We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Jin Kichi

#1,975 of 17,542 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
73 Heath Street, Hampstead, London NW3 6UG, England
+44 20 7794 6158
Sun 18:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sun 12:30 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

157 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 146: English reviews
Level Contributor
110 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is not about luxury interior but all about food. Very small but cosy place. Service is good. But the main thing is food for sure. Best sashimi in Hampstead, wide choice of skewers. Good sake list.

Thank sergeykI6312UN
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I often go there for lunch and dinner, the grilled set is amazing and the pork Tonkatsu is the signature dish. You will have reserve a table no matter when you go, it is very busy. Without reservation, you will end up waiting for an hour or more even during lunch hours.

1 Thank Lisajiang2013
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Probably the best restaurant in the Hampstead neighbourhood. The food is authentic, the menu provides a wide range of choice, sushi, udon, tempura, skewers, snack etc. The sushi here is good and fresh but the best thing about Jin Kichi is its speciality, the Japanese skewers. Do sprinkle the spice powder provided on top of the skewers! Sitting at the... More 

Thank LumiBee
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We have been to Jin Kichi a few times, as local to us. And we always have a great meal. The cooked skewers are amazing, we love in particular the chicken skin (you need to pre-order these as they run out very quickly), asparagus wrapped in pork, duck and spring onion. Also the tempura is yummy, as of course the... More 

Thank MarianthiO
Level Contributor
28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Tasty Japanese food on Friday lunchtime...I emailed to reserve but did not receive a reply. Went there anyway and had the Sashimi, Tempura, lunchtime Bento box and 3 types of Sake...All delicious, in an authentic surrounding...cost £75

Thank michaelnewport
Level Contributor
27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Best sushi around apart from atariya. Their website for takeaway collection is atrocious. Salmon sashimi, unagi and deep fried squid is great. Service in restaurant is good too, very quick service they have high turnover and don't let you stay for too long when you book.

Thank Sunburnt_Penguin
Level Contributor
250 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This is rated the best by Giles Coren. It was good but i think the sushi was no better than many other places i have been. Probably pricier that many other restaurants and the basement is cramped. Black Cod was good , but again not the best and understandably pricy. nothing wrong, just not outstanding

Thank tomnNW4
Harpenden, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
54 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Booked here for lunch with my husband for a special date. The service was very friendly and attentive. The food arrives pretty quickly and the quality was impeccable. It was an expensive lunch for two at £88 including tip but we had a great selection, miso soup, mixed sashimi, black cod, tempura prawn sushi, extra portion of tuna sashimi because... More 

Thank amrahseel
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
62 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

I like sushi, I like sashimi and i like Japanese food a lot but I struggle to find the quality, authenticity balance in North London. Jin Kichi has found that balance. You enter via a sliding door. It is a small place, crammed with tables, chair, sushi bar, staff and customers. Groomed and comfortable Hampstead customers sit in tight corners... More 

Thank Tony J
Level Contributor
47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

The food is really good! Fish is fresh, some combinations are absolutely new. Sake is good. It's a very small place, but somehow you forget about it when you dig in your chopsticks into your seaweed salad or sashimi assortment. The Hampstead special is specially delicious. Book in advance it gets full quickly.

Thank gulmi k

Travellers who viewed Jin Kichi also viewed


Been to Jin Kichi? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$51
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:00
12:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73 Heath Street, Hampstead, London NW3 6UG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7794 6158

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Jin Kichi staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?