Japanese Cuisine

Los Mochis London City restaurant launch Markus Thesleff

Latest opening: Los Mochis London City

By Joe Lutrario

Markus Thesleff has put his money where his mouth with one of the most ambitious restaurant launches The City has seen for some time.

Chotto Matte to expand into Georgia with new restaurant in Tbilisi

Chotto Matte to expand into Georgia

By James McAllister

Kurt Zdesar’s Japanese-Peruvian restaurant brand Chotto Matte is continuing to push forward with international expansion having secured a site in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Founder of London-based fusion street food brand Mexican Seoul Ashley Chipchase on becoming a restaurateur

Flash-grilled: Ashley Chipchase

By James McAllister

The founder of London-based fusion street food brand Mexican Seoul on his first experiences working on Brick Lane market, solving problems, and the two best meals he's ever eaten.

INÉ sushi restaurant Hampstead chef Takuya Watanabe

Latest opening: INÉ

By Joe Lutrario

Takuya Watanabe and the Leong family’s follow up to their Michelin-starred Mayfair omakase joint Taku has a more casual vibe but is still decidedly high-end.

Taku team to launch Japanese restaurant INÉ in Hampstead

Taku team to double up with INÉ

By Joe Lutrario

The team behind Michelin-starred Mayfair omakase sushi restaurant Taku will launch a much larger restaurant in Hampstead later this month.

House of Fu to open new ramen restaurant in Manchester

House of Fu heads to Manchester

By Joe Lutrario

Leeds-based ‘day to night’ ramen, cocktail and karaoke bar is doubling up, with a second location set to open in Manchester next month.

Wolfox group launches Japanese fine dining restaurant FUMI in Brighton

Wolfox group launches FUMI in Brighton

By James McAllister

Brighton-based coffee shop and restaurant group Wolfox has launched a new concept designed to merge ‘Japanese culinary culture with the local produce of Sussex’.

Japanese restaurant KIBOU heads to Cambridge

KIBOU heads to Cambridge

By Joe Lutrario

Premium casual Japanese group Kibou will open a site in Cambridge this summer taking its total number of sites to five.

Japanese restaurant Kibako launches in Fitzrovia

Latest opening: Kibako

By Joe Lutrario

A Fitzrovia-based Japanese restaurant that’s boxing clever on the former site of RAI.

Kaiseki master Daisuke Hayashi of Roketsu in London's Marylebone

Flash-grilled: Daisuke Hayashi

By James McAllister

The kaiseki master behind high-reaching Japanese restaurant Roketsu in London's Marylebone on getting his start at the renowned, three Michelin-starred Kyoto restaurant, Kikunoi; and his love of sake.

High-reaching Japanese restaurant Roketsu to launch downstairs à la carte dining space

Roketsu to launch downstairs à la carte dining space

By James McAllister

High-reaching Japanese restaurant Roketsu in London's Marylebone is to launch a downstairs à la carte dining space this month to serve as a counterpoint to its main tasting menu concept.

Japan’s sushi restaurant scene is under threat from a wave of hygiene incidents dubbed sushi terrorism

The Lowdown: sushi terrorism

By Stefan Chomka

Japan’s restaurant scene is under threat from a wave of hygiene incidents caused by customers.

Angelo Sato’s rebooted Soho yakitori bar Humble Chicken has switched to a more formal set menu format.

Latest Opening: Humble Chicken 2.0

By Restaurant

Angelo Sato’s rebooted Soho yakitori bar has switched to a more formal – but no less fun – set menu format.

Imagery: Steve Joyce

Latest opening: Mayha

By James McAllister

Marking the first opening on UK shores for the Lebanon-based Nothing But Love group, Mayha is the latest addition to the capital’s burgeoning Japanese omakase restaurant space.

Tom Moxon group executive chef at Bone Daddies on 10 years of the ramen chain

How I Got Here: Tom Moxon

By James McAllister

The group executive chef at Bone Daddies on 10 years of the ramen chain, working with Ross Shonhan, and why he's actively encouraging staff development in areas outside of work.

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