This high-end Japanese restaurant and sushi bar on Beauchamp Place is the Knightsbridge sister of the Chisou over in Hanover Square. Here, there's the same emphasis on traditional Japanese hospitality - expect oshibori (hand towels) presented on arrival, low-key, considered service and a suitably serious approach to the saké selection.
Sushi plays a lead role on a menu filled with authentic Japanese options. Various selections from the chef offer glimpses at an a la carte sushi and sashimi list featuring impressively sourced blue fin fatty tuna, sea urchin, Japanese butter fish, sweet prawn, mackerel, sea bass and belly of salmon - here seared with a blowtorch. Maki rolls are also available.
Elsewhere, the menu ranges from authentic Japanese salads and udon noodle soups to beef teriyaki fried on a teppan, lamb cutlets cooked on a robata grill and served with a yaki niku sauce, deep-fried soft shell crab and unagi kabayaki - a dish of sea eel fillet grilled with a sweet soya sauce. The sake selection is a strong point but whiskey - Japanese and from around the world - is given prominence, too.