Ginza Onodera London

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Walking into Ginza Onodera made me realise there’s been a whole sub-genre of restaurants that I have: a) only just realised is a sub-genre of restaurants; and b) studiously avoided for years - Japanese restaurants with oddly forbidding, darkened glass frontages. Seriously, walk around the more chi chi parts of the capital and you’ll spot... Read more »

Temakinho

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As a wannabe vegan (who’s more realistically a flexitarian) with a weakness for good tuna ceviche - when I do indulge my pescartarain tastes, I try to ensure it’s sustainably sourced. I mean, I can’t even bring myself to watch ‘Blue Planet’, I’m so devastated by how we’ve plundered our precious ocean. So when I... Read more »

Nagai Sushi

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Having living in Ibiza for a year and frequented all of the Island’s sushi joints – from the party venues (imagine deep-house beats pummelling your sashimi) to the most basic – it’s with great confidence that I declare, as I am sure most of the Island residents would agree with me, that Nagai Sushi marks... Read more »

Kouzu

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Let me clarify my position regarding Kouzu from the off. It’s very, very good. Service is impeccable – Salvatore, we salute you. Drinks are interesting, and not in that euphemistic, fixed smile kind of way. The room, while not scoring points for originality, is spacious, sleek and stylishly picked out in assorted greys and variations... Read more »

Yamazato

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Yamazato, one of the restaurants at Hotel Okura in Amsterdam, has the distinction of being the first traditional Japanese restaurant in Europe to be awarded a Michelin star, under the guidance of Chef Akira Oshima, who became the first Japanese Michelin starred chef in Europe. That the Dutch would embrace Japanese food is no surprise;... Read more »

DSTRKT

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Tucked away on Rupert Street, in a part of London that most Londoners love to hate and in an area I refer to as ‘tourist town’ lies an interesting haunt named DSTRKT. The ‘love to hate’ attitude is derived from the fact that it is in a part of London that really doesn’t belong to... Read more »