Aqua Kyoto is synonymous with any stylish city dining scene – as proven by their outposts in Hong Kong, Beijing, New York and Miami. With an aesthetic made for bright young things, it is unmistakably modish. The à la carte is comprehensive and worth studying, but most diners will enjoy being led by the set menu or bento box. Whatever you choose, try not to miss out on the spinach salad. Topped with toasted sesame and goma dressing, it is the stuff of sweet dreams.
Aside from the food, the best part of Aqua Kyoto is the terrace and bar. The feeling of being high above Regent Street is a wonderfully metropolitan experience. If you’re ever in search of atmosphere, this is the place to go. Cocktails taste better with a view.