Yamagoya recently opened a permanent restaurant on The Cut, after a prolonged pop up above Shuang Shuang in Chinatown. Whilst I never ventured upstairs at Shuang Shuang from looking at the menu it seems that the recently opened venture is more geared to the quick lunch trade in the area compared to when they were […]Read more "Yamagoya, Waterloo [Japanese]"
Whilst most are debating whether the name is a little odd, I for one find the name rather genius. An obvious play on the Japanese word Ichiban, meaning number 1. What I am bothered about is the continued dissolution of the Chinatown identity. London Chinatown has been no more than a row of Chinese restaurants […]Read more "Ichibuns, Chinatown [Japanese]"
When I heard the original Koya were to close down last year I feared that there would be nowhere else in London to have authentic Japanese food besides sushi and ramen (god forbid places like Taro, which I might or might not review). Thankfully they opened a sister branch, Koya Bar, right next door with a […]Read more "Koya Bar, Soho [Japanese]"
I confess, I’m a pretty “slow” food blogger so it’s taken me a while to get to this ‘pop up’, courtesy of Bone Daddies. Shackfuyu is only meant to be a year long pop up (wait, those two phrases don’t make sense together) but I hope it stays or I’ll have to get back into […]Read more "Bone Daddies Shackfuyu, Soho [Japanese]"
London has been going through a ramen craze in recent years and it doesn’t seem to be tailing out anytime soon with the additions of Kanada-ya and the Japanese mega-chain Ippudo, bringing part of the East into the thriving scene. Having tried a number of ramen joints in London, Hong Kong and Japan, I have […]Read more "Kanada-ya, St. Giles [Ramen]"