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Jidori Covent Garden

15 Catherine St, London, United Kingdom, WC2B5JZ
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Open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week

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  • Private Dining
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About Jidori Covent Garden

Yakitori and Japanese small plates restaurant, with a karaoke room for larger parties.
We aim to bring the atmosphere, fun and food of izakayas to London with carefully sourced ingredients and delicious drinks to accompany.

Cuisine: Japanese
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

Came for lunch and had a lovely time. Food was delicious and good quality.

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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

Very unimpressed with the food overall.

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Visited On Friday, 15 February 2019

Absolutely delightful evening. Our host Lloyd was exceptionally friendly and brilliant, thank you!

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Visited On Wednesday, 13 February 2019

We had a nice time, the pudding was delicious - ginger ice cream - but the katsu chicken dish very stodgy

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Visited On Thursday, 07 February 2019

Very good at catering for a gluten free and vegan diet! Will be going back for sure.

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Visited On Friday, 08 February 2019

Delicious food as always!

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Visited On Tuesday, 05 February 2019

Very cute restaurant, intimate and great food! Lots of veggie options too!

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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

We had a really great night in Jodori’s karaoke room. The food was great, the staff were friendly and we had a great time with them. Having the private room to sing karaoke in was perfect for our event. Am already raving about the place to friends

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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

The food was nice enough and the staff were very friendly but the overall experience was pretty shocking. My initial drink took 30mins to come and my girlfriends took 40mins. This is despite us enquiring twice. When the drinks did arrive the cocktail was extremely small. Certainly the smallest I’ve ever been served and not value for money. The atmosphere was ruined as the tables around us also had problems. One table were told halfway through that their food had been given to other tables and they had no more food left. When our set menu came out it was nice but I’d say it was warm not hot, felt like it had been sitting somewhere for a while. The last drinks we ordered never came but they did find their way onto the bill along with the 12.5% service charge. I protested to the waitress that I didn’t think it was fair to be forced to pay a service charge when the service was so poor. She apologised and said that they were very busy this evening. I’m sorry, but you are a central London restaurant on a Saturday night. You are supposed to be busy. Have told my friends to avoid.

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Visited On Friday, 25 January 2019

Drinks menu is terrible. Not a single good bottle of wine. Sake selection too scarce. No warm sake. No tea. Very cold room lacking heating and atmosphere. Most unprofessional service: items missing repeatedly despite re-ordering twice. Very slow and inconsistant delivery. Chicken skewers are very good though, and there’s Nikka whiskey.

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Lovely little restaurant with very helpful and polite service. Food was delicious and had great variety. The only thing holding it back was it was fairly empty while we were there which hindered the atmosphere somewhat - but hopefully more people will start finding this little gem soon!

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Visited On Saturday, 12 January 2019

An interesting food experience, with friendly and helpful staff. It was quiet when we first arrived because we were eating early but there was a good atmosphere in the restaurant later.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 January 2019

So tastey, reasonably priced too!

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Visited On Saturday, 05 January 2019

Wonderful service and wonderful food.

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Visited On Friday, 04 January 2019

Great if you like Japanese cuisine, but want a change from sushi / sashimi. Also good for pre-show dinner - they completely understand your timing issues!

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Visited On Thursday, 03 January 2019

Unfortunately our main meal the vegetarian option was cold except for the rice. Perhaps this is intentional, however it was unexpected and not ideal for a very cold day. Our waiter was lovely, professional & prompt. Our food was rather slow, especially given the menu was so succinct and clearly pre-prepped. We were also the first table in there at the time but we thought perhaps it was the holiday season and short staffed. Overall though I would return as value is very good and food was delicious. Ginger ice-cream desert was standout. Restaurant was pretty but a bit cold in design and interiors, could be cosied up!

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Excellent service! Staff went above and beyond to make us all comfortable and ensure we had a great time.

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Visited On Friday, 07 December 2018

THE BEST

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Visited On Thursday, 29 November 2018

Yakidori set is a little bit salty, others are perfect

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Visited On Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Upstairs in the Covent Garden restaurant has much less of a fun vibe that downstairs, however, great music!

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Visited On Saturday, 17 November 2018

had a great time!

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Visited On Saturday, 03 November 2018

Had a brilliant time in the private karaoke room in Jidori - staff were really helpful and flexible during the booking process, and went above and beyond when we were there. Lovely food and drink too - would book again for a future occassion!

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Visited On Friday, 02 November 2018

The restaurant was very cold and I had to put my coat over my legs to keep warm.

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Visited On Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Service and waitress were fantastic, Momo served 4 tables comfortably in good time with no issues. Very accommodating when changing number of guests.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 October 2018

Bloody lovely evening for my aunt’s birthday, food and drinks especially were DELIGHTFUL! Would definitely book to come again. Thanks so much Lloyd and team!

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