Beginning life as a 'long-term pop-up', the team behind Shackfuyu have thankfully seen sense and made this Japanese hotspot a permanent Soho fixture.
The stylishly-grungy restaurant serves Yoshoku food – a Japanese take on Western cuisine - and it is the small plates that really draw the crowds. Must-orders include the Korean fried wings which arrive in a perfectly sticky sauce, the prawn toast masquerading as okonomiyaki and the harumaki (cornish crab roll). The Kinako french toast is the only dessert on the menu, but what a dessert it is. Served with matcha green tea ice cream, it is a buttery, calorie-laden plate of deliciousness. Indeed, everything here is indulgent and packed full of flavour.
In tune with their rock 'n' roll sister restaurant Bone Daddies, the interior is a winning combination of exposed brick, shiny tiles, wooden tables, maroon banquette seating and a bright green backdrop wall. Order one of their 'Harder' cocktails or a signature sake and kick back for a night of style.
Tottenham Court Road