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Sumosan Twiga

165 Sloane Street | Knightsbridge, London SW1X 9QB, England
+44 20 3096 0222
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“lobster salad” (20 reviews)
“black cod” (15 reviews)
“sashimi” (17 reviews)
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Japanese, Vegetarian Friendly
165 Sloane Street | Knightsbridge, London SW1X 9QB, England
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Reviewed today

This is a restaurant that will cost roughly 150 pounds per person for a normal meal (with just 1-2 drinks, not an expensive wine) in the heart of Knightsbridge, supposedly a fine dining experience. The service is better in a pizzeria than in Sumosan. These...More

Thank NatassaMarkopoulou
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited SumosanTwiga last week with some friends, Worth to spend some words about, they venue is amazing and cool to have something closer to Chelsea, so we don't have to go all the way down to Mayfair as always, splitted into 2 different dining floors....More

Thank gigliolasoardo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Sumosan Twiga in knightsbridge for friends birthday. They had a big table and spend considerable money on dinner. I live local in chelsea and used to dining at good restaurants. This is not a good restaurant, the service is a joke. This is...More

2  Thank faddy100
Reviewed 9 May 2017

I've been to the restaurant a couple of times in the past. I recently called to make a reservation and after providing my name I was told there is a minimum charge although my British friend made a similar reservation 2 hours prior to my...More

4  Thank Fahad1438
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Friends, hi.. ..Im beginning this way cause we back from Twiga about 2am after midnight .. and would stay more - its so nice!.. Bohemian!.. .. First honestly its hard attribute this Sumosan to classical restaurant with quiet ambience as it was many years in...More

Thank valrosser
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has the rudest staff I have come across in my life. I booked a table at the restaurant and was taken to eat at the bar area at the top floor. I was not informed I'll be seated at the lounge/bar. Reputable restaurants...More

8  Thank Maaahaaat
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

I have been a fan of Sumosan and it's signature dishes for the last many years. But now the Chic rebrand Sumosan Twiga amazingly offer two of my most favourite cuisines, Italian and Japanese under one roof. Ambience, Very Good, but I wish the resturant...More

1  Thank Faisal R
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

I went with two friends for a mid week dinner. We ordered among others the pasta with lamb Ragu which was exceptional, the black cod was phenomenal , the tofu was delicious , chicken teriyaki very tasty, along with some starters and salads. The food...More

Thank NatassaMarkopoulou
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

I called three times trying to book for a party of 10 three weeks ahead and each time I was told they needed to speak to the manager and would call me back the next day to confirm. No one ever called me back. They...More

8  Thank JM R
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

The food is not as good as when they were in Mayfair, even the lobster salad which we always ordered is different, it's more Italian to me now then it's sushi, with the Italian menu, even the service is like an Italian restaurant service not...More

2  Thank ahmed m
Management response:Responded 14 March 2017

Dear Ahmed, I am very sorry you did not have a perfect experience. The new Sumosan is a joint venture with Twiga, and it is a different concept. We aim to create a lively, fun and casual atmosphere, different from any other restaurant London has...More

Home to the vast majority of embassies and diplomatic
residences in London, sophisticated and upscale
Belgravia also boasts a wealth of luxury hotels, fine
dining restaurants, and some of the city’s most stroll
worthy lanes. While the prices here are high, taking a
leisurely stroll through the streets of picturesque
and elegant white stucco houses is free. Hyde Park and
the Buckingham Palace Gardens are only a stone's throw
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 82 - USD 95
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Private Dining, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 Sloane Street | Knightsbridge, London SW1X 9QB, England
  • Public Transportation: Green Park underground station
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Belgravia
  • Neighbourhood: Belgravia
  • Phone Number: +44 20 3096 0222
  • E-mail
Struggling to choose between Italian and Japanese? Well, at this restaurant, cocktail bar and late-night lounge, you don't have to. After 14 years on Albemarle Street, Sumosan's relocation to Knightsbridge brings with it a menu that splits itself right between both, as well as a new name (twiga is Swahili for 'giraffe'). Beyond the monochrome entrance hall lies a basement lounge, a first-floor restaurant and the bar above that, with room for 200 diners altogether. This newcomer retains the same dizzying levels of interior swank as Mayfair. It's a concoction of black, bronze, alabaster and dark wood, overseen by Italian design studio Michele Bönan. The huge site has been undertaken in partnership with Flavio Briatore (the former manager of the Benetton Formula 1 team) and there's room for 300 guests over two floors. Our advice? Don't miss the miso aubergine and spicy king crab dishes. The famously sublime sushi is now joined by the likes of lobster paccheri pasta, in a fresh tomato sauce. Yes, there's a Limoncello Wasabi cocktail on the list, but this is cuisine for the indecisive, not the fusion fan.
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