Jikoni

4.6
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522 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-winning 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 co
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Only 4 customers and slow, borderline rude service

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EleonoreD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, original food, something different cutely presented.

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ThraL
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Lovely service, got complimentary chickpea chips for the table.. food came quickly and was very tasty! Great ambiance - thank you!!

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MimiG
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Second visit, food is as good as I remember from my first visit. Friendly service. Great place for small group or couple.

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LocalDiner
Jersey
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting subtle flavour combinations in a short menu, mainly vegetarian but with at least one fish and chicken dish. Sharing plates for starters and very good, light puddings!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good and have already recommended this place!

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ZinatDave
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service very good, music could be turned down a bit. Food, Broccoli excellent, but crispy cauliflower main disy needs lifting up with some citrus/ tamarind. Expected more East African / Indian influence. Take on Cuku paka interesting but lost that coastal character. Also beer good but over priced.

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thegeekyhermit1
Hertfordshire
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing and it tastes extremely good. I wish the portions were bigger though. £19 for a curry but the portion felt like we should’ve been charged £5 for it. I won’t be going back very quickly!

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Eb28
London
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The menu was interesting and I wanted to try everything. I’d love to visit again . The samosas were delicious . The restaurant is super comfy and the service was absolutely great. Commending the chefs on the great food.

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vipTrevorH
London
26 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant, very interesting dishes with lots of flavor. Wine and service excellent

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vipLolly
London
43 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food2service3ambience4

I was recommended Jikoni by a fellow diner in Switzerland, who told me it was well worth a try. So when I was in London I did so. I am not sure of the theme of the restaurant, and it didn't matter, but what I noticed as I walked through the front door was kind greetings and a beautifully informal and comfortable restaurant.
The menu was interesting inasmuch as I had never experienced anything like it, and I was guided by our waiter as to what each dish comprised. I picked three at random, having no idea what it was that would arrive at table, but what did turn up was delicious flavours, mostly vegetables. I still wasn't sure what was the cuisine. African? Asian? Who knows? Who cares? It was very good and tasty and confortable, with staff who appeared to bend over backwards to make this a night to remember in London for my fellow diner and I.
LM.

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StefC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and drinks in a gorgeous setting. The service was impeccable.

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vipTSML
London
55 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

For foodies, I can't recommend a trip to Jikoni highly enough after my second time there and the food and service continue to be outstanding. Their dishes are all prepared with a twist so if you think you will get normal Indian or East African cuisine - think again. The variety of tastes and how they all just work together is fabulous. The staff are fantastic and like any really good restaurant, they have all tried the food so can talk and make recommendations from personal experience. What really impressed our party is that they team can talk extensively about the various ingredients for a dish in question, how dishes are prepared and even what the cultural background is to the dish - this was all very impressive and made for both an educational evening as well as a delicious one. Even better, the team are super friendly and professional with a good attention to detail regarding our needs as we ate from course-to-course.
Location is great just off Marylebone High Street, and the ambience is cosy upstairs. If wanted, I note there is a large table downstairs next to the open kitchen which I presume would seat around 10-12 people. Highly recommended and a credit to the kitchen and service staff.

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OJJa
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food. Excellent flavours. Brussel sprouts were the best I’ve had. Banana cake for dessert was fantastic.

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JulieW
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, the flavour fusion was extraordinary and the staff were so welcoming & gave great advice on food & wine choices.

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Rima
London
13 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The tiger prawn moilee is so tasty. Very comfortable settings and overall a good place to go but nothing outstanding

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Bravo10Tango
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, and the staff were very helpful for explaining dishes and discussing allergens, able to accommodate all the different requests in our group.

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viprichardl
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Service slightly sketchy but absolutely brilliant cooking.
Really different flavours - everything worked!
VERY highly recommended

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Foodlove101
London
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing dinner at Jikoni. So nice to try something different and see some real creative food alongside great service. Thanks to their team for all the great recommendations and the great banana dessert.

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McPKath
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fantastic food - a lovely place for a leisurely late lunch

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Simon
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food! Great service

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SalilP
London
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding. Innovative dishes , beautifully cooked and served with a lot of care. Very nice wine too it would have been too much food if we had had a first and a main course , but a couple of bar snacks a main course each and a vegetable was about right. Sprouts were outstanding. And the prawn toast scotch egg.

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vipNWfood
London
70 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Independent place. Very Marylebone. Love it!

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Epicurean
London
9 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very attentive service and interesting food menu.

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vipCanadianFoodie
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious. Service was lovely. Would definitely go back.

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JessicaH
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just delicious, an explosion of flavour in the palette in the best way possible. The ambience is gorgeous and inviting and I will certainly be back. Thanks for a scrumptious evening in all senses of the word.

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vipTSML
London
55 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a great find in the heart of Marylebone just off the High Street. Nice friendly vibe and service, but it was the food that made this a place we'll take friends back to. A very interesting mix of African and Indian cuisine - which sounds weird but it sure works! We had several smaller plates to try a number of things along with one main course to share between the two of us. Best dish from our meal was
"Sweet Potato Bhel, Apple, Pomegranate" and we'd also highly rate a starter of "Prawn Toast Scotch Egg, Banana Ketchup" (also with pickled cucumber which didn't seem to add to the dish TBH), and another small plate of "Charred Brussels Sprouts, Crispy Shallots, Hot & Sour Dressing". The main we had of a tiger prawn curry" in a Southern Indian style was lovely but we felt it was over priced for the quantity served. Overall though, we will absolutely return to try a greater selection of their dishes.

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viptocc
London
94 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourites and we come from sw!

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BenedettaD
London
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jikoni is really an amazing restaurant!
Food is excellent!Service too!
One of My favourite place in London!

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KatherineD
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

On a cold, drizzly London day, lunch at Jikoni was the ultimate escape. Quiet and cozy, the fig-flavoured bellini was a welcome start to a delicious meal. The croquetta were full of flavour, as were the chicken curry and banana cake (more like a sticky toffee pudding). It was a quiet day, but my waiter was attentive and entertaining, which made the indulgent lunch particularly enjoyable.

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dg1964
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was OK but nothing special. Expensive for what we had, although we recognise that they are London prices. Did not really bring across the alleged East African/Asian fusion feel.

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Rhiannonon
Manchester
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening with friends at Jikoni. The staff were excellent, service was perfect. Food outstanding- excellent variety of flavours and very delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
52 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely as usual. A very valuable option in Marylebone with an incredibly nice staff :)

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Marina
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Our starter was a bit salty but the rest of the meal ( lunch ) was great. Our waiter was very attentive and made me a lovely cocktail. We will be back.

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nathalieb
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant with gorgeous flavors

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Dadoos
London
25 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipEmmaM
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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MaxV
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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zaheern
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

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