Fusion

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Uni
18a Ebury Street, SW1W 0LS
London
United Kingdom

The reason why I wanted to go to Uni is because the Harden’s guide said it was one of the top 10 new restaurants that opened in London in 2014. My personal view is that it could not be further from the truth. Uni is a restaurant in Victoria serving Peruvian and Japanese fusion food, another restaurant that is trying to copy the success of Sushi Samba and Nobu, which arguably introduced this fusion food to London. Uni has even hired the former Nobu chef Rolando Ongcoy to recreate this sort of food.

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2.50

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Shackfuyu
14A Old Compton Street W1D 4TJ
London
United Kingdom

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Bone Daddies, the Soho ramen restaurant, as well as the group behind Flesh and Buns, the modern Japanese restaurant in Covent Garden, has launched another modern Japanese restaurant Shackfuyu, in Soho, distance wise, in between Bone Daddies Soho and Flesh and Buns. Shackfuyu, according to them, serves the sort of food that is popular in Japan at the moment. Translated from Japanese the restaurant’s name means Winter Shack and this restaurant is only going to be open for a year, it opened in February 2015, so you need to visit it before February 2016.
 

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4.00

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Modern Pantry
47-48 St John's Square EC1V 4JJ
London
United Kingdom

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I have been to Modern Pantry once before for dinner, a few years ago, but I was googling best places in London for brunch and it came up so I suggested we go there with my friends Lasma and Luke for brunch.
 

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3.50

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Kurobuta
20 Kendal Street W2 2YE
London
United Kingdom

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This is now one of my favourite places in London. I read an article about Kurobuta that said it was a sort of Japanese izkaya (a typical drinking place with food in Japan –and Kurobuta is a modern take on it) and booked a table. There are two Kurobuta restaurants now in London, one in Chelsea and one in Marble Arch and I went to the Marble Arch one as it was closer to me (and one of my friends was saying this one is nicer anyways).

 

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Narisawa
Minami Aoyama Minato
Tokyo
Japan

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When I was choosing which restaurants to visit in Tokuo, Narisawa was top of my list. Narisawa is the 20th best restaurant in the world according to the St Pellegrino awards and number 1 in Asia (2 days after we visited it the new rankings came out and it slipped to number 2 in Asia). It has 2 Michelin stars and is run by Yoshihiro Narisawa who has inspired chefs all over the world. The restaurant opened in 2003 under the name of Les Creations de Narisawa in Minami-Aoyama, Tokyo, and in 2011 it became known as just Narisawa. Narisawa serves Japanese food with influence from France where Yoshihiro Narisawa has worked for many years.
 

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5.00

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House of Ho
57-59 Old Compton Street Soho, W1D 6HP
London
United Kingdom

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My boyfriend and I love Vietnamese food and are always hunting for new Vietnamese restaurants in London. A few weeks ago when we were walking in Soho my boyfriend noticed the restaurant “House of Ho” and instantly thought it was Vietnamese (I was not so sure and had to google to confirm it was a Vietnamese restaurant). On the next available Saturday evening we made our way to House of Ho for dinner.

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4.00

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Chotto Matte
11–13 Frith Street W1D 4RB
London
United Kingdom

I describe Chotto Matte to most people as a sort of wannabe restaurant, it is a mix of Zuma, Sushi Samba and Novikov yet not as good as either of them. You sort of know what Chotto Matte is trying to do, everyone in London these days likes Japanese/ Latin fusion food (restaurants like Sushi Samba, Sushinho, a trend that was started by Nobu many years ago), as it is light and funky and tasty and Chotto Matte is trying to cater to the clientele that likes this type of food. Having said these criticisms, there were some delicious dishes at Chotto Matte that I thoroughly enjoyed.

 

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3.50

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The Fat Duck
High St, Bray, West Berkshire SL6 2AQ
Bray
United Kingdom

Some say that the Fat Duck is UK’s best restaurant. It has 3 Michelin stars (last one awarded in 2004) and the Fat Duck has been awarded from 1 to 3 Michelin stars in the fastest of time out of any 3 Michelin star restaurant and was voted the world’s best restaurant in 2005 (this year the St Pellegrino awards ranked it as the 33rd best restaurant). The Fat Duck is located in Bray, Berkshire, England, and most people, like me, travel to Bray just for the Fat Duck (or the neighbouring 3 Michelin star restaurant The Waterside Inn).

 

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5.00

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Mango Mango
45 Nguyễn Phúc Chu, tp
Hoi An
Vietnam

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Mango Mango is a Vietnamese fusion restaurant and a very interesting one, as I had never had Vietnamese fusion food before. Mango Mango is located on the south side of Hoi An and overlooks the Japanese Bridge, one of the things you have to see in Hoi An. The atmosphere is very funky and this restaurant could be in London, they do great cocktails, great fusion dishes but unfortunately this restaurant also does charge somewhat more western prices.

We went to Mango Mango for dinner as I had read about it in my guide book and it was quite close to our hotel and we fancied a break from the typical traditional Vietnamese food. When we arrived we were seated on the outside terrace overlooking the street, which I thought is more interesting, as you can see what is going on, although you can also be seated inside. The whole outside area was full and we took the last table, which shows that this place is quite popular.

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3.50

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Dinings
22 Harcourt Street, W1H 4HH
London
United Kingdom

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Dinings is one of my favourite Japanese restaurants in London. Dinings is very different to your average Japanese restaurant as it serves fusion British/ Japanese food, and does it so skillfully I am always amazed. I never thought you could do good British/Japanese fusion food before I went to Dinings, but they do it perfectly, and you almost think this sort of fusion food could rival Japanese food. The food was originally based on the traditional Japanese Izakaya style of cuisine, however since opening 6 years ago Dinings has created a new type of fusion Izakaya food.

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4.50

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