New pan-Asian restaurant concept to debut in London

By James McAllister

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New pan-Asian restaurant concept YiQi to debut in London's Chinatown

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A new pan-Asian restaurant concept is to make its debut on Lisle Street in London’s Chinatown this summer with a former Hakkasan chef overseeing the menu.

YiQi will celebrate different cuisines from across the ESEA region, combining flavours from Chinese, Korean, Japanese and South East Asian cooking.

Chef Lum Wah Cheok, who previously cooked Hakkasan and Yauatcha, has developed the restaurant's menu, which will employ a range of cooking methods including teppanyaki and binchotan.

“YiQi brings together a variety of authentic ESEA dishes within one beautiful setting, brought to life by the exceptional and renowned chef Lum Wah Cheok,” says Kevin Cheong, who created the concept.

"Launching our restaurant in an environment where East Asian culture is represented and celebrated is particularly important to us, and we can think of no better place than Chinatown London.”

The 2,000sq ft restaurant will feature a relaxed interior design reminiscent of a typical rural East Asian restaurant with ‘carefully selected’ finishes and artwork.

“The YiQi concept brings together centuries of dining heritage, culture, and innovation, which aligns perfectly with the experiences we aim to create at Chinatown London,” says Andrew Price, executive director at Shaftesbury Capital, which owns a significant proportion of the lettable space in Chinatown.

“YiQi is yet another brand to have selected Chinatown London to open its doors for the first time, safe in the knowledge that we attract the most engaged and knowledgeable audience on ESEA cuisine in Europe.”

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