inamo

Meal courtesy of inamo Attended by Luxmmi, published by Steph inamo Camden is the latest opening from the inamo Group, who add another fusion restaurant to their Soho and Covent Garden branches. Situated directly opposite Mornington Crescent station, the restaurant is easy to find. The building itself is imposing with a sleek and dimly lit…

Gyoza Bar

Meal courtesy of Gyoza Bar Written by me! When a restaurant is talking bao, ramen, gyoza and dumplings this obviously calls for a party. JT and P joined me at Gyoza Bar to try a variety of what they had to offer. Gyoza Bar is a relatively new addition to the West End scene, and…

Sake no Hana (Sakura Menu)

History and Background: Meal courtesy of Sake No Hana and some photos are provided by Sarah, Fia and Peonie A sushi fine dining establishment set in the centre of Mayfair. Revolving doors and centrally lined escalators at its foyer lead us to an elegantly designed interior, bamboo lines up the walls with pseudo-screened windows to facade…

Oliver Maki

History and Background:  Meal courtesy of Oliver Maki Quirky. Contemporary. Flashy. Oliver Maki, a family owned restaurant run by the successful Zeitoun brothers with four existing restaurants in the Middle East. Their first London venture starts with Oliver Maki, fusion sushi with a luxurious twist. Another fine-dine sushi restaurant in London? Yes, probably. But I’d…

MUGA Ramen Bar

History and Background: Meal courtesy of MUGA Ramen Bar. A ramen bar and an open kitchen with minimalist design is situated on Panton Street, a new opening for 2015, MUGA Ramen Bar. Joining the ramen craze alongside the front runners Kanada-Ya and Ippudo, London is spoilt for choice when it comes to this particular Japanese specialty. Upon entry…

WA Cafe

History and Background: This post has taken me a while to write, fuelled by the ambitious plan that I will try out the whole entire menu before posting about it. WA cafe are continuously inventing new recipes and adding new things to the menu so this slightly hinders my not-so-achievable plan! Look out for updates…

Flesh & Buns (desserts only)

See the full meal review on Flesh and Buns here. Once I saw the Kinako doughnuts on the menu I knew I had to return and try, I’m not a fan of doughnuts but anything to do with roasted soybean (kinako)….I’m there. Below is a breakdown of the desserts you can get at F&B, (less…

Ikeda

History and Background: Along with Kikuchi, Ikeda is one of eatwithsteph’s favourite Japanese restaurants – for when payday comes that is. A small but elegant restaurant with a tranquil backdrop, Ikeda has served fine Japanese food since 1978. Food and setting have often been described as exquisite and exclusive, and being near the Japanese Embassy…

Monocle Cafe

History and Background: So it’s not a restaurant – but hey, who says I can’t blog it?  The Monocle Cafe actually serves some proper meals, so I’m wary that since I haven’t tried any, I can’t give an overall opinion of what food is like here. They have a great selection of Japanese delights, like…

Tokyo Diner

History and Background: Tokyo Diner’s motto: Please come again, and bring your friends Set over three floors, the narrow but central establishment can be found opposite an ‘award winning gay bar’ (I don’t even know what the bar is called, but that’s what it says plastered all over its exterior.) Tokyo Diner has been open…

Yashin

History and Background: Just off the main road in High Street Ken you’ll find Yashin Sushi Bar at the top of Argyll Road. Described as a Kensington Jewel by timeout, it’s certainly hard to disagree with them after a visit. Can I please name drop that Stanley Tucci and his wife were sitting at the…

Engawa

City AM – Half a dozen chefs (all Japanese) work in contemplative silence, constructing towers from nigiri, radish, beef, roe and kumquat, agonising over the placement of every sliver of chive History and Background: Opened a mere 4 weeks ago (March 2015), Engawa has already made rounds in the restaurant industry over its unique washoku…