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Team behind Tsunami launch Asian-inspired tapas restaurant in Soho

11 July 2012 by
Team behind Tsunami launch Asian-inspired tapas restaurant in Soho

The team behind Japanese restaurant group Tsunami have launched a new restaurant in Soho, offering a menu of Asian-inspired tapas.

Tapasia, which officially opens on Old Compton Street this week, is a 70-seat restaurant featuring a bar on the ground floor and a larger dining room on the first floor.

It is the third London restaurant from Tsunami, which runs sites in Clapham and on Charlotte Street in central London.

The menu at Tapasia, created by group executive chef Sang Keun, aims to reflect the diversity of Asian cuisine. It will fuse European tapas with Asian flavours, with typical dishes such as yuzu kosho grilled king prawns; roasted Chilean sea bass and miso barley; tofu hiyashi wakame seaweed with sesame dressing; and grilled beef skewers with spicy marinade and taragon.

Keun previously worked at restaurants in Japan and Korea as well as at L'Etranger and Mersault in London.

Tapasia's managing director, Ken Sam, commented: "Japanese food is as popular as ever in London. Following the success of Tsunami over the past 10 years we felt it was the right time for a new take on the concept.

"Tapasia allows our guests to experience the full variety of Asian flavours, serving them in an informal small-plates sharing style with some impressive cocktails to match."

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By Kerstin Kühn

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