TOKIMEITE

4.5
166 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
£41 and over
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Japanese
Tokimeitē brings contemporary Japanese dining to the heart of London’s Mayfair. Tokimeitē specializes in Kaiseki (the most refined form of Japanese cuisine), with a subtle European twist.
It’s an art form that balances tastes, textures, appearance, and colors together for a spectacular and authentic Japanese dining experience.
With the leadership of world-renowned Michelin-starred Kyoto chef, Yoshihiro Murata, our chefs have created an amazing selection of dishes with the finest and the freshest ingredients, for our eclectic guests at any occasion.
What 166 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Quiet
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
JS
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is just amazing you can feel all the flavours on your palate you definetly travel.
That was an experience outstanding!
I really recommend

Report
Helpful
SW
Sydney / NSW
12 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I always try to fit Tokimeite into my London visits. It disappointed 2 trips ago, bounced but last time and has continued its strong performance. I dined very early so it was quiet, but that’s to be expected. Food was excellent, service too.

Report
Helpful
TG
London
19 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

I booked the place as I heard about the twin restaurant in Tokyo.The two of us were the only guests in
the restaurant for the whole evening.The service was not impressive and the menu was very basic, nothing really interesting , nothing to do with a real Kaiseki experience.The prices were like in a real top London Japanese restaurant but there is nothing to support this positioning.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Kind of disappointed. The food was very salty and clams were over cooked, couldn’t swallow because was too hard. Service was ok but as a Michelin restaurant it shouldn’t have the quality like that

Report
Helpful
ND
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

sister company of one of the best known Japanese restaurants in Tokyo and Kyoto.

Report
Helpful
W
London
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Sashimi was outstanding and rolls also fantastic - the only hint is the price - so don't count - just enjoy, than it is heaven

Report
Helpful
OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A bit pricey

Report
Helpful
OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Taste good, but too expensive

Report
Helpful
TL
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very enjoyable. Attentive and very helpful service, quality food and happy to recommend

Report
Helpful
A
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food is great and more Japanese in a way. But the overall service might be in need of some improvement to match the restaurant. The guy who served my table had a face far from wearing a smile and was less than good at recommending dishes. But the other waitress fared much better. So I can't be completely sure about the overall quality of the service since I only encountered two of the staff. However, I can be sure that their food is worth tasting.

Report
Helpful
s
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Not worth the price. Very expensive for unremarkable quality and preparation.

Report
Helpful
CK
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Especially impressed with the lobster tempura- solid lobster and juicy; and wagyu sukiyaki

Report
Helpful
OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant! Staff and service was top par! This restaurant is for individuals with an advanced pallet. Not for the average sushi eater.

Report
Helpful
OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As good as always. Best scallops and nigiri ever. Brilliant A5 steak.

Report
Helpful
OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

The chocolate fondant was disgusting

Report
Helpful
OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food but overpriced

Report
Helpful
OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This becomes my new favourite restaurant in London. Really enjoyed the whole dining experience, would recommend sitting at the counter near the chef.

Report
Helpful
M
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb dishes in taste, freshness and presentation. The wagyu beef selections are superb, don’t miss. Large saki range to pick from. Sashimi was thick, fresh and plentiful. The table also enjoyed the king crab sushi. Attentive service yet discreet throughout. Large table with easily audible (amongst us) business conversation.

Report
Helpful
J
London
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

High quality but very expensive. Most dishes were exquisite but some preprepared and too cold. Not crowded which was surprising for a Friday night

Report
Helpful
O
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 1

First, their Service is terrible. Slow because of the lack of staf, unpleasemt and uninterested in the customer. The menu is described on their website as “creative” but in reality it s just a poorer uninventive but untasty version of traditional japanese dishes (I ordered a sukiyaki that turned out to be be a precooked swampy soup of big chunks of “wagyu”.).

The portions are huge even for western standards and if not careful when ordering you could end up leaving a lot of it behind. But they dont seem to care or worry about waste. I saw the “chef” slice a £160 steaks into pieces and then put a good portion of it in the bin only to make the sandwuich “perfectly” square. I understand that certain priorities require a compromise, but i dont think it reaches as far as the cuatomer’s own money. In any case, I am sure that being able to cut a sandwich at exactly 90 degrees is not necessarily what anyone would call haute cuisine.

