Restaurant Review: Kaia Restaurant. If you’re looking for a healthy lunch in the City of London or Asian-Pacific cuisine, you’ll love the Poke Bowls and Salads at the Kaia Restaurant located inside The Ned which is a luxurious five-star hotel.
“Kaia serves pretty Poke Bowls and Healthy Salads inside The Ned Hotel, but you can also be a little bit naughty with a side of Fried Chicken or the Tempura Corn,” Homegirl London
I was meeting my Financial Advisor, Peter and my friend Alan in the city. I wanted to take them both to The Ned as it was close to Peter’s office. There are quite a few restaurants located on the ground floor of this hotel, so I asked Alan to choose where he wanted to dine because he has a long list of dietary exclusions. I was thankful for his allergy and food avoidance list because Kaia was a lovely place to visit for Monday lunch.
Kaia All Day Asian-Pacific All Day Menu
Start off with a few snacks which all sounded tempting. Peter had the Miso Soup which he enjoyed but said it was a bit too salty for his taste buds. He also tried the Japanese Fried Chicken which came packaged in a cute little takeaway style box. This was quite a big serving of Fried Chicken, so Alan helped him out.
Japanese Fried Chicken
Peter didn’t want to eat too much, so he decided to go for three starters rather than a main. He also tried the Crispy Prawns which had a dipping bowl of wasabi mayo. That was definitely his favourite dish. Other snacks included Purple Yam Fries with shiso mayo and Tuna Tataki with pineapple salsa.
I ordered the Corn Tempura which also came in one of the takeaway boxes. This tasted amazing, I couldn’t stop eating it. I think the sprinkling of spicy salt made it so heavenly. Alan tried a few of my Corn Tempura and was smitten so ordered himself a box.
For mains, Alan ordered the Seaweed Salad with wakame, carrot and a sesame dressing. He enjoyed his dish, but it was smaller than he’d thought it would be. Once again, he was coveting my food which was the Rainbow Poke Bowl, which he decided to order. I don’t blame him because not only did it look stunning, it tasted divine. The rice was topped off with papaya, avocado, grilled corn, edible flowers, and soy glazed nuts. Other Poke Bowls featured Ahi Tuna and Salmon.
A selection of dishes prepared on a Japanese Charcoal Robata Grill included meat, fish and veg options. Some of these were Tofu Steak with red miso, Pork Belly with plum soy, Hawaiian Chicken with siracha mayo, Black Cod with tarragon miso and Teriyaki Salmon with pickled ginger. You can also order from the Sushi Menu which includes Sashimi, Nigiri, Sushi Rolls, and a few vegetarian alternatives.
Rainbow Poke Bowl
Snacks cost £6-14, Poke Bowls £10-14, Salads £8-9, Robata Grill £8-19. The most expensive dishes were the Black Cod for £29 or the Wagyu Rib Eye for £36. They had a few desserts such as Matcha Cheesecake and Chocolate Sesame Slices priced at £8.
On Sundays from 11.30am-5pm you can tuck into an all you can eat feast. From 2-5pm on Saturday they serve a Japanese afternoon tea. On Sunday treat yourself to Brunch.
Kaia Restaurant At The Ned Hotel Interiors
The ground floor of The Ned Hotel houses a collection of restaurants. The Kaia space benefits from the gorgeous gigantic arched windows. The parquet floor is beautiful as are the art deco style lights dangling from above. The hotel interiors pay homage to 1920’s glamour. You will either be seated on one of the small tables or a counter with stools. Towards the back, you will see an open kitchen with chefs preparing your food.
Kaia Restaurant At The Ned Hotel Information
To find out more go to The Ned Website. The address is 27 Poultry, London EC2R 8AJ. The nearest station is Bank. The Ned is a luxurious five-star hotel with ten restaurants and 250 bedrooms. It also has a spa, gym, and members club. Before becoming a hotel, this building was a Bank headquarters designed in 1924 by Sir Edwyn Lutyens. I’ve also eaten at The Malibu Kitchen, which was lovely, read my Healthy Breakfast Malibu Kitchen article. Enjoy your meal!
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: By Homegirl London except for the restaurant interiors images which is from The Ned Website.