A new pan-Asian restaurant, Funky Asia, is set to launch near London's Spitalfields Market this September.
The kitchen will be overseen by head chef Danh Huu Bui, whose CV includes stints at Japanese restaurants Nobu and Roka.
Front of house will be led by general manager Ginger Zervetto, previously manager of Nobu's London, New York, Tokyo and Milan restaurants as well as Buddha Bar, Watatsumi and most recently Cay Tre Soho and Cocochan.
The site will include a welcome bar and waiting area, and upper and lower floor dining rooms, seating 100 and 200 respectively, linked by a large industrial staircase.
The menu has been designed to showcase a wide range of traditional and modern Asian dishes and will include ‘little bites' such as Chinese salt and chilli squid and refreshing Vietnamese papaya salad.
Other dishes will include tasty Japanese tempura and sushi, Thai spicy baby chicken or lamb racks Korean style.
Average spend is expected to be around £30 a head excluding drinks.
By Emily Manson
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