desert around a quarter of the size. I loved the decor and relaxed feel to the restaurant as it was very homely. Perfect place for a birthday brunch.

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B
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fabulous food with great flavours! Pleasantly surprised with every dish, especially the Bhel and venison samosas.

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DL
London
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favourite places to eat in London. Great food, service and ambience.

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