Yoisha! | Wes Anderson-Themed Restaurant
It’s not just what Scooby Doo says when he finishes praying.
It’s also the main focus of the new Wes Anderson-themed restaurant that’s popping up in honour of his new movie, Isle of Dogs.
The name, Yoisha, means ‘hooray’ in Japanese, and the restaurant is part of a two-week exhibition featuring the sets & stop-motion puppets used in the movie. The space itself is a replica of the ramen bar featured in the movie (sans dogs), and you’ll find it at creative space The Store over on The Strand, until April 5th.
To dish up all those bowls of nourishing noodley goodness, they’ve borrowed Akira Shimizu, head chef over at Soho’s excellent Engawa. He’s making either chicken or vegetable ramen, and they’re limited to just a couple of hundred bowls per day – once they’re gone, they’re gone.
As for the exhibition it’s all attached to; in it you’ll find the original, meticulously detailed, and visually unique sets for the film, which have become a staple of Wes Anderson’s work. It’s free to enter, and on Thursdays & Fridays they’ll be open late with sake & cocktails.
NOTE: Yoisha! Is open now, from midday to 6pm, and will be popping up until April 5th. You can find out more at their Instagram page right HERE.
The Store | 180 Strand, WC2R 1EA
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