Steak and sushi bar in Islington’s Chapel Market with DIY hot stone cooking.
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“Exceptional food every time” and “high-quality and attentive service” inspire early reporters who have visited both of Padam Raj Rai’s duo of ambitious ishiyaki (hence the name), where the serving of certified Kobe beef is a highlight (only eight restaurants in the UK offer it). Also on the menu: top-quality sushi and sashimi and 48-hours marinated black cod. Islington’s Chapel Market branch launched first in August 2020, with a 14-course omakase chef’s table experience (for up to 4 people). Later in 2020, the branch closed and rebranded itself ‘Omakase at Hot Stone’, opening for just 2-3 days per week for 6 people at a time for an ‘Omakase’ (chef’s choice) experience. Despite the travails of the pandemic, in May 2021 Padam opened a second 50-cover sibling in Fitzrovia. The interior of the new branch boasts traditional wooden panelling, accent tiling and artwork by Japanese Edo-period ukiyo-e painter Katsushika Hokusai.
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Hot Stone Restaurant Diner Reviews
"It was all good but nothing exceptional. We had a special 4-course deal. I wouldn't have been happy if I had paid full price."
"Brilliant local Japanese with first class sushi, sashimi and, above all wagyu"
|Wine per bottle||£25.00|
9 Chapel Market, London, N1 9EZ
|Monday||5:30 pm‑9 pm|
|Tuesday||5:30 pm‑9 pm|
|Wednesday||5:30 pm‑9 pm|
|Thursday||5:30 pm‑9 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑8 pm|