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14-16 Bruton Pl.
London, England, W1J 6LX, United Kingdom
TEL: 44-20-7499-8881

Billed as the UK’s only true Kyoto restaurant, Umu specializes in kaiseki cuisine, which originates from Japan’s ancient capital, and is the most refined and expressive way to serve Japanese food—not to mention the most expensive. Waiters thoroughly explain the complicated menus, and then quietly disappear only to return with plate after plate of high culinary art taken to an extreme by head chef Yoshinori Ishii, who once worked at Japan’s Michelin three-starred Kyoto Kitcho. Dramatic dark wood interiors are moodily matched with low lighting and velvet banquettes, an atmosphere fit for the undeniably well to do crowd.

Insider Tip:

While you won’t have the full kaiseki experience, if price is a concern the set lunch menus are quite reasonable.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Dress Code
  • Dinner
  • Full Bar
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Lunch
  • Notable Wine List
  • Noisy
  • Prix Fixe
  • Sunday - Closed
  • Tasting Menu

Cuisine Type:: Japanese/Sushi


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