The Facts
NAME: Shuang Shuang
IT'S: A Chinese hot pot restaurant where guests cook for themselves

04-01-2016

OPENED: January 04th, 2016
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Chinese chef Fah Sundravorakul, who worked previously in Thailand
DID YOU KNOW: Dishes are likely to include Sea Bass Slices; Beef and Chicken Balls; Pork and Crab Wontons; Wood’s Ear Mushrooms, Fresh Oysters; Queen Scallops; Fish Head of the Day and Brown Crab Claws
LOCATION: Shaftesbury Avenue
ADDRESS: 64 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 6LU
CLOSEST TUBE: Piccadilly Circus
OPENING TIMES: 11.30am-11.30pm, Daily
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: 020 7734 5416

Shuang Shuang

OPENED January 04th, 2016

In an age where it is hot to be fresh, bold and unusual, Londoners can’t wait to get their hands on the latest Asian concept. Last year there was Fold, Brick Lane, with rice paper folded parcels in which your worldly Asian goods could be fitted, then chugged down on-the-go, whilst discussing the latest of the area’s fashion reprisals.

Similarly cool and fresh is Shuang Shuang – open on the fringes of Chinatown on the corner of Wardour Street and Shaftesbury Avenue. Alan Yau made the tourist road cool last year when he opened Babaji Pide in ode to his Turkish wife. But when London has Asian concept restaurants on tap, what does Shuang Shuang do that’s different?

It invites guests to cook Chinese hot pot interactively, at their tables. Eaters choose ingredients from Yo Sushi!-style moving food walkways upon which food saunters past you. On the ground floor in Shuang Shuang there is a frenzied, street food-y aesthetic with shelves hanging from the ceiling and clusters of eaters around hot pots. It’s best for pop-ins and lunch trade we’d suspect – but we prefer the sound of upstairs, a more intimate and moody set – all low-lit against the high lights of Shaftesbury – where tables each have their own hot pot and guests throw portions of fish/chicken/cow/vegetable/mineral in to one of five simmering hot pot flavour bases, and then eat away. Londoners, cooking for themselves at their own table! A concept as fresh and exciting as the diced sea bass awaiting the pot.

What’s close? Babaji Pide, by Alan Yau, is just a couple of doorways down

The Facts
NAME: Shuang Shuang
IT'S: A Chinese hot pot restaurant where guests cook for themselves

04-01-2016

OPENED: January 04th, 2016
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Chinese chef Fah Sundravorakul, who worked previously in Thailand
DID YOU KNOW: Dishes are likely to include Sea Bass Slices; Beef and Chicken Balls; Pork and Crab Wontons; Wood’s Ear Mushrooms, Fresh Oysters; Queen Scallops; Fish Head of the Day and Brown Crab Claws
LOCATION: Shaftesbury Avenue
ADDRESS: 64 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 6LU
CLOSEST TUBE: Piccadilly Circus
OPENING TIMES: 11.30am-11.30pm, Daily
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: 020 7734 5416
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