Ross Shonhan adds to his portfolio of rock ‘n’ roll ramen bars and izakayas (which includes Bone Daddies and Shackfuyu) with this (impressively large - 170 covers) offshoot of Flesh and Buns, this time in Fitzrovia, offering Peruvian-Nikkei fusion cuisine as well as Japanese faves. The original opened in Covent Garden in 2013 and has won consistent praise among our reporters for food that’s “a taste sensation” and its “party vibe”.
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“A great night out, with fab food and drinks” is the accepted wisdom on Ross Shonhan’s rocking izakayas, whose original, Soho-basement location looks set to be eclipsed by its new Fitzrovia sibling – an impressively large (170 covers) space, which adds Peruvian-Nikkei fusion-dishes and an expanded range of smoked meats to its more-established repertoire of Japanese faves (sushi, sashimi, filled steamed buns). It’s “amazing food that will leave you feeling VERY FULL”. Ratings are dragged down, though, by reporters who find the flavour combinations “odd”, or the overall package too expensive. Top Tip – “given that the main menu can be pricey: the set menu before 6pm or tasting menu is by far the best way to go”.