Having travelled the world, to uncover the secrets of Nikkei cuisine, the team at Chotto Matte is as passionate about putting together a sensory culinary experience as the Londoner’s clamouring to get the last table on a Saturday night. The mix of a contemporary, urban environment and top notch dishes make for a real spectacle of goodness. Embracing the very best of Japanese and Peruvian dishes, we would recommend choosing one of the Nikkei sharing menus. This way you get to try a little bit of everything they have on offer and make sure you don’t miss out on something extra special!
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Boasting locations in Jakarta and Bali, Sake No Hana is nestled amongst the Mayfair elite. Their motto, ‘authentic Japanese dining’. What do they mean by this? Think cherry blossoms, rich architecture, a futuristic backdrop and a discerning clientele. From whole lobster sashimi to tuna tartar with caviar, the menu is truly exquisite. With an extensive drinks menu, and a downstairs bar, it is no doubt that the sake is something to be endeared. Check their website for upcoming sake classes. They are a half-day affair, involving sake tasting, lunch and a gift bag.
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London was the first European city chosen for it’s eponymous chef, Nobu Matsuhisa’s next venture. Drawing on Nobu’s classic Japanese culinary training and simple yet glamorous aesthetic, Nobu pulls in the diners over and over again. Located on Berkeley Street, it is considered as one of the city’s most fashionable restaurants. Spanning two floors it is open for lunch and dinner, where you can keep the party going until 2am. This is an ideal location to celebrate a special occasion with their Hibachi table available for parties of twelve. Home to a Japanese wood-burning oven the tastes involved at Nobu Berkeley Street are something that won’t be found elsewhere. Book a table well in advance to make sure you’re in on the action.
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Serving striking Japanese cuisine in a chic and informal environment, ROKA succeeds in giving the people what they want, across all four of their London locations. Its rustic and contemporary interiors are complemented by floor to ceiling windows and exotic hardwoods. If you are looking for the full ROKA experience, try the premium tasting menu. It varies form sashimi, to scallops and not to mention the pure breed Japanese wagyu. If your mouth is watering already then pick up the phone and make the reservation of a lifetime.
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You’ll find Sosharu in London’s Clerkenwell district. As far as we’re concerned, it is a breath of fresh air for the Japanese restaurants of the world. Gone are the poncy airs and graces and in is the simple, beautiful food inspired by the seasons and local British produce. Pioneered by Jason and Irha Atherton along with head chef Alex Craciun, Sosharu is a welcome addition to the London Culinary Scene. The blood orange cured salmon is divine and the grilled lamb with Jerusalem artichokes just as decadent, you won’t be disappointed at Sosharu. Open for lunch and dinner, this restaurant is a lovely location for an intimate dinner and a larger group.
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