The team behind London restaurant Kanada-Ya is to open a new all-day Japanese restaurant called Machiya.
The new venue, also in the capital, is named after the townhouses that once typified the traditional cityscape of Japanese city Kyoto.
Opening at 5 Panton Street on 18 April 2017, Machiya will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner, with the lunch and dinner menus centred around homely and traditional Japanese dishes, including: gyukatsu, a panko-crusted wagyu steak lightly fried until rare then finished cooking by the customer on their own small Japanese charcoal grill called a shichirin; truffled omu rice (chicken stock braised rice on a thin Burford Brown omelette); and gyudon (beef strips cooked in a mixture of soy sauce, mirin, sugar and sake).
For breakfast, guests will have the choice of kobachi, Japanese tapas-style dishes that will change daily.
Set over two floors, with the 23-cover restaurant on the ground floor, there will be a 20-cover bar on the downstairs level. It will serve a selection of traditional Japanese cocktails including: the Jigglypuff (Portobello gin, Campari, lemon and vermouth foam); Tequila Yuzu-Kosho Sour; and a Smokey Negroni. There will also be a wide variety of Japanese whiskeys and sakes.
Aaron Burgess-Smith and Tony Lam opened ramen restaurant Kanada-Ya in 2014 and plan a second site in Hong Kong later this year.
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