An amalgamation of Rika – meaning ‘Loved’ in Persian and ‘Pear Blossom’ in Japanese – and Moon – the Persian-to-English translation of founder Mahsa’s given name. Rika is also the name of Mahsa’s beloved dog, heading up the Front of House team with his charm and bubbly personality.
A luxurious, fine-dining experience of Japanese fusion cuisine and exciting cocktails, there is no better home than the heart of the melting-pot that is Notting Hill, perfectly representing the rich cultural diversity that Rika Moon aims to encapsulate.
Rika Moon specialises in coupling the delicious subtlety and beauty of Japanese food with a modern twist by using only the finest, carefully-sourced local ingredients. All set in beautifully chic designer interior with open plan sushi counter and theatric bar, creating the ultimate culinary and sensory experience.
But at Rika Moon, luxury is far from cold and hostile. Family-owned, dog-friendly, warm and welcoming, Rika Moon is all about people, taking pride in delivering the very best honest and personable service. Inspired by the love of experiencing food with friends and family, Rika Moon’s dishes are designed to be shared – with the promise of good times and unforgettable memories as a must-have side dish.
Mahsa is a dynamic businesswoman with a love of all things beautiful, especially when it comes to her biggest passions in life: family, food and interior design. It comes as no surprise, then, that Rika Moon captures the ultimate vision for the restaurant Mahsa has dreamt of for many years. With its decadent design, delicious dishes, opulent drinks, and fun, friendly atmosphere, Mahsa created Rika Moon as a place for likeminded food-lovers to connect and have a good time.
With a multi-award-winning career spanning over two decades and a resume that includes aqua kyoto and Novikov, Paul Greening barely needs an introduction in the Asian food scene. As Executive Chef, Paul brings his acclaimed, stylised and experimental take on Japanese cuisine to Rika Moon, working closely with the team to curate a menu that is not only delicious and satisfying, but also unique and exciting in equal measure.