Japanese-born Angelo Sato worked under Clare Smyth and Adam Byatt before becoming head chef at Restaurant Story. His opening of an izakaya-style yakitori spot in the heart of Soho - on the original site of Barrafina - is exciting news for Soho.
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On the original site of Barrafina, this Soho newcomer has been three years in the making, serving yakitori made from every bit of the bird. Will it do for yakitori what Barrafina did for tapas? Chef patron Angelo Sato has a fine CV – including as head chef at Restaurant Story – and is looking to build on the success of his grab-and-go outlet Omoide in Bermondsey (which he opened in early 2019). In a July 2021 review, Jay Rayner branded it “superb… I feel the heart-fluttering joy that comes with the insufferably smug knowledge that I am in exactly the right place”. Our early reporters similarly award it full marks – “it’s been long overdue for another nose-to-tail yakitori restaurant to reopen in London. And while the skewers are outstanding, the non-skewer dishes have some highlights too”.
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|Wine per bottle||£22.00|
54 Frith Street, London, W1D 4SJ
|Tuesday||5 pm‑10 pm|
|Wednesday||5 pm‑10 pm|
|Thursday||5 pm‑10 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm|
|Saturday||12:30 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm|