Category : Restaurant
| Cuisine : Asian
Address : 50 Great Cumberland Place, Marylebone, London, W1H 7FD, UNITED KINGDOM - Directions
Web : tokii.co.uk
Opening Times : Mon-Fri: 6.30am-10.30am, 12.00pm-2.30pm, 6pm-11pm Sat: 7am-11am, 12pm-3.30pm, 6pm-11pm Sun: 7am-11am, 12pm-3.30pm, 6pm-10.30pm
Closest Tube : Marble Arch
We're a sucker for chic Japanese and TOKii is just that. Situated in the freshly launched Prince Atatoki hotel in Marylebone, which was recently given a £3 million makeover, it's everything that you'd expect in a streamlined central London sushi joint. We popped in on a busy Thursday evening to see what this luxury Japanese experience was all about. Read more to see what we thought.
The dining room was very much what you'd expect. Brilliantly-hued sprigs of cherry blossom erupted from a kintsugi-style vase. The flooring was crafted from honey-coloured woods, the ceiling was punctuated by sections of slatted beams and the tables were made of simple slate. Finally, high-top stools hem in a gold-plated sushi counter where itamaes slice and roll with rapt attention. We ordered a selection of Japanese-inspired cocktails and eagerly awaited our meal.
A chilled tuna tartare was perked up with ginger and miso and served with creamy avocado and crunchy lotus crisps. A ceviche of scallop was studded with orange, spring onions, chilli and sesame. Shrimp tempura was crisp under tooth without a whisper of extraneous oil. Hot dishes of miso-glazed black cod and tiger prawns with chili, lime and a miso aioli didn't disappoint, but we were truly won over by robata-grilled aubergine with chilli and ginger as well as the nigiri and sushi omakase.
TOKii, opened by Japan's famous Prince Hotel Group, certainly lives up to its pedigree.