Japanese

  • YO! Sushi pops up in Boxpark Croydon with street food and sushi

    Since it opened back in October, Boxpark Croydon has been going from strength to strength. Now it’s set to be the home to YO! Sushi’s newest experiment: reinventing themselves as a pop-up serving up Japanese dishes reimagined with a takeaway twist.

    The conveyer-belt sushi chain, calling itself just YO!, will open with a newly expanded menu, including dishes like panko chicken thigh sandwiches, crispy fried

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  • A new Japan Centre with a huge food court is coming to Town

    Good news for fans of Japan Centre on Shaftesbury Avenue as they have a big new flagship store planned for Haymarket. Here's what we know about the place so far:

    They'll have a Japanese food hall with a 100 seater courtyard. This will be evoking the feel of Japanese basement food halls - we've been to a couple in Tokyo and they are amazing - with lots of specialist food rooms as a part of

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  • Dinings SW3 is coming to KnightsbridgeThe original Dinings has been around for a decade and this sees them open a second restaurant in Knightsbridge. Expect sushi, sashimi, sake and new grilled dishes too.

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  • Machiya from Kaneda-ya brings homely Japanese food to Soho

    What: Machiya

    In a nutshell: Homely Japanese cooking from Kanada Ya

    Summing it all up: Pick from little kobachi plates for breakfast, or finish cooking your panko-crusted steak over your person charcoal grill at the this new Japanese restaurant from the people behind Kanada-Ya.

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  • nanashi

    Slipping almost under the radar (and frankly, only spotted because we went past it last night) is new Shoreditch sushi spot Nanashi. It's appeared on Rivington Street in a room with a pared-back modernist look.

    As for the menu, it's pretty much what you expect, split into the usual mix of sushi, sashimi, gyoza, udon and tempura. A few things caught our eye, namely:

    • sushi burger - fried rice buns with fresh veg, salmon or tuna in a spicy sauce vegetable
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  • dotori

    There are waves of excitement are rippling over north London this week following news that the Korean restaurant Dotori is about to reopen.

    The beloved Finsbury Park restaurant, which was always notoriously busy throughout its eight year run, shut unexpectedly in summer last year. The closure was made even more mysterious by the fact it followed a lengthy period of refurbishment, including refitting the basement to accommodate more diners, which were never in short

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  • Traditional Japanese dining in Shoreditch with Sanjugo London

    What: Sanjugo London

    In a nutshell: Traditional Japanese food in in Shoreditch

    Summing it all up: Shoreditch's newest Japanese restaurant has plenty of familiar favourites, from sushi to tempura, and includes some more exotic items, like baby octopus and sparkling sake.

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  • matsuri

    It’s all change for Matsuri St James as it finally shuts up shop for the last time after 23 years, reopening its doors several months and £2.5m later with a brand new name and menu.

    The new restaurant, called Onodera, will branch off from its predecessor’s signature teppanyaki dish of meat and veg, cooked on a flat iron grill Japanese style. The new menu will offer a much broader range of Japanese delicacies, with a modern twist. There’ll be a considerable sake list,

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  • anzufood

    2/11/2016 - updated with extended soft launch info.

    There's always a lot of excitement when a new Tonkotsu opens, but now the people behind it, Emma Reynolds and Kensuke Yamada, are coming up with something brand new. They're opening Anzu in the new St James development and they're describing it as a Japanese brasserie - "good food and amazing service in fine but relaxed surroundings" .

    It's definitely a bit of a change from Tonkotsu - that's an

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  • Japanese meets Italian at Sumosan Twiga

    Sumosan Twiga will open in Sloane Street in November, after the Japanese half of the venture makes the short jump from its previous home in Mayfair. The new restaurant will serve award-winning sushi, sashimi and other high-end Japanese hot dishes alongside classic Italian. There’ll also be an express lunch bento box available for £29. 

    Japanese and Italian are a match made in heaven according to the owners, as both cuisines

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  • 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

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  • inamo

    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

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  • sosharutable

    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

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

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  • 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
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