feature panel image (default)

Our Story

We first opened our doors in July 2017 after an extensive major refurbishment of our premises.

Our beautiful Grade ll Listed Georgian building was previously a bank, and as such, it required careful consideration when it came to the refurbishment. We worked carefully to retain as many of the unique original features as possible, which led to our kitchen is housed within the underground vault. We designed the interior to still reflect the heritage of the building, with a nod to Japanese culture.

One year on from our opening date, we're still as passionate as ever about brilliantly prepared and presented authentic Japanese cuisine. The success of our first year in business has allowed us to expand our offering, and create the most authentic Japanese dining experience for our customers.

Our menus are constantly evolving, and in August 2018, we launched brand new vegan and children's menus, allowing more people to taste and enjoy the wonderful world of Japanese cuisine.

The opening of our first floor Music Room enabled us to offer far more than just delicious, freshly prepared dishes. The Music Room is the home to our Izakaya menu and is the perfect venue for private dining, business functions and conferences, sushi masterclasses and private karaoke using the latest digital technology and recording facilities.

Arigato is a BDZ Hospitality business, part of the Newbury based BDZ group of companies.

Photo of Dmitrijs


Restaurant Manager

Photo of George


Head Chef