Jidori Covent Garden | A Second Site for the Dalston Yakitori Joint

Jidori Covent Garden

Jidori Covent Garden | Yakitori & More

Last Updated: 30th May 2019

Yakitori is a classic Japanese dish of skewered, chargrilled chicken.

And yes, restaurants dedicated to the stuff can get a lot of stick.

But not so for Jidori, the lauded Dalston joint that has proved so unquestionably popular, it’s opened a second site in the more central spot of Covent Garden.

They’ve made their home across three stories of a terraced townhouse, borrowing the same minimalist pale wood and pastels aesthetic from Dalston – and that’s not the only thing, because they’ve brought their head chef Shunta Matsubara with them, too.

Jidori Covent Garden

And as the seating grows (now fitting 50), so has the menu, with a slew of large and small plates joining the yakitori, as inspired by the Dalston specials board – so you can chow down on tsukune (minced chicken with egg yolk), katsu curry scotch egg, ‘okra-nomiyaki’ and their famed ginger ice cream with miso caramel and sweet potato crisps.

And the best part? They’ve converted the basement into a dedicated private karaoke room.

Singing for your supper never felt so good.


NOTE: Jidori Covent Garden is open 12-3pm and 5-10pm every day. You can find out more (and book the karaoke room) on their website HERE.

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Jidori Covent Garden

15 Catherine Street, Covent Garden, Central London, WC2B 5JZ
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