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Sexy Fish

Restaurants, Asian Mayfair
3 out of 5 stars
4 out of 5 stars
(12user reviews)
Paul Winch-Furness
Paul Winch-Furness

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

A flashy pan-Asian restaurant in Mayfair.

If a sheik with a taste for chinoiserie fell out of an episode of ‘Poirot’ and opened a restaurant, it would probably look a lot like Mayfair’s swanky Asian hotspot Sexy Fish. It’s a beautiful, large room with an inordinate amount of marble, soft lighting, giant fish sculptures and an impressive wall of running water. So far, so sexy.

Less sexy was waiting for half an hour for our cocktails to arrive. When they did they were a bit, well, missable. The Umami Martini looked incredible (and a piece of sashimi definitely beats an olive), but the excellently named Rice, Rice Baby was unpleasantly sweet. My advice? Stick with a good old glass of champagne.

The menu is ‘Asian fusion’, where cross-continental influences range from Thai to Japanese, with some Chinese and Korean flavours thrown in for good measure. The star dish? An incredible lobster salad. Light, fresh and coconutty, it tasted like a beach holiday on Ko Mak, and was surprisingly good value given its generous size. The punchier, meaty dishes were great too, with perfectly cooked, wonderfully peppery wings and great sticky ribs. But if you want delicate sashimi, you’d be better off emptying your wallet in a dedicated Japanese restaurant. And the puddings were more sweet – teeth-achingly so – than sexy. But this Mayfair hangout gets full marks for presentation – it’s a feast for the eyes as much as the tastebuds.

Sexy Fish says
Sexy Fish is an Asian restaurant and bar located in Berkeley Square, Mayfair. Decorated with art by Damien Hirst and Frank Gehry, the look and feel is mid-century glamour and opulence. Our food takes its inspiration from the seas of Asia, focusing on Japanese sashimi, tiradito, tempura and robata

Details

Address: Berkeley Square House
Berkeley Square
London
W1J 6BR
Transport: Tube: Green Park
Price: Dinner for two with drinks and service: around £170.
Contact:
Opening hours: Monday-Saturday: 12pm - 11pm Sunday: 12pm - 10:30pm
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Users say (12)

4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

3.8 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:2
  • 4 star:7
  • 3 star:2
  • 2 star:1
  • 1 star:0
LiveReviews|12
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My partner and I went here for a special dinner and we were not disappointed. The food was incredible and the decor of the restaurant was amazing!! We had Ribs and calamari. It was delicious. We also had scallops. This place is definitely worth a visit.

Tastemaker

These guys must be doing something right: it’s now been months since it opened, but the place was heaving on a Tuesday lunch like there’s no Brexit. The restaurant is gorgeous (but I knew that from the proliferation of photos online) and manages to be both highly fashionable yet classy and friendly.

The Asian menu is meant for sharing. They recommend to share 5 courses for 2 people. You get free edamame for the table. There’s also a £45 pp lunch option that allows you to sample more different things in smaller portions, and that’s what we went for. You get to choose 4 each, plus a detox cleanser (turned out to be a green juice) and a desert (a chocolate pud or fresh fruits). I was full to the extent of not being able to finish my favourite miso cod (I’d say it’s just as good here as at Nobu). The meat and fish options, however, consistently outshone the veggie ones.

The service was excellent throughout and any and all waiters were attentive and ready to help at the slightest indication we might need something (I hate the scenario when the waiters avoid your eyes if they are not working your table). And the sommelier was funny and brutally honest about the merits (or the lack thereof) of some of their wines. In our case he in very definite terms talked me out of getting the Chinese white wine I felt inspired to try. I went for Alsace Gewurtztraminer instead.

I would love to be back for dinner soon, to experience the glory of the venue at nighttime. I just need to figure out what to wear.

tastemaker

I loved this last minute visit for a reunion with friends.  The cocktails were super inventive and space ultra hip.  Sex people abound. I did not get a chance to eat but the vibe made you hungry! Definitely hit it up to people watch and sip and stir. Next time I am in for the oysters. 

tastemaker

Sexy fish ... Two things you're bound to experience here! Fresh varieties of delicious fish dishes and plenty of sexiness in the form fine of cuisine and decor!

