Jikoni

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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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n
London
2 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant with gorgeous flavors

D
London
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding brunch here. Every plate was a delicious combination of flavours and textures. The spicing is delicate. The chickpea chips are a must as are the sweet corn pancakes and bhel. Service is efficient, friendly and non-intrusive. Highly recommended.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved Jikoni. Lovely atmosphere and excellent food. We loved the samosas and the pumpkin gnocchi. All fabulous.

EM
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fabulous service and an interesting brunch menu. The banana bread was insanely good.

MV
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great! The food was yummy, the staff super friendly, and the atmosphere relaxed yet sophisticated.

z
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Was looking forward to trying this place out for a while. The food was tasty but the flavours were all over the place and it lost the authenticity of its flavour. But nonetheless a nice evening out

HC
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A superb gastronomical experience, and fantastic fusion of flavours, we left with massive grins our faces. Absolutely recommended.

MM
London
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The famous writer Salman Rushdie’s mentioned this restaurants in Vogue October 2009. I came the next day I ate the Dahl. Delicious! I will come back soon and ask for something more sophisticated I’m sure it will be wonderful!

TS
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

What a treat - lovely relaxed atmosphere and excellent food. Would thoroughly recommend.

NN
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Think the food was flavourless, bland, and sadly not what I was expecting after hearing great things about Jikoni. The tempura moong dal tasted chalky and flour-like. Would not recommend.

K
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great! Really appreciated the servers accommodating our dietary needs

N
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was my first visit to Jikoni and I will certainly be back. The Indian chef is I understand from Kenya and the menu is based around an East African and Indian theme. Brunch was a sharing menu. The dishes were unusual, visually interesting and tasty. The coffee and tea options are also sourced from East Africa & India. The cocktails were quirky and tasty. It was nice to go somewhere different that wasn't offering the usual crushed avocado on toast. We could only reserve bar seating. The stools aren't the last word in comfort but that's my only negative comment. The restaurant was busy late morning Saturday but not noisy. The room is simply decorated with bright African and Indian textiles and themed nicknacks dotted around. The overall ambience is relaxed - a bit like visiting a friends home.

CT
London
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic champagne brunch , beautiful food and service. The banana cake was incredible and my friend had a lovely birthday afternoon. Will definitely be back soon.

ES
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite restaurant in London for a sophisticated brunch, or dinner with friends and celebrating special occasions in a warm, beautiful setting. I never know what the food is on the menu, but I've never not enjoyed anything I've ordered and I have been four times now. Blows me away that more people do not know of this place.

C
London
25 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very interesting and delicious food - stick to the small plates. The Apple Jalebi pudding was a bit disappointing.

SW
Nottingham
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this place. Beautiful restaurant, great drinks, friendly service and amazing food.

PP
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Second time I have been here where there has been an error with our order ‘not going through the system’

Although the waitress kindly cancelled our order and compensated with a free dessert...

Maybe you need to have your systems checked

HS
London
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally got to try the delicious food at Jikoni as well as the excellent cocktails.
Service was very good and the staff knew all about the dishes and gave good recommendations.
Very pleased and will be back on my next visit to London.

PD
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant, very pretty and welcoming. Pretty quiet (we were one of only 3 tables on a Friday lunchtime), but really good service and delicious food.

TM
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

As entered restaurant, was greeted with over powering smell of incense; not conducive to dining. We were heavily encouraged to take a table by the stairs that led down to the bathrooms. We chose another. We were encouraged to order one item from each part of the menu despite the fact we didn't want to eat like that.
The starter and main was ok but the desserts were fairly unpleasant. The Waiter asked us if we enjoyed our food, despite seeing that most of the desserts were left untouched. Overall the food was fair quality but over priced for the standard it was. In addition both toilets were blocked by 7pm; there was no way that happened in the course of evening service!
Overall would not return and cannot understand all the great reviews!

R
London
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ravinda Bhogal and her team never cease to amaze us, our guests and our palates. The menu continues to impress with the old favourites (kuku paka) and new inventions. The subtle use of herbs and spice, paired with some really good, and sometimes counter-intuitive, wines makes eating out at Jikoni a total pleasure. One is always made to feel welcome and our guests invariably leave with a new favourite which they wax lyrical about for weeks as the tastes wear off!

