In a society that values new ideas and innovation, it’s refreshing to see that some things are able to resist change. Case in point, London’s third Nobu, hidden away in the basement of their self-named hotel in Shoreditch. The space is genuinely impressive, with a huge bar area and a Japanese garden outside. However, it’s business as usual at the restaurant, with their trademark low-lit vibe as well as a familiar menu of dishes (sushi, ceviches, expensive grilled things) that are sometimes tasty, sometimes very average, but always ridiculously expensive.
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Som Saa was once a pop up in London Fields, and is now a full blown restaurant near Spitalfields that’s become a new London Thai classic.
Callooh Callay is an Alice in Wonderland-themed bar in Shoreditch that works well for a date or a nightcap.
Brawn on Columbia Road might be one of the city’s best neighbourhood restaurants. One that might even make you want to change neighbourhoods.
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While it might cost, the upbeat vibes and classy Japanese food at Roka in Fitzrovia always deliver a good time.
Bone Daddies brought hipster ramen to London, and for that we’re forever grateful. Hit it for an excellent bowl of noodles, and don’t skip the sides.
In addition to nice Japanese comfort food and good beers, Brixton’s Nanban is a solid place for a hang with mates.
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