|Monday - Thursday||12:00 - 23:30|
|Friday - Saturday||12:00 - 00:00|
|Sunday||12:00 - 22:30|
|Budget||Reasonably Priced (£30 - £40)|
|Nearest Station||Tottenham Court Road|
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa"
Underground station Tottenham Court Road with Central or Northern line Underground station Piccadilly Circus with Piccadilly Circus, Bakerloo line"
Beer, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wine"
Combining Japanese tradition with global flavours and exciting textures, Oliver Maki, situated right in the heart of Soho, is a leader in innovative and family-run Japanese cuisine with five award-winning restaurants already established internationally. Inspired by Japanese food and tradition, Lebanese-Canadian co-founder Oliver Zeitoun and his family wanted to create a cuisine that transcends the boundaries of culture and country.
The Zeitoun brothers come from a long family tradition of olive grove farmers (their last name means 'olive' in Arabic - hence the 'Oliver'). At other Maki branches, they use the extra virgin olive oil produced by their father and neighbours in Lebanon. This is the link between the pickled olives stuffed with ginger 'olive shoga' palate cleanser served at Oliver Maki, the extra virgin olive oil and home-smoked soya mixture presented in a Swedish designed bottle, and the aesthetics of the trees on aged mirrors, which are a symbol of this connection to heritage and family traditions.
Led by ex-Nobu Las Vegas Head Sushi Chef, Maki's Executive Head Chef Louis Kenji Huang, the passionate kitchen team work very closely with Oliver and the family. They continue to play with food and do endless amounts of R&D with strange ingredients and new techniques, trying to push the boundaries with dishes (literally, the dishes) that surprise and delight guests. Come in, feel at home with the Maki family, and take part in our journey to discover, play with, and enjoy a multitude of flavours in one bite and enter an exciting new culinary experience.
Oliver Maki’s no stranger to sushi - they have five restaurants in the Middle East - and they’re bringing their modern take to London. Expect intricate dishes such as their eponymous Roll with over 30 ingredients and eight toppings, thanks to Head Chef Louis Kenji Huang (formerly Head Sushi Chef at Nobu Las Vegas), and a huge focus on ‘research & development’ - kitchen creations, to you and me. While you’re there, grab a seat at their miniscule cocktail bar. At just six seats, it’s a close squeeze but never a problem when there’s sake involved.