"Oyakata (sushi master)" Mitsuhiro Araki
Mitsuhiro Araki’s celebrated restaurant in Ginza, Tokyo held three Michelin stars with demand for seats at the counter far outstripping supply.
In 2014 Mr Araki decided to seek new challenges and deepen his learning, he closed his restaurant in Ginza and brought his vision, skills and experience as a Sushi Master to London.
The Araki, for the first time, brings London the opportunity to experience world-renowned “Edomae Sushi” (authentically style originally invented circa 200 years ago in former Tokyo) using locally sourced ingredients, prepared and served by My Araki himself according to the historic tradition of “Sado (Tea Ceremony)” hospitality.
At the Araki every seat is at the Chef’s table, it is not simply dining, but an experience.
A New Era
Marty Lau born in the UK grew up with a fascination in the Japanese culture, especially in the field of “Washoku (Japanese cuisine)”. Working at his family’s restaurant whilst still in school, and finally deciding to dedicate himself to the craft of Sushi after finishing University.
It was in 2012 where Marty met Master Araki, whilst visiting the UK to decide on a location for the new venue, vowed to apprentice under him, should the Master choose London. In April 2015 shortly after the sushi bar had opened, this promise was fulfilled.
After 4 years of training at the side of Master Araki, as right-hand man, he now believes Marty has what it takes to take the helm and face the challenge of serving our customers at the level of world class sushi. Following in the tradition of “Noren Wa-Ke (dividing the curtain)” where the Master graduates an apprentice to carry on under his name. The first time in Master Araki’s 20 years of independence.
Our chefs start in the early morning each day taking the utmost pride and care in preparation for your arrival, to provide the most intimate and luxurious dining experience at the Araki. We hope our guests can appreciate this by respecting our booking times and policies, as the course cannot begin without all the guests seated, to prevent any interruptions during the dining experience and to prevent any unnecessary rush. It is for this reason also, that we must lock the doors 30 minutes after the booking time. We eagerly await your visit to The Araki and look forward to offering a memorable experience.
|Open for dinner||Tues - Sun|
|First sitting||18h (last entry 18h30)|
|Second sitting||20h30 (last entry 21h00)|
The Araki is limited to only ten seats per seating at the chef’s counter. An additional six seats are available to guests who have dined with us previously in our private room at an additional cost of £30 pounds per person. The private room offers an intimate and luxurious space suited to business meetings and family gatherings.
Please note The Araki runs one set menu based on raw and cooked fish and shellfish, we are unable to accommodate to many dietary requirements, so please ensure that you are aware of all party member’s conditions and contact us prior to making your reservation to confirm whether we are able to cater for you and your guests to prevent unnecessary charges.
|Seating||10 seats only|
Before making a reservation please be sure to read our booking terms and conditions, to prevent any unnecessary issues when making a reservation.
Collaboration with Lamborghini “Hurricane”
Harden’s Best UK Restaurants 2019 Rank no.3
Harden’s Best UK Restaurants 2018 Rank no.1
Three coveted stars awarded by the Michelin Guide London 2018
Winners of Harden’s Best Gastronomic Experience London 2016
The Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurant UK 9th London dishes up restaurant with record openings
Two coveted stars awarded by the Michelin Guide London 2016
Opening 20th October 2014