Kiri London // Restaurant Review

After a very hectic day, my friend Kay (Kay Couture) and I found this little restaurant called Kiri hidden in the heart of Mayfair. Kiri is a Japanese restaurant and as pure Londoners we love eclectic Asian cuisine, so we decided to try it. Considering that the restaurant was in Mayfair we walked in with the notion that it would be super expensive but surprisingly it was not at all.

On the outside, Kiri seemed pretty tiny, but as soon as we entered we realized that it was bigger than we thought, we found the perfect little table by the window. Kiri’s interior combines natural woods with warm lighting that make it the perfect little place for a quiet lunch or after work dinner in the city; also, the warm lights makes it extra cosy for the cold days of winter.

The waiter came quickly to welcome us and handed us over the menus.  She explained that in Japan people order a variety of small plates and share them. Although, we were going to try the traditional Japanese way we decided to choose our own separate dishes as I am a vanilla kind of gurl and can’t handle spicy food.  I went for the three-course meal (part of the set-menu) which included salmon-rice, salad, miso soup and a desert. Surprisingly my meal caused only £15.95 which I thought it was insane, three-course meal in Mayfair for £15.95 can’t get any better.

My friend decided to go with the Japanese way and ordered little plates. She firstly ordered the octopus carpaccio (£6.50) which I was very tempted to order too but decided to try a bit of hers as the waiter said that is a bit spicy.  The plate of octopus arrived, to be honest, I was expecting to be slightly different, but presentation wise it looked damn good, so I decided to try it. Initially, it tasted good and chewy, but the spicy part hit me after few seconds, it was spicy very spicy my throat was on fire, so a big no for me but hey it looked good. My friend found it spicy too, but she enjoyed it, is the kind of dish for more daring people. My friend’s second dish it was egg-fried rice, pretty traditional. It arrived in a bowl with a small egg on top (totez adorbz), now I have had egg fried rice many times but this one was on another level, we both loved it!!!

After few minutes my meal arrived, and the salmon was bigger than expected and seriously delicious. I am a very fussy eater especially regarding fish, but the salmon was fresh, the size was good enough and it came with a bowl of salad, therefore healthy, balanced and affordable. Nice pat on the back good job Anna (I tend to order the worst dishes on the menu usually).  The only down-size it was that the miso soup arrived at the same time as the salmon and salad so by the time I finish the main meal it got pretty cold, but it still tasted good.

At the end of our meal, my friend went for a chocolate ice-cream whilst I asked the menu for more alcohol, the waiter noticed that it was taking me a bit too long to decide so she brought me and my friend two glasses of a traditional Japanese wine which was on the house. It was my first time trying Japanese wine, but I was pleasantly surprised, it was full of flavour with a good amount of alcohol, which was not overpowering, it left me with a unique after-taste that I still don’t know how to describe but I liked it and I would probably choose that again.

Overall, the food was delicious the amount was just perfect as well as the service. If you are in central London and looking for a quiet place to have lunch after shopping or for a work break then Kiri is the place to be.

If you are on a budget I would suggest going for the set menu as it comes out cheaper and well, you get a three-course meal. I can’t wait to visit Kiri again


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  1. I haven't tried much Japanese food so this sounds like the perfect place to sample some. Next time I'm in London I will be sure to check it out; at those prices you couldn't go wrong! Great little find!

  2. That sounds like real value for money. I'm surprised at the prices too for where the restaurant is based. I haven't tried alot of Japanese food but will keep this place in mind for when I'm next in London!

  3. I'm a big Japanese fan and always on the hunt for good Japanese restaurants so will put this on my list for when I'm next central!

  4. I don't think I've ever been to a Japanese restaurant, but this looks amazing. I will have to keep it in mind when I'm next in London.

  5. Ooh, this sounds like my kind of food! Will bookmark it for when I'm next in London.

  6. This looks amazing, I find the set menu is always a great way of tasting what’s on offer while sticking to a budget!

  7. It looks really nice, especially the salmon and the price is excellent! x

  8. The food looks very yummy. Love the interior of the restaurant too.

  9. A fab review. Great that it wasn’t too expensive. I’ve not tried Japanese wine x

  10. It looks delicious! I need to visit this place :D


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