You’ll find some of the best Asian restaurants in Mayfair, courtesy of the specialised eateries, where you can discover another world on your plate. From the indigenous herbs from south east Asia to the spices of the orient, the delicate flavours of Japanese cuisine to the more robust dishes of India and south east Asia, the world is your oyster in Mayfair.
This Michelin starred restaurant calls its cooking style ‘Liberated Nanyan Cooking’. Why? They believe in heritage and freedom in equal portions, which makes choosing this restaurant a thrilling option. Nanyang is a culinary heritage originating from the southern seas of China – a region that has been blessed with a tropical climate, rich with diverse spices, produce and cooking techniques. The respect for heritage is balanced beautifully with the freedom to innovate and evolve Chinese cooking, which has resulted in the most delicious foodie rebellion.
65 South Audley Street, Mayfair W1k 2QU
Where to go when you want an authentic Indian dining experience? Look no further than Jamavar, which takes you to the heart of fine Indian dining. Named after the intricate and vibrant 16th century shawls of Kashmir, this restaurant is the last word in Indian cuisine and has been the meeting point for master chefs from the royal kitchens of the north to the creators of incredible cooking techniques from the Southern shores, to create delightful dishes to tempt and please. There are also a series of fun taster plates alongside signature Jamavar dishes, which will take you on a magical culinary ride. How could you possibly resist?
8 Mount Street, Mayfair W1K 3NF
Nothing can be finer than sharing some robatayaki cuisine and sushi on a sunny day. For the uninitiated, robatayaki is a cooking method which involves placing seafood and vegetables over hot charcoal – and Roka is famous for it – and its award winning dishes. The seasonal tasting menu is a must and includes such delights as sea bream fillet, ryotei miso and red onion and yaki asparagus with sweet soy and sesame.
30 North Audley Street, Mayfair W1K 6ZF
Lucky Cat by Gordon Ramsay
Lucky Cat is the Michelin starred chef’s homage to Asian cooking and is the place to try a selection of inspired small plates, Robata grilled dishes, sushi and sashimi – which are crafted in the open kitchen and signature raw bar. Executive chef Ben Orpwood has designed each dish to be shared and with dishes like crispy tofu and avo bao buns and tuna and shiso tatare, you may not really want to share! If you’re interested in getting involved with the chef’s table, choose from Kori (for up to 6 guests) to Kasai (individual seating) where the menu changes every day. If good surprises are your passion, this is your lucky day.
10 Grosvenor Square, Mayfair W1k 6JP