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240 Portobello Road, London W11 1LL

A contemporary Japanese bar and restaurant in the heart of Portobello Road

Before Ukai, our restaurant & bar space was home to The Market Bar, a 1980s hotspot for music and dance at the centre of bohemian life in West London. By preserving the 19th century façade and performance space, we’ve stayed true to the legacy of this London instition and its electic cliental of celebrities, entertainers and local characters.

This year UKAI celebrates 10 years as part of this special community, serving fresh and exciting contemporary japanese cuisine in an irresistable setting. But there always something new! Why not pop in for a cocktail after work, discover a wonderful new artist or simply order delivery to your door.

Contemporary Japanese cuisine is at the heart of Ukai, and our top chefs have gone above and beyond to add something extra – an Italian flare. Combining the sumptuous flavours of Italy to enhance beautifully simple Japanese dishes creates combinations you won’t find anywhere else – white tuna tataki with yuzu and truffle dressing for example, or Wagyu beef toban yaki. Check out our menu here and try them out for yourself.

We are London’s best Japanese fusion cocktail bar… so you’ll have to pay a visit to experience firsthand what our mixologists have created! Expect Sake infused cocktails, award winning whiskies from Japan and a European flare throughout. Cast an eye over our drinks list and treat yourself to something new.