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The Facts
NAME: INKO NITO
IT'S: A Japanese restaurant in Soho

14-05-2018

OPENED: May 14th, 2018
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Rainer Becker of Zuma Restaurants
DID YOU KNOW: 'Robatayaki' literally translates as 'fireside cooking'
LOCATION: Soho
ADDRESS: 55 Broadwick Street, W1F 9QS
Travel To: Oxford Circus or Piccadilly Circus
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: Email: [email protected];
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram
RESERVATIONS: Yes, for parties of three or more

INKO NITO

OPENED 94 DAYS AGO

INKO NITO is a Japanese robatayaki restaurant, now open in Soho.

Robatayaki is a type of Japanese grilling where food is cooked on skewers over charcoal. Will it join the ranks of London’s best global barbecue restaurants?

The Spot:

This is right in the heart of Soho on Broadwick Street and it’s a cool, calming space, thanks to the use of natural materials like reclaimed woods and stone. The grill dominates the room at the centre of the restaurant.

There’s an unusual approach to seating, too, with seats positioned at different heights to give each guest their own unique view of the robata grill.

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The Food:

Robatayaki is commonly shortened to robata and it refers to a type of cooking, specifically on a wide, flat grill. Dishes from the robata include beef cheek with spicy Korean mayo and pickled daikon, bone marrow with smoked soy, garlic toast and shallot, or chicken with garlic-lemon miso. Grilled fish dishes include whole tiger prawns, whole seabass and scallops, and plenty of veg gets the smoke treatment too, such as corn, cauliflower and shishito peppers — a sweet, East Asian pepper which is served with dried yuzu and sansho salt.

There are lighter dishes on the menu including a Dungeness crab tartare with chicken skin, wasabi mayo and nori, and a selection of nigaki — sushi rice with roasted nori and your choice of topping. We’ll be having the fried shrimp with spicy Korean mayo and sesame.

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The Drinks:

It’s all about the cocktails, which are ‘classics with an INKO twist’ including the INKO spritz with watermelon, Aperol, yuzu and sparkling wine, and the Nori Old Fashioned, which is a seaweed-y spin on the classic.

A short sake menu (four varieties), Japanese beer and a selection of Californian wines are also available.

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The Damage:

Plates start at £11 for sharing dishes, cocktails at £9.

In a Nutshell:

We always welcome more specialist barbecue restaurants here at JOL and this looks like an exciting addition to the scene.

If you’re in need of a restaurant recommendation near work or home, have a look at our interactive map of London’s top openings.

The Facts
NAME: INKO NITO
IT'S: A Japanese restaurant in Soho

14-05-2018

OPENED: May 14th, 2018
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Rainer Becker of Zuma Restaurants
DID YOU KNOW: 'Robatayaki' literally translates as 'fireside cooking'
LOCATION: Soho
ADDRESS: 55 Broadwick Street, W1F 9QS
Travel To: Oxford Circus or Piccadilly Circus
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: Email: [email protected];
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram
RESERVATIONS: Yes, for parties of three or more

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