Us BarChicks love getting our buns filled! Hidden below ground in an industrial style, stripped back basement (it kinda feels like an air raid shelter), they leave the thrills to the food. With low, cave-like ceilings, white brick walls, hanging lamps and what can only be described as drift wood stuck to the walls; Banksy would have a field day down here.
There’s a massive long table down the center for those feeling social, small tables for dates and booths for mates, take your pick and settle in. At one end there’s an open kitchen, at the other a bar (in this instance were not sure which end we’d rather be). Drinks first. There’s a whole page dedicated to sake with a seasonal pick, a good choice of spirits including shochu and Japanese whisky, as well as Champagne, wine and a page of well organised cocktails… damn this is one well stocked war bunker.
We started with soft shell crab and chicken yakitori, then moved on to the salmon teriyaki flesh inside steamed hirata buns. Fill them as full as you can, drip them in soy sauce and don't say no to the cold flannel, in fact you might need a hose down. This food is amazing, we'll be back... tonight.