RAI

With only 5 tables and just 9 seats at the sushi counter with Chef Padam, you can trust us to provide you with an unforgettable dining experience.

Placing a clear focus on seasonal and high-quality produce, RAI offers a masterclass in fine dining with its sublime flavour combinations that showcase the finest Japanese dishes alongside unique ingredients from the UK and around the world. Served omakase-style in a multi-course menu, from Japan comes the highest-grade Hyogo Prefecture Kobe and A5 Kagoshima wagyu beef; Sanpuku, the finest nori from Japan’s Ariake Sea; Koshihikari rice and aged soy sauce alongside quintessential British ingredients including cave-aged Dorset cheddar, English truffle, and organic British chocolate.

The traditional Japanese garden transports you to a completely another world and the inventive menu makes the whole dining experience even more magical. But if you are feeling more classic and traditional menu then there is a beautiful sushi counter where you can have the most beautiful sushi, sashimi and traditional Japanese dishes with the most top quality ingredients, made with unmatched love, care and skill from chef Padam himself and his highly passionate and skilled team.

Executive Chef Padam Raj Rai

Having won critical acclaim at Hot Stone in Islington’s Chapel Market, Executive Chef Padam Raj Rai brings over 22 years of experience and excellence to our new concept, RAI, in Tottenham Court Road.

Originally from Nepal and having trained in Osaka, Japan, he later moved to London where he held specialist sushi chef positions at some of London’s best loved Michelin-starred Japanese restaurants. Later, Padam went on to co-found Hot Stone, which gave him a platform to develop and hone his signature modern Japanese style, which recognises and celebrates both traditional Japanese origins and the British influences that have shaped the evolved the modern form of the cuisine we know and love today.

RAI is the latest stage of this exploration and evolution.