To add to the story, they keep semi live lobsters laying upside down on display not even in a fish tank, but on a plate full of ice with their legs kicking in the air for the entertainment of guests sitting at the counter. Yours truly.

Report
Helpful
k
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Severely overpriced for pretty bog standard sushi & steak in and around mayfair. All that hullabaloo about Japanese wagyu is pants! Certainly nothing outstanding.

Report
Helpful
OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Matt is awesome! Loves his work and it shows. We had seats at the counter where we had an amazing view of the extremely talented chef at work. I prefer the counter over the tables as you feel the experience a lot more. Everything on point and a super enjoyable evening. Thank you, Tokimeite.

Report
Helpful
RH
London
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

I REALLY wanted to like this restaurant, but I didn't. The food was very, very good. But the ambiance and service really let the place down. It just doesn't feel very Japanese, right down to the chintzy Chinese-style lattern-style light fittings above the sushi counter. Wrestling a wine menu out of the waiter proved a monumental challenge. We ordered a 2015 and they tried to give us the 2017 (which we declined). Not cool. And the specials on a mini-blackboard?: it just didn't feel right, and was very awkward while sitting at the sushi counter. Rightly-or-wrongly at this price-point and locale the clientele want the full Japanese experience. It was nowhere to be found.

Report
Helpful
AS
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

有名日本人シェフが全農がバックアップがしているという日本の野菜を使って料理していて、きちんとした”和食”を食べさせてくれる。 シェフは確かロンドン発JALファーストクラスの和食メニューを
プロデユースされていた方だと思う。個人的には”生ビール”をおいてほしかった。

Report
Helpful
OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, beautifully prepared with very knowledgeable and helpful service

Report
Helpful
PN
London
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

It's super expensive for a meal as the portions are literally bite size. If you are ok with that the food is extremely good! Go all out for the Wagyu.

Report
Helpful
n
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

GOOD QUALITY BUT I WAS NOT AS IMPRESSED AS THE FT WHOSE RECOMMENDATION I FOLLOWED

Report
Helpful
AR
London
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Tokimeite and go as often as I can. The food is excellent and so is the service and the atmosphere.

Report
Helpful
M
Nottingham
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Top class Japanese cuisine. The lunch menu bentou (boxed lunch) is an absolute steal.

Report
Helpful
JK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

A delicious Japanese meal, one of the best in London.

Report
Helpful
d
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Short staffed, took forever for food to arrive, however management did acknowledge all this and slashed the bill

Report
Helpful
MH
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Very classy and comforting ambience, food also outstanding (comes with a corresponding price tag). Service was poor as two out of four people did not get what they ordered and attentiveness was not great. I’d come back for the food though.

Report
Helpful
OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect Food , Freshness , Quality

Report
Helpful
JT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

A bit disappointed with the floor manager. The reason came back for the second because of the first visit to have a quick lunch, as Matthew so friendly, and he recommended the waygu beef. But shame that Matthew is on holiday, however I’d ordered the A5 wagyu and it taste great so we order second potion but not good as the first we order... as the second potion not enough time in the charcoal feel like the chef is in hurry.

Report
Helpful
OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

We are experienced with Japanese restaurants but feel menu options unclear. In particular, requested omakase (chef's menu) but told they didn't have. Then the next guest arrives and he orders it. Odd.

Report
Helpful
JC
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

SPECTACULAR ...Hayashi-san made me feel like I was in Tokyo...thank you

Report
Helpful
Z
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very highy quality, authentic Japanese food. Definitely on my list for when I’m back in London for a visit.

Report
Helpful
PR
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Japanese food at its best. Excellent fresh ingredient, prepared individualy for each course.

Report
Helpful
D
London
9 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous, imaginative Japanese cuisine in a modern setting. Tokimeite is conveniently located off Regent Street behind an unassuming facade. Inside it is all warm colours with an open kitchen and seating at the bar with a view of the activity if you want. Everything I ate was of the highest standard. Waygu beef that melts in the mouth, lobster split and prepared in two different ways, and sashimi that is quite exceptional. First rate.

Report
Helpful
SW
Sydney / NSW
13 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My last review of Tokimeite reflected a disappointing experience. Based on this 3xperience the restaurant is back, close it its best. Tokimeite used to be my 1st or 2nd choice when in London on business, after March I only booked last minute when I had an extra evening, but it was well worthwhile - superb sashimi and service back to its best.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
5
null