Discover London’s Latest Michelin Star Spot


The latest hotspot to join the fine dining club that is Michelin, is a nano sushi bar in Mayfair that only a small number of people have experienced.

The Araki can hold a maximum of just nine diners at any one time; either in their private dining room or at their open counter. This precious bank has been carved from Cyprus wood, that was gifted to the restaurant by Ryuchi Sakamoto. The Araki have created an exclusive dining experience the allows guests to feel as though they’re at the chef’s table itself. 

Watch as the chef whips up their signature dishes served direct to your hand from the kitchen. Ever heard the expression, ‘if you can’t stand the heat get out of the kitchen’?

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After being awarded three Michelin stars the UK is now home to five top-rated restaurants along with Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck. Furthermore the establishment’s founder Mitsuhiro Araki also acquire three stars for his Edomae sushi restaurant in Tokyo, to which he closed in 2014 in search for a new adventure in London. Today The Araki prides themselves on exclusive techniques to obtain the best flavours and textures, and is run by just three members of staff; Araki, his wife and their assistant. 

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The food served in The Araki is compromised of a set 'Omakase' menu, or also known as the 'Chef's Menu'. This excludes alcohol and is of a stand alone price of £300 per person. All its dishes serve none other than sushi, that was famed in Tokyo by it’s Edo people. 

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