[rīkā /muːn/] noun
We get our name from the amalgamation of two words, Rika, which means loved in Persian, and Pear Blossom in Japanese, and Moon, the Persian-to-English translation of our founder’s name. Rika is also the name of our founder’s dog and our bubbling and charming mascot.
We offerour customers Japanese fusion cuisine that encapsulates the beautiful and rich cultural diversity that Rika Moon stands for.
We take the beauty and taste of classic Japanese recipes and give them a modern twist using carefully sourced and fresh ingredients.
We aim to serve you the best Japanese fusion cuisines and cocktails in a warm and welcoming environment reminiscent of home.
We are located in Notting Hill, in the heart of the melting pot. Inside, you are met with simple yet beautiful and chic architecture, a theatric bar, and an open-plan sushi counter. At Rika Moon, we create a culinary and sensory paradise.
The moment you step into Rika Moon, you are greeted with a familial warmth that is difficult to get from similar establishments.
We are family-owned and dog-friendly and consist of people like you who want you to eat great food in the best environment.
Our dishes are designed to be shared because we believe nothing is as great as the love of experiencing great cuisine with family and friends.
With a friendly staff and excellent meals, we give you the ultimate dining experience.
Let your taste buds tell you of the magic when cultures are woven seamlessly together. Our lengthy menu might be inspired by Japanese cuisine, but a bite from any of our small or large plates will reveal the twist that is uniquely Rika Moon.
Discovering the win is a constant learning process. The versatility of our wine range introduces and accompanies all those who want to discover this very special world.
They serve outstanding sushi with lamb and beef that melt in your mouth. The cocktails were exceptionally delicious and were made by super-friendly and knowledgeable staff, The staff took care to ensure you get the best experience. Their splendid decor, quality meals, laid-back atmosphere, and disco toilet make Rika Moon a great place to be once you have the chance.
The food was exceptional, and the staff was conscientious. It was a much-needed addition to the Kensington high street neighborhood. If you make a trip to west London and are craving Japanese sushi, visit Portobello road market and taste the best sushi in the whole of south kensington.
Best Japanese food I have had outside of Japan. Surprised to find a great Japanese fusion cuisine in Notting Hill. The atmosphere is lovely, and the service amazing. The unfussy food was another highlight of the restaurant. The staff was all polite and friendly. All these details make Rika Moon the best Japanese restaurant in Holland park Portobello road.
You would expect, as I did, a restaurant as beautifully and tastefully decorated and lit to be all form without substance. I tried last night and was proved completely wrong. Rika Moon is one of the best Japanese restaurants in Notting Hill. The menu is varied and interesting, the delivery is flawless, and I maybe had the best sushi Portobello Market has. We will be back.
A taste of our top-tier Hamachi Ceviche will transport you into the exciting world of Latin America but with that Japanese twist that the Hamachi gives it. This simple small dish of marinated raw Hamachi fish is a best seller, and it is due, in no small part, to an almost perfect amalgamation of these two cultures. We also carry seaweed salad with Sea bream and Japanese spinach with handmade tofu salad.
Our main dishes are havens on a plate. From the Kyoto Miso Black Cod to the Miyazaki A5 beef, we offer exquisite meals that fill your stomach and create memories.
Have a taste of our Sashimi platter or our GILLARDEAU SPECIALES ROCK OYSTER. All the meals on our raw menu will leave you satisfied yet hungry for more. Our sushi and sashimi are why we are regarded as one of the best restaurants in Notting Hill.
Nigiri Sushi And Sushi Maki
Our Nigiri Sushi and Sushi Maki section are filled with delights. Eating our tasty Blue Fin Chu Toro Tuna or our special softshell crab rolls will take you on a journey through the land of bento boxes. Our Nigiri signature selection with 8 pieces of Omakase fish is a delicious delight. And our Scottish Salmon will leave you craving for more.
Our prawn tempura and rock shrimp tempura are filling and tasty, and our fish dishes bring you the taste of the sea. Our winter Omakase vegetable tempura takes sushi to a whole new level.
Japanese fusion cuisine is not complete without drinks. We offer a collection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails and wines. Our staff will give you expert advice, telling you which bottle of wine goes with what meal.
Whatever your taste buds crave, something on our menu will always transport you to that sensory and culinary paradise.
We make each meal with love using fresh ingredients. So grab a Hamachi Ceviche or our Clay Pot Gohan Rice, and don’t forget to grab a bottle of wine. Make memories on a full stomach anytime you visit us.
location And Atmosphere
We chose a location that best demonstrates what we stand for. We are a short walk from Notting Hill Gate Station.
Notting Hill is the heart of the melting pot. It represents the rich cultural diversity and the culinary possibilities Rika Moon hopes to share with our customers.
We understand the importance of eating in a warm and welcoming environment, so we have created an interior that feels like home.
Our open-plan sushi counter and theatrical bar create the perfect ambiance to enjoy our meals.
Our staff, including our ever-charming Rika, make you feel at home from the moment you step into our doors.
They treat you as part of the family. Because you have eaten from our plate, you are part of our family.
Book a reservation with us, and enjoy thrilling meals in the best Japanese Restaurant Kensington offers.
Private Dining And Events
We are tailored to meet your needs. We aim to make you feel at home and make all your events special, so we offer a one-of-a-kind private dining and events experience that is perfect for any occasion.
Our private dining services are designed to cater to the discerning tastes of our clients. We offer an intimate and exclusive space for you to host your events, from romantic dinners for two to corporate meetings, birthday parties, and weddings.
Our highly experienced chef and mixologists will work with you to create a bespoke menu that caters to your preferences.
With our private dining and events services, you can be sure that your event will be one to remember.
Contact us today to learn more about our services and to book your private dining experience at Rika Moon.
We desire to make fine dining and excellent Japanese fusion cuisine easy for you to access, so we have made it easy to reserve a table for yourself and your loved ones.
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