Shack-Fuyu Review

Shack-Fuyu, from the team behind Bone Daddies and Flesh & Buns, is located in the heart of Soho. It has Izakaya-style dining for Japanese comfort food in a relaxed setting.

June Eats

June Eats is the 5th vlog in our Monthly Eats video blog series. This month we went to 6 restaurants – 4 which are first impressions and a food festival – Taste of London. We kicked of June with Sasa Sushi – Amen’s favourite sushi spot. We also went to another one of Amen’s favourites which…

Kiru – First Impressions

I love sushi, but we haven’t been to a new Japanese restaurant in months because I have exhausted all the Japanese restaurants around us. All that’s left is West London, which is far! Lol. I’d come across quite a few Japanese restaurants in West London but there was always something missing (most of them just…

First Impressions – Nobu Shoreditch

Shiima and I absolutely love Nobu. We’ve had dinner at Nobu Berkeley Street on several occasions, celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, Eid, and New Year’s Eve. That ought to tell you something about Nobu … it’s a restaurant reserved for special occasions, and they know it. Nobu is a renowned international Japanese and Peruvian restaurant. Recently, when…

First Impressions – Oliver Maki

Last weekend, Shiima and I went to SushiSamba for our anniversary dinner. Shiima spontaneously decided to try the tiger maki, which wasn’t a terrible idea because the “fish” in the maki was prawn tempura, which is cooked. But try as she might, Shiima couldn’t eat it … because of the seaweed. So, I searched for…

Gilgamesh

This post isn’t exactly a first impressions post, but it’s as close to one as we’ll get because we’d been to Gilgamesh a couple years back. For me, distance made the heart grow fonder as my memories of my Gilgamesh got better with every passing weekend that I suggested to Shiima that we go back…

Solo Excursion – Roka Mayfair

Shiima’s away in Budapest, so I took the opportunity for another solo excursion. This time I chose Roka, a modern Japanese restaurant focused on dishes from the robata grill. I’d heard of Roka countless times, first Shiima suggested it as a restaurant I’d love but she wouldn’t because there aren’t many chicken dishes (to be…

First Impressions – Flesh & Buns

Flesh & Buns is one of the offshoot restaurants of Bone Daddies, which initially started as a Ramen Bar and has now flourished into a bona fide London staple with several restaurants across (mostly central, to be fair) London. They focus on Japanese cuisine, but less sushi and more indulgent and somewhat innovative Japanese dishes…

Sushi Samba

Sushi Samba is a renowned Peruvian, Brazilian, and Japanese fusion restaurant located on the 38th floor of the Heron Tower, minutes away from Liverpool Street Station. I first came across Sushi Samba somewhat suddenly – about five years ago I was invited for a New Years Eve dinner at Sushi Samba last minute, didn’t have…

Solo Excursion – Sake No Hana

So this will be the first in a rare series of posts we’ll write, where one of us goes solo to a restaurant. To be fair, it’ll mostly be me, Amen, writing these, because its an opportunity for me to go to fish intensive – in other words, sushi – restaurants that serve little to…

Nobu Berkeley Street

“Nobu Nobu Nobu Nobu Nobu!” with Future’s voice. Nobu needs no introduction really, but introduce I will. Nobu is a Japanese and Peruvian fusion restaurant owned by celebrity chef Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa; and has the likes of Robert De Niro as co-owner. So needless to say, it’s A-list level clientele, word of mouth, and marketing,…

Dozo

Dozo is a somewhat (my knowledge of Japanese tradition is quite limited lol) traditional Japanese restaurant in the heart of Soho. There is a Dozo restaurant in South Kensington, but I’ve never been, and probably never will, because Soho is a perfect location for me. Shiima found this restaurant, and took me along as a…