Inko Nito | Soho Japanese Restaurant
You’re in Soho.
You’re seized by a desperate, all-consuming hunger for the elegant, flavoursome cuisine of Japan.
And incensingly, you’re surrounded by places that promise to do exactly what you’d expect to your food.
Fear not, because this deeply unsettling situation will be consigned to the annals of history in a matter of weeks. Because May heralds the arrival of Inko Nito from the founder of Zuma, Roka and Oblix, a peppy, tradition-eschewing Soho restaurant that’s promising ‘unconventional robatayaki cuisine.’ Finally.
And before you think ‘woah there, messing with conventional robatayaki cuisine seems pretty daring…‘, it is. But thankfully they’ve already test-driven the idea with their LA branch, which opened late last year to acclaim from far and wide – so they’ll know exactly what they’re doing when they open their spot on Broadwick Street.
And so do we.
Dishes will come in the form of sharing plates cooked up on the open robata grill, and you can expect numbers like bone marrow with smoked soy and garlic toast; scallops with shiso and shichimi yoghurt; and sweet potato served with chilli nori butter.
And if you find all that wacky robatayaki a little too out there, there’ll be smaller plates too of a more familiar nature, like yellowtail sashimi with yuzu mayo and Dungeness crab tartare with chicken skin and wasabi; plus a kind of deconstructed sushi, nigaki.
And to wash it all down? There’s Kirin on draught, four types of sake and a short and sweet cocktail list, which includes a Nori Old Fashioned made with Suntory Toki.
Which is so much more interesting than drinking it nito.
NOTE: Inko Nito is set to open in the first week of May. We’ll be back with the full scoop when they do, but in the meantime you can take a look at the menu on their website HERE.
Inko Nito | 55 Broadwick Street, W1F 9QS
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