Our Concept

Authentic Japanese dining meets London

Visit us for lunch, afternoon tea, or dinner to experience Japanese-style omotenashi hospitality. The most popular item on the menu at AKIRA is the omakase three-course menu, which offers a wide array of Japanese tastes and flavours, including fresh sashimi, grilled skewers, and sushi. Wagyu beef croquettes prove popular among regular AKIRA patrons, along with the matcha green tea Mille-Crepe cake for dessert. You can also enjoy the Japanese bar, adjacent to the restaurant, serving an array of sake and original cocktails made using Japanese ingredients such as rare sake, yuzu, and shiso.

Where You Can Find Us

Japan House London

AKIRA restaurant can be found on the first floor of Japan House on Kensington High Street; Japan House London is the cultural home of Japan in the UK. Presenting the very best of Japanese art, design, gastronomy, innovation, and technology, Japan House London provides an authentic encounter with Japan. The Japan House London experience is completed by a visit to us, AKIRA Restaurant on the first floor. Open for lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner (Tuesday to Saturday), we deliver a special Japanese dining experience offering outstanding cuisine, beautifully presented on carefully selected tableware.

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The Original Signature Menu

Bento Box

We closely follow our ‘trinity of cooking’ principles: food, tableware, and presentation. Our exquisite Bento Box sees each bite topped with a different sauce, ingredient, or embellishment so that a myriad of colours and flavour combinations are perfectly matched in both presentation and taste.

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Our Customers' Favorite Dish


Our chefs prepare dishes reflecting Japan’s diverse food offerings, using seasonal ingredients over roaring robata (charcoal grill) flames. Highlights of the menu include imaginative sushi specialties and chargrilled kushiyaki skewers made from umami-rich wagyu beef, pork, chicken, seafood, and vegetables.

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Japanese-Style Afternoon Tea

We offer a unique  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 traditional sweets - and desserts. The afternoon tea menu is served between 2:30 pm and 4:30 pm (with the restaurant closing at 5:00 pm to prepare for dinner service).

AKIRA restaurant


Our appetising dishes are a feast for the eyes as well! The dining experience is complemented by tableware the chef has sourced from artisans across Japan and drinks served in fine Japanese glassware.



The Japanese izakaya (dining pub) with a menu designed to appeal to London-based guests. You can find us on the first floor of Japan House London in Kensington High Street.


101-111 Kensington High St, London W8 5SA


+44 (0)20 3971 4646

General Inquiry:




Opening Times:
Tuesday - Saturday 
Lunch: 12:00pm-3:00pm (2:30pm kitchen closes) 
Afternoon Tea: 2:30 pm-5:00 pm (4:30 pm kitchen closes) 
Dinner: 6:00 pm-11:00 pm (10:00 pm kitchen closes)