Aqua Kyoto


There was a noticeable buzz in the office on Monday when the Bookatable email hit our inboxes, tempting us with tantalising images of the brand new floral-themed menu at Aqua Kyoto.

A day later and I found myself in a smoked-mirror elevator making my way up to the fifth floor.


On arrival we were presented with a rather lovely gin and sake cock. Ironically I absolutely hate gin, I find sake like drinking warm nail varnish and I’m not a big fan of ginger, but somehow it was rather darling. 

Gin sake cocktail

Gin sake cocktail

We shared the prawn maki and sashimi, followed by the baby chicken and the lamb cutlets. I couldn’t even pick a favourite, it was all too too delicious.

Sushi & Sashimi

Sushi & Sashimi


Ramu choppu yaki

Ramu choppu yaki

The dessert was a unique mixture of ice cream, mango and cold rice pudding with shards of sugary coconut (or maybe coconutty sugar) and green candy floss. Quite nice, if a little random.

   Howaito chokoreito umeboshi parufe

Howaito chokoreito umeboshi parufe

Although the entire meal was rather delicious, it literally left us wanting more. I must confess that we purchased takeaway sushi on our way home.

We agreed that Aqua was definitely worth another visit… But that it would take something more substantial than the set menu to satisfy two hungry flappers. 


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