• Kiri Japanese izakaya launches in Mayfair from Chisou team

    kiri food

    Mayfair's Japanese restaurant Chisou has just opened Kiri. They're describing it as the baby of a family which also has restaurants in Knightsbridge and Chiswick. What that means in practice is that it'll serve modern Japanese dishes with some Korean influences. So you'll find Korean fried chicken alongside miso black cod and spiced sweet potato croquettes alongside hirata buns and kimchee fried rice with Japanese mushrooms.

    We're quite tempted by the sound of

  • inamo is opening its third restaurant at Mornington Crescent


    Hot on the heels of Kerb opening its latest marketthere, Camden is going to be the home of the next venue for the interactive dining company inamo. Expect interactive tableclothes where you can rate your dishes and doodle as you dine as well as a street food style bar menu.

    The Camden branch, which will open this Autumn opposite Morning Crescent tube

  • Jason Atherton is opening Kisetsu kappo restaurant inside Sosharu


    If you've already been to Jason Atherton's most recent opening, Sosharu, in Clerkenwell you may have wondered what was behind the curtain in one corner of the room. If you're as nosy as us you'll have peeked behind to find a kappo restaurant within a restaurant. While the rest of the restaurant bedded down, they've been holding this private dining space back but it's about to open this summer.

    The room will be called Kisetsu (which means season in

  • Test Driving Jidori yakitori restaurant in Dalston

    jidori mainWe head over to Kingsland High Street to check out this fast and fun Japanese spot 

  • Fowl Mouths Japanese comfort food come to the Lido Cafe for April

    Fowl Mouths Japanese comfort food come to the Lido Cafe for April

    If you are already missing Fowl Mouths after their King & Co pop-up, they're back. Next up for the Japanese pop-up is the Lido Cafe in Dulwich. On the menu will be:

    • Teriyaki Chilli Wings
    • Ponzu Steak marinated in citrus-seasoned soy sauce
    • Grilled English Asparagus
  • A Sosharu thing - we Test Drive Jason Atherton's Clerkenwell restaurant

    sosharumain1Jason Atherton's Clerkenwell restaurant brings a slice of Tokyo to EC1

  • Bjorn van der Horst is bringing izakaya Kojawan to the Edgware Road

    kojawan promo

    It's fair to say that the Edgware Road probably isn't the first place you'd think of dining in some sort of modernist Japanese sky high pub. But that's exactly what's opening there this Spring. KOJAWAN - the name is an amalgam of Korea, Japan and Taiwan - is the brainchild of Bjorn Van Der Horst (Greenhouse, La Noisette, Eastside Inn) and Omar Romero (Rhodes Twenty Four, Rosewood).

    They're taking over the dining room on the 23rd floor of the Hilton

  • Wazen neighbourhood Japanese to open in King's Cross


    The slew of new and interesting restaurants opening up in King's Cross is set to continue with news that an authentic Japanese neighbourhood restaurant Wazen is opening there next month.

    What's really important is who's in the kitchen and at Wazen that's head chef Toshimasa Tanahashi who heads to KX via 30 years spent in the kitchens of Japanese restaurants Matsuri in St James, Kyubi at the Arts Club in Mayfair and Kouzu in Belgravia.

    The minimalist spot says


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