I
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was delicious and a really pretty little restaurant

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Lovely place, the food was nice although slightly overpriced. I wasn’t keen on the service. Very slow and kept having to get the waiters attention. All in all a good place.

MC
London
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Very tasty food, we love every dish we had from starter to dessert. The environment is warm, intimate, and thoughtfully designed. Staff is friendly and passionate about the menu. Can’t wait to go back again.

EC
London
24 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

What a great place. The food is absolutely amazing and the small dishes provide an opportunity to try a few different things. Waiting staff very knowledgeable and friendly. Great balance between professionalism and informality. I think there was a new team member behind the bar so that wasn’t quite as polished as the rest of the service. Will definitely visit again

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was delicious! Very different blend of flavours. The waiter recommended a very good full bodied red wine that went well with our meal. Both my friend and I had the silken tofu and the okra on the side. I would also recommend the chickpea chips! Only downside was the service was a bit slow but it was probably because it was quite busy. The chef came out to greet all the patrons which was a nicw touch. Really good ambience, would recommend if you're in the area.

GW
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the fifth or sixth visit with my Indian wife and her old school friend from Bombay Sunil Vijayakar who's a top London-based food stylist, food journalist and cookery book writer. Each time there are wonderful menu surprises at Jikoni. This is an outstanding restaurant which never disappoints. The cooking is amazingly inventive and the service always well-informed. The owner is a totally charming lady.

C
London
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful, went for the smoked quail which was divine and the okra fries were good too. Loved the relaxed ambience and service was friendly. All round excellent lunch!

k
London
129 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

truly the most magical space with the most perfumed poetic dishes in london.
fourth time back, and the menu just continues to delight and surprise. the scallop with avocado and seaweed and yuzu was sensational, the ever present chickpea chips crunch fluffy and comforting, the only wish was that the lobster returned to the gently aromatic curry instead of the prawns. the miso caramel banana cake is a must as ever, order extra sauce, you won't regret it.

MA
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Service was friendly and laid back and the food was excellent, despite the odd dish being over seasoned.

OT
London
43 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely place for lovely food.
Nothing so special tbh

CN
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening and attentive service. Amazing wine list and we loved the overall atmosphere of the place.

The food was so different than other places, finally something completely new in London.


Keep up with the good work.

S
London
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, lovely atmosphere, definitely recommend it.

DK
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, full of flavour and I could tell that each dish had been carefully thought through. Staff very friendly and informative. I also liked that we were not rushed; and as a party of 3, the evening was ours. Will definitely return!

MR
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Limited menu - not good value for money. The prawn khichdee was overpriced

LF
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jikoni immediately transports you to a relaxing environment, furthered with a warm welcome.

They provide excellent service, and the food is fantastic.

At Jikoni, they have created an innovative fusion of global flavours to produce dishes that are genuinely delectable and unique.

p
London
13 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch at Jikoni is terrific. Highly recommend the quail and chicken mains, the fried okra, the cauliflower bake, the pina colada pancakes and the banana cake—basically everything we had.

Can’t wait to go again!

JJ
London
22 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Jikoni doesn't quite know what it is but that is part of its charm. The food is excellent but you feel that they throw in some spices at the end to remind you of its eastern routes. It is difficult to describe as it is not like anything else. It is certainly a place to go for a different experience but with familiar flavours.
The small plates and the starters are there to share, to discuss the complexity and your preferences. The scallops are wonderful but beware of the sauce - it is there to bite. The Keralan crab will have you discussing it for the rest of the night. you will find it lovely or different or interesting but you will not be bored by it.
There is not an extensive mains menu, but again sharing it encouraged, the cod and the Kuku Paku (chicken curry) are both very good and the forks were exchanging between them on a regular basis. Food envy not far away. Similarly the Turkish delight and the Banana cake was shared with enthusiasm.

PM
London
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Very expensive . Price should be about 50% Nimbu Paani in a small glass at 4 pounds ? Come on....

L
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Our food was pretty average, and also almost cold. We wouldn’t return. It wasn’t worth the £200 bill for four, with no alcohol!