Saturday, 31 December 2016

Japanese restaurants boom in London

FROM Shoreditch to St James's, Oxford, Victoria and Islington the Japanese food revolution is seeing a rebirth in the form of new restaurants, refurbishments and redevelopments.

Sticks ‘N’ Sushi - 2 New Stores in Victoria and Oxford set to open in 2017. A Nordic Japanese food chain founded 20 years ago by Danish-Japanese brothers serving sushi alongside skewers as well as a whole host of other mouthwatering Japanese-inspired dishes. With two new stores set to open in 2017 - one in London’s Nova development in Victoria (February) and another in Oxford’s long-awaited Westgate redevelopment, which will almost double their UK presence.

Anzu - Affordable Teishoku by Tonkotsu Ramen. At Anzu the house speciality is “teishoku”, or Japanese traditional set meals composed of a main dish, rice, miso soup and pickles.

Sumosan Twiga - Japanese + Italian. This new venture ultimately sees Sumosan make a short hop from its previous abode in Mayfair to team up with Italian restaurant Twiga in a new home in Sloane Square.
The restaurant specialises in serving award-winning sushi, sashimi and other high-end Japanese food alongside classic Italian dishes, with different chefs in charge of the two different cuisines: Konstantin Tskhay for the Japanese fare, and Ferdinando Palomba for the Italian side of things.

Onodera - Matsuri to be Reborn in Spring 2017. New name, new menu, same enviable location - it’s the self-proclaimed “end of an era” for this long-standing St. James’s institution, as Japanese grill Matsuri St.James’s reopens following a 2.5 million makeover as a modern Japanese restaurant called Onodera.

Nobu Hotel Willow Street. A new hotel/restaurant development by Nobu is slated to open in the trendy Shoreditch area in early 2017. Part of an aggressive global expansion plan by Nobu Hospitality, the new hotel in London will be its first European property.

Bob Bob Ricard moves into the Cheesegrater. The owners of iconic luxury Soho restaurant Bob Bob Ricard, equipped with its fabled “Press for Champagne” buttons at each table, is famous for pouring more champagne than any other restaurant in the UK. Its new incarnation swaps its Russian/English menu for Japanese.

Katsute 100 - Unwind amongst the cobbled streets, quaint houses and antique markets of Camden Passage, just a stone’s throw away from bustling Upper Street, while sipping on a Japanese-inspired brew of your choice at new Japanese tea cafe Katsute 100.

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Picture Credit: Linh H. Nguyen Rainbow Sushi Roll via photopin

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