.... Let me start by saying that the atmosphere is calming in a weird way as it's not a quiet restaurant but the decor and vibe you get when you enter just leaves you feeling so so right and relaxed.

The food? Exquisite! Their oysters are to die for BTW... I highly recommend getting dessert even if your bursting at the seams !! The selection & choices are well worth it..... So its in Mayfair and we all know what Mayfair prices look like but don't be deterred. Its worth it and more.

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First time to Sexy Fish last week for my belated birthday celebration with a friend and it didn't disappoint. When you walk in you are hit by the opulence and over the top decor (which works really well). It's really buzzy with a DJ in the middle of the restaurant, the service was exceptional and the food was excellent. It is on the pricey side, but completely worth it if you want a special evening.


Private dining is a strange affair. In many places you don't want to eat with the riff raff , but there's no riff raft here. Quite often the rooms are also sub-standard to the main dining area. Again, not the case here. In fact if you are looking for the best private dining room in London, you have just found it. The Coral Reef Room downstairs at this posh Mayfair eatery is something to behold. It accommodates up to 30 on one long table ( I think they can do more if you have round tables ) The Fish Tank at the end of the room is simply spectacular , as are some of the set menu prices. However, for a special occasion or a company blow-out this takes some beating. Only advice is make sure the bill does not land on your credit card. A wonderful place to be entertained.


I was super excited to try this restaurant after all the hype surrounding its opening in the Autumn.


Once you get over the name (let's face it, fish just aren't sexy) it was everything I expected to be. Upon walking through the door you feel like you step into a different world, one of complete glamour and extravagance. The decor is undeniably impressive, if not a little garish, but adds to the whole experience. 


I went on a Friday lunchtime, and there was a total mix of diners from business lunches, older couples, groups of girlfriends and even a few tourists. It is certainly a great spot to people watch, as expected.


We ordered a range of food, sampling the maki rolls, cappacio, as well as a few hot dishes. I quite liked that they offer miso glazed sea bass, as opposed to the usual black cod. OK, it tasted pretty much the same, but at least they are making the effort to offer something a little bit different.


Everything we ordered was thoroughly enjoyable and the service was faultless throughout.  Presentation wise, the food looked absolutely beautiful and every dish we had looked stunning. I do like a flower on my sashimi! At the end of the meal we weren't ready to leave, but we were asked to vacate our table and re-locate to the bar. In my mind this is never a problem as long as you are seated, which we were, so this was absolutely fine. 


To summarise, I would say the food is on a par with that of Roka, although price wise it is slightly more expensive. I don't think I will rush back (mainly due to the prices...) but I did enjoy my experience there and would recommend it for anyone wanting to visit somewhere a bit different, or if you simply want to see what all the fuss is about.


Tip: Just visit the bar for cocktails if you want to check out the interior and do a spot of people watching. The food is good, but not worth saving up for.


Tastemaker

Located in the heart of banking hedonism, Berkely Square, Sexy Fish is all that you'd expect it to be with neighbouring competition from the likes of Hakkasan and China Tang. Decadent, lively and a great spectator sport. 

I loved the bar staff who were so much fun and highly recommend the Bellini Bento as the drink of choice - all your favourite flavours in one! Raspberry, mango, apple and passion fruit made for sharing - or not. 


Yes it's a bit pricey, but the food was excellent and the vibe really good.  We went there as two families and I was paranoid we would get a sniffy welcome, but the opposite was the case.  It's a statement restaurant that's well worth a visit 

Tastemaker

The food was absolutely incredible and very well presented, the place is beautifully decorated and has a very lively feel about it, and the staff was very friendly and attentive. Unfortunately the menu was set in a 'sharing' basis and the tables were too small to fit more than two plates at once which resulted in a constant hurry to finish the food before they put a new plate down. They should probably have bigger tables for bigger groups.


Beautifully presented delicious fish, charming staff, amazing decor, what more could you ask? 

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